Hi! We’re Mike and Valerie.
We are a couple of computer geeks who met in college and have been inseparable ever since. Mike’s a software engineer and a life-long learner of all things complex (electrical systems, philosophy, and computer languages being his favorite subjects.) Valerie is a graphic designer, photographer, and minimalist.
How we got here, there, and everywhere.
(a.k.a the history of how we became TechnoGypsies)
It was the summer of 2013. We’d already lived the sunscreen speech—lived in New York, but left before it made us hard; lived in California, but left before it made us soft. Life had recently displaced us and we were talking about starting a family, so one might suppose the next step would be to pick a place and settle down.
We refused to settle just anywhere, so we packed up the car and took an epic road trip around the United States in search of a new place to call home.
With open minds, we tried on towns like one would try on new pairs of shoes. Some were shiny but too stiff. Some were comfy but not practical. Some kept passing us on the highway… wait, what? Yep! We were getting passed by other people’s houses on wheels and we thought that looked just right.
On a long stretch of road in the middle of nowhere, the craziest question of all was asked: why pick just one place to settle down?
That little RV in the passing lane looked nicer on the inside than some of the apartments we slaved for years to maintain. We had already been on the road for a few weeks at this point. Our jobs allowed us to work remotely from anywhere already. We were having a really good time.
Why not just call the road home and be done with it?
We got back to our stuff, put it in storage, bought an RV, grabbed our two dogs, and here we are: everywhere! The rest of the story will unfold when we get around to it. In the meantime, that’s us in a nutshell.
What we hope to accomplish with this blog:
- Share the lessons we’ve learned as full-time RVers.
- Share our technical expertise.
- Share our experiences… Because who doesn’t love a good story?