Our story

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, with just a small suitcase each.

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

Our new lifestyle started with a few months traveling and house sitting in New Zealand then we headed over to UK & Europe. Now we’re doing it all over again.

Along the way we’ve been loving our house/pet sitting gigs and have 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.

We’re hoping 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 follow along. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

14 Comments on Our story

  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
    Alison

  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!!

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