Our story

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to check out our blog.

We are Tara and Matt, a married couple from the UK in our late 30’s and mid 40’s, so not your usual backpackers! We like to think that we are more Flashpackers!


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Enjoying the Holi Festival Celebration in Goa (March 2017)


One day we decided enough was enough with working long hours and not seeing much of each other, just paying bills and living in a loop, so after having renovated a few houses we decided to sell this last one for a smaller version. The aim was to downsize and rent it out whilst travelling.

I gave up my job (at this time I was freelancing in a marketing agency) and my husband folded his decorating/renovations firm. So, here we are starting a new chapter in our lives!

We didn’t opt for a Round-the-World ticket, as we didn’t want to be restricted or guided by set dates. Instead we researched different locations and weather patterns to get a potential itinerary (with possible dates) of where we would get sunshine and beaches most of the time, whilst booking on the go. So far this is working, as we have had to make a few adjustments!

We aren’t sure exactly how long we will be away for, nor do we want to put an end date to this adventure. I suppose it will depend on when the money runs out and whether we get jobs whilst travelling, which is a possibility.

We will mainly stay in Asia as we love it here, but if we get the chance to go further afield we will.

We are only carrying a 40 litre backpack each (carry on luggage) which was a new thing for me, but it works and so glad we did! Check out my blog about Carry-on Travelling: How to Travel anywhere with Hand Luggage only

This is our blogging site to share our travel experiences and advice with friends, family and travel lovers who are interested in doing something similar!

We will aim to cover topics such as travelling on a budget, best places to eat, how to find accommodation, best beaches, cost of living, how to get around and how to pack for your travels.

Hope you enjoy our blogs and follow us to find out where we go next!