Episode 82 comes to you from sunny Marvao, Portugal. Today we’re celebrating 4 years of travel by sharing some of the highlights, mishaps, and greatest insights we’ve had so far about ourselves and our relationship.
As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” ~ Winnie the Pooh
Four years ago today we left on our journey around the world after two years of saving and downsizing. Whew! It was an amazing feeling, followed quickly by our first big challenge of discovering there was a coup attempt happening that very moment in our first destination.
Yes, you read that right. A coup d’etat attempt happened on the day we left, in the country we were flying into. Without a home or jobs to return to, we had to quickly decide if we were ready for a life of such uncertainty and change.
In today’s show we talk about how we felt about ourselves, each other, and our lifestyle back then and compare it to today, with plenty of juicy stories thrown in for good measure. We loved recording this episode, and we think you’ll enjoy it, too.
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- Dream Save Do: An Action Plan for Dreamers Like You: This book outlines the exact plan we followed to realize our own dream of world travel in just two years. If you have a big, life-changing dream that involves saving a lot of money and making a lot of people around you question your sanity, then this is the book that will remind you that you are not alone and can really do this thing. Click here for links to buy your print or ebook copy from one of your favorite booksellers.
- Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World: Our favorite book, and the one that highlights our internal and external journey best. This book currently enjoys a 5-star rating on Amazon with over 50 reviews from readers who found it entertaining, insightful, and inspiring. Click here to buy your own copy in print or ebook format.
- Declutter Clinic: You know the most powerful thing we did to make this lifestyle a reality? We got rid of all the crap that didn’t fit in it. For us, that meant almost everything we owned, and we learned the best ways to logistically and emotionally sort through decades of possessions and let go of what we no longer needed to be happy. We’re opening up our popular 4-week Declutter Clinic course on October 15, so if you want help making more room in your life, we’d love to have you join us. Register here.
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On next week’s show, we’ll be talking about why splitting the housework can be good for your relationship with the author of Housework Harmony. This is about a whole lot more than laundry, so you’ll definitely want to listen in.
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