Meet Sue & Dave

IMG_4311Hi, we’re Sue & Dave, thanks for stopping by our blog.

We’ve been very fortunate to have traveled to some beautiful and interesting places over the years and we’ve always wanted more.

In June 2015 we left our jobs, we sold the car, rented our home, gave away or sold most of our stuff and packed our few remaining possessions into a small storage unit. And now we’re on our way to wherever we want, with just a small suitcase and a backpack each.

With our 4 kids settled in their own adult lives and Dave’s elderly Dad in reasonable health and receiving good care, we felt that now is the perfect time to take off for a while.

Our nomadic lifestyle gives us the opportunity to travel and house sit extensively throughout the world, including New Zealand, UK, Europe, South America and Australia.

Along the way we’ve fallen in love with so many gorgeous animals. plus we’ve made great friends across the world.

When not house sitting we mostly stay in Airbnb apartments. We prefer slow travel, so staying in a house or apartment enables us to unpack, relax and prepare our own meals. We explore the neighbourhood and live like a local.

Making it up as we go is a fairly good representation of how we approach our current life. That’s not to say there isn’t some planning and structure around our decisions, we’re certainly not completely winging it without some order. But we’re always adaptable and happy to move on when the time is right.

We hope to keep this little blog going so that we can look back on our travels and our own personal journeys.

If you enjoy reading some of our stuff you’re welcome to also join us on Facebook and Instagram.

19 Comments on Meet Sue & Dave

  1. Hello Sue and Dave, nice to meet you. I hope you’re having as fine a time as we are roaming around the world. (We also loved NZ!)
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be strangers – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy travels

  2. Wow! What a dream life! I would love to be able to do something like this some day πŸ™‚ Will be following to read more about your adventures πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Sue & Dave, While reading your blog, a travel bug up and bit us. We admire your sense of adventure and desire to discover the breadth and depth of new places and cultures. That bug bite might just be contagious, as we too have started our new adventure, following in your footsteps. Thanks for the inspiration, Joe & Es

    • Hi Joe, it’s great to read your kind words, thank you. That travel bug is like a virus isn’t it! I think we all inspire each other to find new places and discover interesting things while we’re there. Certainly slow travel gives us those opportunities. Venture well.

  4. Hi Folks! We seem to be what I call Birds of a Feather. Thanks for sharing your journey. Perhaps we will one day be in the same place at the same time. Or, maybe we can pass on some great tips for where to stay, share sitting opportunites etc. Enjoy your beautiful nomadic life!

    • Hi Neil and Laurie, thanks for dropping by and saying hello. Yes we are on very similar paths and it is great to connect with like minded people. Would love the opportunity to share experiences, if you like you can head over to our Facebook page, @whereverarewe, where we post some random ramblings. Happy days!

  5. An excellent way to enjoy the world & the many wonderful people, pets & sights in it! Keep having fun, love the photo. Cheers Judith & Leigh

  6. Hi Sue & Dave, one day Alano and I will try to do something similar. Very inspiring words! I am sure you will have lots stories from Brazil to share here!!

  7. Hi Sue & Dave nice intro. Will check back in soon. Our journey is very similar. Blog not up yet. Coming soon

    Happy travels
    Rosie & Simon
    AkA RoamingRoSi

  8. Delighted to discover your blog! House sitting is on my bucket list so I hope you will share how we might launch into this world of travel and new experiences. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated

    • Hi Edel, welcome! Thank you for taking the time to write. House sitting has really been a life changer for us and the best way or us to travel. I certainly have lots of info about how we started house sitting and how we keep going and I do plan to write more about it soon.

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