In the beginning, I thought our journey was going to be like a vacation all the time. We would travel the country, experience amazing travel adventures, and life would be SKITTLES and RAINBOWS all of the time.
In reality, I’ve discovered the RV lifestyle to be rewarding most of the time, challenging some of the time, and to say the least…A TOTAL LIFE ADVENTURE!
This is the beginning of our story!
We are Travis and Traci LeBlanc, and our story began in October 2008 when a small-town girl married her big-city boy.
We were living what we thought was our forever lives in our big house with our big careers, making big money. However, our life together was filled with unimaginable stress, and it was consuming us.
Travis and I both worked for the same company collectively for more than 15 years. For us, we were dedicated to our careers to the point that our work didn’t end at quitting time.
Many nights our work came home with us. Our phones would be by our side, our laptops would be on, and our conversations would be about work.
Every aspect of our lives revolved around our careers, and we were becoming comfortable living our lives under a cloud of complacency and regret.
Little did we know, how much things would soon change.
Shortly after we were married, our lives and relationship were tested in a major way.
The day after Christmas in 2010, Travis was in a devastating accident that left him in a coma for seven days. In the hospital, I struggled with fear, hopelessness, and an incapability to do anything about it.
I questioned my faith, my purpose, and my will to go on without the love of my life, but by the grace of God, he eventually came back to us.
One year later we received more life-altering news (God wasn’t done with us yet)! At only 34 years old, I was diagnosed with Cancer. I felt lost, overwhelmed, and need I say, angry that we already had to endure so much.
I’ve always had a passion for reading, writing, and telling the stories of others, but kept those talents hidden from the world for many years. I struggled with paralyzing feelings of self-doubt and constantly feared what others would think. I often told myself that I wasn’t good enough and I eventually began believing it.
Travis had a love of music and always dreamed of playing the guitar, but never took the time to learn how to play. He often felt inadequate and many times let others dictate his success, his purpose, and his passion.
Yet, we continued living the life society told us was normal – measuring our own self-worth by what others thought of us, by how much success we had in our careers, and by how perfect we portrayed our lives to be.
Until one day, we said, "NO MORE!"
I remember coming home from work one day, exhausted and frustrated, and found Travis staring at the TV in awe-struck wonder. Instead of our normal TV reality shows, he was watching YouTube (something we had never done before).
He found a channel about a family who sold everything and began traveling full-time in an RV. I plopped down next to him consumed with all of the struggles I had experienced earlier that day, and before you know it, I was completely fascinated!
After several hours and a bowl full of popcorn, we slowly looked at each other and just smiled! Could this be what had been missing in our lives? Could this be the answer to us finding our true purpose in life?
could the RV lifestyle actually be a possibility for us?
In January 2019, the once crazy idea of traveling full-time in an RV became our new life adventure. Many people find themselves stuck, not having the courage to make a life change. For us, this was our opportunity to begin living a life of freedom – of traveling full-time, making memories, and helping others along the way.
I can tell you, it wasn’t easy! Our family thought we were a little crazy and sometimes we felt crazy too, but through our travels, we’ve discovered the simplest answers in life can be found in the history of those that came before us, in the culture of the ones we meet, and in the places that touch our souls.
Because we took a leap of faith and found our courage within, we now have the privilege of helping others create the life they’ve always dreamed of letting go of all the outside insecurities holding them back from discovering their true passion, dictating their own success, and doing something about it.
Our purpose in life is to discover adventure, live by faith, and above all, inspire, motivate, and empower you to live your best life in your own way, at your own pace, and on your own terms!
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