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.