I love adventures. I look forward to exploring new places, tasting new foods and meeting new people. Back in 2011 we quit our jobs to do just that. We spent a year and a half on the road, constantly moving from place to place and creating stories that we will relive for the rest of our life.
We started our travel blog to document our adventure.
We started with the simple idea of wanting to travel. We left the states with a one way ticket to Hong Kong and one Airbnb booked. Past that we didn’t know what the next year held. I wrote stories, how to’s and lists as we traveled mainly for us to remember but also to help inspire the next person.
I wanted everyone to understand that there wasn’t anything about Josh and I that was special. We weren’t high rollers luxury traveling all the time, we just set a goal and did everything in our power to make it happen. We didn’t sit around and complain about our current jobs or situations, we made a change. We took action where others may have insisted such a big jump was impossible.
We continued writing to help others do the same.
Something like quitting your job to follow a dream seems like a big scary undertaking. From experience we can tell you it doesn’t have to be. Life is too short to make decisions based on fear. Create goals, and figure out everything you have to do to make those happen.
Each post was aimed at helping you go. Whether it was informative, inspirational or directional, we wanted you to get something out of reading each article. If you have the urge to travel, we want to help you get there. We answer a lot of our reader’s questions and hope you can learn from our experiences.
It motivates us to keep going and holds us accountable
We don’t want our big adventure to be a one time thing. We want to keep going and keep exploring. There is so much more world to see, and even with what we’ve seen, it is always changing. As much as we are pulled back to our favorite destinations, we have a long bucket list left to conquer.
We started a family, and two kids later we can see how easy it could be to lose sight of our travel goals. We want our kids to grow up with the same curiosity that we have and staying in our bubble at home will not ignite that.
Traveling as a family is more difficult. You don’t have just the two of you to worry about. While safety is always a concern it is even more of a concern when there are kids involved. It is more expensive to buy 4 tickets to Thailand than 2. Everything gets a little more complicated…but not impossible.
Our youngest is only 2 months, that first year is built for snuggles, so we aren’t going to go crazy in the next 10 months, but we’ve already started to plan a summer in Europe in 2017. We are planning ahead more than ever to ensure we don’t get comfortable. We want to hold on to that excitement that comes with planning a trip and looking forward to the new experiences you will have.
Our travel blog is a guide for you
You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Read through our stories, email us questions, read our fellow bloggers and start dreaming. Let me rephrase that. Stop dreaming. If you are anything like us you have been dreaming for the past 10 years and you can tell me right now what your top three dream destinations are. So stop dreaming and start doing. Go. Pick a date, even if it is a year away buy a ticket so that you have something to look forward to.
We’ve learned so much from other travelers that have gone before us and can only hope we help a few of you on your next adventure.
Start your own travel blog.
I hear what you’re thinking, “I’m not a writer”. Start writing, and you’re a writer. Keep writing, like any skill, you will get better at it and will start to find your voice. Share your travel stories, your travel dreams and travel style. Let your blog be your outlet to channel your passion. Let your blog hold you accountable and keep you moving. May your feet be forever curious, don’t let life get in the way there is too much to be lived, don’t look back wondering if you missed any of it.
Stay tuned as I outline step by step how to start a blog next week