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Giving it all up

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Want to give up job, home etc. to go travelling but need some advice please!
4 years ago, June 25th 2015 No: 1 Msg: #191593  
Hi, My partner & I are both 41, worked constantly since we were 16 and are desperate to go travelling. We have had some lovely holidays but they are just not enough. We plan to rent out our home and travel around Europe with our 5 year-old dog, we can't bear to leave him behind. Has anyone travelled with their pet? If so, how easy/difficult is it? He is really good with car travel and we will probably buy a motorhome for our trip.

We have had enough of the 9-5 but just need the guts to do it. My partner is worried we're getting too old and will have to start all over again with new jobs etc. on our return and may find it hard to get the security back. It's the unknown.

Has anyone our age done a similar thing? Reply to this

4 years ago, June 30th 2015 No: 2 Msg: #191715  
On The Road Once More is a fellow TBer who travels in their camper with a dog.

Other UK TBers who are caravaners include, but are not limited to:
JenGog
VanB
bobanddoris
Grey haired nomads
BobsJoy
IberianPikeys
I'm sure they would be willing to answer any questions you may have by sending them a Message.

As for giving up your jobs and not knowing what you will be coming back to, some have taken that route, although mostly younger TBers who can afford to start over. Can you get a leave of absence from your employer, with assurance of employment when you return? If not, can you start with long vacations such as JenGog takes as she approaches retirement?
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4 years ago, July 1st 2015 No: 3 Msg: #191724  
Thanks! Having a bit of a dilemma at the moment...we currently live in the UK, inland but love to live by the sea, we go to the coast most weekends and have had enough of going back and forth. Our ultimate dream plan is to sell our current home, buy something down the coast and rent it out whilst we go travelling and resettle down the coast. Just hard to figure out the logistics and how we can make it happen and get jobs on return!! Think we may be asking too much! Reply to this

4 years ago, July 21st 2015 No: 4 Msg: #192089  
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I am of course not of your age but I have seen my uncle doing so. He did with two of his friends along with his dog. They went pretty well with all that.
If your dog is good at travelling you must not be worried. Just manage his food and baggage properly and move on.

All the best! Reply to this

4 years ago, July 21st 2015 No: 5 Msg: #192090  
D Posts: 4
In response to: Msg #191724 to get sth you have to lose sth but playing smartly one can go ahead safely. Renting the house is good option and money getting from rent will be your savings.
Regarding job, first option is to talk employer and if there are no chances of employer settlements, you'll have to try your luck after coming back from your tour.

Risks create adventures and make things more memorable! Reply to this

4 years ago, August 6th 2015 No: 6 Msg: #192409  
Thanks JeyP. Wise words! We will definitely make it happen, just deciding which way to do it. Will keep you posted! Reply to this

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