Marco, 40 years old from The Philippines 🇵🇭 & Fran, 28 years old from Argentina 🇦🇷 Traveling the world full-time for 2.5 years. We met because of travelling. From opposite sides of the world (The Philippines and Argentina) but united because of travelling. We experienced international dates in many different parts of the world (India, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, etc.), and we went through a long-distance relationship until 2017.
I flew to Australia in March 2019. I have been working as a criminologist for the past four years with people that are at their lowest. And then, I realized I had the urgent need to think about myself for once. It was now or never. I left with a heavy heart and the world’s weight on my shoulders with one goal: free myself.
Since we started to travel it’s obvious nothing is the same as before. Indeed, we learned to be more minimalism. We’re living in a 4wd and we came here just with a backpack, so no room for anything superfluous. That permits us to be aware of what is very essential and obviously essentials thing we can count them with our hands.
‘In 2013, I worked as an intern for a travel company in Paris. I planned to visit Morocco for 2 weeks at the end of this internship, it was a dream for several years. I bought my low-cost tickets in March for this Summer trip. On the 28th of July, two days before the departure, two things happened…’
Originally from Brittany, the fresh ocean breeze forged us for adventures. We started traveling during our studies, with a semester in Spain and 2 working years in Bali for one, and one semester in Canada, an internship in Australia and a year working in Miami for the other one, all that with some travels in Asia mostly.
We are Amy and Sarah, two adventurous twins from Newcastle Australia who have an intense passion for everything travel. We caught the travel bug big time in 2012 when we first embarked on an international trip – to NZ! After that trip, we made it our goal to constantly save, travel, save and travel!
My name is Issac, and my family is originally from Nepal but now lives in Thailand. Never in my life, I traveled for a long journey, never I left my family, my friends, my home. I had the opportunity to go to Australia, and I took that chance. I landed 8,000 kilometers away from everything I ever knew in my life.
“Between us we have done a bit of travel overseas so one day we decided it was time to restore our kombi and check out our own backyard, Australia.Henry moved from England to Australia twelve years ago at age 17, and bought the kombi as his first car. Back in high school it was everyone’s favourite little wagon for Maccas runs, parties, running amok and wagging school… so if someone told me one day we would end up living in it together, I would never have believed it…
‘Sometimes love happens to you on the other side of the world.
Personally, backpacking started out as a way to challenge myself in life and develop myself by meeting others. Working as a nurse I got to meet a lot of different people. Most people with a lot of life experience. I saw kids being born and I saw people pass away. Dealing with life and death made me realize that we all have this enormous gift called life: …
‘I am sixty eight years old and for me traveling is in my blood for a long time. Now, I’m doing meditation at the Wat Tam Wua Monastery in North Thailand and tomorrow I will be in Australia, landing in Sydney and going back on the road, hitchhiking again to go to an other monastery for more meditation…
I started my trip to Asia in November 2015; I was given the challenge to travel around Asia for at least six months. I never thought of moving for such a long time, I’ve always been a person who likes the quietness of his life in his country with work, family, and friends who will always be there for him. So leaving this comfortable situation in which I had lived for many years, was the challenge. When I accepted, I started doubting because I was not sure about living a life full of uncertainty in which I did not know what could happen.
‘To start from the beginning, I studied in a communication school, I got the job I wanted but I understood after a while that the environment where I was working was not made for me. I was not even comfortable with the role of my job as a strategic planner deciding when, how and why people should buy and consume a product or use a service…
I met Yok in a restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he is working as a waiter. He noticed that I was french and directly started to talk to me in my language. I have to say that this 18 years old boy really surprised me. Confident, mindfulness, smart and fluent in french after studying only three years at school, he understand perfectly issues in his life and in his country and already has a beautiful vision of his future.
‘I have been traveling for 3 years now beginning in SE Asia and India and more recently South America. At the beginning I had only planned on being in Asia for three months, but as I quickly found out, it was the best ever time of my life so I stayed for an extra six months. At the time, that was massive for someone like me, from a small town in the North of England…
‘Back in France, I had in mind a World Tour Project. I could have decided to continue my studies in graphism but I wanted to learn something from and with people around the world. So I decided to leave.
I choose Australia because it seemed to be an easy country to meet people and backpackers. As the majority of the people, I first thought about going to Sydney, but after few research on the internet I discovered that in terms of culture, art, painting, street art, … THE best city was