Meet Ben & Karen
Ben hit the road solo in early 2006, and he was the first fellow technomad we encountered on the road. He’s a renowned Photoshop guru and amazing photographer who creates educational material and presents seminars on those subjects.
Long about 2009, he met Karen – who was able to transition her graphic design career to move aboard with him. Ben also bought a vintage Flxible bus to re-convert into his dream project and had a goal to move aboard with a year or so.
We interviewed them both on camera in April 2010 at the NuRVers Gathering, just months after moving in together. And we caught up with them recently for a follow-up about how their careers have changed, transitioning from solo to coupled travel and their vintage bus project. The video below in a compilation of both interviews.
And sending many congrats to these two on their upcoming wedding!!
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Meet more Ramblings
Meet some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Every Mile’s A Memory Meet Pat & Cindy Pat and Cindy started planning their nomadic journey 10 years before they actually hit the road – timing it with their daughter’s 18th birthday. They sold their successful restaurant and two homes they owned to fund their travels and set out with intentions of being on the road for two years in their 25′ travel trailer. They hit a snag however when they decided they loved life on the road, and now needed to figure out how to continue funding it. Selling their photography didn’t turn out to be fruitful enough, so they manifested an amazing opportunity to start banking some more cash – turning around a motel, RV Park and Tiki Bar in their favorite destination. They love Cedar Key, FL so much, that they are continuing to run the amazing Low-Key Hideaway – a travelers port of call. And one day… they’ll hit the road again.Direct video ...
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Porkchop Express Meet Porkchop and Lucy We were blessed with the very rare opportunity to be part of a couple’s first day on the road as full-timers – and they were kind enough to let us interview them on camera. Porkchop and Lucy were tired of the city they were living in, and were trying to choose – what’s next? No particular city was calling them, and they were contemplating renting vacation homes around the country to gain some mobility and check out some new cities. Then Porkchop got intrigued with the idea of RVing instead – they wouldn’t have to pack all the time and would be able to move on whenever they liked without rental contracts. The problem? Lucy wasn’t so keen on the idea. In this interview, these two share with us their (very recent and fresh on their mind) process of coming to this decision and how they eventually came to see eye ...
Stay tuned.. more nomads coming soon!
Ramblings: Tales from Nomads is intended to introduce you to some amazing people who are living life on their terms by traveling full time.
In this video series, you’ll be meeting and hearing the stories from a wide range of nomads we’ve met, with one thing in common – they’re not waiting for a traditional retirement to pursue their dreams of perpetual travel.
The entire video series will continue to grow at: http://www.technomadia.com/ramblings
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Would you like to be featured in this series? Let us know when our paths might be converging and let’s hang out – and we’ll be happy to film you in person too.
Want to be a Nomad too?
Inspired to explore a nomadic path yourself? We created a series just for you! Check out our free blog series: No Excuses: Go Nomadic that addresses many of the logistics such as – income sources, affordability, pets, family, mail, healthcare, connectivity, community and more.
We also offer the same series as a ‘pay as you wish’ eBook, for those wanting the convenience and/or tossing us some thank-you bucks (Thank you!).