Who are we?
We are a
late twenty-something couple working around Australia and travelling as we go. In 2011 we packed up our everyday life back and hit the road.. The normal life achievements weren’t doing it for us. We were happy newly-weds, had good careers, a lovely house and everything a young couple could ask for…….but we wanted more…….we were restless.
We quit our careers …… cue crocodile tears.
We sold up everything we owned ……. cue minor tears.
We left behind our families, friends and beloved petcat ……. cue heavy sobbing.
All so we could throw caution to the wind and set out on the trip of a lifetime.
An all Aussie adventure; travelling and working around our beautiful and vast continent. We figured a year or two would be our limit and thought we would be settled back into our old life. Alas, destiny or whatever is out there had other ideas. We still lead a more itinerant life than most although not as nomadic as when we set out.
How we like to look at it is we are a plant with shallow roots which is easily relocated.
Let’s go back to the beginning:
We were married in January 2010 and set out officially in 2011 after various short term trips. We thought marriage was an adventure – but life on the road well that takes adventure to a whole new level. Check out our actual home on the road here. Shaun is a qualified Boiler Maker and loves everything mechanical and I’m Sarah qualified in finance (not a fan) who loves all things photography and writing. Together we love travelling, camping, four-wheel driving, photographing, hiking and exploring our country (every inch of it) .
Our travels began as a quest to find a place to call home, to settle down and raise a family. The only problem our nomadic lifestyle became addictive and now we have settled our life is never going to be ordinary, it is going to be extraordinary! One place is not for us right now……. so the journey continues and to be honest I hope it never ends.
I am writing this blog for the following reasons:
1. to document and share our travels
2. to share our travel tips, tricks and secrets to our loyal followers and visitors
3. because I believe that Australia is THE destination – it has everything the keen traveller needs. From coast to outback, desert to rainforest, city to sea, Australia has so much to offer. Whether you’re backpacker, a millionaire, a family, a single-person, a twenty-something, a grey nomad or anyone else you really need to see it for yourself. You must SEE AUSTRALIA.
We are currently based in Central Queensland. At every opportunity we hit the open road to explore Australia.
We work to live, not live to work.