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Our story is a magical one, a sweet one, a romantic one…

At times a sad one, but truly one of inspiration. We realized that we had to start making new decisions. Decisions that pushed us to change our way of living, that pushed us to defy all rules… What some would call society norms… We pushed past those barriers, and created a life we will never have to take a vacation from.

We share this with you to empower you to show you that we are two normal people with backgrounds in the working class. We developed skills that set us free. If you are driven to change your life then you could harness these skills too!

We were two people, defining our likes & dislikes from a distance. Individually creating the perfect environment within ourselves to attract each other.

Our Story of How We BEcame Adventure Partners

February 17, 2016

Brian Garcia

It was February 17th, 2016. I was at the fire station, working on my business on Facebook, like I had been doing for the past few months. Being proficient in WordPress, I would go into a private online marketing community, contributing by answering people’s questions about building their blogs. It was almost midnight, when I was about to be sent home from working overtime, when I started answering Erin’s questions about her blog’s menu structure.

Erin Nicole Bick

At that time, my world was crumbling around me. My relationship was nearly over, my finances were dwindling before my eyes, and I was in a desperate position to make my business work! I had been in business 2 years without making a dime. I spent my last few bucks on joining this online marketing community because I knew that I had to get my business in front of the world in a more powerful way!

This felt like my last hope! The last thing I wanted to do was get back behind the hairstyling chair, and there was absolutely NO WAY I was going to give up on me, my dreams, or my purpose in life!

I knew starting a website with a blog was the most professional way I could share my message, but I was totally lost when it came to the techie side. After hours of frustration I set my ego aside, and I reached out to the community I just joined of Rockstar Entrepreneurs… I found Brian!

He was so nice, professional, and to my surprise giving me a ton of information with no expectations in return. He even invited me to a phone call at 1:00 am my time to get me sorted. I was hesitant, but took him up on the offer…

Brian Garcia

When I got off my overtime shift at midnight, I jumped in my truck, and started the hour commute back to my house. Now, on my way, I got on a hands-free phone call with Erin, and chatted about what she wanted to accomplish with her website. After nearly an hour of talking strategy about the structure of websites & blogs, I pulled up to a dark intersection. There was one street lamp on, and as I proceeded through, I hit the brakes saying, “Holy Smokes! The biggest owl I’ve ever seen just swooped down in front of my windshield!”

Erin Nicole Bick

I laughed and said, “That must be your Spirit Animal!”

Brian Garcia

I laughed too thinking that was cute! I’ve never been told I had a “Spirit Animal” much less have even known what that was! Arriving home, I left Erin with specific, step-by-step instructions she could use right away so she could accomplish her goals with her website. Nearly a week passed when I sent her a Facebook Message, asking how it was going, because I was yet to see ANY changes we had spoken of.

Erin Nicole Bick

On my end… My rocky relationship was on its head. No matter how much I tried to focus on my business I couldn’t. So I focused on me instead because all of my mentors in Personal Development said you have to work harder on yourself then you do in your business. I submerged myself in empowering information. I wrote in my journal daily. Fed myself nourishing foods, and worked out every day.

When Brian contacted me to ask how I was doing on my end… I was embarrassed. I told him my relationship was on the rocks, and I couldn’t focus. He asked if I wanted to talk about it. I said, “No it’s ok…” I didn’t know him… I wasn’t prepared to share with him all I had been through.

Brian Garcia

“No worries! Do you mind if I share something about me with you?”

Erin Nicole Bick

“Go for it!”

Brian Garcia

“I just went through a divorce that left me wondering what it was that I wanted in life. It was all a surprise. This was the pinnacle moment that I started my search for answers, and that led me to finding this marketing community we are both members of. I found personal development infused in a community of entrepreneurs who are all on a similar mission – Create your future by your own hand! Become a leader! And design a life you never have to take a vacation from! If it’s OK with you, I would like to be friends so that we can talk about our lives together. You are from Canada, so it’s not like we would be anything other than friends. But it would be nice to have someone I can trust to talk about what I’m going through. I’m not sure I want to talk to my friends about this…”

Erin Nicole Bick

“Wow Brian, I would really like that idea. Would be nice to have a guy’s perspective with all that I am going through.”

And that was it. From that day forward we talked every day! Cheering each other up through our toughest times. Talking out emotions we were struggling with, and deeply confiding in each other… Bouncing business ideas off of one another too! We would send each other goofy selfies, jokes, our favorite music, and hilarious voice messages.

This opened my eyes to A LOT! The guy had vision, and passion to become the best version of himself! I admired that, and was sooo happy to finally meet a man who thought the way I did!

I was on a spiritual, ever evolving self-journey! Discovering who I really was, what it was I wanted, and deeply desired. I wanted to BEcome the person who would attract success. My belief in myself was growing stronger by the day!

Just knowing Brian gave me the belief that I could find a man who was actually on the same page as me! I didn’t yet know he was that man for me, but I certainly enjoyed our daily conversations! We were evolving together from a distance at a really rapid rate, not only in ourselves, but our businesses!

My life suddenly became very clear! I had to change my situation, and move on from the relationship I was in. It was unfair of me to try to change the guy I was with. This was the biggest lesson I had ever learned about relationships up to that point.

Next thing you know, I was painting the house, doing renovations, and fix up jobs mostly by myself, getting our house ready to sell.

Brian Garcia

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Erin Nicole Bick

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A couple months passed since we met, and we continued to be great friends to each other. One day in April 2016, Erin mentioned that she was going on a ten-day personal development cruise in June 2016. She had an extra ticket, as her ex-boyfriend was supposed to go with her. She said that none of her girlfriends could go… I quickly said, “I would love to go on an event like that!” (Considering I was on a PD kick!)

Erin Nicole Bick

“Really??”

Brian Garcia

Ohh Yaaa!

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Erin Nicole Bick

#OMG!

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“Yes! I just need to see if the vacation days are available from the Fire Department.” The next day when I went on shift, I checked to see if that ten-day timeframe was available, and it was! I quickly secured the dates, and messaged Erin, “Guess what!? I got the days off!”

Erin Nicole Bick

“So you are actually going on this with me?”

Brian Garcia

“No… This just means I have the time off… Let’s see how things go with our friendship over the next couple months until it’s time to go on the cruise, and we’ll see if this is a good idea as it gets closer.” It was two weeks before cruise time and I asked Erin, “Hey! Did you ever buy a plane ticket to London?”

Erin Nicole Bick

“No. I was waiting to see if you still wanted to go on that personal development cruise with me.”

Brian Garcia

“Yep! I would love to, if you are still wanting to do it!”

Erin Nicole Bick

“YES!!”

Brian Garcia

“Cool! I think we should get plane tickets then!” This meeting on June 2nd, 2016 was the first day of our very first 15-day date! We arranged our flight times to land close to each other at the Heathrow Airport in London, UK. Unknowing to us, from this day forward we became inseparable!

Erin Nicole Bick

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Brian Garcia

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Erin Nicole Bick

The previous year, I went on the PD cruise with my ex. Talk about a totally different experience! I was withdrawn, scared to get up and talk about what was going on with me, because my greatest struggle was sitting right beside me. BUT… Not this time! On the first day, Brian and I were raising our hands, asking questions, and going up to the front to share our stories in front of a crowd of 70 people!

Brian Garcia

It was empowering! I had never “spoken on stage” before. After one of the breaks, several people had come up to me saying that they had taken several pages of notes while I was up there speaking. I was absolutely amazed!

Erin Nicole Bick

I had people in tears, and got a standing ovation! I couldn’t believe sharing my story about my new found sobriety along with my addiction to drugs, alcohol, and previous incompatible relationship would affect so many people. It was really empowering, and really beautiful to have that support, with Brian there.

Brian Garcia

People were asking who we were to each other…

Erin Nicole Bick

Was he my boyfriend?

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Were we sharing a cabin? LOL!

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How we met…

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Brian Garcia

During one of the lunch breaks, Erin and I came up with a great idea. Because so many people were asking who we were to each other, we had to give them some sort of answer. We had been speaking about our individual vision together…

Erin Nicole Bick

What it was that we wanted in life…

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Where we wanted to go…

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Who we saw ourselves with…

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What would the ideal life be like…

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Where would we like to live…

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What did we want to experience in life…

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We were on the same page when it came to the “ideal life!”

Brian Garcia

This is when we came up with the idea, “We should BE Adventure Partners!”

Erin Nicole Bick

It wasn’t long after our first 15 days together, cruising across The Canary Islands that we thought it would be fun to create a Blog & Facebook Business Page together to share our adventures with the world. Since we DEFINITELY wanted to keep seeing each other…

Brian Garcia

That was July 2017! We were totally hooked!

Erin Nicole Bick

We would meet up at airports around the globe, and go on Adventures! A real-life romance!

Brian Garcia

That’s where the idea of “BE Adventure Partners” came from. The “B” and “E” in our brand stood for “Brian” & “Erin” and we were “Adventure Partners!”

Erin Nicole Bick

Talk about a sweet play on words! Our brand kept evolving! We started to meet each other in countries around the world each month for a couple weeks at a time.

Brian Garcia

Originally, we were sharing our stories, and photos. Then we picked up some travel products because it kind of seemed congruent with what we were doing.

Erin Nicole Bick

To be quite honest… Being a “travel company” wasn’t for us! We had so much more to offer! With all of my experience in Personal Development, and online business building… I wanted to empower people!

Brian Garcia

With all of my experience with web development, and online business building I felt the same way! This lead us to evolving into a company that empowers people to succeed in business!

Erin Nicole Bick

AND in all aspects of their lives! Mindset being the key player!

Brian Garcia

I still had to “show up” on shift at the fire station. Quite often, Erin came to visit me, sometimes a month at time! All I wanted to do was make the business I started take off so that I could spread my wings, and work from anywhere I had a WiFi connection!

Erin Nicole Bick

I felt the same! I love traveling, and I was sick of long winters in Toronto. I was tired of my beautifully remodeled, cockroach-infested loft… I was itching to get out of there! I wanted to travel full-time, AND BE with my love full-time!

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“Missin’ you from T.O… XOxO” 

Brian Garcia

“Missin you too little lady!”
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I couldn’t blame her… I felt the same! Other firefighters kept asking me how I was able to be off work so much. Turns out… Between June-December 2016, I was only going to work one week out of each of those months! I was never there! I had not taken much vacation time in the previous years, and stockpiled quite a bit. This was the perfect time to use it!

Erin Nicole Bick

Within 5 months of us working individually on our own businesses, and BE Adventure Partners… We were exhausted! BE Adventure Partners was a hit! People LOVED it, and really resonated with it! So did we!

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That was when we made the tough decision to put Brian Garcia Live, and Mz Bick on the shelf to focus full-time on BE Adventure Partners!

April 1, 2017

Brian Garcia

After just 10 months of launching our Blog, and Facebook Business Page… I put my boots on the shelf for the last time. It was April 1st, 2017!

Erin Nicole Bick

Brian flew up to Toronto to help me sell my things, and donate the rest! Then I flew down to Austin to help Brian sell all of his stuff, and get his place ready to sell!

April 26, 2017

Brian Garcia

April 26th… We were off! Our first destination as full-time Location Independent Digital Nomads was Belize.

Erin Nicole Bick

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We travelled all over Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Brian even sold his American dream while we were abroad! (LOL.. His house…)

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As we traveled, we realized a lot about our preferred way to travel!

Erin Nicole Bick

We love to stay a while, get to know a place, and live like locals.

Brian Garcia

Our only necessity is WiFi! Now we travel the world, living, and being where we like when we like!

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Erin Nicole Bick

We realize everyone’s vision of Location Independence… Personal Freedom is different! We would love your definition! Send us a message defining what your Location Independent life would look like! Click HERE to Send Us a Message in Facebook Messenger!

Brian Garcia

Curious how we did it? Here is the simple formula we used to make it happen (feel free to model our approach – it works).

  1. We had an idea of what we wanted to create in life.
  2. We built a business online around that idea.

For more of a step-by-step approach, go check out how we set up the biz side of things by reading this blog post on How To BEcome A Digital Nomad!
Also, cruise around our site! We share all kind of tips, and how to’s when it comes to Mindset Development, Online Business Creation, and Lifestyle Evolution!

If you have gotten this far, it’s obvious you are wanting to create this kind of lifestyle for yourself! You’re ambitious, passionate, and full of ideas! You have the power in your hands to create whatever it is you are wanting out of your life!
If a former Firefighter + Hairstylist could do it… You sure as heck can!

Connect with us! We are happy to help, and look forward to knowing you!

Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick - BE Adventure PartnersUntil Next Time!
Adventure On… Adventure On!

– BE Adventure Partners


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Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick

Brian Garcia + Erin Nicole Bick are full-time location independent, online business owners. Brian’s background is in firefighting, digital + photographic imaging, and web development. Erin’s background is in professional hairstyling, social intuition, personal development, creative writing, and brand identity development. Together, they create eCourses, high-end online business development coaching, and social media marketing strategies. They go by… BE Adventure Partners!

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