In 2015, my wife and I decided it was time to leave Boston. We did love the city, but we both felt the itch to explore new opportunities and new places. Many of our friends and colleagues had already moved to cities like New York City, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, and Austin, but we realized we had been to few of these places ourselves. As we were starting to brainstorm where to call home next, we realized we wanted to visit them all.
That summer, we were lucky enough to carve out some time and arrange remote work to allow us to “city shop” and started building out our own custom camper van. A 1999 Ford E350, affectionately named Vincent Van-goes-places, became our temporary mobile living space for a three month, once-in-a-lifetime trip covering 12,999 miles throughout the contiguous United States.