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.
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.
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!
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.