My Why

Hi, I’m Amanda. Thanks for visiting my page!

I was born & raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. I lived there for 30 years of my life, and always dreamed of warmer winters, mountains & palm trees, and life outside of what I always knew. 

I grew up traveling a lot - family vacations and even a student ambassador program overseas in the United Kingdom at the age of 11. In college I studied abroad for a month in Italy and Greece and later on throughout my 20's I spent a lot of time exploring the USA and the Caribbean. 

At the end of 2018 a new travel idea was born, one that would change my life forever... to sell everything that was owning us and holding us back and take off traveling the country together in an RV. The idea was to visit all the continental states, see everything we wanted to see, and to interview possible places to live in the future too! 

In May 2019 we made our dream a reality. We quit our 9-5's, we listed our townhome for sale, and we moved full-time into a 32 foot travel trailer with our 2 Bengal cats. On May 24th, 2019, we became official nomads! 

& I’m here to tell my story & share with you what the world has taught me.

I'm also here to teach you how you can do the same... How you can break free from the life you've always been told to life, and live the life of your dreams. I'm here to teach you how you can travel more, spend more time with your friends and family, or even just leave the corporate world to work from home. You don't have to do things just because you've always been told to do them - just because everyone else is doing it that way. 

You can live your life in any way you choose. 

& I want to teach you how! I share weekly (or more) travel reviews and life updates, tips and tricks, motivation and inspiration on how to conquer fear, embrace minimalism, and learn to LOVE change. We also have a monthly A&A Nomadic Newsletter you can subscribe to to get all the latest insight on stepping out of your comfort zone. 

Life is too short to go through the motions - to sit at a desk at a job that doesn't light you up inside. Life is too short to wait for someday, or retirement, or to keep pushing things off until next year. 

The time to live is NOW. Join me!​​


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