Meet Kevin Kurpe
I’ve always enjoyed traveling, seeing new places and meeting new people. At first, the RV seemed like a practical way to live, work and travel at the same time. Now that we’re in Europe, I’m enjoying learning a new culture, practicing Spanish and just sharing great experiences with my wife.
What is Your Favorite Aspect About Living on the Go?
I like how our lifestyle is serendipitous – meaning we happen upon things that we didn’t expect. Even though we make plans for where we’re going, it seems we always stumble upon a little treasure, either in the places we go or the people we meet.
What was the Biggest Sacrifice You Made to go Mobile?
I don’t really feel like I sacrificed much of anything. I know this was the right decision for us to make, and I am not going to miss anything from our old lifestyle.
What’s Your Biggest Challenge Living in a Constant State of Travel?
So far it’s just been learning how to live and transition. When we moved into the RV, we had to learn how to store things safely and in an orderly fashion, how to hook up to electricity and water, how to take care of the sewer, etc. Plus, driving a house down the highway isn’t easy. Now that we’re in Europe, we’re learning things like which yogurt to buy at the grocery store, how to use public transportation and how to convert all of our electronics to European voltage.
What Places do You Want to Visit the Most?
I’m really looking forward to going to places I haven’t been before, like Colorado, Oregon and California. I’m especially looking forward to Yellowstone National Forrest. I’d like to revisit some familiar places too, like Lake Saint George in upstate New York, and Acadia National Forrest in Maine. In Europe, I really want to focus on exploring Spain, but we plan to visit Tuscany, Italy and Switzerland. I’m really looking forward to those places.
Where Else Have You Traveled?
I’ve been to some pretty great places in the U.S. I really enjoyed the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Madison, Georgia, and Blowing Rock in Boone, North Carolina. I’ve also done a significant amount of international travel, including 1 month in Bolivia, a few weeks in Kenya, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Peru.