Our Story

Sometimes, it’s nice to have your own bathroom…

AND a shower, a fridge, a margarita mixer, an air conditioner, and a bed, definitely a bed. We travel full-time in or 2002 American Eagle motorhome. Who says you have to be rich to live like a king or queen?

Originally we planned to be sailors. Cruising the seas wherever the wind might carry us, exploring exotic beaches, islands, and new surf destinations. We spent the dreary Pacific Northwest winters dreaming of the places we might explore.

Then we got pregnant…

Our Mission

To hare that being an adventurous family is possible no matter the age. We care to improve financial literacy to help families break free and chase their dreams.

“Yes To Adventure!”

Outside Is Calling

Our Vision

We envision a free-spirited family who bears witness to the amazing freedom the world has to offer. Nurturing our relationship with the people and the community without having worries to travel.

Jesse was a loner growing up. He had a single mother, then a stepdad, and He’d see his real dad every other weekend. Not the most ideal situation but he appreciate the fact his parents did the best they could. He played team sports like soccer and baseball but never had the self-confidence to excel in those environments. He could say they were great learning lessons about what He wasn’t good at doing. Then Jesse turned 16, got the world’s ugliest truck, and discovered the beach across the street. He never looked back.

Growing up near Cocoa Beach FL, Jesse’s love for the ocean was unstoppable. At least until he joined the military and was assigned to Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma, the most landlocked state in the US. After that traumatic experience, he’s been chasing tropical beaches and perfect waves around the world.

While his background is in military operations and electricity, Jesse’s heart was somewhere else. His family chosen to pursue occupations doing what they love, even if that means making less money. Society pressures them to trade freedom for security, but at what cost? 

Having completed a Bachelor’s in Cinematography from Full Sail University, Jesse has more plans on the horizon. The first feature film Jesse worked on was RV Nomads the Movie, a documentary about the full-time RV movement.

 

Jesse

“So many doors open, but they require us to take that first step. I’m super-excited to see what other opportunities result from our bold choice to redefine how we live as a family.”

Jenny

“I’d lived nearby one body of water or another my whole life and never realized how much it was a part of me. When we plan our travel routes, you can bet there’s an ocean, river, or creek nearby!”

Jenny was born and raised Floridian, and it shows. She will always choose to go to the beach over just about anything else. If the weather gets below 75 degrees, she gets cold. Jenny got bathwater warm saltwater in her veins and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

She’d travel often enough before she met Jesse, but he introduced her to a new adventure journey and she’s been hooked ever since. He also taught her how to surf, which is by far her favorite outdoor activity.

One of her most memorable experiences from traveling as a family is having their house parked next to Scorpion Bay Mexico, where perfect waves rolled past one by one. It’s incredible to introduce their son, Tucker, to so many amazing things.

Tucker is what keeps them going, AND on their tip-toes every waking moment. They call him their “little rascal.” At a birthday party, other kids were jumping and playing on the bounce house but not their rascal. Nope, Tucker was busy exploring the new backyard. First to the electrical power panel, then after confirming it was locked onwards to the irrigation pump motor, seriously! And while he can be a pain in the neck, they wouldn’t trade a single minute.

In February 2019, from his curiosity, he landed in the hospital with acute respiratory failure from ingesting a hydrocarbon (tiki torch fuel, the stuff you burn to keep mosquitoes away). Their local hospital was not equipped to manage his care, but quickly intubated him, and handed him off to an air evac crew. Watching their son, unconscious, on a stretcher, loaded onto a helicopter was something they never anticipated. Ten days later, Tucker was released from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Nemour’s Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL.

Seeing his eyes widen as he finds a cool new animal in the tide pools, or his grin while deep in the Panamanian jungle when he realizes the rope bridge swings wider the harder he steps. These are the things that keep them going. Life doesn’t have to be complicated, it’s an adventure. An adventure in which they need to remember to stop and have fun, lots of fun! Tucker, their little rascal does a good job of reminding them of these simple yet important life lessons.

Tucker

“Tucker babbling…”

Edna

“The Eagle”

2002 American Eagle

“Unwilling to give up our dreams of long term travel, we visited other options that might be easier with a young child. Maybe an RV? We spent months learning about the different RV types, costs, and each one’s strengths & weaknesses. We went to a dozen RV shows, talked to a dozen or so RV owners, and had a dozen additional questions the deeper we researched.

February 2017, on our way to yet another RV show in Portland Oregon, we came across an RV we hadn’t heard of before. There in the cold, rainy Camping World parking lot was a 2002 American Eagle. Jenny, pregnant, took one step inside the RV and knew immediately this could be our home. We skipped the RV show, offered a deposit, and scheduled a test drive the next day.

The test drive was AWFUL! Check out our video series about buying an RV for the details. The short story is that our INEPT RV salesman and OUR inexperience lead to some really dumb mistakes.

Edna came into our life in March 2017. She’s safely carried us across the entire US twice, down to Mexico, and up to the Canadian border twice. Like any RV, she requires some attention from time to time, but she takes great care of our family. With 1160 watts of solar power, Battle Born lithium batteries, WeBoost, and WiFiRanger communication booster. Edna is as comfortable as any house could be. Not to brag, but for those questioning that claim, we can stream NetFlix to our 4K TV with surround sound, while blending the next batch of margaritas because why not, we’re parked on a beach in Mexico. Our lithium batteries store more than enough power for the night and tomorrow, our solar panels will fill us back up. (much of this website was created with that same green power from the sun!)”

Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

-Dr. Seuss