Why: Mortgaged and working full time
Why? Ultimately the why lies in the fact that we don’t want to put off our dreams for “retirement”, we want to live our lives now. We don’t want to be tied down, told how to live our lives by a boss or bank manager, we want to call the shots on our own lives. The 9-5, normality, self limiting safety nets, 2 weeks a year vacation… it all adds up to you giving your life up for money and someone else’s profit.
Partially with blind faith and partially with sheer determination. We have overcome difficulties, we have rented out our house, moved back home and scrimped and saved. At times this dream felt a million miles away, but now it feels ever closer and ever more real. This desire to seek out new places, to have real adventures, forgetting fear and living for now!
How will we go on when we are out there? Who the hell knows, that’s the fun of it but also the scary part! Will our money last, will we hack the pressures, will it live up to our dreams. The only way to know is to go out of our comfort zone and give it a go! We have travelled a lot and also have a great circle of traveller and blogger friends too…so we feel pretty confident! Sometimes the most important thing is your outlook!
We have a route we plan on taking but this is in no way set in stone or even inclusive of everywhere we want to see. This route is a rough guide, we will be diverting, off roading and spontaneously changing plans at every corner! We will also be seeking out off the beaten track locations, local knowledge and alternative sights…but of course we also want to see the tourist spots too!
That’s 45 countries and around 32419.03 miles!! Wow!
So, who knows where we will end up! But the plan is never to get trapped into a 9-5 or office job again. To be free to travel when we want or have a base for a few months. The plan is a life of adventure…the exciting bit is not knowing!
You can do it too!
What we want from you!
OK, so this is where you come in. Just as we report back on our adventures, discoveries and trips with advice and reports we want the same from you! Have you been backpacking, have you been to any of these countries…where should we make sure and see, what do we need to make sure we take with us?? Hit us up with some advice or post a link to your blog below if you have a relevant post!
Have you got any plans for long term travel…or some valuable tips!
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