↟ Break Away Tale NR 187 // @archietheairstream

I’m Sarah and I’m currently traveling the US with my husband Nick in our vintage Airstream named Archie. We've traveled 10,000 miles through 30 states and 9 national parks. Currently, we're exploring the West Coast and trying to avoid winter.⠀ ⠀

When our lease for our apartment in Chicago was coming to an end this year, we started to have more serious talks about what we wanted out of life. We had always planned to search for a house and settle down because it just seemed like the “right” next step. But there always seemed to be this nagging feeling in the back of our minds. We wanted more out of our lives. Plus, there was Archie.⠀ ⠀

Archie came into our lives about 2 years ago when Nick stumbled across him parked on someone’s lawn. Archie hadn’t seen use in 30 years and the owner was willing to sell to a good home. For about a year, Archie sat outside Nick’s childhood home and we had no clue what to do with him.⠀ ⠀

With our lease ending, wanderlust in our hearts and and the perfect getaway vehicle, all of the puzzle pieces suddenly fit together. So we made the decision leave all the familiar behind and travel in Archie full-time to see what the road had to offer.⠀ ⠀

It wasn’t easy. I quit my job and we renovated Archie almost every weekend for 6 months. When we finally hit the road after saying goodbye to family/friends, we were terrified. But we wanted to figure out what truly made us happy and fulfilled when we left our comfort zone. Life in 22ft of space and on the move has its challenges, but the lessons we’ve learned and the relationship we’ve built with each other through this experience have been worth everything we’ve faced.⠀ ⠀

Our travels and future goals change on an almost weekly basis but as of right now we have no plans of stopping. We explore and grow together and are constantly thankful for Archie coming into our lives. Every day he teaches us something new. Make sure to follow our journey! Maybe we can inspire you to take that leap into the unknown too 😊

 

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