About Us

Hey, we’re Jason and Nikki Wynn and this is our virtual home base. Way back in the day (circa 2011) we traded in everyday life to satisfy our wear-out-your-shoes sense of adventure. Now, the world is our home and this is where we share our discoveries and lessons learned along the way.

Our first six years of travel were an epic road trip around North America with an awe inspiring highlight being our trek around Alaska.  We might live there if we weren’t suffering from Sedentary Lifeaphobia and summer lasted forever.

Now we’re on a sailing voyage about the world. Our vessel is our home and we’re always on the move with an irrefutable desire to search, explore, discover, grow, learn and share.  We’re not wordsmiths but fairly handy with a camera, the video below will offer some highlights of what’s going on around here.

Now, if we’re going to be hanging out, there’s a few things we should tell you.  We’re often accused of being overly happy (mostly by grumpy people), too clean (mostly by dirty people) and optimistically naive (mostly by dream crushers).  All potentially true except for the too clean part.  We’re really not that clean.

Neither of us are overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far flung destinations, having wild adventures, and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.  We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.

We have zero shame in admitting we want to squeeze as much out of life as possible.  A life full of extraordinary moments is for anyone willing, and wanting, to go after it.  You know, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…yea, we’re all about it.

There are plenty of opinions about how one should go about life, travel, adventure and everything in between.  Variety, it’s the spice of life, right?

As for us, we like to travel with the comforts of home. It’s not like there are awards given for roughing it while exploring (don’t tell the guy on the trail with nothing but a flint knife and a canteen, he’s already in too deep). Perpetual travel is a lifestyle for us, not an ongoing vacation and having our home as the vessel makes it more sustainable long term. 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.

Nonetheless, the more of our planet we see, the more we want to preserve it.  So, we try to go about it all as responsible humans.

If you’ve made it this far, you mind as well grab a drink and hang out a little longer.  Here’s a smattering of the things we like to share.  Kick your feet up and click around a while.

  • The Adventures – We’re utterly addicted to new experiences and obsessed with searching out Indiana Jones worthy adventures.  Some people collect stamps or coins, we collect pin drops.  Nothing makes us happier than adding a new story to our interactive travel map.
  • Living Off The Grid –   Because our home is our mode of transportation, being self-sufficient just makes sense. We’re always looking for and learning about ways to create, store, use and manage our resources. Batteries, solar systems, creating drinking water, managing waste and more.
  • Sailing – Exploring the world like its 1492. We want to sail across oceans, weather storms and discover adventures we don’t yet know exist.
  • Think Local – Each place we visit our goal is to support the local community, avoiding chains and seeking out local purveyors.  We’re always on the hunt for a good farmer’s market, coffee roaster, distillery, brewery, or a salty fisherman to follow into a hole in the wall.
  • Fave Gear – We’re don’t like encouraging consumerism but any grand adventure requires some gear.  Over our years of perpetual travel, we’ve purchased a lot of gear that has stood the test of time. We’ve never recommend anything we don’t personally use and love.
  • 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 ride anywhere, anytime with no flight reservations or hotels to be booked. While staying in a campground 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!  We call it Wild Camping and it’s all about leave no trace and it’s as easy on the pocket book as it is on the environment. From tips and tricks to buyer beware, we’ve learned a lot about RVing!

A Brief and Incomplete History

At 28 years old we made a decision to make a major change in our lives because were craving an adventure.  Sure, we enjoyed our artsy careers (Jason as a photographer and Nikki as a makeup artist) and urban life in Dallas, TX but something was missing.  As outdoor enthusiasts we felt the need for more of a “back to nature” adventure.  With lofty dreams and chatter 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.

At first, 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.

Some call what we have wanderlust…but that just doesn’t seem to fit us. What we have is more of a phobia…a straight up fear of missing out on life and not seeing the world.  What we have is 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! This Gone With The Wynns site has become our home base. A place to share the challenges, discoveries, ask questions, have conversations and all things related to this crazy un-sedentary 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 love exploring new backyards, lounging on the deck, pooping in the wild and going on long hikes. Together they keep the mouse, chipmunk, squirrel, moth, grasshopper, rabbit, snake, lizard, praying mantis, turkey and beetle population in check.  Our cats are world class travelers and their curiosity and ability to adapt never cease to inspire us.

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 felines, this guy is 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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473 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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