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 some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Breaking Up With Normal Meet Brenda & Karin A random idea around the pool lead to Brenda & Karin starting to downsize their lives to full time RV so they could see their family more often. In December 2012, after 2.5 years of planning, they hit the road. We caught up with them 2 months later for this video interview where they talk about their decision making and planning process. Karin is a retired police officer who’s pension funds most of their living expenses, and Brenda is able to supplement their income with her massage therapy work. Direct Video Link Update to this story However, since this interview was filmed, they’ve had a pretty major change… Brenda was kind enough to give us an update: Last May, when less than a mile from our destination, we experienced total brake failure when approaching a yellow light. The light turned red right before we hit the intersection. As we went through the red light ...
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Forrest & Mary Meet Forrest & Mary Clark Forrest is a retired pastor after 40+ years, and Mary a retired teacher. It has been Forrest’s lifelong dream to RV fulltime, and while his wife Mary had trepidations – she decided to give it a try too. They are semi-retired however – Forrest is now a life coach working remotely to support his clients via telephone and internet. Mary has not yet decided what she will do to supplement their pensions. Both are also volunteers for the Red Cross through the Escapee’s DOVE group, allowing them to be deployed as early responders in their RV. We met up with these two at the beginning of the year in Cedar Key, and enjoyed being neighbors. They had just hit the road a couple months earlier, and so far – thoroughly enjoying the lifestyle. Their only regret so far is buying a brand new RV, and we just followed ...
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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