about to launch our own version of the American dream!


Welcome to our blog chronicling our Radical Sabbatical!

What we’re doing: heading out on the road for a year of full-time RVing and working via laptop, internet, and cell phones. Tim will be teaching sports management courses online full-time for a few schools. I will be running my marketing + social media consulting business, The Collective Savvy, with my business partner Cassie who lives in Denver.

Why we’re doing it: because we can! We have never been interested in saving all the fun for retirement. Or owning a house, for that matter. This is probably as close as we’ll come to that. 🙂

What we’ve done to prepare: Last week we purchased the RV and the truck to pull it within a space of 24 hours! Talk about interesting! It was so smooth…we have never had things go so smoothly! We must really be meant to do this! Tim has been building his teaching business (soon to be housed under the name Yellowdog, LLC), and I have been building my new partnership consulting business.

We will be traveling and living in a 2010 Honda Ridgeline and a 2006 Trailmanor 3124KS.

Rice's Truck & RVWhen we’re doing it: God willing, we plan to leave on or before July 1st, 2010. Tim turns 40 that day, and we hope to be on our way to Alaska to spend July and August there. Then back to Denver in September, and hopefully a 2-week trip to Europe to celebrate our 15th anniversary. The rest is unplanned at this point, but we hope to get to both Minnesota and Alabama to spend some time with our families.

We’ll be writing about a variety of topics and posting quite a few images (I can hardly wait to get out and photograph more frequently!), and you’ll probably also hear about our life from our yellow lab mix Chase’s perspective!

Feel free to comment, call, or email. Oh, and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and more by clicking the “More Info” tab at the left of your screen.

Here we go!

by candy

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05.03.2010 - 7:16 am

Cassie The blog looks great and how much fun to get this going! Can’t wait to hear more updates from the Radical Sabbatical! And I love the idea of a work meeting in Alaska… Congratulations!

🙂 Cassie

05.03.2010 - 10:47 am

candy Thank you Cassie! Let’s DO have a work meeting in Alaska!! That would be amazing!

And next up on the blog list is….Colorado Culture! Woo-hoo! Let’s get yours up and running!

Candy 🙂

05.03.2010 - 2:25 pm

Joyful I love your reason for doing this – because you can! Your spirit of adventure obviously is alive and well – I’m so proud of you both for following your dreams! Can’t wait to follow you via blog ‘n photos…

05.04.2010 - 12:01 am

candy Thanks Mom! I figured you’d like that!
Candy 🙂

05.05.2010 - 5:21 am

Dan Great idea… Enjoy the ride and can’t wait to see the pictures!!!

Safe travels,

05.05.2010 - 9:28 am

candy Thanks Dan! What are you up to these days?
Candy 🙂

05.05.2010 - 7:45 pm

Deb Boldt Sounds great! Take good care of yourselves! Love ya!

05.05.2010 - 10:23 pm

candy Thank you, Deb! 🙂

05.06.2010 - 7:05 am

Brenda Vaught “La la la la LIVE OUT LOUD”! You guys are awesome. I can’t wait to see how you draw closer to each other and closer to God! What a blast!

05.06.2010 - 1:43 pm

candy Exactly Brenda! Thanks! We are so excited…and awed that it’s almost time to do this!

05.13.2010 - 2:53 pm

Lauren J I am hoping to live vicariously through you both! I can’t wait to hear and see the adventures. Make sure to stop by one of the schools in September so I can receive a personal update. 🙂

05.13.2010 - 4:18 pm

candy Hey Lauren. You rock! We are serious about wanting to get in touch with other Goodwill programs in the places we’re headed…would love to continue working with this program! And we’ll be sure to stop by and see you, and hopefully be able to do some portfolio reviews, etc., as well!

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