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 (my husband’s trade) 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 in London (at this time I was freelancing in a marketing agency) and Matt folded his decorating/renovations firm. So, we decided to start 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. This option enables one to make a few adjustments when needed!

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

We created this blog to share our travel experiences and advice with fellow travel lovers, and want-to-be nomads!

I can now say after travelling in Asia from late 2016 to mid 2018, we have decided to settle in Spain for some time, as do not want to return to the UK. I was born and grew up here so it is perfect for me, and Matt loves the food and wine (happy days!)

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