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Becoming nomads


Becoming nomads

We are the Doyle-Désy, a family who decided to leave everything to live on the roads. Since June 2016, we live and discover the world aboard our rolling house.

Becoming a nomad did not happen overnight; a journey lasting several months was necessary to make it happen. We had already wandered a lot with a backpack, bicycle, plane, rentingl hotels or apartments.

With the arrival of our children came the desire to travel by adapting to their rhythm. Leaving with everything we needed, be able to nap, cook, have a good level of comfort, while discovering new places. Traveling in a recreational vehicle met all these criteria.

Our first acquisition, in 2013, was a small class B, Eurovan from Volkswagen. Short trips as well as a trip of a few weeks in the Magdalen Islands have turned us into followers of this lifestyle. It was a revelation!

We wanted more. More adventures, but also more comfort. We dreamed of traveling. The annual holidays left us unsatisfied. It was a call to adventure; we were looking for great changes.

To leave in the long term, is it possible?

Fall 2015, we decided to buy a vehicle offering more amenities. We wanted permanent beds, a big fridge and a bathroom. The Eurovan was thus put on sale and was replaced by a class C of 25 feet. The whole family immediately felt at home.

Reflection continuing ... We had planned a trip of about six months. Long enough to offer us a wonderful experience. The road trip of a lifetime, as they say. But the list of places to explore was so long that just thinking about it, the time was already running out.

A question then came to us: "Why only six months? Why not longer? " Shivers of fear, butterflies in the stomach ... Are we mad enough to leave everything? The idea made us dizzy.

Christmas 2015 was our ultimate test: Three weeks to drive to Florida and experience motorized lifestyle. The adventure proved conclusive; fear has vanished.

On the way back, the big decision was made: Sell everything and leave, as a family, to discover the world. Where? No idea. For how long? As long as possible.

The future opened up to us; the horizon was infinite. And there were so few constraints that it was scary but, at the same time, extremely exciting. 


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