Hi y’all! we’re adam, kathryn & kona!
Also known as Adventures of A+K! We’re an adventurous married couple (+ pup!) living on the road in our self-converted sprinter van. You can often find us driving all around the US and Canada, scoping out the best coffee shops, eating tacos and ice cream (we’re a 5+ taco and 2+ scoop household), and enjoying nature.
Four years ago we lived in Austin, TX and knew we wanted a change. After a well timed job layoff (the BIGGEST blessing in disguise!), we packed up all of our belongings and moved across the country to Seattle, which was the best decision we ever made. Living in Seattle felt like a nonstop vacation and made us crave even more adventure, which led us to the decision to travel full time in a van!
We believe that travel doesn’t have to be crazy expensive, take tons of vacation days, or even be far from home. We hope we can inspire you to visit new places, both close by and far away!
favorite travel activities
We love to hike, camp, visit beaches or any bodies of water, eat local foods, learn history, and find the best coffee, ice cream, & taco shops wherever we go! Read our travel guides for our top tips from the places we have visited.
travel bucket list
We are determined to visit every US National Park. 34 down, 29 to go! We’ve even written about some of our favorite parks like Glacier, Yosemite, and Olympic in our national park travel guides!
frequently asked questions
How did you meet?
We met working at a burger restaurant called Mighty Fine in Austin, TX in 2011. It was Kathryn’s first day of work and our manager introduced us to each other. We were friends for about a year and then started dating in May 2012 and got married on October 12, 2014!
How do you afford to travel?
In addition to running our travel website and YouTube channel full time, which makes up a portion of our income, Kathryn works full time in marketing for a 100% remote tech company during the work week and Adam teaches English online to kids in China through VIPKid and also has a web design business. Find out more about how we afford to travel here.
What type of dog is Kona?
Kona is a Pit, Jack Russell, Dachshund mix (so we think!). We adopted her from Austin Pets Alive! in December 2013. She’s a HUGE handful, but we love her with all of our heart! Learn more about Kona and our tips for traveling with a dog here.
What are the best and worst things about vanlife?
We have been on the road mostly full time since August 2019 and have had many highs, as well as some lows, navigating life on the road. Read our 6 month recap where we share the challenges of van life, our favorite memories, and more!
What ____ did you use for your van?
Have a question about an item we used for our van build? You can find all of the products we used here!
What gear do you use?
We share all of our outdoor gear, camera gear, and travel gear on our resources page, as well as the tools we use to help us manage and grow our website and YouTube channel!
Have other questions for us? Send us an email at hello (at) adventuresofaplusk (dot) com.
We’re always happy to answer!
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