Wed, 6 January 2016
Today's guest joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast believes in travel, more travel and then when she is finished and wants a bit of rest: Travel.
And this is not the pack your bags for two weeks each year, or for as many weekends as you can get, kind of adventure.
She is a believer that "Your life does not have to fit in a box. You don’t have to live behind the picket fence, slave away at that full-time job that sucks you dry, and the monotonous peak hour traffic runs.
You can have the picket fence and a job you love of course, but, we’re pretty sure you at least want to escape your everyday life for weekend getaways or a three-week vacation every year."
But what is the fascinating thing about today's guest, is how close she came to buying into the status quo that life seems to be lived by.
Settling into the routine or a life lived on other peoples terms.
After meeting each other, falling madly in love and then beginning a five year honeymoon as they travelled the world teaching English, things came to a halt
As she says "We returned home after the honeymoon and hit a major slump. This travel life we loved was over.
That thinking changed everything and before we knew it we were chasing money making schemes all over the world trying to get the riches we needed to keep travelling.
Let’s just say $500,000 and no self-esteem later we woke up."
"Why do we need to wait until we have the money to live what’s in our hearts? Why not just start with what is in the heart today?"
And with that thought, and I'm sure more than a touch of apprehension they set off on what has become their life, travelling, blogging and helping others to buy into the start the dream today mentality with their top ranked blog "Y Travel"
and now with two children in tow, their success, and ability to grab more experiences in a month than most of us have in a lifetime is assured.
So what was it about the nomadic lifestyle that had such a pull on them?
And is it something that they think everyone can do, or does it take a certain type of mindset?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only travelling entrepreneur herself Caroline Makepeace.