Most people want to Live their Dream but few people take the time to define their Dream much less start pursuing it.
That was the case for us when we first started our business. In the words of Zach Brown Band’s song Free, we dreamed of living out of our old van and traveling all across the land. But what vision we had didn’t get very far beyond that. We were 13 years younger than we are now and we were broke…Or as the song says, we didn’t have a lot of money but we were free.
Instead of an old van, we have racked up more than 600,000 miles in one Subaru Outback after another over the past 12 years. We frequently hear people say – “I wish I could do travel” or “I wish I could own my own business” or “I wish I could be a photographer” or whatever aspect of our life seems glamorous and enticing to them.
My question is always the same…WHY CAN’T YOU? There’s an assumption that our story is unique. That somehow we have unlocked some secret that allows us to live the life of our dreams. The truth is that we didn’t plan the life we are living. We decided what we wanted our life to FEEL like and we pursued that.
We didn’t plan or choose the life we are living…We took advantage of each opportunity that aligned with our instincts and simply watched our Dream Life evolve.
Traveling is fun. If that’s your dream, I can share lessons I’ve learned about how to create a lifestyle where you travel on your own terms. I have been traveling professionally since I was 21 years old. Greg has been a successful full time photographer since he was 21. We took a leap of faith 12 years ago when we combined our skills and passions. The journey has evolved and continues to evolve. Vision Quest LTD is the Next chapter of our story but this time we are going to write it down and evaluate our next steps.
Follow along as we build a new business model out loud and from scratch.
Hospitality Photography & UGC
Hospitality marketing is constantly evolving. Customers trust organic content more than overly polished ads. Traditional hotel photography will always be important but customers crave authenticity.
We are leading the industry by combining traditional hotel photography with organic User Generated Content, known as UGC.
We Get Paid to Travel for a Living
.That sounds pretty amazing but there are pro’s and con’s to choosing a travel lifestyle.
I’ve lived out of a suitcase of some sort since I left for flight attendant training at 21. That’s lots of lessons learned, lots of mishaps and lots of near misses.
We will share tips to create your own Rhythm of the Road.
Systems for Sustainable Success
The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over.
Our definition of Sanity is creating Systems that allow us to SUSTAIN long term success.
We’ve both been successful before…we just didn’t sustain it. Learn from our lessons of building successful but unstainable businesses.
Building a Business from Scratch
Being new is hard. We can do our job in our sleep after photographing 900+ hotels and 2,500+ vacation rentals.
Follow our journey as we re-evaluate OUR version of Living the Dream. Watch as we explore a new business model from scratch. We’ll document every step of the process as we go so we can share our lessons .