We are a pre-child, 30-something couple living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a lifetime of “playing by the rules” we decided to quit our jobs, rent out our house, buy an around-the-world plane ticket and take off on a nine month journey of the planet. We feel as if life is too short to spend all of your time working for your possessions and letting them own you. We have come to the conclusion that we want ownership of our own lives and experiences, and travel, we believe is a great way to begin to achieve that. We will carry a few VERY well thought out items, but all of those will fit into our small packs. Living the simple life is very exiting right now!
Adam, 30, spent the past seven years of his life as an Air Force officer, and separated (as of September 29th) as a captain. Although, he had some fantastic experiences, he never felt the military was his true calling. He is a mechanical engineer by profession, so if you are a contact and know of a position opening in the Fall of 2008, send us a message.
Shawn, 32, has been a teacher in various Montessori schools around the US for the past eight years. She loves teaching, and knows that a round-the-world experience can only strengthen her in the teaching profession. Shawn is looking forward to visiting many schools and children around the world to have a fuller understanding of what childhood education is about. Her pre-trip feelings include- excitement (of course), I can’t believe that this is really happening (this is just something that people dream about, right?), and nervousness (what if-ing and making to-do lists in the middle of the night). Most of all, she feels glad to be alive at this time in history where travel and learning are more accessible than ever. Our planet is getting smaller all the time, an even more important reason to go out and explore and discover it!
We hope that you will enjoy our journey with us. Please comment and make suggestions. We want to make this blog an interactive place to share.