A mid-40s couple restores a tiny canned-ham trailer, leaves their mundane careers, and takes off on a journey across the continent. Sounds pretty good to me.
When it comes to making enough money to get by, the two have a unique system.
“In our ideal setting,” Hutchison explains, “is four months of working somewhere, [or] four months of volunteering somewhere, and then four months of traveling.”
FROM THE VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO ARTICLE:
“Many people spend most of their day in an office, and I was really, really tired of that and being tied to e-mail and my calendar.” Galiardi explains.
“We both had challenging careers,” she says. “The challenges were becoming, ‘How much more can I fit in?’ Rather than [fitting in] what I really want to be doing.”
Now the couple uses the trailer as a home base, spending much of their time outdoors: kayaking, biking and hiking.
On fitting the few things they own into a tiny space:
“It’s a lot like a sailboat. In that, everything has to have its place,” says Hutchison. “When you go look for that thing, it’s there. And then it goes back there when it’s done.”
If you are interested in learning more they have been keeping a blog of their adventures over the past few years. You can read more by clicking here: Tales from a Mid-Lifeventure.