Our Odyssey

About Us

Prior to moving aboard Odyssey, we lived in San Jose, California. We shared a small condominium downtown, where we enjoyed walking to restaurants, the theater, and clubs, and also enjoyed convenient access to mass transit, which we used regularly. Each of us had lived in the south bay area for nearly 20 years, with varied backgrounds prior to that.



We met in 1997 at a motorcycle campout, motorcycling being one of our shared passions. In 2003 we were married, the second one for each of us. Neither of us has any children.

We purchased Odyssey in 2001, with the idea of renovating it and eventually moving aboard to tour full-time. Our plans were accelerated when, later that year, Sean's job at a Silicon Valley start-up evaporated along with his company, at a time when available high-tech vice-presidential positions were scarce. Sean began working on the bus plans full-time, and Louise started looking for a buyer for her business, Information Publications.

By early 2003, we were both officially "retired" and living off savings that Sean squirreled away during the glory days of Silicon Valley start-ups and the proceeds of Louise's business sale. Renovations on Odyssey were well under way, and we began the process of condensing our lives down to what would fit in a 40' bus.

We finally moved aboard in August of 2004, before the coach was even painted. We rented out our San Jose condominium, and moved our official domicile to Washington state.

We chronicle our travels and misadventures almost daily in a blog. The blog is updated much more frequently than this site, so visit often!

Here's how to contact us.