We're Jason & Nikki Wynn

Once upon a very long time ago... We set out on an adventure to find a new place to call home. What happened next is one long winded and life changing journey.

We're Jason & Nikki Wynn
“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself”
― Jacques Cousteau

At 28 years old (circa 2010) we made a decision to make a major change in our lives. Sure, we enjoyed our careers (Jason as a photographer, Nikki as a makeup artist) and urban life in Dallas, Texas but something was missing.

We were yearning for more nature in our lives and we knew the typical boy meets girl, couple gets mortgage payment, 2 ½ kids, two weeks of vacation a year and if you survive, retire at 60…was not our Dream. (sound familiar?)

After many long nights of dreaming and scheming, we came up with the idea of a cross country trip to find a new place to call home. So, we made the big decision to sell everything (4000 sq ft of accumulated stuff we didn’t need), pack up our 2 cats and hit the road in the most American way...in an RV. 🚐

A ROAD TRIP 🚐 DOWN MEMORY LANE (New Zealand’s Northland)
We’re trading our keels for wheels! Because that’s how our adventure together started 15 years ago.

We soon discovered, we didn't "have" to live anywhere. We could live anywhere we could park it.

So, our first six years of travel was an epic road trip around North America with the awe-inspiring highlight being our trek around Alaska.  We would have stayed if we weren’t suffering from Sedentary Lifeaphobia and summer lasted forever.

Trading Wheels for Keels

In 2016 we knew we wanted to explore even further. So, without a lick of experience, we purchased our first sailboat. A 43ft catamaran no less🙈. We were chock-full of optimism and determination (we're known for being overly optimistic and underqualified).  Some thought we were insane, others called us brave. The debate is still ongoing.

It's been eight years now and we've managed to sail halfway around the world, sell our first boat, build another one and keep on keeping on.😲 Because it turns out "normal" life just isn't for us.

Normal is a setting on a washing machine.

Everyone's idea of normal is different. Life on the move is our normal. And no, neither of us are overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. We are as ordinary as we humans come. But that didn't stop us from forging our way into an extraordinary life. You can too.

Life is and adventure. Be curious. Choose a path and go for it! If you don't like it, pivot and try another. There are no rules.

Getting outside our comfort zone (but with the comforts of home)

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?

For us, our home is our mode of transportation. Which makes long term travel more comfortable and sustainable (on our pocketbooks and the planet).  This means we can travel slow, really dig into a place and take the path less trampled. But it also means we need to be self sufficient.

Living Off The Grid
We travel with all the comforts of home yet completely live off the grid creating our own power and water. From RV to Sailboat here is what we’ve learned.

We believe comfort, self-reliance, sustainability and growth can, and do, coexist. Our sailboat CURIOSITY is a 1/4 the footprint of our studio home in Dallas, Texas.  Yet, we have more than ever before.

WHAT ABOUT THE CATS!?!

Yes, we traveled with two cats for an entire decade. They were the best travel companions in every way both on land and at sea.