We 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!