About Us

We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn, a couple of perpetual travelers, RV’ers, sailors and modern day documentarians. This is the home of our discoveries and adventures all depicting the unscripted tale of how we traded in everyday life to satisfy our wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure.

We have an irrefutable desire to search, explore, discover, grow, learn and of course share…we share in hopes of inspiring you to find your next adventure; whether it’s a long weekend or a perpetual one like ours!

 

Here are some of the things you can look forward to seeing:

The Adventures: Who doesn’t dream about an Indiana Jones adventure? Instead of just day dreaming about it, use our interactive map to plan your own Indie adventures.

Travel Like a Local: Each city we visit our goal is to support the local community. We avoid chains and seek out places that the typical traveler might not have time to find on their own. You won’t likely find these gems in a guide book or visitors brochures. Traveling like a Local is about seeing and experiencing a town as if it were your own.

Make Money and Travel: This series exists as a source of inspiration by sharing examples of real people around the world making money from anywhere and living the lifestyle they want. It proves that where there is a will, there is a way.

RV’in: Hitting the road in style, RVing is your ride anywhere, anytime with no flight reservations or hotels to be booked. From tips and tricks to buyer beware this is the home of all things RVing!

Wild Camping: While staying in a campground or hotel with lots of amenities has its allure, there’s nothing better than driving deep into the wild where the views are never ending and the sounds are au nat-ur-el! A major bonus of Wild Camping is a reduced carbon footprint and lower costs from your travels.

Sailing: Exploring the world like its 1492. We want to sail across oceans, weather storms and discover adventures we don’t yet know exist. We bought a sailboat, outfitted it for offshore sailing, learned how to sail (yes, in that order) and now we’re slowly making our way about the world and taking you along for the journey.

A Brief and Incomplete History

At 28 years old we made a decision to make a major change in our lives and were craving an adventure.  Sure, we enjoyed our artsy careers (Jason as a photographer and Nikki as a makeup artist) and upscale urban life in Dallas, TX but something was missing.  As outdoor enthusiasts we felt the need for more of a “back to nature” adventure.  Amongst discussions of cross country travel and living outdoors, came the idea of purchasing an eco-friendly and fuel-efficient RV.

With our new found excitement, we made the big decision to close the doors to our studio and say audios to our clients (big ones too like Susan G. Komen, Exxon Mobil and the CW Network just to name a few) to travel the country. So, we sold it all (and we really mean all 4000sq ft of it!), packed up our 2 cats (we’re not crazy cat people, just crazy about ours), and hit the road! Some thought we were insane, others called us genius… the debate is still going.

We love the idea of having all of the comforts of home while traveling and hate the hassle of having to book flights, hotels and live by a defined schedule.

Having our mode of transportation as our home makes this whole idea more sustainable long term (and we are in this for the long haul).  Perpetual travel is a lifestyle for us, not an ongoing vacation. Vacations are short term, a means of escaping the day to day.  For us, its about creating a life we don’t need to escape.

Back in 2010, we thought we would hit the road for about a year.  We were in search of an adventure, a new place to call home and to find our very own meaning to the term American Dream. What happened instead is one very epic, long winded and life changing adventure.

We quickly learned that the typical…boy meets girl, couple gets mortgage payment, 60 hour work weeks, 2 ½ kids, two weeks of vacation a year and if you survive, retire at 60… sounds exhausting and it isn’t our version of the American Dream.

So, here we are years later, 100,000 miles logged across North America, several countries explored and more human experiences than anyone could ever hope to have…and we’re at a loss. Time passes faster every day and there isn’t enough paper or digital space to hold the stories we’ve heard, the ones we could tell and those we have yet to make.

We know we aren’t doing anything revolutionary or something that someone else hasn’t done before us, but, we know there is no going back to a “normal” life. We have to continue and see where life will take us next.

A sedentary life just isn’t in the cards for us. We thought a good ol’ American Road Trip would help us find our place in the world, a place to ‘settle down’. In turn it caused an irrefutable desire to search, explore, discover, grow and learn. None of which we can do in any one place for too long.  That’s why we bought a sailboat…so we could roam even further about the globe.

Some call it wanderlust…but that just doesn’t seem to fit us. What we have is more of a phobia…a full blown case of Sedentary Lifeaphobia (yep, we made that up) with no hope for a cure.

So, what’s the treatment you ask?

Learn to make money while we travel, keep moving and start a support group. And that is exactly what we’ve done! GoneWithTheWynns is where you will find our adventures, discoveries, helpful information and videos on all things related to this crazy lifestyle.

If you are a Sedentary Lifeaphobic, join us as we explore this little known, infectious and wildly adventurous phobia!

They are both rescued, (of course) and are the best little travelers ever! They love exploring new backyards, going on long hikes and together they keep the mouse, chipmunk, squirrel, moth, grasshopper, rabbit, snake, lizard, praying mantis, turkey and beetle population in check.

People always ask, “aren’t you worried they’ll get eaten by a coyote or something?”, to which we respond, “the coyote is the one you should be worried about!”. Cleo has attacked more than one dog in her day….and she wins, by a long shot.

Cleo – The true essence of a woman and a cat! She’ll love you one minute and hiss at you the next! If you catch her on a bad day she’ll let you know it! Watch out boys…..this girl is trouble!

traveling cats

Singa – This cat acts more like a dog. Enjoying long walks and a good game of fetch, he’s looking for attention on the road. Look out kitties, he’s on the prowl and he’s a lover not a fighter!

sv curiosity and crew

Stay tuned for updated information!

We try to make it easy, which is why we are virtually everywhere: you can join us and subscribe by email, chat with us on Facebook, see what we’re up to on instagram, add us on google+, pin us, tweet us and of course virtually join the adventures on YouTube!

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440 Comments

  • Alex

    February 6, 2017 Reply

    Just a young and aspiring cruiser who's found your videos along with other research I've conducted. I've discovered it's common to remove all of the paper wrapping on canned goods (labeling them with permanent market then), cleaning all of the glue from the cans, and using a chlorinated bleach + h2o solution to wash all surfaces, including lightly soaking fresh fruits on deck before stowing in the cabin. Many of these people also refuse to bring cardboard boxes/packaging from food or other things into the boat. Turns out cockroaches in these tropical locations LOVE to lay their eggs in the glue used to fasten canned paper labels, and in generally corrugated materials.

    Wondering if you have been doing the same or intend to, and also since I know you're environmentally friendly if you've found any solutions that would achieve killing bug eggs, etc. in this manner like bleach does. Not sure if vinegar would or not!

    Thanks for all of the continued inspiration.

    -- May the wind always be at your back, from the UK

  • Gerry C, Pontiac Michigan

    February 2, 2017 Reply

    what is the make of the vacuum cleaner shown in the electronics bay? Does it do a good job? thanks.

    • Curious Minion

      February 2, 2017 Reply

      There's a link in the blog post: https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-BDH1620FLFH-Lithium-16-volt/dp/B00JILGZTM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=vacuums&ie=UTF8&qid=1485728724&sr=1-38&keywords=black+and+decker+hand+vacuum&linkCode=sl1&tag=gonwitthewyn-20&linkId=c61ac22ad9a9de1c229f8633eb6cb528

  • Zach Clayton

    February 2, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys! We love everything you do and we are looking into to an RV to start traveling ourselves! just curious on a couple of things about your cats! (we have 3 ourselves!)

    1. How did you train them to use harnesses, or did you?
    2. What kind of litter do you guys use, I remember Nikki saying it was Biodegradable!
    3. Do they ever feel cooped up even when they get to go out a decent amount?

    again you guys are a huge inspiration so keep up the amazing work!

    • Curious Minion

      February 2, 2017 Reply

      The litter is World's Best Cat Litter brand. Training to harnesses (or getting them used to riding in an RV or car) works best when they're kittens. Cleo & Singa get plenty of outdoor time, but Singa would probably live outside if he could!

  • Lisa Bee

    February 1, 2017 Reply

    Thanks so much for the tour. A few questions:
    1. Where and how do you stash your garbage and recycling, until you reach the next port?
    2. How do you learn about all of the systems you have, so that you can fix them yourself when out to sea?
    3. How did you convert your galley fridge to all fridge, no freezer?

  • Frank Herrnkind

    January 31, 2017 Reply

    I love your Catamaran. My biggest reluctance is getting seasick all the time but I love the ocean. How do you combat the hurls? You guys are fun to watch. Crush on Nikki!

    • Jason Wynn

      January 31, 2017 Reply

      Haven't gotten seasick on our boat yet! We've even had family on board who aren't used to being on the water and they all did well too. Many people say Catamarans have a tendency to ride differently and people often get less seasick...but in general the bigger the boat the better!

  • Alex

    January 30, 2017 Reply

    Great video tour of the catamaran. One question with regard to the main bedroom closets. The looked pretty crowded. My question is why so many cloths and shoes? If it was me I would ditch the cloths and just go nude! Open spaces and not much chance of running into anyone while being nude! Less cloths to carry or wash. Sounds like a no brainer! Would love an answer.

  • Jim Spence

    January 15, 2017 Reply

    Great job Jason and Nikki!
    Couldn't not subscribe....Mary and I (Jim) really enjoy your content along with fun positive and enthusiastic personalities. The quality of your video is second to none and you cover topics with all the details. We just started researching the possibilities of how we might travel North America. We'll keep watching and learning.....keep up the good work :)

  • Scott McNamara

    January 10, 2017 Reply

    Hey guys! Fellow blogger here! Love your site. We are planning our honeymoon roadtrip with our Jeep and expedition trailer between OR and AK. I lived in AK for a few years and am stoked to go back. Anyway keep up the good work!

  • MikeJulie

    January 2, 2017 Reply

    Just started following you guys and love what your doing and how you explain everything. We'll be out there once we get kid #2 out the door but love watching you and learning all we can. Ever think of giving lessons?

  • Judy slusser

    December 19, 2016 Reply

    Please unsubscribe

    • Curious Minion

      December 19, 2016 Reply

      Hi Judy. We hate to see you go, but if you want to unsubscribe there is a link at the bottom of the notification e-mails that you get. Just click unsubscribe and it's automatic.

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