Gone With The Wynns started out in 2010 as a way to share our journey with friends and family. So, it really blew our minds when other people started tuning in and joining in on the conversations. Turns out, there are a lot of people who are interested, inspired or have a deep desire to live a similar lifestyle.

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So, we started putting more effort into our videos, photos and articles. We try to be helpful, give insight and go the extra mile to help all those wanting to know more about our unsedentary way of life.

As everything has grown and progressed…so has the time, effort and expenses to keep all this going.  Maintaining this website and keeping the videos flowing can sometimes be a beast! It’s become a full time job and one that we love.

We feel (and we hope you do too!) our website is providing a value, whether that’s the entertainment or the information.  Our website is free for all and will remain that way. Our operating costs however are not free and we are incredibly grateful for the support in whatever from it may come.

Without the ongoing support of each and every one of you: the dreamers, the planners and the fellow travelers (even the vicarious ones), none of this would be possible. We wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you and certainly can’t move forward without you either.

Below are some of the ways you can help support and show some love.  You’ll notice most of them don’t cost you a dime! So, love away!

Let us know you are with us

 

Shop Our Gear Store

Quite possibly the easiest way to put real money in our travel and information fund without costing you any extra pennies! When we find a product that we think is great and worth recommending, we link to it and add it to our store. We have Amazon and a select few other affiliate links throughout the site and in our Awesome Gear Store, you shop as normal and if you purchase within 24hrs we receive a minimal percentage of the sale price but at no extra cost to you.  Best part is, sometimes those affiliates offer extra discounts for you too!

We are forever grateful for your support as the funds help keep us focused on producing videos and posts. Consider it your good karma for the day (or year depending on how much you spend!).

 

Buy us a beer or simply send a few bucks our way

Use the paypal leave a tip button below.  We’ll toast to you while we upload our next video.

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Get involved behind the scenes and join our crew

Consider becoming a Patreon.  These are our peeps and help support everything we do.  You get crew notifications to come aboard, get the inside scoop on what’s going on behind the scenes, special access and more.  Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns

 

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Thanks to everyone for reading, watching, sharing and being a part of the journey!

 

802 Comments

  • Trudy

    January 4, 2015 Reply

    Darn, wish I'd have seen your Amazon link a month ago, did a bit of purchasing. That said, you'll be the link to shop from now on, especially since most of what we're shopping for now is to outfit our toyhauler with recommendations from you two. Thanks for all the insight and information. Keep up the good work and God Bless.

    • Jason Wynn

      January 11, 2015 Reply

      Trudy,
      Thanks for taking the time to share the love in your future purchases, for that we are extremely grateful. Safe travels in that new rig.

  • mickey mitchell

    November 18, 2014 Reply

    now try the gospa damit, it works. Mickey

    • Jason Wynn

      November 19, 2014 Reply

      Haha,
      Ok, I'll do it. We still have it sitting in the bathroom, I just haven't taken the plunge! Thank you so much for the support, it is much appreciated.

  • Ursula

    November 9, 2014 Reply

    so as long as we click on the Wynn Amazon shopping link everything we buy you should get a small percentage of? or is it just for products that are in your travel store?

    • Nikki Wynn

      November 9, 2014 Reply

      You got it, anything you purchase we get a few pennies. Thanks so much for supporting us!

  • Dougie

    September 8, 2014 Reply

    Hi there all very interesting for sure
    Sadly not necessarily relevant as we live over the pond in the UK specifically Scotland and more specifically a few mls north of Glencoe, in sight of the one and only "Ben Nevis" as spectacular as this all is, like everyone living in areas of specific scenic or other relevant interest, once one has done the "tourist" type things, visits and pastimes what's left? it's without a doubt a stunning place to even just drive around the A82 from Loch Lomond up to Inverness covers most of Scotland's west side (the best in my personal view, having been born in Glasgow some 50 odd years back, and having lived in or about Glasgow until about 15 years back when I moved to nearby Loch Lomondside and Drymen specifically and then we finally moved north to "The UK's outdoor capital" some 140 miles North of Glasgow) That said we have really covered all of Scotland that interests us, as I am now disabled/retired we are considering RVing or at least Motorhoming it, so as we may "Live Our Dream" whilst I still can, seasoned motorhome owners/users having owned several all VWs mainly custom campers but also laterly a few full blown Motorhomes which would suffice for the two of us and our two King Charles Spaniels.
    We to would require some sort of income whilst on the road to cover fuel, food and the likes, my partner however is a master Scottish traditional tartan wool kilt maker which by the very way they are manufactured are all hand stitched taking average time from start to finish of 8 Hrs of actual physical work time on each one completed so a day really, with no real expenses involved other than a supply of needles as everything else is part of the manufacturing process and in this situation would come as a kit if you like as all would required to be ordered at the onetime, due too a lack of storage in a mobile unit, so long as a good courier company was available wherever in the world we might end up, it's totally doable, she has been plaqued to outwork since retiring to be my ful time carer, hence a supply of work in this area shouldnt be to taxing to organise.
    My main worries about doing it would be the availability and supply of medical supplies, drugs and specialist care/treatments whilst on the road, I have amongst other easily treated issues MS which is far from easily treated and I would go as far as to say it's exceptionally hard to treat a decease that's up and down everyday, where it's impossible to know how I would feel, how with it I would be, how able I would be on any given day etc as I would be the only driver (unless in an emergency my OH would drive if we had no other alternative) she has a full licence, alas no experience nor want to drive such a large vehicle to begin with, so this is wholly my domain, my last vehicle prior to selling up was a VW T4 Autosleeper that had cruise which was so easy to drive I have to say it's a pleasure, size didn't come into it with me unless parking in a restricted area when it was simply slightly harder but by no means not able to be done.
    My major worry then apart from a constant supply of work is how foreign Police view driving whilst on certain tablets, now I know the UK Police are slowly starting to screen for drink & drugs now as a must when stop checking drivers, I have NOT yet been tested in the UK but have read on many occasions how stricter other countries traffic police are compared to the UKs when you consider three out of seven tablets I daily have to consume are "restricted, controlled drugs" which contain opiates of different values which is where my worries lie, I have been through umpteen different concoctions as it was of the available pain relief remedies that are currently available, so my question I suppose is do you think, know or believe I would be safe if stopped and screened for drugs at anytime as there is NO time when they are not in my system, as it's not like drink (which neither of us partake in and nor do either of us smoke) I am simply a cabbage without the different drugs I have to take daily, I simply could not function on a lower dose or with non at all so any assistance with this question and as to whether our lifestyle is doable on the likely earnings we could accrue from my OHs income !!

    By the way an amazing resource your building up here, you should be extremely proud of what you have created, I know just what goes into such an entity, as I created, wrote, designed & managed the second largest custom VW T4/5 Club in the Uk (which I still own I may add :) ) my hat is off to you my friend a stupendous effort without a doubt, keep it up as I am sure I am not the only user, who gains greatly from your offerings, many thanks Dougie

    • Jason Wynn

      September 8, 2014 Reply

      Dougie, thank you so much for the kind words and the info. Good luck out there on the road!

  • Caroline

    August 17, 2014 Reply

    Hi Nikki and Jason,

    I want to thank you both SO VERY MUCH for the MORE THAN AWESOME CONSULTATION we had this morning! I value your expertise and I initially learned so much from your videos, but a private, rig-specific consultation gave me everything I needed to proceed with confidence.

    I will be in touch soon to set up another consultation to ask some follow-up questions, but you've given me enough homework to last me for a while!

    Travel safely out there and I will keep hitting up your tip jar to show my appreciation and gratitude. To anyone and everyone reading this post, be sure to show your love at the tip jar too. Every little bit counts! Nikki and Jason are a very necessary resource, so we have to keep them supported so they can continue to support others in return!

    YOU GUYS ROCK and I look forward to a follow-up very soon. After I am out on the road, let's meet up for an interview for the TV show!

    Warmest Regards,

    Caroline :-) XO

    • Jason Wynn

      August 17, 2014 Reply

      Caroline,
      I hope we didn't overwhelm you, we can rattle off a lot in one short hour :) Look forward to hearing from you again and even better, seeing you on the road!

  • Debbi Bennett

    August 5, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for letting me travel with you. I am tied to family, friends and a mortgage (and happily so) but I have dreamed of your lifestyle for over 30 years. I am making notes of how you travel so well so that when I win the lottery (LOL) I will be prepared to GO!!!!! A small tip has been left via PayPal and I encourage anyone else who travels with you virtually to do the same.

    • Jason Wynn

      August 5, 2014 Reply

      Debbi,
      Thank you so much for supporting us, when the time comes for you to hit the road let us know...maybe the lottery will come sooner than you think?!?

  • Caroline

    July 30, 2014 Reply

    Hi Wonderful Wynns!

    Just donated $50. I know it's not a lot, but I hope others donate, and that collectively, it's supportive to you. I will donate more in the future too!

    I also want to book a couple hours of private consultation with both of you. Would love a Skype session if possible. Phone will work too though.

    I get my rig in mid-Sept. and hit the road in early October (going to warmer areas obviously) with 2 interns. This has been in the planning phase for about a year now and we are almost ready to go. We want to wild camp as often as possible and we need serious connectivity and solar power like you guys because we are doing a documentary film and blogging along the way. We will be on the road for at least 2 years if not more.

    I have ordered a 5th wheel with a diesel Dodge Ram truck to pull it. She about 42 feet long. We need that space and freedom to unhook, plus it's much more affordable than a Class A right now. That might come later.

    Keep up the AWESOME work and I can't wait to hear from you.

    Kind Regards,

    Caroline

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 31, 2014 Reply

      Thanks so much for the love!!! I just sent you an email!

  • Dennis

    July 15, 2014 Reply

    Great article for a newbie like me. I needed to hear what you said. I have verizon w/ hotspot on phone . No problem as long as you are not downloading video as it burns up data like a wildfire out of control. 2 hr movie = 2 to 3 gigs of data and that is EXPENSIVE. Great for everyday Inet access etc tho. Good to know the other alternatives aren't so great since I was considering some of them. Will stick w my Verizon and the WIFI @ campground and just deal with it ( Netflix junkie here ).

  • Julie & Marc Bennett

    July 12, 2014 Reply

    Guys - I am really pleased to see you have added this page and different ways for people to reward you financially for your work. We frequently buy items from your Amazon travel store. I think it's GREAT you are offering CHAT services for $65 / hour - a bargain. For anyone reading this, it will be a worthwhile investment before heading off on your own RV adventure. We had the opportunity to meet with Jason and and Nikki in late 2013 in Denver when considering Windy as an RV purchase. While we didn't buy Windy, we did get to take J&N out for dinner. The huge amount of information and useful tips they shared with us were hugely valuable - and helped us a lot in our decision/eventual purchase. We describe their download of info as a bit like drinking from a fire hose! No, they didn't pay us to write this! Just sharing our experience - we like to share their posts and tell almost everyone we meet in the RV world to check out their site and videos on YouTube. Keep up the great work guys and hope you get the support you deserve for everything you do. We sure appreciate it and are excited we are on the road ourselves. Yeehaa! Cheers, Julie & Marc Bennett

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 13, 2014 Reply

      Wow guys, thanks for the glowing review and for all the support! We love knowing that the info we shared helped you begin your adventure and absolutely love seeing your photos from the road come across our FB feed!

  • James Darren Martin

    July 10, 2014 Reply

    Hey Guys,

    Dropped off a $25 tip for you to GO WILD somewhere! I know it's a princely sum, still I hope it will help a little.

    Please keep up the great blogging!

    Darren Martin

    • Jason Wynn

      July 11, 2014 Reply

      Thanks for the support James, you just paid for a kayak rental in Pictured Rocks NP so we can get out there and snap some killer photos. AWESOME!

  • Michael and Gwen

    July 4, 2014 Reply

    Hello,
    Mike and Gwen here. 33, and 31 years old and following the call of the road. We were working in New York in a windowless room in Queens when we finally had enough. We decided it was time for a change and three months later we hit the road in our 31' Class C and started what I call our "lifecation". Its a simple concept of pre-retirement. I figure if I take chunks of time to really enjoy life by the time I'm old and slow I will have already had more years of freedom and experience than most.

    From Long Island to Knoxville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, and now St. Louis we are loving our new life. Plans take us to the UP in Michigan for summer and finally to Slab City for winter and then we explore the West.

    We are planning on around 2 years at the moment but I am looking everywhere for the right source of income to keep the dream cruising down the road.We have been playing very close attention to your adventures. It is inspiring to see people our age (with 2 cats like us) excelling at the vagabond lifestyle. Thank you for creating a space for like minded rubber tramps to learn and share.

    One of the biggest challenges about this lifestyle so far is the lack of social interaction. We wish we could scoop up all our friends and take them with us but everyone is locked into their own lifestyles and usually nailed to a desk in a windowless room. They say they are living vicariously through our adventures and in turn we are living vicariously through yours...although we are trying to catch up all the time! Hope our roads diverge some day soon.
    Your traveling Fans,
    M&G

    • Nikki Wynn

      July 4, 2014 Reply

      Michael and Gwen,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write, its comments like these that fuel us to keep on going with our website! May I offer you one big piece of advice: Keep tellin' yourself 2 years, but once you've caught the bug it's hard to shake it!
      I think you'll be pleasantly surprised once you hit the west coast, there are a lot more young people crashing at state parks during the summers and weekends so there are opportunities to hang with some new friends. Slab City should also be fun to hang out at, but like anywhere some of the residents are cool while others are a little different. If you haven't checked out Rvillage you should, there are some other young people on there like us.
      Good luck out there, and yes I do hope our paths cross sometime.

    • George

      August 29, 2016 Reply

      Hey M&G;

      G&L here. Just wondering what kind of RV you bought; ??? We are looking for our first one... 25 to 30 footer... Got 3 dogs also... Very afraid of making a wrong choice. So much to know!

      We worked in Manhattan and got tired of the homeless and smells and congestion and subways and busses back and forth to NJ , not to mentioned the we-work offices about the size of a small shed. After 41 years we're done! Sprung from our cages, tramps like us are ready to run... or RV... We'll be visiting our kids in Pittsburgh and Virginia, and friends all over the U.S. ....

      Anyway if you have a minute we'd love to hear from you...

      Thanks, George & Linda

  • Diane Smith

    July 2, 2014 Reply

    I was so excited to see you are at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan. My whole family went there for the day and climbed the Dunes. What an amazing park. We really loved it there. We stayed at a KOA close by for a week and did a Cherry Festival. The small towns in the area are great and we found a great place to ride horses for an hour. Cheap too. Enjoy the Dunes. You are so lucky to do this while you are young. I read all your happenings and share them with my husband. Always look forward to see where you are going next. We are camping right now at Brandywine Campground in Dowingtown, PA and heading to Waterside Campground in Lewistown, PA tommorrow with our children & grandkids. Always so much fun. The kids like the creek.

    • Jason Wynn

      July 3, 2014 Reply

      Thanks for sharing Diane, have fun in PA and don't get run over by a buggy :)

  • John & Pam Bernard

    July 1, 2014 Reply

    We really enjoy reading (and viewing) your travel stories and video tips. We just missed you when you camped along the beautiful French Broad River in Asheville but did get to see Roy, your Smart Car and one of your cats in the window as we walked the trail one morning. We are retired and have one of our homes for sale (the Florida one....too hot for humans outside there at this time of year).But we are dreaming, planning, researching and budgeting for an MH purchase after we sell the house. We really like the 33D as well as the smallest Allegro RED and hope to find a gently used one at some point, if only to avoid some of the depreciation and maybe have some of the bugs worked out. I know your crowd-sourcing votes are leaning elsewhere but can't wait to read your good/bad evaluation of the 33D and any other suggestions you might have. Thanks for your great info and safe travels to you both!

  • Katie Arnett

    June 30, 2014 Reply

    Hi. I love hearing about your adventures. I have been following you online, since I saw the house hunters episode. I, also, follow you on Facebook and get emails about where you all have been. I am traveling to Michigan this summer and know that you are there now having fun. I have several stops in mind and Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of them. I am looking forward to hearing about it and your other adventures in Michigan. It will, also give me ideas on other places in Michigan to visit that might not be on my list of stops. As always, keep having fun and stay safe.

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