About Us

We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn, a couple of perpetual travelers, RV’ers (soon to be 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.

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.

We love the idea of having all of the comforts of home while traveling and we hate the hassle of having to book flights and hotels and live by a defined schedule. Plus, there is just no better way to explore North America than by RV. It’s a road trip on steroids!

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, ExxonMobil 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.

At first, 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 three years later, over 50,000 miles logged, over 45 states visited, two countries entered 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.

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 work from the road, keep moving and start a support group. And that is exactly what we’ve done! GoneWithTheWynns.com is where you will find our adventures, discoveries, helpful information and videos on all things travel. So, if you are a Sedentary Lifeaphobic, join us as we explore this little known, infectious and wildly adventurous phobia!

The RV was just a way to begin our new traveling lifestyle, it was never meant to be permanent. Our next adventure will be finding a sail boat to call home. We like to have a space to call our own, even if that space is tiny. We also have a desire to travel by many forms and experiment with different lifestyles and living situations.

 

Talks of sailing around Europe are next or maybe Nikki goes for her long awaited pilot’s license and a plane is our next home?  Our possibilities are endless but then again, so are yours.  One thing’s for sure, we have a case of Sedentary Lifeaphobia and we’ve got it bad!

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?”, 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.

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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!

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!

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 over on Facebook, see what we’re up to on instagram, add us on google+, pin us follow us on Twitter and of course watch us on YouTube!

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379 Comments

  • Claudia

    February 9, 2016 Reply

    Hello Jason and Nikki,

    Glad you guys left it all for a better life. You make awesome videos. I make videos of our adventures too buttons don't have anywhere near the same quality as yours.
    Would you mind sharing what camera/lens and video editing software you use for your videos?
    I was considering a Sony A7Sii but I am not sure if that's too much camera. However, I would like shoot with similar quality as your Alabama Hills video.

    Thanks,
    Claudia

    • Claudia

      February 9, 2016 Reply

      Never mind! You already made a video about it! Wow!

      Thanks again.

  • Kay Aerts-Miller

    February 5, 2016 Reply

    Hello, My husband & I really enjoy your blog, videos, etc. I noticed in this thread you are looking for a Fontaine Pajot Cat. Our family was the first charter on this one, which unfortunately has been retired from their fleet. I look forward to watching your new adventures. http://www.viyachts.com/bareboats/tmm/hotelcalifornia.php p.s. our family is the one in the photos, this was an adventurous day with a tropical storm. https://app.thislife.com/full/40666242101. Happy sails, look forward to continuing to follow you at sea!

  • William

    January 22, 2016 Reply

    Hello guys!
    First of all, my wife and I love your videos. We never owned an RV or traveled much, until we started watching your channel. Last November in hopes of making our dream a reality and getting an extra push from you guys, we purchased a 2012 Fleetwood Bounder for the now 3 of us (We have a 5 month old). We went camping a few times around our home state of Massachusetts, and we have planned a road trip to Florida (Tampa) in two weeks. This will be our first long road trip in the RV and we are very excited! Do you have any tips for our first long RV ride? Thanks a bunch and Thank you for your videos and blog!

  • Michael

    January 19, 2016 Reply

    My family and I are in the process of purchasing a (older) Prevost Rv. Have you had any issues with the lower ground clearance of the larger rvs?

  • Linda Bofenkamp

    January 11, 2016 Reply

    I wanted to tell you that I research and looked at sailboats a lot over the years and loved Shannons. I know that you are thinking about a cat but if you want to travel the world you may want to think of a ketch. I am glad that you will be living my dream!!

    • Jason Wynn

      January 12, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Linda, we're cautiously looking at all our options before purchasing anything!

  • Dominick Trentacosti

    January 9, 2016 Reply

    Hey guys Dom & Kerri here and we want to share our video that you both inspired us to do on our travels as traveling Occupational Therapists. Hope you enjoy it and thanks again for the inspiration!

    https://youtu.be/lTGGn5IpaFI

  • Jon K

    January 4, 2016 Reply

    Are you guys thinking of travelling via boat? I've got a motorhome and a Lagoon500 and we just did the crossing from Turkey. Feel free to email us.
    There's a whole world out there to explore.

  • Scott & Steve

    December 28, 2015 Reply

    Hello Nikki and Jason,
    We've been following you for a few years now and love you both!
    It was nothing less than miraculous that we ended up camping next to you at Burning Man in 2014. You were just as wonderful in real life and you even invited us and our friends Paula & Kurosh for rooftop cocktails on the last night.
    If it fits your schedule and your journey brings you to the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, feel free to give us a call and come by for a cocktail. You could even boondock in our driveway.
    All is well,
    Scott & Steve

    • Jason Wynn

      December 29, 2015 Reply

      Its funny the simple things that stand out in our minds...sitting atop the roof using the A/C cover as a table and enjoying good conversations with new friends...that was a little slice of heaven. I'll shoot you an email soon and we'd love to reconnect.

  • JB

    December 28, 2015 Reply

    Bravo kids! I'm in my 40's and just now thinking of doing what you guys are doing. You're way ahead of the game (of life). I'm starting with a Honda Element eCamper for my initial road trips. I was just watching video last night on a class b Motorhomes (http://leisurevans.com) and was salavating on how cool they are and ran across your site as I was wondering if a Smart Car could be used as a tow car. BTW, I have a black 2009 Brabus Smart Car as well. I thought about swapping it for a cabriolet version but think I'll stick with the hard top as they is already sunk costs. When I decide to do a full 1 year trip...I might go the RV route vs using my eCamper. I haven't looked at everything in your site yet but it looks really well done with a lot of great info. Good luck out there...I'll be staying tuned to your adventures. Cheers.

    • Jason Wynn

      December 29, 2015 Reply

      Thanks a lot for the kind comments JB! Have fun on your trip, we started with a 1985 VW Vanagon and we were hooked!

  • osman beyli

    December 27, 2015 Reply

    hi,
    I'm living in İstanbul,Turkey.
    I want to invite you to İstanbul.
    sincereally
    bye

    • Jason Wynn

      December 29, 2015 Reply

      Currently there are two Fontaine Pajot Cats for sale in Turkey...so there's a chance we'll end up there. Thank you for the international invite, Istanbul has been on our "must travel" list for a long time.

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