About the Kortmans

Here's our crew and how they contribute to the team


Kortman Family

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, PhilippinesChiang Mai, ThailandCape Town, South AfricaSofia, BulgariaLisbon, Portugal and a few other locations.  Check out our itinerary to see where we’re going and where we’ve been.

Paul Kortman

Paul Kortman

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%
Becky Kortman

Becky Kortman

Community Manager

Becky is the XO. Teacher, Ring-Master, Event Coordinator and Boo-Boo Kisser.  She loves being a Mom and is excited to learn more about the world while sharing these new experiences with her kids.

  • Hands Full 90% 90%
  • Raw Onion Fan 2% 2%
  • Wants a tatoo 85% 85%
Alia Kortman

Alia, 10

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!

Blog posts about Alia

  • Love of Horses 100% 100%
  • Hands/Clothes Dirty (with real dirt) 75% 75%
  • Girly-Girl 70% 70%

Josiah, 8

Intelligent Comedian
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.

Blog Posts about Josiah

  • Funny Faces 75% 75%
  • Love of Chores 5% 5%
  • Passionate about Legos 99% 99%
Thys Kortman

Thys, 6

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!

Blog Posts about Thys

  • Banana Fan 0% 0%
  • Volume 100% 100%
  • Ability to melt your heart 95% 95%

Zander, 4

Cuteness Overload
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!

Blog posts about Zander

  • Cuteness 100% 100%
  • Fear 2% 2%
  • Sleeps Anywhere 85% 85%
MooMoo Kortman


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.

Blog posts about MooMoo

  • Love for Frisbees 100% 100%
  • Love of Other Dogs 10% 10%
  • Love to lick everyone 100% 100%

Travel Highlights

Where are they going?

Now that you know more about us, checkout where we are headed, where we’ve been and what the next steps are on our Itinerary page

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