Hello from Lindsay & Chris + Everest! We are Called to Wander!
Called to Wanderis a travel blog committed to storytelling as a means to provide you inspiration and information that helps you overcome obstacles in your life so that you can travel with purpose!
Hi, we’re Chris and Lindsay. And with our sweet Australian Cattle Dog, Everest, we are Called To wander!
We believe that everyone has a story to tell. By wandering across the world in search of adventure, we desire to share the stories of the people we meet and places we visit through journalistic prose, photography and videos.
We are in our thirties and have no kids or debt. We sold everything that we own, bought and renovated a truck camper RV and started our lives on the road!
We now live full time in our truck camper as we are attempting to drive from Alaska to Argentina!
Our goal is to provide you with the inspiration and information that allows you to travel on your dream adventure.
It is our hope to teach you that you can positively impact the world while fulfilling your own travel dreams.
We love sharing stories, photos and videos from our journey. And we hope to multiply our impact by encouraging you to take steps in planning a journey of your own.
Our website is an accumulation of stories, resources and tools that will equip you to pursue the Abundant Life.
We probably shouldn’t be living this life.
Lindsay has Crohn’s Disease.
Our truck and camper are in constant need of repair.
And we don’t have the funds to reach Argentina.
But we believe that God created us with a divine plan in mind. And for us, travel reveals our purpose.
We are created to love people – and to share the message of hope and love with them.
And we believe that travel is the best way that we can fulfill our purpose as we seek to create a smaller world.
Our first journey is an attempt to drive our truck camper from Alaska to Argentina.
The drive itself is just under 20,000 miles through a dozen countries in North, Central and South America.
With enough money and the right equipment it is possible to make the drive in a matter of months.
But we are called to wander, not to arrive. So for us, life is found in the journey not in the destination.
In 2016 God gave us the vision to drive from Alaska to Argentina.
We couldn’t really explain it. We just felt a calling in our hearts to go.
And we trusted that we would figure out more about our calling once we got on the road.
At the time we were serving in ministry by fostering 8 children in a group home.
We also owned a 40-year old fixer-upper sailboat.
We knew very little, if anything, about what the journey would entail.
But we were inspired by the idea that we might hit the road to complete the drive one day.
We felt it was part of our destiny.
In Pursuit Of The Abundant Life
After nearly two years of preparation and planning we began the journey to reach Alaska from our home in Florida.
When we began the adventure in spring of 2018 we didn’t have enough money to complete the entire journey. But that too is part of the excitement of our story.
Every day we have to overcome challenges.
We desire to connect with people at every step of the journey.
And we are learning to be dependent upon the kindness of strangers.
We help people everywhere we can, however we can.
Our comfort zone stretched beyond anything that we imagined.
It is impossible to calculate the impact that others have on us.
Oh, and Lindsay has Crohn’s Disease and is attempting to find ways to show other people with Crohns Disease and other disabilities and challenges that it is possible to pursue your dreams in the midst of great adversity.
Despite the challenges we face, we are determined to pursue the abundant life.
And we are committed to overcoming the obstacles that keep us from helping others as we fulfill our dream to travel. We hope our story inspires you in some way.
Please Help Keep Us On The Road!
We are currently broken down in Wyoming. We’re OK with that.
We love where we are. But our truck unexpectedly broke in Utah and we found ourselves stranded.
Through several weeks and several thousand dollars we managed to ship our truck to Florida, where Rocket will receive some substantial overhaul.
We shipped our camper to Wyoming, where we are working diligently to raise the funds to pay for the repairs and send us on our way toward Argentina in fall 2019.
We don’t believe that money solves the world’s problems. We believe that people solve the world’s problems.
However, we do recognize that money acts as a bridge to connect people and a tool by which we can help each other.
If you believe in our mission to help others as we pursue our dreams, we would appreciate your support.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve others as we pursue our calling and your support means the world to us.
Alaska is truly the Last Frontier! Separated from the Lower 48 by thousands of miles, Alaska has developed a unique identity full of outdoor activities and adventures. From fishing to hiking, searching for wildlife to relaxing in beautiful places, the state has it all!
If you’re thinking about traveling to Alaska, let these posts help you plan your trip!