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A few have told how they sold all their possessions and renovated a bus to live debt-free and travel 16,000 miles with their baby daughter and dog

A few have told how they sold all their possessions and renovated an ex-military bus to live debt-free and travel 16,000 miles with their baby daughter and dog.

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Will and Kristin Watson, from Jacksonville, Florida, met at work in 2013 and had always longed to set off and travel, but their 9-5 office jobs prevented them from taking the plunge.

But when Mr. Watson, 31, owner of a creative video company, and Mrs. Watson [29] and marketing manager got married in 2018, they decided to quit their job, buy a bus, and travel full time.

A few have told how they sold all their possessions and renovated a bus to live debt-free and travel 16,000 miles with their baby daughter and dog

A few have told how they sold all their possessions and renovated a bus to live debt-free and travel 16,000 miles with their baby daughter and dog

The couple's dream came true when they bought an ex-military bus in Layton, Utah, $ 8,000.

Mr. Watson sold an old truck and also paid $ 24,000 in debt before boarding and starting the renovations.

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He said: & # 39; We have always enjoyed traveling. Kristin spent her college years backpacking in different countries, and I was in the boy scouts. We both also traveled extensively for work & # 39 ;.

& # 39; We both met at work in 2013 and we were married in 2018. But we really wanted to travel together, so we started looking at vehicles that we could renovate and involve full-time.

& # 39; I sold an old truck for it and we also paid about $ 24,000 in debt before we boarded. We wanted to have the freedom to live this kind of lifestyle. We could have done it with debt, but we would not be free & # 39; free & # 39; have felt and do not want to dictate what we could do or where we are going.

Will and Kristin Watson, from Jacksonville, Florida, met at work in 2013 and had always longed to set off and travel, but their 9-5 office jobs prevented them from taking the plunge.

Will and Kristin Watson, from Jacksonville, Florida, met at work in 2013 and had always longed to set off and travel, but their 9-5 office jobs prevented them from taking the plunge.

Will and Kristin Watson, from Jacksonville, Florida, met at work in 2013 and had always longed to set off and travel, but their 9-5 office jobs prevented them from taking the plunge.

Mr. Watson sold an old truck and also paid $ 24,000 in debt before boarding and starting the renovations.

Mr. Watson sold an old truck and also paid $ 24,000 in debt before boarding and starting the renovations.

Mr. Watson sold an old truck and also paid $ 24,000 in debt before boarding and starting the renovations.

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& # 39; Being free from debt feels great. If we now check our bank balance, we feel a sense of peace and security. We have even been able to save money since we moved to our little house and we are in the best place we have ever been in our entire lives. & # 39;

The couple transformed the old bus into a stylish house, complete with a kitchen, a sofa, a bed, an office, and a bathroom.

And the renovation went smoothly until Mrs. Watson discovered she was pregnant. They were not sure if they could continue their nomad dream, but decided to take their baby on a trip.

Their daughter Roam was born in September 2018 and the family got on the bus full time in April 2019, when she was only six months old.

& # 39; In January 2018 we were busy with our renovations for about five months and we unexpectedly discovered that Kristin was pregnant & # 39 ;, said Mr. Watson.

Family and friends greatly support their adventures and enjoy seeing their journey documented via social media
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Family and friends greatly support their adventures and enjoy seeing their journey documented via social media

Family and friends greatly support their adventures and enjoy seeing their journey documented via social media

But when Mr. Watson [31], owner of a creative video company, and Mrs. Watson [29] and marketing manager got married in 2018, they decided to quit their job, buy a bus and pay full time

But when Mr. Watson [31], owner of a creative video company, and Mrs. Watson [29] and marketing manager got married in 2018, they decided to quit their job, buy a bus and pay full time

But when Mr. Watson [31], owner of a creative video company, and Mrs. Watson [29] and marketing manager got married in 2018, they decided to quit their job, buy a bus and pay full time

& # 39; It was a bit of a crooked ball. Neither of us planned to have children, but we knew that this was a wonderful baby and it should be. After the first shock started, we were very excited to welcome our little one into the world.

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& # 39; We had already met so many other families who lived in buses and vans with several children and we thought & # 39; if they can do it, we can do it & # 39 ;.

The family of four, including their dog, Rush, has since traveled more than 16,000 miles from Florida Keys on the east coast to Nova Scotia, Canada.

The biggest struggle is to have to stop every few hours while they are en route, so that their daughter can crawl around and get something to eat.

The couple transformed the old bus into a stylish house, complete with a kitchen, a sofa, a bed, an office, and a bathroom

Family and friends greatly support their adventures and enjoy seeing their journey documented via social media.

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As the winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, the family is heading south toward Florida.

& # 39; We are zigzagging from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, Canada. We have traveled more than 16,000 miles and seen so many incredible places, & Mrs. Watson said.

& # 39; On longer travel days we have to stop every few hours so that Roam can crawl around and eat. If we let her sleep at night, we must be very quiet, so we won't wake her. Other than those two things, we don't have too many problems.

As the winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, the family is heading south toward Florida

As the winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, the family is heading south toward Florida

As the winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, the family is heading south toward Florida

& # 39; On longer travel days we have to stop every few hours so that Roam can crawl around and eat. If we let her sleep at night, we must be very quiet, so we won't wake her. Apart from those two things, we don't have too many problems, & Mr. 39 said

& # 39; On longer travel days we have to stop every few hours so that Roam can crawl around and eat. If we let her sleep at night, we must be very quiet, so we won't wake her. Apart from those two things, we don't have too many problems, & Mr. 39 said

& # 39; On longer travel days we have to stop every few hours so that Roam can crawl around and eat. If we let her sleep at night, we must be very quiet, so we won't wake her. Apart from those two things, we don't have too many problems, & Mr. 39 said

The Watson family says traveling with their baby & # 39; scary & # 39; but that she has adapted and they are grateful that they have made the leap

The Watson family says traveling with their baby & # 39; scary & # 39; but that she has adapted and they are grateful that they have made the leap

The Watson family says traveling with their baby & # 39; scary & # 39; but that she has adapted and they are grateful that they have made the leap

& # 39; Roam has grown so much since she was six months old. At the time, she was barely able to move, and now she climbs the whole bus to explore.

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& # 39; Our family has super supported our adventures and they especially love that we document them all on YouTube so they can see Roam grow up.

& # 39; Roam was the perfect baby for this trip. We don't get in each other's way, even though we live close together. & # 39;

The Watson family says traveling with their baby & # 39; scary & # 39; but that she has adapted and they are grateful that they have made the leap.

Mrs. Watson said: & I know it can seem scary to take your baby to places that are not technically baby friendly. I know it is a difficult choice to live a life with a baby who does not meet the & # 39; norm & # 39; satisfactory, but something we've realized in the past year is that babies are incredibly flexible and want to experience the same things as you, & # 39; Kristin said.

& # 39; Remember that someone else's reality does not have to be yours. If you really want something, you can have it. You just have to work for it and believe it's possible. We are living proof of that. Go get it now. & # 39;

& # 39; We are zigzagging from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, Canada. We have traveled more than 16,000 miles and seen so many incredible places, & Mrs. Watson said
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& # 39; We are zigzagging from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, Canada. We have traveled more than 16,000 miles and seen so many incredible places, & Mrs. Watson said

& # 39; We are zigzagging from the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, Canada. We have traveled more than 16,000 miles and seen so many incredible places, & Mrs. Watson said

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