Breaking Away from the Daily Grind

Today marks my last day at my corporate job in San Jose, California. Like all tech employees in Silicon Valley, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends (and sometimes in the middle) to keep up with the demands of the job. I finally reached a point where I felt I wanted to make a change for the better. A simpler way of life that let’s me spend more time with my partner, our dog Milo as well as our family and friends. We decided that it was time to get away from corporate and find a new adventure where we could return to our home in Seattle.

Once we made the decision to leave San Jose we were faced with a dilemma. Our lease in San Jose ended in November but our house in Seattle wouldn’t be available until March. What to do? What to do? We needed to come up with a plan for the three months we would be in limbo. We already owned a tiny 16’ Airstream Bambi Sport that hasn’t been getting much use. So we thought this was a great opportunity to get back into the Airstream and use it as our home base to travel through California and Arizona before we head North.

Leaving San Jose with our 16′ Airstream Trailer

So we packed up our worldly possessions into a moving POD and sent it into storage. Then we loaded up the Airstream with our clothes, gadgets, food, and water ready to head to our first destination of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

As we told our family and friends of the adventure we were encouraged to start this blog where we could share not only the places we go and the things we do, but also the lessons we learn about being on the road and how we are making the most out of the Airstream. We invite you along for the ride and welcome you to the conversation.


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