We've been married since 2014, and followed a fairly traditional trajectory until we wound up living in an Airstream in 2017. Why did we do this you may ask? One day we realized the capabilities remote work offered us and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to work from anywhere. We weren't searching for meaning, nor did we have a quarter-life crisis or anything dramatic like that. We simply enjoy seeking new adventures together and we love to grow and challenge ourselves daily!
Nick is the dreamer of our duo. He’s the one who dreamt up this lifestyle (then almost backed out a few times when I (Caitlyn) started ACTUALLY planning it). Nick is a creative and entrepreneurial software developer who started his own software consulting business while we've been on the road. He is also passionate about living the best life possible. Decision-making processes for him involve a huge amount of research and weighing of ALL the options (so it took us a while to nail down our plans for this). Oh, and shortly after he dreamt the work/travel deal up he took a personality test at work. Turns out his Myers-Briggs type is INTP - laughably (and appropriately) deemed the most likely to be ok with living “homeless.” Reading about INTPs also confirmed what I already know - he's a pretty darn smart guy. He’s also the best dad to our two fur babies Baiden and Zed!
The master planner and coordinator of the trip, I'm the one who pulls the reins back on some of Nick’s visions and get us from point A to B with some semblance of a plan :) This means while Nick is continually researching and ensuring we are making the best decision possible, I'm sweating bullets trying to get a final decision in order to check items off my lists. When Nick starts talking about building a tiny house instead of picking up the Airstream we’d settled on, I'm urging him to stick with the plan (and trying not to hyperventilate about the last minute change of direction). I do some online marketing for small businesses, which Nick automates with his software skills. I'm also the crazy dog mom (and animal lover in general) who loves to play tennis, exercise, cook, and find new ways to keep the Airstream organized. If you're curious, I'm a Myers-Briggs ISFJ.
Zed (aka “Z” or “Z Man”)
I’m pretty sure we could start an instagram for this guy named “Grumpy Dog.” Because every year, Z has become more and more of a grumpy old guy. He prefers to call it “regal” but whatever, he’s grumpy. We love him lots though, and he’s responsible for getting us outside much more than we would without him. His favorite pastimes are cuddling with his mom, looking out the window/door, whining, swimming, and running :)
Baiden (aka “Little Man” or “B Man”)
B Man is Z’s annoying little brother. He’s the homebody who loves to cuddle and chew on his toy bones in the Airstream. When he’s outside, he can be found swimming for hours in whatever body of water is nearby or pouncing on or biting his brother. He also drinks wayyyy too much water for his own good. He still hasn’t realized the correlation between the amount he drinks and the amount he will need to pee directly afterwards - no endless water bowls for this guy! Gotta love this little goober :)