Tree and I met at a wine tasting party in Las Vegas and quickly discovered a mutual passion for each other and all things decadent, irreverent, funny, foreign, spicy and inspiring. During our first couple years, Tree spent his days rock climbing while I finished my degree in Literature at UCLA. In January of 2008, Tree had a serious climbing accident that landed him in a wheelchair for 6 months. I graduated from school and landed a lucrative sales job that would soon make me miserable- that is, until I got laid-off during the recession. This was a scary and trying chapter of our life, but today we can see the blessing. It forced us to take a deep look at our values, our life path, and ourselves. Through this reflection we decided that we didn’t want to be slaves to consumerism, debt and possessions. We gave up the American Dream to pursue Our Dream. We wanted freedom, and we wanted to explore the world. We discovered that we are nomads!
-Stevie, Tree and Kiki
Update: We got married on the beach at Playa El Tunco, El Salvador, on Feb.16th, 2011. Click here to read about our special day!
Update: We have definitely decided and declared our intent to drive around the world. Read more here.