Entrepreneur Seth Godin says: “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

The history of the Wandering La Vignes goes back to 2002, when Patrice and Justin met at a hiking club in Arizona. They dated, married and had successful, growing careers. For many years, it was a very status quo life, moving from homes and jobs around the country and adventuring when they could.

But, in 2011, they gave up the ordinary life and a permanent address. Since then, they have worn many hats, merging their respective careers and talents to create a life fueled by their love of the outdoors where they can work and play together.

We are …


Long-distance hikers.


Motivational speakers.

Environmental educators.

Innkeepers and property caretakers.

Gear testers.


Road trippers.

Van lifers.


World travelers.

An aunt and uncle.

Animal lovers.

Real people.

This is the life less ordinary created by Patrice and Justin.