We are Lubos, Annetta, Augustin and Tucker and have been traveling full-time since August 2015. Before then we used to live in a suburb just north of Seattle where Lubos worked in the software industry and Annetta pursued her passion of inspirational photography while raising Augustin as a stay-at-home mom. The desire to spend lot more time together, explore the beauty of our country, and draw closer to God motivated us to sell most of our possessions, buy an Airstream and hit the road. Lubos was born and raised in Slovakia and came to America as a college student. Annetta was born in Estonia to Russian-Ukrainian parents, and came to America with her whole family when she was 5 years old. The two of us met in Seattle where Augustin was born and is now a homeschooled kindergartener. Tucker is a Portugese Water Dog puppy born in June 2015 in Michigan, and we picked him up from the airport at the beginning of August. You can find out more about us on our blog www.hitchedwithjoy.com
Annetta is an avid photographer, cross-stitcher, knitter and an expert in finding and creating beauty. She can take your pictures, but don't expect to actually get them within a year.
Lubos is the analytical philosopher and a reformed geek. He could do some data modeling, find a bug in your code, or even evaluate a business model, but don't ask him why your computer is running so slow or to remove a virus.
Augustin will be happy to entertain for hours with stories (that may or may not make sense) if you are only willing to listen and ask some questions.
We dislike packed-like-sardines RV parks, but love locations with natural beauty. We often boondock on National Forest or BLM lands, and we also enjoy staying at Harvest Hosts farms or wineries. But if we just need to park somewhere for the night and hit the road again the next day, we aren't below a Walmart parking lot.
We lived in Everett, Washington for 5 years, but consider ourselves from Seattle. We stayed in Zillah, WA in Yakima valley for two months after selling our house and until Joy was ready for our travels. Lubos grew up in Nitra, Slovakia and has lived in Bratislava, Western Michigan, and the Twin Cities of Minnesotta before moving to Seattle.
We roll with a 31-ft Airstream trailer called "Joy". Along with our tow truck known as "Tower" we are almost 50 feet hitched up.