The Challenge

2013 has been a tough year. A year of many trials and tribulations.

That said, 2013 has also been the best year of my life to date. I found the love of my life, the person I want to spend the rest of forever with. I quit my 9-to-5 JOB in pursuit of freedom in the truest sense of the word. I found happiness I never knew existed. And it just got even better.

Allow me to elaborate.

My love and I recently made a decision. To leave Australia for six months and spend a bit of time fathoming out what exactly we want to do with the rest of our lives. A few places immediately sprung to mind. Bali for it’s surf and chilled beach vibe. Mexico for some fun, sun and cold beers. Canada to track down a bear or two. Bora Bora for its crystal clear waters. The list goes on.

You may wonder what made us come to this decision just to up sticks and leave. Well, like I said it’s been a tough year. We came to the conclusion that some time away, to just ‘be’ would be exactly what we needed. This decision however, threw up a few obstacles. What about our apartment? Where would we store our stuff? What would we do for money? Then it really dawned on us that all of those things were insignificant. We could get around them. What really mattered was that we had made the decision to bite the bullet and do it. The hardest part was over…

Undecided on a destination, we went to lunch with some good friends. Lunch lasted a good six hours and a good few bottles of wine. We talked at length about where we were thinking about going and why. That’s when the challenge was thrown down. Travel for six months. For free.

Challenge accepted!

This idea was so intriguing that we decided if we were going to do this then we should share our experiences along the way. And so, ‘The Freedom Travellers’ came to be. So many people are stuck on the hamster wheel we call life but are never really living. If the next six months of our lives inspires just one person to do something they’ve always wanted to do then it will be mission accomplished.

So here we are. Tying up loose ends. Packing up our lives. About to embark on an amazing adventure. The challenge is already changing the way we think about the journey we’re about to take and we invite you to join us. Who knows. You might just get inspired to go on your own adventure.

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