YukonandBean.com

About Us

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Nelson is Yukon (think Yukon Cornelius) & Angie is Bean (a nickname from the movie “Rango” and because of her intense joy at sipping an excellent cup of freshly roasted coffee). We live in this newfangled way called “the RV Lifestyle.”

We have a simple mission and philosophy on life:

Have less. Live More.

Our Story

Over the past few years, we made a total life transformation. From living in a town filled with “not our people” to moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina, and now living full-time on the road in our motorhome living the RV Lifestyle, we’re finding satisfaction in travel, writing, and photography.

How did this major life change happen?

In 2013, we took a 16-day, 225-mile rafting trip on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. On that trip, we had enough room to realize we were blissfully happy floating down that river, carrying minimal belongings, eating simply, and sleeping outside under the stars each night. We were very content with our surrounding and being with each other.

Problem was, we realized it was the rest of our life we were not were happy with.

So, in February of 2014, we rented out our house in the town we didn’t love and signed a lease on an even smaller house near Brevard, NC. We moved both our businesses  and restarted them in this new town. And thankfully, we didn’t regret a single minute of it!

A year later, in March of 2015, we sold 80 percent of our belongings, and moved into a 30ft. 5th wheel camper (how we found the camper is a story all in itself). We parked our 5th in a corner of a friend’s farm for two years.

In 2017, we took the full plunge and joined the RV lifestyle. Now, we live, work, and travel full-time in “Gru,” our 38-foot Class A motorhome.

Monaco Cayman Class A motorhome

We call our new rig “Gru” (you know … from the movie Despicable Me)

The practice of selling most of our belongings has been quite an experience – liberating, terrifying, and in some cases, heart-wrenching but necessary.

We did it because life is too short to work all the time. We’re simply unwilling to wait until we reach “retirement age” to go travel. We enjoy being together and want to see what there is to see in this big world.

We also don’t believe we have to “earn” the right to do this. There are no “dues to be paid.” Living like this is our choice and the trade off is no mortgage and no yardwork but plenty of adventures.


How about YOU?

Frankly, we don’t care if you want to live tiny or go on big adventures like we do.

What we DO care about is encouraging you to be aware of what you consume (through eating or buying), how you live (and how that impacts the environment), and if you are living a life you LOVE. If you’re not, Angie can help.


Yukon takes the pictures.

Nelson Stegall Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bean writes and goes on Wayfinding journeys with clients.

Angie Mattson Stegall Travel and Adventure Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re “living tiny” with one big Labrador retriever named Rex and a big yellow cat name Hobbes. 

Join us on our adventures!

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