“There is something about venturing off on your own, with nothing but the bare necessities.

The simplicity, independence and freedom.”

Our names are Brent and Claire Ruru (The Rurus) and we are an ordinary couple of middle-aged Kiwi’s from New Zealand (to the right of Australia in the Pacific).

It was when we walked 360+km from Istanbul to Gallipoli in Turkey (April 2011) that started an intentional shift to downsize our footprint, possessions and consumption.

To take up smarter T.I.M.E. habits and live a more minimal and simplistic lifestyle, pursuing more of what matters most that has more purpose, more meaning, and more substance.

For us, it’s to collect experiences out on the landscape, traveling.

While our bodies still can, and before we truly do lose our marbles!

Might read a little ‘naffy’ however, it’s a sense of enticed ‘happiness’ that we believe everyone can enjoy, to escape the mundane clutter of suburbia and daily life.

To exist.

You can keep up to date with our escapades at


An illustrated life of who we have become.

And share all types of experience’s we’ve taken lessons from, to hopefully inspire you to also pursue more of what matters most.

Whatever your meaningful happiness pursuit may be.

While your body still can.

And/or before you too start losing your marbles!


The Rurus.