Chris and Sara Zion Utah
HEY Y'ALL!
We're Chris and Sara
a husband and wife team who love to travel. We believe that travel can be a force for good, and we want to help others see the world in a new way. Through our website and social media channels, we provide inspiration and information for other travel enthusiasts who want to pursue a life outside of the normal 9-5 hustle.

We believe in pursuing adventure and meaningful moments, even when it gets uncomfortable. We also believe that our adventures have the opportunity to positively or negatively impact the people and places we visit, so traveling ethically and responsibly with the goal of leaving the world a little better than we found it the ultimate goal.
We calculated the risk and made a jump into a life we love.
Just a few years ago, if you had looked at us you would have found us exhausted, overwhelmed, and a bit burned out. Sara was stuck in a stuffy, windowless office, while Chris was trying to keep up with the demands of his freelance clients. But then, in 2018, we traded in that office to travel full-time in a van, and we haven't looked back. Today, we are able to travel around the world working as our own bosses.
Chris and Sara on a couch in Brazil
Don't put off the memory making moments for "one day." Start today and make your moments impactful. Grab a friend, go for an adventure, and most importantly, remember that you and your life have an impact on others. Use that impact for good and don't waste another second.
Chris and Sara in a cabin in Brazil
We're probably sipping coffee somewhere and dreaming of ways we can help others travel, work from the road, and create an authentic businesses that allow them to live more and work less.
Y'all wanna know what excites us? Making people feel known and celebrating their wins.
Community over competition.
Because sometimes this journey gets lonely and our only friends are called Ben + Jerry (fudge brownie anyone?). If we can be the "if they can do it and so I can" type of people while the rest of the world is provoking doubt… then we'll consider our job done.

This is our story

...well a brief overview anyway

June 2014
We met cycling across America. It makes us sound hardcore but trust us we're not. We cycled over 2500 miles from Seattle to New York City raising money for refugees. Somewhere along the way we noticed each other. Spandex never looked so good.
Chris and Sara on a bicycle tour
June 2016
We eloped in the mountains of the pacfic northwest and moved across the country to live in Seattle. We figured that if we were going to start our lives together, and could work from anywhere we might as well do it in a place that we loved.
Chris and Sara on their wedding day
October 2016
We packed our bags and traveled to Chang Mai, Thailand for a two-month photo and video project.

It was an amazing experience living in a foreign country for the first time. The people we met were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and we had the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful places in the world. We even got to visit an elephant sanctuary! Overall, it was an incredible experience that we'll never forget and we owe a lot of our love for travel to this trip.

Sara heading off to thailand
November 2017
Our family got a little bigger as we welcomed Kramer into the mix.
Kramer (our dog) first hike. He couldn't make it up the hills very well which is why he's in a backpack.
May 2018
We decided to sell most of our belongings, move from Seattle, and convert a Mercedes Sprinter van into our home.

The idea was simple: live more efficiently, travel more easily, and save money on rent and utilities. It turns out that van life isn't always as glamorous as it seems. In fact, it can be pretty challenging at times. But it's also incredibly rewarding. We've learned how to live with less, how to be flexible and adaptable, and how to find humor in every situation. If you're thinking about making the switch to van life, we say go for it! Just be prepared for some bumps (and a few bruises) along the way.

Chris and Sara start van life
February 2019
Uploaded our very first Youtube video.

We never expected our first video to blow up the way it did. When we sat down to film our van tour, we had no idea that 5.3 million people would tune in to watch. But the Internet is a funny place, and sometimes a simple video can struck a chord with viewers around the world. It was all a bit overwhelming, but we're glad that we took the plunge and started our YouTube channel.

WATCH OUR FIRST VAN TOUR
Chris and Sara's first van tour that went viral
June 2020
We had been on the road for a year and a half when we made the decision to sell our van.

It was a tough choice, but with travel restrictions still in place and no end in sight, we decided to make use of our time and convert a second van! We had learned a lot from our first van, and were determined to make our second one even better.

Building our second van Sunny
November 2020
We bought our first home in Chattanooga, Tennessee

We were thrilled to be homeowners at last. The house was perfect for us: it was close to downtown, had a nice yard, and came with a built-in pizza oven (a must-have for any self-respecting pizza  Chattanooga was a great place to live, and we quickly settled into our new life as homeowners. We made new friends, explored the city, and learned all about home maintenance. It was a wonderful time in our lives, and we will always cherish our memories of our first home.

Chris and Sara purchase their new house in Chattanooga
June 2021
We finished our converting our second van.

After months of anticipation, we finally hit the road in our newly converted van. We'd spent countless hours planning and preparation, outfitting the van with everything we need for long-term travel.

Chris and Sara finish their second van conversion Sunny
February 2022
2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for international travel.

We're already making plans to see some of the world's most iconic destinations, and we can't wait to share them with y'all. From the beautiful beaches of Brazil to the stunning skyline of Mexico City, we're looking forward to experiencing everything that the world has to offer. And of course, we're also looking forward to meeting new people and sampling exotic cuisine from all over the globe. In short, we can't wait to get out there and explore the world in 2022. So let's start packing our bags and getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Sara in Mexico with Kramer riding on her back
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