We’re On The Road Again

Exciting news! Next week we are heading off to Peru and we won’t be getting on the return flight home! We decided to quit our jobs and leave our house again to explore some more of South and Central America, so keep on following us for more updates.


So why have we decided to pack up and do it all again?

When we returned home 16 months ago after 7 months of travel we went back to the same jobs and the same old life; nothing had changed, but we didn’t realise that slowly we had. Possessions weren’t important to us anymore, the thought of saving up to buy a car didn’t mean anything when we knew that same amount of money could give us 3 months on the road.

We did enjoy being back for a while, going out for nice meals and lots of drinks. Being able to see friends and family whenever we wanted. Being able to go out without the constant annoyance of people trying to rip you off. Being able to spend money without worrying if we would have enough for a hotel the next week. But after a while the travel bug started to creep back in and dreams of far off places consumed our thoughts – the big save started again.

A lot of people ask us why we travel and can’t understand why we would want to give up a house and a career for it, but we don’t really see it as giving something up. It isn’t for everyone, we get that. Some people want to buy a house, start a family, or build on their career..and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But there’s nothing wrong with the way we want to do it either. Do what makes you happy. We’re only here on this Earth for a tiny amount of time and we intend to see as much of it as possible.

¡Pura Vida!

13 Comments

  • Kristin April 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I agree with all of it! Can’t wait to hear about your travels. I’m in Argentina! 😀 good luck!

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    • travelchowdown April 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks! We loved Argentina. Enjoy your trip 😀

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      • Kristin April 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

        I’m here teaching English for an indefinite amount of time. I figure the only way i can travel is to make money so why not! You’re only tied to a place for a semester. Oh sounds like a good post!

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        • travelchowdown April 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

          Oh that sounds great! What a fantastic place to live and work 🙂

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          • Kristin April 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

            For real! Looking fwd to hearing about Peru!

  • Before I Go April 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This is so inspiring!! I’m going to South America for the first time in Sept. and I cannot wait to explore. So moved by your story!

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    • travelchowdown April 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much! We look forward to following your adventures 😀

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  • thehighwayisgreen April 26, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Ah kindred spirits! It´s been 4 months down in Chile, and we´re picking up jobs so we can stay. We could make more money and buy a house or start a family in the States, but right now we´re more interested in investing in growth and adventure. Everyone´s got to figure out what makes him or her herself happy. Let us know if you make it to this side of the Andes. Salud!

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    • travelchowdown April 26, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Sounds fantastic! We’d like to pick up work along the way, something completely different from our jobs back home. Will definitely head down to Chile at some point! Thanks for reading 🙂

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  • denise gittens April 26, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Have an absolutely fab time😊 will miss you but so happy for you
    An adventure of a lifetime😍

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  • mattman2000 April 26, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Excellent! Will look forward to reading about your adventures.

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    • travelchowdown April 27, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Matt! Looks like you’ve had a great time in Chile, can’t wait to get there 😀

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