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

  • Cindy

    October 10, 2013 Reply

    Love especially your Arizona travels as we recently relocated from Illinois.

  • Clifford Holensworth

    October 10, 2013 Reply

    I've been following your adventures for about a year now. I think I've gone back and read every post, viewed every video on the site, and even came across your videos on Vimeo while browsing my Hulu apps.

    Be safe out there. Hope to meet you in person when and if you make it to the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

    Clifford

  • Paul Hebert

    October 10, 2013 Reply

    Great blog, look forward to each edition!

  • Cynthia Van Camp

    October 10, 2013 Reply

    Love ya guys !

  • Mitch

    October 10, 2013 Reply

    Found you guys while researching solar power for the RV. Love the site, you guys are fun and informative!

  • Tom H.

    October 6, 2013 Reply

    back in the early eighties , NASA was conducting tests to see what motion sickness remedies were effective for space sickness ....ginger ...incorporate ginger in your daily diet , and no side effects ....I used it when working on fish boats , towboats , and flying in small planes ....good luck , tom

    • Jason Wynn

      October 6, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for the advice tom, we eat a lot of ginger…but I have a feeling when we go on the boat full time I’ll be consuming even more 

      • Tom R

        October 10, 2013 Reply

        Works for the animals as well, when my dog used to get car sick the Vet taught me to give me a little candied ginger before we left. Worked great!

  • Gordon

    September 26, 2013 Reply

    Welcome to BC.

    Thank you for living 'our' dreams.

    I just saw you this morning on Global TV and have visited your website. Now I can just go to it anytime and continue 'my' dreams, along with many others I'm sure.

    Gordon
    Penticton BC

    (say Hi to the cats)

    • Jason Wynn

      October 6, 2013 Reply

      Gordon,
      We’re driving right through your town on the way to Osoyoos, BC before heading south into Washington. Looking forward to tasting some good wine. Thanks for saying hello!

  • Heidi

    September 16, 2013 Reply

    Nice update - I really like you guys! Can't wait to do my own "me, too - non-American-dream-travelling"... please don't stop just yet, I need your butt-kicks! xxx

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 18, 2013 Reply

      Heidi,
      We're happy we can provide your weekly "butt kickin". Looking forward to seeing your "me too" travels. Till then get your butt off the computer (after you read our new posts of course) and start making it happen :)

  • Jenna

    September 16, 2013 Reply

    My husband andI first saw you on HGTV, when you bought Windy...and have follwed you ever since...
    its fun following, where you are and what's new on your RV
    Adventure...I truly admire your decision to do what so many just dream of doing...bravo...
    Love your videos, and you both would make excellent motivational speakers...

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 18, 2013 Reply

      Thank you Jenna for the kind comments, we love sharing and (hopefully) inspiring others to join us on the road or whatever their travel dreams are.

  • Irene Petree

    September 15, 2013 Reply

    You two have done a great job updating your "About You" page! I loved the videos, and think you've giving a true representation of who you are and what you're all about.

    I continue to live out my fantasies by living through yours and hope that someday I can do a little of this, too!

    Thanks for keeping us informed of all the incredible places there are to see in this country! !

    • Nikki Wynn

      September 18, 2013 Reply

      Irene,
      Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful comment...we'll keep up the good work as long as you keep dreaming right along with us. Hopefully we'll be able to see you on the road in the future.

  • Sandy

    May 27, 2013 Reply

    Hi Wynns! Just discovered you while watching an episode of HGTV when you were looking for the perfect RV for your new lifestyle. Love your website. You both are naturals for television and your blog is fantastic! Good for you for daring to live outside the box and live an unconventional lifestyle. Why wait for retirement to enjoy your dreams? I'll be back often to check out your blog. Love it!

    • Jason Wynn

      May 28, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Sandy, we'll keep travelling and sharing our experiences with one goal in mind: Inspire others to Go Outside and Play!

  • Dick Lokar

    April 15, 2013 Reply

    It's nice here in Augusta--now that teh Masters is over, traffic is getting back to normal.

    Dick

    • Jason Wynn

      April 15, 2013 Reply

      We've heard the tour brings some craziness to the small town for sure. We were hoping to go last year but our plans changed...oh well maybe next time.

  • Jason Johnson

    April 15, 2013 Reply

    Hey Wynns! Really cool sight. My wife, Lauren, and I are 30 somethings (barely) full time working and living on the road as well, also from Dallas! Small world, huh? A friend of mine just introduced me to your sight, it's quite impressive. In fact, it seems from looking at your map, that we are just a week or so ahead of everything you do. Wish we had learned of you all sooner, we could have tried to catch up. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to post so much great information on the web, I only wish we had seen it BEFORE learning all the lessons the hard way. We do our best to talk about our work on the road and teach other people to do it, the logistics, technology, mechanics, and finances, but we've never made a blog. Perhaps you've just inspired us!

    Here's our journey, we don't log all the cool places because the map just looks too full that way, so we did just the places we stopped for the night, but you get the point:
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210403285808229687245.0004c9c950c70ad26d82f&msa=0

    Thanks again for taking the time and inspiring other young couples. We have never met anyone our age (or even close) on the road which is a shame because it is certainly the journey of a lifetime!

    Jason and Lauren
    2012 Evergreen 35REW-DS

    • Jason Wynn

      April 15, 2013 Reply

      Jason
      Thanks for reaching out, crazy we haven't bumped into each other sooner! Where are you guys now? We just arrived in Santa Barbara and will be here for a week.
      We're always up for a coffee or cocktail if we happen to cross paths. Since you're new to our site if there is anything we can do to help or if you notice something that's missing from our site please let us know (its rare to have another young RVer lay eyes on our site).
      Anyway not sure what the issue is with posting a comment on our site would you mind if I posted this for you to test it?
      I do hope we can connect, if there's one thing we miss its camping with young people. Safe travels.
      - Jason Wynn

  • Dick Lokar

    April 9, 2013 Reply

    Hello Wynn's :

    We're fellow RVers and enjoy this first visit to your web site. Got the tip from RV Navigator-. We'll look forward to more of your videos. An excellent job. We're currently in Augusta, GA at an Army Corps park as gate attendants for 6 months.

    Dick & Pat Lokar

    • Nikki Wynn

      April 9, 2013 Reply

      Hey, thanks for stopping by to say hello! We haven't been to Augusta yet, we hear it's fantastic. How are you liking it?

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