Nate and Jessie
Nate and Jessie
Days on the road...
We saved and sacrificed and are now fulfilling our dream, the one that so many people think they can’t accomplish or are afraid to embark on. Our lives in Los Angeles were filled with Blackberrys, Starbucks coffee, endless traffic, meetings and insane works weeks. We traded in everything we knew for backpacks, instant noodles, one inch thick mattresses, bed bugs, twelve hour bus journeys and the most amazing memories we could ask for. We are on a tighter budget than most, trying our best to live off $50 a day for both of us (TRYING is the key word) and blogging the truth of our travels. Traveling for us has opened our hearts, our eyes, our taste buds and our minds to the lifestyles of people around the world. We feel we have given ourselves a wonderful gift that will not only shape who we are while we’re away but for the rest of our lives! Where there is will, there is a way…you don't need have to have a lot of money to travel, just get out there and do it!!
We have committed to help those that are planning a trip or are currently exploring the world with the Traveler Tips we post in each blog. Please send us a message if you need any advice, we'd be more than happy to help.
Here's our tentative game plan (subject to change frequently)...
January - June: Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
June - October: Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore
November: New Zealand
December - March: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
March – July: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
July - February 2013: Thailand (again to show mom around), Sri Lanka, India...and back to our most favorite spot one last time before we are headed back to reality to replenish the bank account.
"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -Jawaharal Nehru
**We are also writing a kid friendly blog for Nate's mom's 2nd grade class and the kids in the family....you can follow along at: www.mytb.org/where-in-the-world-is-wylie