Writing A Life Story On the Go with Kayla MacArthur and Ryan Crain

Have you ever felt that the traditional path of college, degree, profession, and retirement wasn't a good fit for you? Have you ever had the urge to get in your car and travel through the country from coast to coast, or quit your job and sell everything you have to travel and see the world? 

In this episode, I'm very excited to welcome the inspiring Kayla MacArthur and Ryan Crain. Kayla has been a Transformational Life Coach since 2015 (way before it was cool) who, after experiencing a "quarter-life crisis," decided to quit corporate America and build a different life for herself. Ryan is a writer and former kinesiologist who, after losing his job, girlfriend, and apartment in the same week, sold everything he had and traveled the world for 365 days. They are the co-authors of "Gravel Roads, One man's quest around the world to heal and to live a life with no regrets."

Throughout this episode, Kayla and Ryan share their stories before and after they decided to do something different with their lives, the decisions that led them where they are today, and the coincidences that conspired to make their paths cross. We delve into the creative process of "Gravel Roads," how they decided to turn it into a cooperative project, and how it is for them to live abroad. They also talk about the places they enjoyed most, some of the weirdest things they experienced, and much more.  

Tune in to Episode 79 of the Joy Found Here and get inspired by this power couple who decided to chase their dreams and live a life by design. 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • A bit about Ryan's upbringing and the moment he decided to see the world (4:19)
  • Kayla's story and her "quarter-life crisis" (8:41)
  • How did their families react to their decision to pursue an unconventional life (13:30)
  • How did the idea of writing "Gravel Roads" start (18:14)
  • Why did Kayla and Ryan choose Mexico (27:37)
  • Ryan and Kayla's favorite places on planet earth (31:45)


Book: Gravel Roads: One man's quest around the world to heal and to live a life with no regrets

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