On April 19th, 2016, MAK and Owen, two college sweethearts, hit the road in their overhauled van. However, it wasn’t the first time the couple had traveled. After college, they set out to see as much of the United States as possible and visited 21 National Parks and 36 states in a mere six months.
They settled down in Atlanta, GA, where they took desk jobs and remained homeowners for two years. Then they realized the travel bug hadn’t subsided and made a plan to sustain life on the road.
Let’s learn more about this adventurous couple known by the handle ‘Bound For Nowhere!’
Who Is Bound For Nowhere?
MAK and Owen are a married couple with two very different upbringings. MAK (Mary Ashley Krogh) grew up in a military family and rarely spent time in the United States.
Owen was born and raised in the South and had never ventured past the Mississippi/Alabama border. They met while attending Savannah College of Art and Design and swimming on the swim team there.
After graduating, they used their savings to travel the country until the money ran out. It was a fantastic six-month journey.
Once they settled down in Atlanta, they lived a relatively normal lifestyle. They got married, purchased two cars, lived in a house, and worked two 9-5 jobs.
But they missed the road and decided to create a sustainable lifestyle that would allow them to return to traveling. MAK is now a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, while Owen is a freelance motion graphics designer. MAK enjoys surfing and yoga, and Owen likes to hike and climb.
What Is Bound For Nowhere Known for?
MAK and Owen believe “that life is too short, and this world is too beautiful to sit still.” Bound For Nowhere’s tag line on their Instagram account is “Nowhere Fast, Everywhere Eventually.”
Because of their art backgrounds, the world is their inspiration. They curate the beauty of the outdoors and the freedom of life on the road as they document their travels.
They have over 82,300 subscribers to their YouTube channel, over 78,900 followers on Instagram, and over 3,300 followers on Facebook. Followers also know them for their two travel series, “A Summer Adrift” and “Lost & Found.”
What Does Bound For Nowhere Travel in?
Roxane is their current rig, a 2019 Toyota Tundra 4×4 Four Wheel Camper Hawk Flatbed built by Main Line Overland. Their rig has numerous upgrades like Overland solar panels, Battle Born lithium batteries, and full Dobinsons suspension. However, Bound For Nowhere had three other rigs during their travels.
Stanley got them on the road. A 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia was their home from January 2015 to February 2018. However, the lack of reliability and expensive parts were too much to handle, and MAK and Owen said goodbye.
They turned to Amelia next. Amelia was a 1985 Toyota Sunrader 4×4, which they spent nine months overhauling. After living in Amelia for only three weeks, Bound For Nowhere knew she wasn’t the right fit. They bought Lando, a 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4×4, and made this truck their home on wheels for eight months.
Bound For Nowhere’s Travel Series
Over the last couple of years, Bound For Nowhere has produced two travel series to inspire travelers and capture the beauty of America. They recorded “A Summer Adrift” in 2020, and it ran from December 2020 to March 2021. They recorded their current series “Lost & Found” in the summer of 2021, and it is airing now, with new episodes premiering every Sunday.
Most of the episodes from “A Summer Adrift” are 11 to 16 minutes, with the final three videos lasting over 20 minutes. The current “Lost & Found” series videos are longer, with only two videos under 20 minutes up to this date.
A Summer Adrift
Presented by Battle Born, Four Wheel Pop-Up Campers, Branwyn, On X Offroad, Main Line Overland, and Toyo Tires, Bound For Nowhere’s travel series called “A Summer Adrift” premiered on Sunday, December 6, 2020.
The 16-week series showcased getting back on the road after months of quarantine. The series captured the challenges of a challenging year as MAK and Owen traveled with close friends out west during the summer of 2020.
They began in Capitol Reef National Park, ventured north into Wyoming, experienced a snowstorm, went backpacking in the Frank Church Wilderness of Idaho, and enjoyed fishing and hiking at Yellowstone.
MAK and Owen celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by summiting Teewinot in the Bridger-Teton Range. They had to free climb and use ice axes to reach the peak. The series ended with one last night in the Wind River Range before everyone headed out.
Lost & Found
The following summer, Bound For Nowhere explored the beautiful land of Alaska in their travel series “Lost & Found.” This series is currently airing and showcases the epic landscapes and wildlife of this stunning part of the world.
Jetboil and The Power of Redarc joined Battle Born, Four Wheel Pop-Up Campers, On X Offroad, Main Line Overland, and Toyo Tires as sponsors for this new series.
The first episode details the beginning of the journey on the Alaskan Marine Highway, where the boat took MAK and Owen 1,000 miles north to Juneau. They explore the Mendenhall Glacier, Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, and Kenai Fjords National Park in the next episodes.
The latest video, “Bore Tide, Belugas, Glacier Cruise,” premieres on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Where Else Can You Find Bound For Nowhere?
Subscribing to Bound For Nowhere’s YouTube channel is a great way to stay up-to-date on their travels while watching their travel series “Lost & Found.” They also have an Instagram account and Facebook page.
For more inspiration, you can visit their website and read their blog, which is updated once or twice a week.
You can also support their travels by purchasing gear through affiliate links, donating, or shopping at their web store. Their store includes Bound For Nowhere gear like pens, hats, stickers, and beautiful photography of places they’ve visited.
MAK and Owen are living their dream, and they’re using their artistic talents to bring their world into our living rooms. Will they inspire you to dream big and live freely?
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