We are dreamers who love exploring the world. Travel is something we plan for, save for, talk about all the time, and look forward to. We believe that seeing the world can change your perspective, help you grow as a person, and give you the best possible memories. Above all, we consistently squash the notion that you have to travel full-time to really travel. That you have to quit your job, purchase a backpack, and head out for an extended period of time. That you can’t really “see” a city unless you’re there for an extended period of time. We squash that notion with each day we spend planning, traveling, or blogging. We want you to squash it, too!
Kelly is the mastermind behind this all, and Sean is the most supportive partner out there.
Kelly has always been a writer. She has blogged on multiple channels throughout her life, and writes short stories in her free time to get thoughts off her mind. Who knows, you might even see a book from her one day!
In 2013, she discovered traveling. In 2014, she met Sean. In 2015, they started traveling together. Suddenly, her writing became geared toward traveling and sharing the adventures they were so fortunate to experience together. Upon graduating from Boston University and moving to London, the real world hit. There was major conflict between starting a career and seeing the world…well, she realized that she didn’t have to pick just one!
We want to inspire you to travel, even if you have a full time job!
We truly believe that, in order to be a successful 9-5er and also the wanderer you aspire to be, you have to be cautious of 3 things –
Choose the locations you visit based on where you live. If you’re in the USA, you can see most of North America on small weekend trips; if you’re in Europe, you can see most of Europe on small weekend trips; and so on. When you have more time off (Christmas break, summer holiday, etc.) you can go further away or squeeze a couple of places into one trip – road trip!
You’ll save money when you plan in advance. Choose the cheapest flight for a particular weekend and plan around that. By planning in advance (but still leaving room for flexibility), you can cram much more into the two days you have available.
Be wise! You’ve chosen travel as the thing you would like to spend money on – that means you have to sacrifice it elsewhere. Budget accordingly and you’ll feel much better while you’re typing your credit card on that booking form. Believe me, even we struggle with this! But we have a savings account that is used for two things – emergencies and travel – so occasionally we have to give up buying cool new gadgets.
Hopefully this blog will inspire you to travel – either solo or with a loved one – and guide you toward the best ways of doing so, no matter what your circumstances are in life. We are so eager to share our experiences, advice, and plans with you!