Some people cannot fathom why we would want to live with no possessions and no security. We call it “deliberately homeless”. We understand it’s not the regular way of doing things, but we also know this lifestyle gives us the freedom and extraordinary experiences that we are meant to live.
While some people have trouble understanding why we live nomadically, others admit to their secret desire of living the same way. Our chosen lifestyle is neither the wrong way nor the right way to live; it’s simply our way.
We are gypsies at heart and we feel more ‘at home’ without a home than when we did have the house, fancy cars and successful careers.
Travel has always been a big part of our lives; together as a couple and when we were younger. Nicole’s first flight on her own was when she was 10 years old. She went from Perth to Sydney to see family and that was when the obsession for travel began.
While many people work their butts off to pay off the mortgage, raise a family and buy all their heart desires, we simply chose to spend our hard earned money on seeing the world. Of course most people take a yearly vacation to do this, however, we are not most people and a short vacation just didn’t cut it for us.
So here we are, with 5 years of perpetual travel under our belt with no plans on going ‘home’ any time soon. We love our lifestyle, we love the freedom it gives us, we love the people we met and the cultures we experience. We love our stress free life and that we can come and go as we please. And while this may be scary for some, for us its exhilarating and extraordinary.
Not everyone dreams of a life of travel like the one we live, but for those who do I say – Follow your heart. We are not special, we didn’t win the lottery nor have we had anything in our life handed to us on a silver platter. We worked hard, saved harder and created this life ourselves.
If full time travel is a life you dream of we are here to tell you YOU CAN DO IT! If you believe in your dreams then there is nothing stopping you. As the wonderful Walt Disney said: