Josh and Jessa's life sounds like something out of a romantic comedy: The pair met on Facebook and got married. Jessa took a job as a graphic designer, and Josh was a web developer. After having their first child, they realized that their vanilla suburban life just wasn't going to work for them.
That's when they decided to do something drastic. The couple quit their jobs in favor of freelance work and bought a 27 foot Airstream mobile home. Their goal? To see 400 of the country's incredible national parks.
With their baby in tow, they set out on their adventure and began documenting it on Instagram. According to their social media, the family far prefers the simple life than the one they left behind. And, if their photos are any indication, the simple life is far more beautiful.
One of my favorite consequences of our travels is constantly recognizing places depicted in popular culture, or brought up in conversation with new friends, or in pictures posted by other explorers right here on Instagram. A truck commercial shot in the southern tapers of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a familiar view from the top of the Haleakalā volcano in Hawaii, that Google commercial at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon, or this shot right here: of a mildly inaccessible cubby near Second Beach on the Washington Coast. It is so rewarding, and a source of great pride, to have collected memories of so many beautiful locations throughout our country. #latergram
Got out onto Lost Lake this week for a bit of paddling. What a placid, serene location and oh so far from civilization. The lake also features a stunning view of Mount Hood (when it's clear, which wasn't too often this week). We also watched as a bald eagle harassed some smaller bird carrying a fish. Eventually the smaller bird dropped the fish and the eagle swooped and caught it from mid-air. Amazing.
Next, this couple traveled to 177 countries in their Mercedes wagon.