About Us

The Open Road Project exists to spread kindness and meet the needs of strangers. We travel in a 1979 GMC Vanguard named Lily. These are our stories.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Premise

If you are stumbling across our blog for the first time, or have met us at some point on a journey, this post is for you! Please read about the premise of our trips in this post, so that all the stories and events to contained within this blog will make sense.

Where we typically stay:
Before we head out on a trip, we usually establish a few contacts (including family, friends, churches, etc.) that are interested in hosting us for a leg of the journey, or that can provide us with opportunities to serve.

Where were plan to go:
Due to the nature of our trips, we don't typically care for an itinerary or schedule. We plan to go where we feel we should go, stay where we find hospitality or people who need help. Duration is typically as long or short as we feel.

What we plan to do:
Put simply, help people. We all have been blessed, so when we get on the road, we try to give back a little. Initially we thought we would mostly be giving in terms of hard labour, but we soon realized that there are many ways to show generosity generosity on the road. Some of these ideas include:
• Construction projects
• Coffee for strangers
• Free beach BBQs
• Buying groceries for folks in need
• Buying supplies, and clothes for those in need
• Gardening
• Helping people move

To do some of these things, we have collected some cash for a "Blessing Pot" which is a staple on all of our trips. All of this money is used to fill the needs that we come across.

Contact us!
Please if you have any ideas or advice for us we would love to hear from you!  You can email us at experiencetheopenroad@gmail.com or jeremyjacobenns@gmail.com. We want to know how you have found us! Comments on this blog are always welcome.

Aim for service and success will follow.

Home is where you park it,

The Boys


  1. Looks like you have a great trip planned (but not planned out)...keep the blogs coming...good luck with the blessings along the way, our prayers go with you, from John & Martha Maguire (Tyrone's folks)

  2. We enjoyed hearing about your project in Espanola. Such a cool idea...good luck with the rest of your trip!

  3. Hey Boys,
    This is Matt from Strathmore. Give me a call if you get this before you leave Edmonton. My friend would like to meet you and possibly put you or at least your story on the radio. My friend (Dylan) is a DJ on 104.9 Edmonton's morning show. Hopefully you can give me a call. If not, have an awesome trip guys, and may God continue to bless you and and those you meet along the way.

  4. Hello awesome man and his people. Your plan is quite fascinating,you truly are an interesting group. Boston could use more people like you.

    1. I forgot to leave my email. It's housesophie@rocketmail.com.

  5. I came across this blog from the url across your RV whilst it sat in a parking lot beside the McDonalds in which I work in Weston, West Virginia. I find your journey so very lovely and intriguing! Good vibes to you guys, and good luck with the spreading of kindness :)

  6. If Tyrone's in, we're in. We're Nate Petersen's parents and will follow your journey. Ask T. to tell you stories about Nate. Fun!! (And, we might know folks who know folks in some of the places you'll visit!)