We are Brian and Michelle Coleman.
We have been together since 2006. We have traveled to almost all of the United States, Mexico, and Europe. We have traveled in our tent, in B&B’s, in hotels, and now in our travel trailer named Casa de Camino (translation: House of the Journey or Road House). We call her CC for short. We spend part of the year in Dayton, Ohio where we are both teachers. When we are not in the classroom you will find us traveling. We have traveled with students, friends, family, but we mostly travel just the two of us. We have learned the ins and outs of traveling with a lot of patience, research, trial/error, and listening to those who have come before us. We have backpacked parts of the Appalachian Trail and North Country Trail, have visited/hiked more than 40 national parks, and completed some bike touring. We love finding quaint towns across the globe, are thrilled when we master a big city, and can’t get enough of our state and national parks.
Why a blog and YouTube channel? A better question is why not sooner! We wish we would have started blogging and vlogging from the beginning. We didn’t know how much we wanted those memories captured or how they would inspire others to get out and see the world. Now that we are spending the time writing down our experiences and creating video memories, we realize how much this helps other people. Whether you are looking for travel inspiration, a location/campground review, or just want to watch “where in the world are the Colemans now,” we have you covered through our blog posts and on our YouTube channel.
Take an Adventure with Us!
What do we do for a living? Brian is a middle/high school choir teacher and department chair. Michelle is a professor of communication at a local college. We have 2 adult boys and became grandparents in 2020. We had a love for travel and the great outdoors before we met but together that love has grown into something that drives our adventurous spirits and is critical to our happiness. We started as tent campers, living in the REI Kingdom 6 and upgraded to a Kingdom 8, using them seasonally until 2017 when we found CC the Apex.
How did we become “pilgrims?” It all started with the movie, “The Way” when we watched it on the big screen with our fellow hiking friends. This means our passion for adventure doesn’t limit us to a single mode of travel. We fell in love with the Camino de Santiago and became “pilgrims” as we trekked along The Way in Spain. In 2017 we hiked the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago, Spain, and all the way to the end of the Earth in Finisterre, Spain. In 2019, we hike the Camino Portugués from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago, Spain. Maybe we will take you on our next adventure – click on Contact Us for more information. Our goal for Cruisin’ with the Colemans website is to blog about our travels, take lots of photos, and guide others in their travels. We want everyone to be able to see the world in what little time we are given.
Will we become full-time RVers? Absolutely, when the time is right. We are blessed to be teachers because we’re able to live in CC about 4 months of the year when you add it all up. Plus, we love teaching as it gives us another outlet to inspire people. For us, life is about finding adventures. It’s not defined by our home but rather what we do together. We appreciate you following along. We thank you immensely for being a big part of our journey! Do you want to know more about us? Drop us a message!
We don’t want people to dream about travel,
we want them to do it!
How do we help others travel more? Whether you are exploring in an RV, tent, a bed & breakfast, or a five-star hotel; we will plan out as much or as little of your travel itinerary so you can focus on making lasting memories. Whether you want to soak up the sun, climb a new mountain, bike on trails you didn’t know existed, kayak or SUP the day away, hike across a country, enjoy new wineries and breweries, or search for local cuisine in a quaint town – we will help you plan your next adventure. If you don’t need any help, then just sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about our travels. Please message us to share your journey with us!
You can read more about our travels on our blog or on our YouTube channel! We would love to hear from you! Connect with us on our contact us page.