Our Story

10409139_10205590259575247_7950058561554017233_nWe are Kate and Cory. You more than likely know us already but perhaps you’ve landed on our blog somehow and are wondering what we are all about. Either way, welcome to our blog – we’re glad you’re here to join us on this journey!
 
First a little background:  On December 16th, 2011, Cory and I went on a blind date. Ever since, we have been inseparable. We were married June 22, 2013 and soon after, we packed up our Minneapolis, Minnesota lives and relocated to Dallas, Texas. However, we had a feeling Dallas would not be our forever home. A two-year contract and a little bit of extra cash allowed us to dream about how we truly wanted to live our lives. That dream didn’t involve sitting at a desk, or making presentations, or submitting reports, or collecting paychecks so that we could just collect more stuff. We dreamed about travel and unknown cultures and beaches and sunsets and stars and turtles and making some sort of difference.
 
What did we give up you ask? Well, after meeting Cory, in anticipation of a move, I very willingly hung up my litigator hat for a much more stress-free and life-allowing career in eDiscovery sales and marketing. Cory is an entrepreneur who built a company out of a crazy idea and an accidental trip to China. After successfully creating and growing his heart rate monitor/pedometer business, he sold it to a distributor, agreed to a contract, a salary and a move to Dallas.
 
It’s now two years later, and we have decided to make a huge leap of faith – in each other, in life and in the world. Very soon we will be unemployed and homeless. When we leave Dallas on August 8th we will only have a very few possessions – possessions we picked out of the mass of stuff we had accumulated over time – stuff that seemed to only clutter and complicate our lives. But now we will head out with only what we truly need – a couple of pairs of underwear and a headlamp.
 
How long will we be gone? Cory would say, “until the money runs out.” We both agree that we will travel as long as possible – until we’re exhausted and until we’ve discovered all we can. Most importantly, we’re open for any opportunity or adventure that comes our way.
 
Don’t worry, we’re not falling off the planet! But we might be off the grid for long stretches of time. Our very rough “plan” is posted (or will be posted soon) so you can keep track of us. And we would love visitors while we’re on the road. So whether we’re squatting in Costa Rica, Peru or Lithuania, come squat with us!

 

  10 comments for “Our Story

  1. Colminator
    July 24, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I’m number 1. Good luck. Keep on truckin. -AC

  2. Lyndsey W.
    August 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Kate. You continue to to amaze me. I am so excited to read about your adventures. Be safe, have fun and enjoy each other!

    Hugs!
    LW

  3. Ruth
    August 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

    So incredibly proud of you two! What an amazing leap of faith! You both are continuously in my prayers! Sending all good vibes and love your way! Let me know when you’re ready to hit Costa Rica, Cuba and Merida. I have family there! Love you both and miss you both!!!

  4. Marianne W
    August 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    So happy and excited for you and your new life journey! Remember when Max told you that you should start a blog? Well, I don’t think he could have ever imagined it would be this type of blog! Best wishes and ENJOY!

  5. Nena Peterson
    August 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Enjoy!! And if you find yourself in the Philippines or Ireland, let me know. My family there would be happy to see you.

  6. Judy Feldt
    August 20, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Have a wonderful time, look forward to hear about your travels.

  7. August 20, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Single Malt Scotch in exchange for hiking socks…..fair enough trade.

  8. August 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    So so cool! Enjoy your adventures.

  9. November 7, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Welly Well Well seems your on an ADVENTURE! (of a lifetime…) -SLF

    shawn@trustmedia.tv (651) 248-4600

  10. Judith
    November 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    So glad to hear about your latest adventure. From my past experience the hardest part about working with children in an orphanage is having to say good bye. Love you…..

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