We believe the American dream should include the ultimate road trip.
We are intrepid travelers Tammy and Aaron Oesting and we take our dreams seriously. We have interpreted the Great American Road Trip to include the rest of the world: we started with the United States, spent half of 2014, all of 2015 and into 2016 in Europe and North Africa, and returned to explore more of North America.
Two years before we departed, a series of unfortunate events almost grounded us from actualizing our dream. Our house was condemned due to a hot-water leak insurance wouldn’t cover, a parent was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and our daughter was struggling with societal norms placed on her adolescence. Instead, the challenges of rebuilding our home ourselves, losing a parent, and supporting our daughter Mali were a catalyst to take the leap and redefine what was important.