High-school-sweethearts-turned-full-time-travelers Katie and Ben seek adrenaline rushes, good food, authentic experiences, and adventures off the typical tourist path. Originally from Minnesota, they admit to having an incurable case of wanderlust.
But oddly enough, they didn’t start out that way. In fact, neither had set foot overseas until they were in their twenties. It was only after getting married that they decided to quit their comfortable jobs, book an absurdly cheap flight to Colombia, and leave behind the things that didn’t fit into their backpacks.
Traveling since 2014, their adventures have taken many shapes and forms: from living in South Korea, where they taught English for a year, to a year-long round-the-world trip. When the money ran out, they relocated to the United States and spent the summer months traveling down the West Coast and living in a campervan they actually built themselves.
In other words: travelling is what they do best. “We’ve been through a lot together,” they write on their website, “awkward teenage years, college, long-distance, traveling together 24/7—and at the end of it all, we still sorta like each other,” they joke.
“This summer is W I E R D,” they admitted in a recent Instagram post, “no doubt about it, but campervan travel has been kind of amazing. We’ve been able to basically avoid as much human interaction as possible (which I never thought I’d intentionally do, but here we are). We can cook for ourselves. We don’t need to stay in hotels. We can avoid most public bathrooms. It’s kind of perfect right now.”
You’d want to join in!