Hello and welcome to Journey Down The Road! I’m Charlene and we are excited to share our inspiration of simple and minimal living with you here.
More about Me
I grew up in Washington state near the Seattle area. As a military brat, it was the place my parents were last stationed and decided to settle down in. Neither of them were from the area, but both loved the natural beauty the state had to offer like the mountains and ocean nearby.
My father was from Michigan (da UP and son of a Croatian immigrant who spoke very little English). My mother is from Korea, which is where my parents met and married.
We moved to Germany when I was only four months old! As you can see, from the start, my life has been a literal journey down the road. Travel and culture would continue to be a huge part of my life.
how we met and married
My hubby and I met in Kona, Hawaii while we were living as backpackers on a mission. We were a part of a Christian ministry that serves people all over the world, while traveling with only a simple backpack. After only eight months, we were married on New Year’s Day on church property overlooking the beach, and surfers in the distance!
We continued to journey down the road together as we lived on O’ahu, then Korea, and now Texas! Life has certainly been unpredictable for us, but we have always done our best to maintain a simple, minimal, and healthy lifestyle along the way.
enjoy the journey!
We hope to inspire you to live a more simple, minimal, and healthy life as you journey on your own path and find your way in this world.
In 2020 we bought our very first home! A historic (1934 minimal traditional) and tiny (744 sq ft) FIXER UPPER! And boy.. are we ever on a new journey now as we are learning to renovate, DIY, and urban homestead while working full time jobs!
Check out our YouTube channel here!