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Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Digital Mastery

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.

Their next RV – a vintage 1963 Flxible Starliner!

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 Pat & Cindy Bonish - Every Mile's A MemoryMeet 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 – Over Yonderlust P1090457Meet Erica & Shaun Erica and Shaun are our first Ramblings who are nomads, but not traveling in an RV. They’re in their late 20s and planned for four years to escape their jobs working at a video game company to start budget traveling the world. They cut their expenses to live off one person’s income, and used the rest to pay off debts and stock some cash away for their adventures.  When we spoke with them in June, they had just completed their first year on the road – traveling throughout Latin America.  They share a lot of their tips and tricks for planning, preparing and experiencing. They started a blog to see if it would stick, and have been able to supplement their savings with income generated by their online efforts to afford to do the more expensive fun stuff – like getting SCUBA certified. When we spoke with them in Austin ...
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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.

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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!).

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  1. Excellent post! Thanks for writing all this out.

    I’m curious about Florida domicility. <–[SO not a word] Will you use a family address, and if so, how hard is it to provide proof of residency? We also have Florida family, but wondered about gathering enough evidence to domicile there.

    • Hey ducks!

      We’ll actually be using St. Brendan’s Isle – a forwarding service – as our legal address, and we just talked to them today about proving residency. Apparently you set up your address first (family or a mail forwarding service), get a few bills starting to flow there. When you go to get your driver’s license, you just need a form of ID, SSN card and 2 bills or bank statements showing the address. So you want to start changing your address about 15-30 days in advance to make sure you have those. We’ll see how it goes, and will for sure share our process.

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