About the KortmansHere's our crew and how they contribute to the team
We’re a family of 6 who have chosen a life of location independence. In early 2014, we sold our house and most of our possessions. We’re making home as we go but also looking for home. Will we settle somewhere or will we do travel as a lifestyle? We’re not sure, but what we know is we’re location independent and enjoying it.
We homeschool and Paul’s business is all virtual/digital so as long as he has an internet connection we can continue to make the same income we made while owning a house. We’re choosing to improve our quality of life through travel and opening our kids’ eyes to a broader worldview. You can read more of the back story behind our trip.
We are followers of Jesus but we’re not “missionaries” by the common usage of the term, instead we are digital tent makers, living and working, showing love to God’s people wherever God places us.
We’re currently in Mexico heading south after spending 2014 and 2015 in Davao, Philippines; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Cape Town, South Africa; Sofia, Bulgaria; Lisbon, Portugal and a few other locations. Check out our itinerary to see where we’re going and where we’ve been.
Instigator & Chief Nerd
O Captain, My Captain! Paul loves adventure and is in charge of this crew. He also steers a digital marketing agency with efficiency and finesse. Basically, he’s just a cool guy!
- Hip-ness 23% 23%
- Techy/Nerdy 99% 99%
- Afraid of Snakes 75% 75%
From scrapbooking to hair coloring, Alia loves to do whatever her Mama is doing. She is hoping for horses and that wherever we do find a home we can have horses!
- Love of Horses 100% 100%
- Hands/Clothes Dirty (with real dirt) 75% 75%
- Girly-Girl 70% 70%
Is it wrong that we had kids for entertainment? Inquisitive, sensitive and creative, Josiah loves life and has the ability to make us laugh daily. Oh and he’s our story teller.
- Funny Faces 75% 75%
- Love of Chores 5% 5%
- Passionate about Legos 99% 99%
Though his full name is Mathias, he prefers to be called Thys since “a T is easier to draw”. And watch out…his big blue eyes will get you every time! If there’s a tree he’ll climb it!
- Banana Fan 0% 0%
- Volume 100% 100%
- Ability to melt your heart 95% 95%
This kid has grown up on the road. He has started to refuse to eat certain foods and in general is really dramatic! But he has the best hugs. the longest snuggles, and makes us laugh every day!
- Cuteness 100% 100%
- Fear 2% 2%
- Sleeps Anywhere 85% 85%
As a rescue dog this rat terrier has really blossomed. She absolutely loves chasing frisbees but has an issue giving them back. She also struggles with separation anxiety and due to the neglect she experienced she has a complex about other dogs. But she has become a full member of our crew and loves riding in Gracie.
- Love for Frisbees 100% 100%
- Love of Other Dogs 10% 10%
- Love to lick everyone 100% 100%
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We definitely have itchy feet. Have you heard this phrase before? Nope, not a post about an Athlete's Foot outbreak! Itchy Feet: referring to when your feet have been in one place for too long and you desire to travel elsewhere. Springtime here in San Miguel is...
Hi there, It's been a long time since we've updated you and mostly that is because life is good, it's not awesome, it's not amazing, but it's good. We've been attempting to find a place to "settle down" in San Miguel de Allende where we can establish a bit of a...
So here we are setting up a home base in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We've already talked about the good things about this place, the many reasons why we moved here, the reasons why we're trying to set up a home base. We finally found a property with land that met...
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