Generally, when someone asks you about yourself, one of the first things you think of sharing is what you do for a living. When did what we do for work become who we are? Work should be used to allow you to do what you love! You shouldn’t work for things and status because those things don’t bring true happiness. Do you ever feel like most of your life isn’t spent truly living? People often think of what they would do if money wasn’t an issue but they are rarely brave enough to take that step. However, that’s not the case for Josh and Jessa Works. They both had successful careers which allowed them to have nice cars and a beautiful home but they felt that their life wasn’t truly complete. That is when they decided to change their way of life. Jesse quit her job and Josh scaled his work down as well since he was able to work remotely. They decided to buy an Airstream trailer, pull up stakes and hit the road with their 2-year-old son Jack. Their goal is to visit all of the United State’s national parks and they are learning to slow down and enjoy the world around them as well as developing strong relationships with each other. What an amazing life they are building for their son on this family road trip!
Because Josh worked from home, he was able to continue to make money while on the road. However, because they sold their home and scaled down he didn’t have to work as much because they just didn’t have as many expenses traveling the country.
I would absolutely love to be able to see all the places that they have seen. The experience is definitely worth taking that leap!
Because there is not much room in the Airstream it forces them to get outside and enjoy nature!
The family tried to plan their destinations at times when there aren’t a lot of visitors so they can discover new places without having to deal with the bustle of other travelers, but occasionally they met up with other wanderers for some socialization.
The sights they saw along the way were breathtaking to say the least!
And it was a unique experience for their son Jack, who learned about the world as few kids get to do. Beautiful view at Horseshoe Bend Overlook.
They were able to go and do whatever they wanted to do during this journey. The freedom must have been so wonderful!
They visited places I didn’t even realized existed in this wonderful country. This is Devil’s Postpone National Monument.
This is Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park.
The family learned how to rely on each other while traveling the nation.
Here Josh is enjoying a swim in the cold waters of Convict Lake in the Sierras.
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley
Jack as strong as Superman at Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park.
It wasn’t just about visiting different places but doing different things while there. This picture was taken at the Prairie.
A lone coyote was just one of the many examples of wildlife they saw on their journey. This was taken at Death Valley National Park
Josh and a friend enjoying the views at Emerald Lake
What an incredible adventure! I’m so happy they were able to document their travels with such beautiful pictures!
The Work’s Family is currently exploring Colorado, according to their website. They have been on the road for 715 days and have visited 47 states. So far they have seen 27 of the 58 National Parks.
The family became nomadic when their son Jack was 2 years old. Although they still travel, they are no longer living on the road full-time. When Jack was old enough to start school they put down roots on the family farm in Kansas where Josh was born and raised. They are still working on their goal of visiting all of the Nation’s state parks. I envy this family! I would love to be able to pack up and hit the road with no set timeframe or specific plans on where we are going to stop. Just traveling where the road takes us sounds amazing! It’s definitely something to aspire to if only we can all take a chance on living life instead of working for a living!