About Us

Written By: Jeremy (With Collaboration from Robin)

In 2013, my wife Robin and I decided to make a major life change. We sold our house, cars and a majority of our possessions, bought a 5th wheel travel trailer and a diesel truck, quit our corporate jobs and moved into a 450 square foot cabin, 9500 ft up a mountain with our two cats and two big dogs. All with the intention of slowing down, simplifying our lives, and experiencing more of this vast continent through travel.

With winter approaching quickly in the Rocky Mountains, we packed up and headed out on an eight month journey. At least to start, we are going to be what some people call “Snowbirds”. People that live in one house during the warmer months and then flee for warmer climates in their Recreational Vehicles when the weather turns. I guess we will also be what people call “Technomads”. Basically this term refers to people, like my wife and I, that are self employed, primarily conduct business online, and that live on the road as a lifestyle choice. Apparently we are a growing segment of the population. That is great as the online community of Technomads have been both an inspiration and a wealth of knowledge as we prepare for and begin our journey. We look forward to connecting more with this peer group along the way.

Prior to this decision, we were both working full time, climbing the corporate ladder, making great money, and on a collision course with what most people would consider a pretty happy and comfortable life and future retirement. All of that seemed great, except the part that had us both working 50+ hours a week for 30 more years waiting for that retirement to come around.

We decided to not have children and that decision has given us plenty of freedom. Up until now, we have been spending that freedom working harder and harder for more and more money, bigger and better houses in trendy neighborhoods, second homes, island vacations, brand new SUV’s, and $12 glasses of wine at hipster bars. As a DINK couple (Double Income, No Kids) finances were rarely an issue and life was pretty much going as planned. Given our rather fortunate position in life, even the Great Recession had not derailed us too much.

The only problem was that when my wife and I talked about our “ideal” life, neither one of us would describe the “planned” one we were living and neither one of us could figure out or justify why that was the case.  Undoubtedly fear, specifically, fear of change, was holding us back. Besides, we were starting to find ourselves the oldest people at those downtown hipster bars, and most of the time we were just as happy buying a whole box of wine at home for the price of two glasses served by a snotty bar waitress, half our age.

Although Robin has always found her employment in education more personally fulfilling than I found my engineering jobs, she was also struggling with the balance between her life goals and the goals her employer had in mind for her life. Over a couple of glasses of wine one evening, I suppose we finally decided that we have already spent too many days living our work and trying to make our life. It was time for us to flip the table and start living our life and making our work.  We had talked about selling it all and buying an RV to travel the country for as long as I can remember. Until now, those conversations usually ended with a long sigh and the empty words “maybe someday”.

Along with the physical journey, for me there is also the journey of career. Although my wife has this figured out better than me, I am still trying to figure out what I want to do for a living. Not necessarily how to make money, but what I really want, is to figure out what I want to do with my life. There is this crumpled up fortune cookie “fortune” that I have carried in my wallet for years. Kind of cliche, I know, but regardless, part of the journey for me is to figure out how to get this piece of paper out of my back pocket and into the course of my life.

For Robin, who has already figured out the fortune I am wrestling with, the fortune she got was a little more direct in regards to her future…

This is the travel blog-site for Jeremy and Robin. Here is where we intend to share our journey toward success in life and fill in  some of the details of what goes on after we get up in the morning and before we go to bed at night; wherever that may be. Sometimes we may post together and sometimes we may post separate. Either way, this blog will be our outlet to our friends, family, and anyone else that wants to read along as we Live, Breathe, and Move.

Hope you enjoy!

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  3. Hi from a futue fellow Technomad. Loved reading your stuff especially the RV tips! I look forward to following you. In Florida so maybe someday our paths will cross.

    • Live, Breathe, Move

      Hi Chris. We are enjoying the journey so far. Hope to have more blogs up as we start getting down to the beach. We will be in Florida this winters so maybe our paths will cross. Thanks for reading!

  4. This is a great way to follow you both-really enjoy reading your tips, etc. Keep safe and healthy–enjoyed seeing you guys at Dan and Mickies-We enjoy reading the blog with your insights from both points of view. It would be interesting to hear from the animals–if they could only type! Love you both-LOve Dad.

    • Live, Breathe, Move

      Thanks Dad! It’s fun for sure. It would be fun to hear from the animals…haha, but they might tell the truth about what we don’t know how to do well yet! hahahaah!
      Love you!

  5. I’ve finally had the time to check in and I’m so very excited for you. I will check in with you guys frequently. Miss you in Denver; the neighborhood really isn’t the same. The Block Party is moving over to 25th & Lafayette this year and that will be strange, but a good thing. I am officially semi-retired now and am enjoying the slow days. Working on getting my own business, both as a signing agent and dog sitter, up and running. Give Hank, Rufus and the cats my very best! Love the pictures.

    • Live, Breathe, Move

      Hi Linda! We are thrilled that you are enjoying your new work and semi-retirement. Hank and Rufus miss you guys and so do we. We have always had our eye on the curb on 24th by your house as a pretty good spot to sneak in a night or two in the old neighborhood with the RV. Who knows maybe we will this spring. Take care and keep in touch!

  6. I’m excited for you and I’m looking forward to reading more about your future adventures. 🙂

  7. Jeremy and Robin:

    Robin stopped in at the Clear Creek Social services and struck up a conversation with my wife Linda, only to find out that you live just around the corner from us at Dumont, Co.

    We are new to 5th wheels but not camping, and search out lakes for kayaking. I did run into a problem with hauling kayaks on the back of the trailer and am in the process of building a kayak lift for the rear of the trailer, non-electric. Next June my wife cuts the chain from work, so then we will be free to travel.

    Linda, Tim and Bethy

    • Live, Breathe, Move

      Hi neighbor! We would love to see what you come up with for the kayaks. We have considered them for years but hadn’t come up with a way to reasonably transport them. Congrats on the future travels!

    • Live, Breathe, Move

      Hi Tim, This is Robin. Say hello to Linda for me, it was so nice meeting her. If you are looking for good places across the country to kayak we have some friends Tim and Amanda who are full-timers and kayak everywhere they go and have posts about most of them. Here is their blog: http://www.watsonswander.com. Enjoy!!

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