We are Shaun and Erica Kuschel from the adventure travel site, OverYonderlust.com. We’re high school sweethearts, married for over 8 years, who traded our ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens while Shaun, who travels with his skateboard/snowboard, fearlessly takes the world head on.
It started out with a penny and a promise.
***INCOMING MUSHY LOVE STORY.***
One day, long, long, long ago, Shaun was working as a manager for the dinosaur company known as Blockbuster Video. As an avid coin collector (yes, hubby is a huge geek), he came across a Barbadian penny. Knowing my love for Barbados, he quickly “bought” the penny from the till and stuck it into his linty pocket.
He held it up in front of my face with a huge toothy grin.
“I have a deal for you.”
I was intrigued.
“If you keep this penny, one day you can cash it in for a trip to Barbados.”
I snatched it from him quickly and hid it in my memory box. This thing was worth its weight in gold and I wasn’t about to lose it.
Fast forward a few years to Shaun’s very amazing wedding proposal in a photobooth (yes, it caught the whole thing on film) and my very enthusiastic yes. As we arrived home, I frantically dug through my memory box filled with bowling scores, miniature golf cards (that I beat him at), Blink 182 concert tickets, and high school notes to find my shiny penny.
In a rush I ran out of my room and placed it in his hands.
“Time to pay up.”
Little did we know our honeymoon would turn into our travel obsession.
Join us on our adventures across the world as Erica flails and Shaun has reflexes like a jungle cat. It is all in good fun!
Welcome to the chaos!