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Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Our Take On Freedom

Meet Ayo & Yair

Yair and Ayo both grew up in the Bronx, went to the same high school and started dating when they were 19 (after friending each other on Facebook!).  Armed with college degrees, they both were up and coming in the business world – him a financial advisor on Wall Street, and her a management consultant.

They looked at themselves dressed in business suits and decided that’s not who they wanted to be. They had the remarkable maturity to start living frugally to put away 2/3 of their income – thinking this would afford them ‘2 years of freedom for every 1 year worked’.

By February 2009, at the age of 24, they had both quit their jobs and lined up an amazing 2-month work-exchange position at a resort in the Dominican Republic.  When they came back, they decided they want to RV across America to see more of their own country.. this is what they’ve been doing since.

They share a lot of tips of living on the road, frugal living, work exchange bartering and finding freedom.

Update: Just after we filmed this interview, changes were already under way for these two.  In late August 2012, they publicly announced they had gotten a divorce, and were both settling into stationary lives 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:  https://www.technomadia.com/ramblings

We’ll continue introducing you to more nomads, aiming to release 2-3 videos a month until we run out of content (which is hopefully never!). Make sure you’re subscribed to our RSS feed to be automatically notified when we post.

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. Cherie and Chris,

    Thank you for putting this together! It’s a wonderful piece and we really enjoyed the time spent with you both before and after the interview.

    Hope to be together again soon!

    Lots of Love,

  2. Cool! Loved seeing them ‘in person’ so to speak. I follow their blog occasionally and got so excited when they bought the scooter. Austin is a great spot, I can see why they might be smitten. Love the hooping, too BTW. Cheers!

  3. Yay Ayo & Yair! So happy to see them here. These two have been very inspirational to us in getting ready to do this. And to Cherie & Chris, I absolutely have loved this video series along with everything else you guys do to promote and encourage RV living. Thank you!

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