Our Around the World Adventure!
We quit our jobs, sold our belongings, and moved out of our townhouse in Atlanta to embark on this journey! Fed up with only having a few weeks of vacation a year and a whole world that we wanted to see, we decided to do it now while in our early 30’s instead of waiting until retirement.
This section of our site is devoted to our Around the World adventure so that you can follow along, and perhaps be inspired to follow your dreams too!
Stories from Our Nomadic Life
Is 2014 almost over already? What a crazy (and awesome) year it has been! For us, 2014 will standout for us as being the year that we too the biggest risk of our lives. We quit our stable jobs, sold our possessions, and traded in our comfortable lives in the States...read more
It’s true that the best gift you can receive for Christmas is the opportunity to give to others. However, I never thought I’d be dressing up in a red suit and walking the streets handing out presents for Christmas in China! But that’s what happened here on my first...read more
Finding a legitimate TEFL course online can be tough, as we found out during our research. Some TEFL Thailand courses are a bit of a joke, with no real content and the certificates aren't worth the paper they are printed on. Others ask for all the money up front, and...read more
Becoming Familiar with Northern Thailand We have always wanted to make our way up to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, since the very first trip to Thailand we took years ago. It's known to be a very travel friendly city, and a great place for digital nomads,...read more
November was a great month for us because we were able to finally visit the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is a place that Liz had always wanted to visit, but we had never had the time. Being in the northern part of the country, there are mountains all...read more
If you have ever visited Thailand, then you know that the primary mode of transportation for locals is the motorbike. You see them everywhere, but especially in the countryside and smaller towns where this isn't much public transportation. If you are going...read more
Not many people around the world start their day normal and end with an appearance on a Thai Game Show. The day began normally, as any other here in my new home of Chiang Mai. I woke up in our new apartment just outside the old city, near the train station, made some...read more
Our boat bobs up and down on the glorious turquoise water on this brisk morning. The misty air feels refreshing on our faces makes, and breathing in the incredibly fresh air makes us feel alive! Clouds move quietly all around us, periodically uncovering the towering...read more
Oh Koh Samui, Thailand. It was a long and tiring month, but at least we were on a gorgeous island in the Bay of Thailand. Koh Samui, Thailand is a mix of local Thai culture with mega-tourism. On this island, you may choose to lounge on a beautiful beach and swim in...read more
October was very different than other months on the RTW trip so far. We actually stayed put for 4 weeks on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand so that we could get our certification to teach English as a foreign language. We have always wanted to live on an island, so...read more