Fun fact: that picture above was taken in November 2013 when Bryan and I took our first vacation together. We went to Peru together to hike the Inca Trail. It was the trip that cemented our plans to one day take off and travel the world. After that trip we decided we wanted to do many more trips together, so we made a list of all the places we would want to go one day. We quickly realized we couldn't fit all of our trips while working at desk jobs, and who knows what condition we would be in at retirement. We decided the best time is now. So we started saving. 2018 is our year to finally pursue our dream of travelling full time. Follow us on our journey as we attempt to become nomads and truly experience the world one city at a time.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Lauren, and I make up one-half of the Nomadic Wilhockis. I first fell in love with travel after graduating high school when my parents and I went to Greece and explored the isles for 10 days. It was my first time in Europe, and I loved learning about the culture and the history there that has influenced our world in significant ways. Ever since, I've been dreaming of visiting various cities around the world and immersing myself in their cultures. I love the outdoors and hiking, biking, running, swimming, climbing, dancing, skating...the list goes on. Anyone that knows me, knows that I also have a near-obsession with cooking. There's no better feeling than exploring new cuisines and cooking new dishes for friends and family.
So I guess by default that makes me #2 of the Nomadic Wilhockis (that what I get for procrastinating). My name is Bryan and I was bit by the travel bug because I was lucky enough growing up to get to travel all over the place almost every summer with my family. I have been all around the states and have seen many of the national parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Brice, Zion (highly recommend), Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon and more! I have also spent some time abroad in Italy, Tanzania, Amsterdam, and Peru. I have enjoyed my time abroad the most because it is more than seeing the sights, it's a learning experience and often a humbling experience to see what we take for granted in our every day lives is not the case for many around the world. I love learning about new cultures and getting to know the locals because when you find a kind soul and you are miles from home that is the experience that you remember and grow from (shout out to Manuel who was our kind soul we found in Peru). I also love the outdoors and we have some exciting hikes planned for our trip! I am also a gear head who is going to miss all of his tools and toys and am hoping I can get by with my carry on multi-tool for all our fix it needs! Lastly, we are both Civil Engineers who left our jobs to pursue this dream and we want to get into volunteer work we can do along the way that will put our school and professional knowledge to good use however we might be able to.