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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458 Comments

  • Kay Tennant

    April 25, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki ! I just found you guys a couple of weeks ago. I've binged on many of videos, read thru much of your written blogs, signed up for emails, and signed on as a patron ! Now I am so excited to sign on as crew on the " curiosity ". ! I love what your doing and would love to join your adventure ! I absolutely Love meeting new people, and going on adventures! Isn't that what life's really about ? I always a say a stranger is just somebody you have not meant yet.
    I'm a 53 year old female, whom started off on your path and then family issues arose that held me back some what til now.
    I grew up in south Florida ,on the water. I spent many spring and summer vacations cruising the Bahamas on my parents cabin cruiser. I graduated collage from FIT with a BS degree in applied technology, sport diving operations and marine technology. While in collage I worked crewing day sails on a cateram as well as dive mastering local dive charters in palm beach.
    When I graduated I was NAUI AND a PADI Master diver trainer. I then spent the summer living on and teaching scuba on a sail boat in the BVIs. Upon my return I worked local and Bahamian diving charters. And I sat for my 100 ton captain license. Then I worked for a busy dive operation as training director.
    This is the point where I got side tracked. I got married and had three children. I continued to work in the dive industry for a while. And then worked as a travel agent for a while.
    When my oldest was young my parents built a house in Costa Rica on the pacific ocean. I traveled back and forth spending approx half of the year down there. I did so for several years.
    Finally when my youngest started school I volunteered for the Loggerhead Marine center. I had a wonderful time at this falcility. Firstly by working in retail and guiding turtle walks. Eventually , I got involved in fund raising. I started and ran several large fund raising events. As well as chaired events such as their multi million dollar new building ground breaking.
    The coolest thing I've done and what might be most interesting to you is that I'm a " sea Turtle wrangler "! Lol ! Now your asking your self, what is she talking about? Here it is in nut shell. While working at the marine center I worked with the biologist who was doing a study on Hawksbill seatutles.we were permitted to go out and capture them. We did what I like to call " an alien obduction with them ". We would bring them up on the boat measure, take blood and tissue samples. And give them some bling, i.e. tags and microchips. Oh and of course take same " glamor" shots. Durning this five year study I helped capture and recapture many hundreds of turtles.. Much was learned durning this study and there is still more to be learned as many of these "participants " are believed to have gone back to there original birth place to nest. These areas include the southern carribean and the coast of Central America. How cool would it be to run across some of these guys?
    Well, this was a fun little trip down memory lane, now I need to get you a real resume and video. I have to say that the video will be the hardest part for me. I'm not really comfortable in front of or behind the camera. But I'll get over it. That's how we grow!
    Best fishes <

    • Jason Wynn

      April 26, 2017 Reply

      Sea Turtle Wrangler?!? Oh my, that sounds AWESOME! Can't wait to see your submission.

  • Elizabeth

    April 19, 2017 Reply

    How funny! I found your blog a couple days ago and appreciate your entry about gas mileage. Tonight, I happened to be flipping channels and there you are on an RV show looking at RV's. My mom, 77 years old, 3 strokes and Stage IV triple negative breast cancer, me, two dogs and my significant other are about to hit the open road for some bucket list adventures and are currently RV shopping. Love your blog! I am starting one just to memorialize her bucket list for her friends and family. All the best to you!!

    • Curious Minion

      April 20, 2017 Reply

      Wow - best of luck with everything. Enjoy this gift of time with your mom.

  • CJ Friesian

    April 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Jason and Nikki! I'm going back through some of your archived videos and wanted to know if you have a link to more info about Windy (your Vesta). I would love to hear from you about what you liked and disliked about her because we're very interested in that size and model. Such as; how was it to have a diesel motor up front vs. in the back? We plan to go on the road full-time as soon as "jail" will release us. It's still a few years out... Thanks a bunch and enjoy that sun!

    • Curious Minion

      April 10, 2017 Reply

      Did you see this one? There is also a search button at the bottom of the blog page where you can do a search for Windy. http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/windy-the-rv

  • Anjannette Graham

    April 8, 2017 Reply

    We have been planning for our next adventure for a very long time. Tonight we had our first sundowner on our 46' sailboat.
    Thank you for all of your encouragement.

  • Lisa B aka Hikermom

    April 7, 2017 Reply

    Hi Wynn's! We are planning an Alaska trip this summer - 3 weeks - and have been using advice from your blog! Thanks for the great tips, can't wait to use them! We are flying into Anchorage and renting a 4x4 Sprinter van, traveling to Denali (state and national park), across the Denali Hwy, down to Wrangell/St. Elias, then over to Seward and Kenai Fjords!

    • Jason Wynn

      April 8, 2017 Reply

      YES!!!! Have fun! Still one of our most epic trips.

  • Allen R Phillips

    March 26, 2017 Reply

    Hey Jason and Nikki, I'm so excited to follow you. I'm beginning a 1000-Day Journey on the 30th and you are definitely two of my heroes. I look forward to seeing/hearing more of your stories and sharing some of my own. As an architect and avid cyclists, one of my goals is the discovery and sharing of the best trails and architecture (nature-made or man-made) our country has to offer.

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