Once upon a time, we bought two plane tickets and didn’t come back.
How it started:
On May 10, 2016, we (Jeremy & Kate Storm) left our “normal” lives behind for a six month round-the-world trip that was intended to cover parts of Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America.
Almost a year and a half later, we have seen way more of Europe than we planned, come back to the USA for two multi-month visits, have not set foot on South America (yet), and are still traveling full time–no address. No home base. No idea what happens next.
Essentially, we are now living a life that was once beyond our wildest dreams.
Jeremy is a computer engineer and software developer by trade. He’s a champion food experimenter, the best map reader I know, and cool as a cucumber during those sticky travel situations.
I (Kate) am the primary writer and adventure planner: the list maker, the dream chaser, the budgeter, and the one who put pen to paper to make these crazy shenanigans a reality.
Together, we are the perfect travel duo.
How do you pay for this?!
While our trip was initially funded through our savings account, when we realized that what we truly wanted was a travel lifestyle instead of a limited RTW trip, we changed gears and set some new goals.
Our life is now funded through a number of behind-the-scenes projects, including this blog, and–most importantly–Jeremy now works as a remote developer for a US-based company. We are now free to go wherever halfway decent wifi can reach, and steady paychecks will follow!
Even better? Our travels so far have cost less than half the money that we would have spent simply maintaining our suburban 9-5 lifestyle–turns out, long term travel can be much cheaper than it looks, even though we don’t scrimp much on the road.
Check out our “Money” page to find our actual travel budgets for more than a dozen countries!
Our life now:
Since taking our great leap of faith into the unknown in May 2016, we have ridden camels in the Sahara Desert, tasted wine in Tuscany, gone cliff jumping in Croatia, learned to scuba dive in Thailand, climbed the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, fallen head over heels for everything in Mexico, and overlanded our way from Mexico to Panama.
We have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
Now, our goal is to inspire you to follow your travel dreams and help you figure out the logistics of making them happen: whether you are planning a two week vacation and want to try somewhere adventurous and off the beaten path, are looking for a romantic trip for two, or are sitting in a cubicle dreaming of a multi-month adventure like we once were, we want to help you get there.
Join us as we explore the globe, navigate new challenges, and attempt a to maintain a reasonable amount of grace in the face of what will surely continue to be a magnificent and unpredictable chapter in our lives.
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Chase the Storms around the globe!