Welcome to our site. We're Scott and Kimberly – The Bourgeoisie Refugees.
Since 2005 we've been fleeing corporate oppression and pondering the meaning of escapism.
Please join us as we abandon old ways of thinking in search of a more connected and sustainable way of life.

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April Fool's Day 2005 was the day we changed our lives forever. It was our last day of identifying ourselves by our careers as a mechanical engineer and an advertising rep. Our plan was to sell everything, move onto a sailboat and see where we could make it in 5 years. 621 Mondays & Counting, we're still “Out Here” and we'd like to share some stories about how we cleared the last hurdles and left the rat race behind. Subscribe now to get your free copy. This is a 32 page PDF of some of our favorite stories that we hope will inspire you.

Uncaged – Bought A Sailboat And Left The Rat Race

YouTube We travel back in time to “The Field of Dreams” where we started our adventure in the direct path of Hurricane Wilma. We had just sold everything in Michigan and were ready to close on our sailboat in Florida when we realized that Wilma, the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic Read More ...

We Had A Plan…

YouTube   Over the past year we have taken on more projects than we can honestly handle, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have always stayed pretty low key and avoided social media and even our old webpage was more for family and close friends, but Read More ...

Bigger Isn’t Always Better… .. .

One of the features that I loved about our boat when we purchased it is the 6 ft long salon table. I imagined having guests over for drinks and dinner in remote anchorages and having plenty of room to spread out with the leaf in place. I also envisioned myself getting lots of sewing projects Read More ...

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