Traveling is our life!! With this website we want to share our raw and honest encounters of life on the road. We aspire to inspire others to live a minimalistic lifestyle and to save for experiences that matter, not stuff. Volunteering with Workaway has allowed us to travel longer and have more meaningful interactions with each new country we visit. Thanks for following along and we hope you enjoy our stories as we continue our journey around the world!!!
-Karl & Leah (The Audacious Duo)
I turn thirty-five this year. This is also the same year I will retire from my Corporate job in Health Care to travel the world with my husband. Yep, that’s right, Im retiring at the ripe old age of thirty-five! When I first heard a friend and mentor of mine say she retired at the age of thirty-five, I probably had the same reaction as you; “That’s impossible!?! You can’t retire at the age of thirty-five?!?! How could you survive and pay your bills?!?!”
First off, who makes the rules and says we have to retire at a specific age or time in our life? Why do we have to wait until we’re done working to do what we really want to do? Secondly, as far as I know, everyone only gets one life to live and I believe you should live that life now and live that life to the fullest.
Saving money is hard!! Saving money in the US is even harder!! Its especially hard when you’re bombarded with marketing and advertisements everywhere you turn. The question we had to ask ourselves was: Which would you prefer, the latest iPhone or iPad or would you rather travel to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity? This is the question Karl and I have pondered for years. Read More
It’s not easy thinking about quitting your job to travel the world. It’s even harder taking that leap. It brings about anxiety and lots of people will doubt your ability to make it happen. At the same time, if you are lucky (like we are) you will also have lots of people who will support you and even more people who will be excited that you will be living the life you imagined.
My mother’s first reaction when I told her I was going to throw my Master’s level education in health care out the window to pursue a life on the road, was anything but supportive. “Ummmm oookaaay” was her initial reaction. Once she had time to process the information, she was much more supportive and said “if you’re going to do it, this is the time.” I couldn’t agree more!! Read More