Welcome and thanks for visiting! We travel the world and tell everyone we can about it, through books, blogs, and public speaking gigs. It’s the best job in the world and we’re glad you’ve decided to hear about our adventures. There are lots of stories to tell, some good and some bad.
We’re richer people because of those experiences.
Where We’ve Been
We’ve been to twenty (yes, twenty) countries on three continents. Our first major overseas trips were to Europe and the travel bug took hold there. We went back and forth between the UK, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy over the course of two months. After coming home we decided we wanted more, and next time we planned to be on the road for six months. To make enough money to last that long we worked at various temporary positions. We cut back on all the guilty pleasures, i.e., Starbucks, Netflix, etc. It was an exciting day when we boarded a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. That was a base from which to explore various points throughout Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia. In recent years we’ve taken quick jaunts to the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
Never take anything for granted – clean beds, running water, the internet, even a good cup of coffee. We’ve been in places where these things were not easily obtainable. We learned how easy it is to be happy without material wealth. Who needs expensive clothes, phones, and handbags when there are treasures out there more valuable than any product in the local mall? Finally, we’ve developed a healthy kind of skepticism about people. That new “friend” may have a hidden agenda. Never accept of their bags as one of yours – ever. Our philosophy is if somebody hates us for not helping out, so be it. It’s a lot better than getting arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling – or worse.
We’re not sure, but it will be exciting and we’ll tell you all about it!