Quit your job and travel? Really?

Most people think the odds are against them when they hear “quit your job and travel.”

But it’s the #1 response people give when asked “what would you love to do more than anything?”  No. 1 is travel and the No. 2 response is quit my job.  

The #1 reason they give for NOT doing either is money.

You’re about to meet some people who will inspire you and show you that it doesn’t take a lot of money to travel.

And, you’re going to learn that there are countless ways to travel cheaply and even make travel your business.

Meet the dreamers and doers:

First off, meet Nomadic Matt who will prove to you it’s possible to travel without a lot of money.



In 2006, he set off on a year long adventure around the world that turned into eighteen months. When he returned home, he realized he couldn’t go back to the 9-7 and was back on the road within three months.

Matt has turned his love for traveling into a thriving business. He has become a world renown blogging expert on traveling on a budget and is a featured writer for many top publications.

His blog  is a treasure chest of articles and his books that will give you endless resources and ideas for traveling the world cheaper than you ever dreamed possible – plus he teaches how to build an income as a travel blogger.


What fun we had meeting Matt in Portland last summer.

His #1 book is “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter” He has written city guides available for budget traveling  in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Stockholm.

It all started with Matt’s desire to travel.


QUIT YOUR JOB AND TRAVEL … life’s too short to wait.

packing_lightIt was the title of Allison Vesterfelt’s first book that grabbed my attention and interest …

“Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage.”

Allison dreamed of being a writer and finally made the leap by quitting her full time job, selling nearly everything she owned and taking off on a year long journey across the country in her Subaru Outback.

Her story of the journey and struggle to get her book published will inspire you, because of the insights she gained as she moved past obstacles.  She now is an author of two additional books “The Chase”, and “ Writing to Find Yourself: Becoming More Authentic Through the Art of Writing”  and is helping aspiring writers become published authors.

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It all started with a year long roadtrip for Allison.


It all starts with the dream to quit your job and travel.

Nadine Pisani had a dream to quit her job and move to Costa Rica.  In her book “Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week” she share’s how she and her husband risked it all for the dream of living the life they desired.


Her wit and humor will have you laughing as she shares how they found reliable utilities are not that reliable, quirky neighbors are unavoidable, and tackling red tape takes the strength of a linebacker

She has since written two additional books to help you even more if your dream is to move to Costa Rica.  “Happier Than a Billionaire: The Sequel”  is their story of moving to the beach to build their dream home and discovering that not all dreams come in the form of brick and mortar. Some appear after taking a chance when all odds are against you.

The third book “Happier Than A Billionaire: The Escape Manual” is your how-to manual, your guide for moving to, living in or traveling through Costa Rica.

Check out her blog.

It all started with a Nadine’s desire to quit her job and live in a tropical paradise. 

Quit your job and travel … on the cheap!

We learned about Vanabode by Jason Odom long before we were living in our pickup camper.  Is it any wonder that his message intrigued us when we were still dreaming of living on a never-ending roadtrip:

I will show every single person how to get out of their current situation and on to the road trip of a lifetime by using the strategies and equipment my wife and I have used for 21+ years.

If you want to be successful and have fun every single day of your life let me spoon-feed you our solid, proven, well-explained plan. I cover everything you need to have a great life on $20 a day; including delicious food, lodging, transportation, a hot bath, a good night’s sleep in your own clean bed, and days and nights filled with great fun, romance, and new experiences.

Wikipedia’s definition of a “disruptive technology” or “disruptive innovation” describes Vanabode precisely; innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by being lower priced or making something for everyone that was previously only available to the rich.


We immediately bought the book “Vanabode happily camp, travel and live forever on $20 a day.”

This book is as wondrous as the Sears Catalog used to be for my grandparents!  We devoured it, began to see how traveling was possible without having a huge bank account first.   And there are times we still consider a white Chevy van. (Get the book to find out why.)

For Jason, it started with a dream to live and travel cheaply.

Miracles happened to us … it can happen to you, too, when you quit your job and travel.

Finally, meet the Naked Hippies!  That’s us!  Since November 2013 we have been traveling the open road on a never-ending roadtrip.  It’s our dream come true.

Naked Hippies Roadtrip One Year Mark

Did we have a huge savings when we started out?  No.
Did we have a top of the line RV when we left Missouri?  No.
Did we have an online business that we could do from anywhere we parked our camper. YES!

We had the dream, the desire and the belief that everything would be provided as needed. And it has been.

12071894_10208713955626951_1220778536_nI just published my first book, written to tell our story… you can read how we got rid of everything and lived in a tent one summer … how our pickup camper literally dropped in our laps… of our adventures and fun as our dream became real and we hit the road.

And most of all, just like the others mentioned above, you’ll be inspired to go for your dream … NOW!  Pick up your copy of “RV LIVING The Naked Hippies Way: Live YOUR Dreams, Don’t Wait for “Someday” 

I know you’re thinking … are they really naked?  You’ll have to read the book!

For the Naked Hippies, it started with a dream to live, travel and work on the never-ending roadtrip.

Every single person featured in this blog post started with a dream.  A dream to travel, a dream to quit their  job, a dream to write, to inspire, to show others how it can be done.

Yes, you can quit your job and travel. 
If you could take off and go anywhere right now, where would you go?
See you on the road!

It don't get any better than this ... until it does! - The Naked Hippies

It don’t get any better than this … until it does! – The Naked Hippies







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P.S.  We live the Freedom Lifestyle. We can work from anywhere we choose to be. We can be across the country visiting friends and family, walking on the beach, climbing the red rocks in Sedona, or parked in a campground. And we can still work ON our business. This business does not require me to punch a clock, sit in commuter traffic wasting hours we could be spending together, waking up at some crazy hour just to make it to work. We get to work with people we choose to work with, whose company we enjoy. We are the CEOs of us – the Naked Hippies!

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