Be sure to also check out our list of traveler and nomadic resources.
Here are a list of links to the virtual homes of other cool nomads we’ve run across :
Those we’ve rendezvoused on the road with so far:
Steve Roberts, The Original Technomad – Steve coined the term ‘technomad’ while he was computing across America in the 80s on his custom built bicycle. Chris met him in while in college, and credits Steve with his inspiration for constructing this sort of lifestyle. Steve is currently working on finishing Nomadness, his future sailing nomadic vessel.
Where is Ben? & The Pixel Diaries – Ben Willmore is a Photoshop master , artist and photography genius. He’s also a fellow technomad and friend that we rendezvous with several times a year. He gave up his house in Colorado in March 2006 and has been touring the country in a luxury tour bus, combining his passions for photography, graphic artistry and writing & teaching about Photoshop. Be sure to also check out his awesome fine art. Back in 2009, he met Karen Nace of The Pixel Diaries (she blogs far more often than Ben, so be sure to follow her for all the adventures) – another fabulous graphic designer and Photoshop master – and the two have merged their adventures together.
Our Odyssey – We’ve been blogging and twittering with Sean Welsch and Louise Hornor for many years. They live in an amazing and rare bus conversion doing Red Cross volunteering. Our paths finally crossed with these awesome like minded folks at the last planned night shuttle launch in Titusville, Florida. We enjoyed being temporary neighbors for a couple amazing days, and look forward to future rendezvouses!
We Go Far – Our friends Jonathan and Dasy left the rat race behind in the DC area in October 2009 and hit the road full time in an RV. They’re documenting their launch into nomadism as they go, and we greatly look forward to future rendezvouses with them now that they’re nomadic too!
Amtrekker – He left his job with an Amtrek pass and a list of things he’d accomplish before he came ‘home’. We ran into Brett in Virginia City at the International Camel Races, where he checked off ‘Ride an Ostrich’.
Mine Your Resources – Cath Duncan has turned her life coaching business to be location independent to be able to follow her husband to whatever worldwide contracts and volunteer work he does. Her blog shares resources and inspiration for living an authentic life. We had a fabulous time rendezvousing with them in Colorado, and look forward to many more worldwide adventures in the future!
NuRVer – Kev and Ang are touring the country in a decadent Class-A. Kev does geeky tech work as they travel. They also run the NuRVers.comwebsite, a great community networking site for non-retiree RVers.
Kaleidoscopic Wanderings – JoAnna Haugen was one of the Roads Scholars from 2009, and keeps a blog of all of her travels and transition to living a location independent lifestyle. We met her at Burning Man when she camped with Camp Nomadia, and she’s on a fast track to convert her life to being location independent.
PictureRoute66 – Sandi Wheaton lost her videographer job at GM, and is now exploring a nomadic lifestyle. Starting with a month long photo journey along Route 66.
Mountainborn – Larry and Betty Harmon are fellow Oliver Travel Trailer owners who met via the Oliver forums. Larry recently retired from the police force, and now they’re out roaming the country in their trailer taking on workamping gigs. We finally met them in person in Kansas!
Elepent – Lexie and Emmy are two self-proclaimed weirdos in an RV. After over a year of cyber stalking each other, we finally rendezvoused in Kansas while workamping at Amazon. Much to our suspicion, these two are awesome and we look forward to our next meeting!
NomadRIP – James Schipper can be found tweeting and commenting on blog posts of nomads and lifestyle designers – keeping tabs on us all as he plans his own nomadic life. We finally got to meet in person for the last planned night shuttle launch.
Cindy’s Island – Gray & Cindy were introduced to us via a mutual acquaintance, and it just happened that they were moored nearby in Florida. We spent a delightful afternoon getting a tour of Cindy’s Island, their full time live aboard boat, and picking their brains.
Present Day Nomads – Rasheed Hooda has been developing his talents as a balloon twister and is awaiting his youngest kid to graduate high school. Then, he plans to travel all over, bringing delight to kids.
Boyink Advenures – The Boyink family is preparing to depart in an RV in September 2010.
Man Vs Debt – Adam Baker and his family were deep in debt. They put their minds towards paying it off, selling everything and traveling the world. Now they’re traveling via RV to meet with all their followers.
Drop of Change – Carl Nelson teaches Lindy Hop swing dance to fund his travels. Currently, he’s based himself out of New Orleans.
Tacky Texans – Brice and Rose are an awesome young couple who have bought an RV to embrace a nomadic location independent life.
LiveWorkDream – A couple who sold their home and bought an RV to find what’s next in their life – which was a mountain home in Colorado. They travel in their RV during the winter months to escape to warmer temperatures. They travel with their tri-pawd dog, Wyatt.
My Shrinking Life – Japhy is the pseudonym of a 30-something lawyer giving up his upper middle-class life to travel the country in an RV in pursuit of a simple, more authentic life. To accomplish this, he’s taking radical action to pay off his crushing debt, rid himself of his possessions, shed his old self, and step off the train of runaway consumerism. Some may call it “Lifestyle Design”, some “Simple Living”, but really, it’s all about finding your happiness, wherever it may take you.
Living In My Car – Jennifer was able to escape her crushing debt, mental roadblocks and home in Austin to set off on her dream solo RV trip to the Artic Circle! Now that she’s completed that, she’s exploring all that nomadic can be, while incorporating time with her more homebodied husband who stays behind.
Our Take on Freedom – Jay & Amy are an adventurous and creative duo. They recently wrote to several Caribbean resorts, and managed to get hired on to teach classes in exchange for free room and board. When their job is up this summer, they’re getting an RV and heading to Burning Man (we’re hoping they’ll join us at Camp Nomadia!).
Life in the Right Lane – Andy and Lori met while working at a camp for kids with cancer, traveled by RV around the country and then took off for adventures in Ukraine.
Almost Fearless – Christine Gilbert gave up her corporate job to travel the world with her husband and two dogs in July 2008. She makes her living by writing, and shares her adventures. She and her husband Drew, and infant son Cole, are now traveling the world filming a documentary on digital nomadism.
ZenNomads – Sam & Tracy took off from Florida after their kids left the coop in 2009, and have been traveling around the US with their two dogs. Sam does software development while they roam.
BikeandBoots.com – Brian Setzer is traveling around the Americas on a motorcycle, and not much else.
Over Younderlust – Shaun and Erica are high school sweeties based in Austin, who are gearing up to take on the world. They’ll start in Central and South America sometime in 2011.
ImperfectDestiny – Jim and Julie are two high tech geeks who got tired of stationary life in the cold Colorado mountains. So they bought a small 17′ Casita fiberglass trailer, geeked it out and took off in August 2010. We were honored to meet them as they held their last garage sale.
Carmen Bolanos – Carmen is a co-founder of the awesome digital nomad community, NuNomads. She and her daughters split their time at home in Austin and taking longer term stays around the world.
Those we’ve interacted with digitally, and hope to meet in person:
Other full-time (or aspiring to be) RVing younger professional folks:
Merrily Rolling Along – Stacey & TJ have been traveling full time since April 2008 in a T@DA as they visit national parks across the country.
Falia Photography – Amazing photographer who gave up her home for a ’85 Vanagon to explore.
J2Davis’ Nomadic Journey – JacQ and Jeremy sold their some home in San Antonio in August 2008 and hit the road full time in a 5th wheel, taking their design studio on the road with them.
Aluminum Bliss – Lani and Chris hit the road in June 2009 in a 23′ Airstream, with Chris continuing to do his internet based work as they travel. They recently had their first child while on the road.
Traveling on the Outskirts – A younger couple who decided to sell it all, get an RV and live on the road. They’re exploring workamping as a way to make ends meet.
Hitek Homeless – Johnny and Jen are a couple of 30-something IT professionals who decided to chuck the cubicle world and now roam the US in a camper truck. They also run the FreeCampSites.net website, a great resource for finding free/cheap places to camp.
RamonaCreel – – Full time RVer, childfree by choice, personal organizing coach, under 40 with cats – living full time in an Airstream.
Freely Living Life – The McLeod’s are a family of four traveling the US in an RV, roadschooling their young kids. They just started a blog to share their journey.
Activated Storytellers – Dennis and Kimberly Goza left their home in San Francisco in 1992 with their son Zephyr (who was still in diapers) to perform professionally at schools and libraries across the United States. The Goza family performed together as “The Act!vated Storytellers” since Zephyr was about 4 years old. In May of 2008, Zephyr decided to retire when he turned 18, however Dennis and Kimberly are still traveling full time and performing via RV.
Airstream Fairtales – After 2 years splitting time between hotels, an apartment in venice beach and a house in San Francisco – Stu made a change. He sold his house in San Francisco, bailed on venice and bought an Airstream as his home base.
Vantramps – Mike & Heidi met much like us – online, via a vehicle forum while they were each already exploring full time life on the road as individuals. They got hitched last summer and are now embarking on travel in a class B van together.
Levity Ahead – Adolfo and Vicki are giving up their stationary life in Austin, TX and hitting the road full time in an Airstream they call the Silver Whale.
Travel Fables – Not attached to any mode of travel, Dale will don his backpack for a wilderness adventure, travel abroad or will hook up to his travel trailer and explore.
Appetite 4 Adventure – Johnny Biscuit bought a 17′ Casita last year (similar to our Oliver) to set out doing comedy (he blogged about it under Comedy Bailout). At the end of his year, he decided to keep going.
Nerd Nomad – Joe departed the Silicon Valley in a 33′ RV at the beginning of 2010 to explore tech work and living on the road.
Tricknor Tribe – For anyone who says that having kids means you can’t travel full time – you need to check this group out. A family of 13 (11 kids) traveling the US via RV. Yes – you read that right – 11 kids.
Wheeling It – After taking an early retirement after a lot of international living for work, Nina and Paul decided to take their 2 cats and 1 dog on the road full time in an RV.
Forever Young RV – Cat & Bryan and their traveling zoo are traveling around via RV.
Technosyncratic – Christy and Kali are two younger technogeeks on a year long adventure by RV with their dog.
GeekyExplorers – Keith and Tricia are two geeks about to set off full time RVing with their dog and three cats!
Other Nomadic Types – Global/Backpacking/Sailing/Etc.
Soultravelers3 – A family of 3 traveling all over the world, giving their daughter the education of the world.
The Professional Hobo – Traveling since 2006 full time, Nora is a girl with no fixed address who funds her travels by writing.
NomadicMatt – Matt has been traveling globally full time as a backpacker for several years, and has mastered funding his travels with blogging. In fact, he gotten so good at it (making over $3000/mo at it!!) that he’s published an eBook the sells describing how to do. Click here to purchase the book – we do get a cut of it if you buy, which is one of his steps – join affiliate programs. So you can support three awesome travel bloggers with just one click!
FoXnoMad – Anil is passionate about travel and shares his advice and tip for traveling smartly, as well connecting with other travelers.
Voyagner – Follow the transition of 25 year old Dan Haneveer from the life of an IT manager to full time world traveler.
Got Passport, Will Travel – Follow this family full of wanderlust as they transition their life to travel and live abroad.
Exile Lifestyle – Follow Colin, a 24- year old entrepreneur, as he transitions his life to travel the world full time. As of yet, he’s never left the USA.
Thrilling Heroics – Cody McKibben left the rat race in California and lives and works location independent in Thailand, doing both charity work and helping others break free to do the same.
Abandon The Cube – Mike and Lauren quit their jobs, and are traveling the world. They’re currently preparing to be part of the Mongol Rally.
World Wide Wonderment – Jon is 33, and on a year’s leave of absence from his job to explore the world.
Liesbet & Mark – Friends of Gray & Cindy, who are also living full time aboard a catamaran. Previously, they were full time RVers. We’re looking forward to getting to know these two.
Bumfuzzle – These two have been mentioned several times to us now that we’re blogging about our sailing aspirations. Many years ago on a lark, they bought a sailboat with no prior experience and spent 4 years circling the globe. And then they got a small VW van and toured 28 countries in Europe. Now they just had a daughter a couple months ago, and are living in Mexico.
Dramanauts – We talk about Steve, the original technomad, a lot – who is massively geeking out his own epic sailboat, Nomadness. However, he’s not alone on his journey. Growing tired of Steve perfecting his vessel, Sky has now procured her own sailing vessel, Dervish, and two are the start of the Technomadic Flotilla. Their two boat system seems perfect for them!
Zach Aboard – A boy. A boat. A life afloat. This nomadic family lives aboard a a gorgeous catamaran, raising their young son.
This Open Road – Robyn decided there really is no perfect time, and has put purposeful intentions towards hiking the Appalachian Trail and then teaching English as a second language overseas.
Where is Jenny? – Jenny is giving her life a reboot, selling everything and taking off to backpack the world with no timeline or schedule.
Hecktic Travels – Dalene and Peter sold everything in 2009 and hit the road full time, following where inspiration takes them.
Jack and Jill Travel – In April 2011, Jack and Jill are setting off on an epic round the world adventure!
Beers and Beans Travel – Beth and Randy are a photographer and journalist traveling the world since 2010.
Becoming Bold – Nick Reese is off traveling the world to discover what makes some people stand out from the crowd.
Ridiculously Extraordinary – Karol Gajda is traveling the world as a Freedom Fighter!
If you’d like to be added to this list, or know someone who should be here.. please get in touch! We love meeting other nomads!