Posts Tagged ‘couples’
In 2006, Nora Dunn decided to trade in her comfortable life as a financial planner to travel the world with her partner, Kelly. Their travels have taken them through the United States, Canada, Thailand and Australia, amongst other places.
To my husband Adam and me, “l’avventura” is the fine art of picking a place to go and seeing where we end up.
Some people might see this pursuit of adventure as a waste of money, elaborate chore avoidance, or even restless leg syndrome, but it works for us. More specifically, it works for our marriage.
So, maybe you and your better half are in a slump. You feel like you’ve tried to plead your case for a vacation, but your partner, in answer, has escalated from stolid indifference to eye rolling, whining to panic. When the emotions and excuses have faded, you’ve found yourself still in your home…waiting.
You remain convinced that making a plan to go somewhere, whether it’s close by or several time zones away, is the answer to rediscovering your passion — maybe even the sound of your own laugh.
If your partner could only see that it’s important to take time for yourselves, away from work, family, friends and chores, they might save not just your love but also their own life. Because if they don’t agree to take you away on a trip, for a few days, a week, or more…you may have to kill them as they lay sleeping.
Before it comes to that, consider handing them this letter.
Dan and Audrey have been travelling the world since December 2006, when they abandoned their lives in Prague, Czech Republic for an extended sabbatical on the road. Their stories are accompanied by beautiful photography.
Yohan and Dolina trekked through 20 countries and 5 continents, discovering life in South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Their journey is now finished, but they are updating their beautiful website with more practical info on how to dowhat they did.
What’s the best way to pack for a year on the road?
Okay, so it’s a trick question. Unless you’re off to tag penguins at a base in Antarctica, there’s simply no need — or even a good reason — to pack for a year.
Eight months ago, my wife Lindsie and I pooled our savings, quit our jobs, rented out our condo, and set off to spend a year traveling the world. But a year’s worth of gear would be impossibly heavy; a year isn’t a vacation, it’s an expedition. So rather than plan (and pack) for all contingencies, we’re flashpacking.
Curtis and Lindsie are on a round-the-world flashpacking adventure through Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe.
Melanie Waldman writes about the ups, downs and ins and outs of travelling as a couple. Together with her husband Adam, she has travelled through much of North America and Europe.
Bessie and Kyle are on a year-long trip from Mexico to the southern-most tip of Argentina, where they plan to pick up work and continue travelling even longer.
Nick and Sarah quit their jobs in the US and moved to Buenos Aires to teach English. On their blog, they share their experiences living and working in Argentina through lovely photography and writing.