This is the story behind the Go Hunt Life podcast. I sit down with my wife, Allison Nevins, to discuss our ripcord moments and what has brought me to launch the Go Hunt Life podcast.
It was 2009 and the US economy was tanking like crazy. We were on a vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and had the biggest conversation of our lives. We had been married for 7 years, both working in Dallas, Allison in a corporate job that she was becoming disheartened with and I was working online so I could really work from anywhere. We looked at each other and said, “you know what, let’s explore something different. Let’s move to a foreign country and embark on a completely different path.” So we did.
We sold everything we owned down to 7 suitcases and got on the plane with one-way tickets to Mexico…and our Spanish sucked.
We spent the next year and a half researching places to relocate to and found Merida, Mexico. Within 8 months of visiting Merida in the spring of 2010, we had sold everything we owned down to 7 suitcases, got on a plane with our dog Deuce and plunged into the unknown…and it was freaking awesome.
We bought a house in Merida, completely rehabbed it, met friends from all over the world with strange and ballsy stories that honestly put our little ripcord moment to shame. They inspired us, they shaped us and they taught us to keep pursuing a path less traveled.
We lived in Merida for 5 years and decided to ripcord again. We sold our house with almost everything in it and moved to Austin, Texas in March. Now in Austin for 4 months, the Go Hunt Life podcast has gone from idea to launch. I’m interviewing people that have also chosen a path in life that is uncommon, sometimes scary and always unknown. Entrepreneurs, Free Spirits and Bad Asses that have followed their hearts to live their own unique lives.
In this episode, we cover…
The most important conversation of our lives on a beach in Mexico.
Allison has a corporate life meltdown and the first domino falls.
Selling everything we owned down to 7 suitcases and jumping out of normal suburbia.
Being homeless and on the road for 2 months and loving it.
Our entry into a foreign country and not speaking the language, but having incredible friends to help us make a soft landing.
Allison co-founds El Estudio, a home decor and fun stuff retail store.
Figuring out a house purchase, rebuild and house sale in Mexico.
Saying goodbye to Merida and hello to Austin.
Launching Go Hunt Life.
Founding TexMex Fun Stuff.
This is our story, Todd and Allison Nevins.
Leanna and Russ Staines
Julie Beinke – El Estudio
Victor Carillo and Ingrid Peon
Hennessy’s Irish Pub
David Harris and Deb Whitfield – DH Real Estate
Galvanize – Austin
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