After meeting at Leeds University in England, Baz and I, decided it was time to see the world. So we sold everything we owned and packed what was left into a 65l rucksack.

Working and saving hard for a year prior to our leaving date on 01/11/11 meant we’ve been able to explore some fascinating places and learn more about the world, and ourselves, than we could have ever imagined. For more information about how we saved enough money, check our ‘How To Make £300 a Weekend‘ post.

Since then we’ve visited the USA, the Caribbean, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Vietnam, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. We’ve both become Advanced Divers and fallen in love with life by the sea; surfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and of course, scuba diving.

We’re currently soaking up the sun and perfecting our surfing skills in Bali. Drop us a tweet if you have any tips @etjourney or have any questions about the places we’ve visited. We always travel slowly, often spending time living and working in each country, so we usually have at least a tip or two to offer!

If you’d like to know more about how we fund our travels check out our post ‘Running A Business Abroad – How We Got Here’

Saying goodbye to the 9-5 grind is the best thing we’ve ever done. If you’re thinking of doing the same, get in touch! We’ll try our best to give you the necessary advice.