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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 some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:

  • Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Co-Bear co-bearMeet Danny & Cindy Cindy and Danny were newlyweds and got to thinking about where they wanted to live to be close to their kids and grandkids, but not so close that they’d be full time babysitters. Then they saw an RV on a lot they fell in love with, and figured, why not try out full time RVing and see the country? Cindy had been a professional photographer in her local community, and is navigating how to take her business on the road. This interview catches them in April 2013, just a couple months after they hit the road. We end with a quick 1-year follow-up that finds them still loving the RVing lifestyle as they integrate in workamping with their photography.Direct Video LinkMeet more Ramblings Meet some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series: Stay tuned.. more nomads coming soon! Ramblings: Tales from Nomads is intended to introduce you to some amazing people who ...
  • Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Pace & Kyeli paceandkyeliMeet Pace & Kyeli Smith Last summer, Pace & Kyeli got bitten by the full time RVing bug and jumped head first into the lifestyle. Inside of a few months they went from never having stepped foot in an RV to selling most of their stuff, acquiring a truck and 5th wheel and hit the road. They already had a life coaching practice that was earning about half their expenses, and aimed to build the business up to support them completely. In this video interview, which we did at 3 months into their adventure, they talk humorously about some of the challenges they encountered – from trying to find a RV suitable for them and their 15 year old son to each have their space and their first day on the road. Shortly after we filmed this, they decided to follow their original dream of moving to Portland, OR and sold the truck & ...
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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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  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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