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When Huntington decided to move out of Manhattan, he sold most of his personal possessions. Although he kept what he calls his “burning house” items (If your house was burning, what would you take with you?) an alarm clock did not make the cut. “My sleep has been a lot better,” he says.

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Man Leaves Job and City Behind to Live Out of Van

September 18, 2015

Three years ago Foster Huntington quit his job, discarded most of his belongings, gave up his home, and hit the road — for good. Huntington, who was born in Portland, Ore., moved to New York City after graduating college in 2010 to work as a concept designer at Ralph Lauren. Though he was just beginning his successful corporate career, a year in he began craving a life filled with more than a monotonous routine of waking up, working in an office, going to bed, and repeating it all over again the next day. Since then, the 26-year-old has traveled around the West Coast chasing surf and snow. Now, with over 100,000 miles logged on the road, he's managed to build a successful career living as a nomad (his photography book, "Home Is Where You Park It," was released in May and he's entered into partnerships with Patagonia and various other companies), and says he'll never go back living any other way.