Preparing for take-off

Sell your house. Give up your job. Travel the world. It sounds like a fantasy, and for many years, that’s all it was. A dream, something to talk about when life got you down, an excuse to watch travel programmes, read blogs and drool over pictures on the internet.
I had just turned 40 and my husband was approaching the threshold. People our age had settled down; they had mortgages, kids and were climbing career ladders. They didn’t go travelling. That was for 21-year-old students or people who had retired. It was utter madness to think of giving everything up to travel the world.
Or maybe it wasn’t. The more we looked into it, the more we realised that people our age DID go backpacking. People of all ages go backpacking. Some only go travelling for a month or two, others devote their whole lives to seeing the world. And with a bit of planning, we could join them.
So, we took the plunge. We turned our dreams into a reality. We really didn’t know what we were doing but it was going to be one hell of an adventure.

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