It might sound silly, but choosing an adoption agency was one of the hardest steps in the adoption process for us. Mainly because we had no clue going into the process that our options were practically limitless. When we first starting exploring adoption, we literally did a Google search for adoption agencies in our city. […]
Hey there! We’re Dan and Lindsay McKenzie.
We’re just an ordinary couple living an extraordinary life…
We’re full-time adventurers, who are crazy about life and each other. Our goal is to share tips and resources that have helped us follow our detour in hopes that they help you follow yours!
Follow Your Detour is about creating your own path in life.
It’s about embracing change and taking risks in pursuit of a life you love.
Whether you’ve come to a dead end or are seeking an alternate route, following a detour is about the journey of self-discovery and growth … not the destination.
If where you’re at isn’t where you want to be then it’s time to follow your detour…
When we made the decision to grow our family through adoption, we were absolutely clueless on where to begin. I literally Googled “adoption” and just began scouring the internet, which was a bit overwhelming. Now, I see so many others going through the same exact emotion. Whether it’s in an adoption Facebook group I’m a […]
One of the best things about living a travel/location independent lifestyle is the freedom that you have. In fact, the freedom to choose how and where to spend your days is probably the number one reason that people strive for this lifestyle. But, with great freedom comes the potential to fall into many unhealthy habits! […]
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by H&R Block, meaning we were compensated and/or given a product or service free of charge in exchange for our honest review and documentation of our experience. Every year when spring rolls around we have mixed emotions. On one hand, it means prime RVing, camping, and outdoor adventure season […]
It’s no secret that Lindsay and I are in love with the concept of “detours”. Several years ago, when it felt like the walls around us were crashing down, deciding to look at our circumstance as a detour rather than a roadblock changed the trajectory of our lives. It gave us permission to find hope […]
Hurry up and wait. There’s a reason that saying is so common in a variety of settings. If you’re adopting a baby like us, chances are you were so eager to get through all the paper work and the home study so you could become active with an agency. We gathered the necessary documents for […]
This is a guest post by Christina Pate, who travels full-time with her husband and dog Ted and documents her RV life lessons learned at TravelsWithTed.com. There is a common misconception that you have to be an entrepreneur in order to travel full time. While being your own boss may make the transition […]
Work out every day. Eat healthier. Be more productive in my work. The list of common new years resolutions and goals goes on and on. And while these are all great things to strive for, here are a few you might consider adding to your list this year. What’s great about these resolutions is that […]
Krabi is Province of Thailand that includes many popular destinations such as Ao Nang, Railay, Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi. The scenery and beaches in this part of the country are incredible. The food is amazing and the people are welcoming! It is home to several national parks, which makes it a well-known area to adventurists […]
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