Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

What is All This ‘Digital Nomad’ Talk?

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in About - (0 Comments)

You may have noticed that we repeatedly use a few terms which you may not be familiar with. Below is a glossary of sorts which will surely grow as time goes by. Location independence – The quality of not being tied to a specific place in terms of work and lifestyle. Any individual whose work and … Read more

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Without further ado, here is Part Two of the Top 10 Questions People Ask Us First About Becoming Digital Nomads… 5. What are you doing with your dogs, and are you driving your Civic? It would certainly be possible to make this journey in a sedan by sticking to major highways and large cities.  However, … Read more


As we share our plans for the future with others, these are the top ten questions we hear first: 10.  What happens if…? The second clause of this question is usually different, but the answer is almost always the same: We’ll deal with it.  A million and one what-ifs exist, and we’re not going to … Read more

Hatchling sea turtles

Exploring has always seemed to be an itch we could never quite scratch.  Whether hiking in a nearby state park or navigating bus systems an eight hour flight away, we are captivated by the world around us in all of its chaos and beauty. Though no one has said it yet (thanks everyone), we can … Read more

About Our Crew

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in About - (0 Comments)
Ian at breakfast in Belize

I just asked Ian, who is frantically typing, deleting, rubbing his hands over his eyes, typing some more, rereading what he typed, staring at the wall, and again typing, if he was going to be writing my bio section as well when he was done with his.  My question was nonchalant but serious, and to … Read more

We Have Gone Social!

March 19th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in About - (0 Comments)

Vangabonds has officially gone social. So go ahead and follow us, like us, share us, recommend us, and subscribe to us. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell Obama, tell your dog. You can use the links below to check out our pages, and you can subscribe to receive new post notifications in the right … Read more


March 16th, 2012 | Posted by Ian and Brianna in About - (2 Comments)
Vangabonds Logo

Huge thank you to Jon Masterson for our boss new logo!  To learn more about Jon’s many talents, skills, projects, and services as a creative professional, you can check out his website at  He’s one tough mudder.  As for us, we are now logoed, and that’s pretty damn official.

Checking In

February 27th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in About - (0 Comments)

Oh February, where have you gone?  I’m admittedly new to blogging, but it seems like 13 days of radio silence is probably a no-no.  Though I’ve had a blast jumping from project to project, I’ve found that once I start to write about it,  much of what we’ve been doing the last two weeks seems … Read more

In a Year

January 17th, 2012 | Posted by Brianna in About - (0 Comments)

In a year we will have departed the country in an unplanned, unlimited adventure.  Critic Arthur Compton-Rickett characterized our type as having “a vagrant strain in the blood, a natural inquisitiveness about the world beyond their doors,” and I must admit that it seems quite fitting (less the beggar connotation).  Perhaps we will be gone … Read more

The Middle

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by Ian and Brianna in About - (2 Comments)
Raleigh, NC

Welcome to the middle of our story. We don’t anticipate there being an end and aren’t really interested in pinpointing the beginning. What is it they say, “It’s not the destination, but the journey?” So here we are, in the middle, and to be honest, we’re quite excited about it. Maybe for you this will … Read more