One offbeat couple (and their cat) strive to live life on their own terms, through the practice of everyday minimalism and a firm commitment to pursuing their dreams – no matter how crazy those dreams might be.
We are The Minimalists Next Door!
Melody is the writer, the explorer, the planner, the fixer of all things broken, and the occasional worrier.
She enjoys reading a good book, exploring new places, searching for letterboxes, sipping a steaming cup of dark roast coffee, watching TV dramas, snorkeling and kayaking the clear blue seas, contemplating life, and writing all about it.
And then there’s the cat…
Caesar is our 18-year old Tuxedo cat who loves to talk – especially early in the morning.
Angie is the photographer, the adventurer, the dreamer, the voracious reader, and the always calm voice of reason.
She can most often be found trying a new recipe, reading a good travel memoir, standing atop a paddleboard, creating art, watching old movies, charting new adventures, and capturing it all in colorful photos.
Our minimalist journey began in 2012, when we tossed a dart at the state of Florida, sold almost all of our stuff, and moved from Denver, CO to North Port – a place we’d never been or even heard of.
Since then, we’ve traveled to 8 countries and 25 US states (including Hawaii), explored Florida coast to coast, spent an entire summer volunteering for sea turtle patrol on Venice Beach, and road-tripped in a vintage travel trailer for 3 months; among lots of other adventures.
Today, we reside in the Volunteer State (Tennessee). When we’re not Going Sightseeing, you’re most likely to find us working in our garden, hiking one of our favorite trails, or just hanging out in the park.
To learn more about our philosophy on minimalism and what inspired us to adopt this lifestyle, check out Our Journey to Minimalism.