Welcome to Our Big Fat Travel Adventure! We’re Amy and Andrew, a British couple currently in the midst of our greatest adventure.  In March 2013 we quit our jobs, left our home in London and said goodbye to everyone we know to travel the world indefinitely.

Our Sapa Selfie

Since then we’ve been travelling, volunteering and working our way around the world. So far we’ve explored Asia, Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. To fund our travels we’ve taught English in Vietnam and Spain and we’re now trying to create a sustainable online income through writing, blogging and online teaching. We are currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, while we work towards our goal of becoming fully-fledged digital nomads.

We have no clue where we’ll be in a year, two years or even five years from now – but we’re looking forward to finding out. We’ve launched this blog to keep a record of our journey and let people back home know what we’re up to as well as share our travel tips, costs and stories. We also publish weekly travel vlogs on our YouTube Channel and post pictures of our travels on Pinterest and Instagram.

If you have any comments, questions and advice we’d love to hear from you, simply contact us here or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook. If you want to collaborate with us or advertise on our site, please visit our ‘Work with Us’ page. We also provide one-on-one advice about planning a trip, teaching abroad, blogging or becoming a digital nomad; find out more on our ‘Consultation Services’ page.

Why are we taking this trip?

In 2009, the summer before we moved to London to start our careers in teaching (Andrew) and online journalism (Amy), we spent a month backpacking around Thailand.  It was while exploring this amazing country that we fell in love with travelling and met people who were in the middle of their own incredible round the world adventures. We realised – if they can do it, why can’t we?

We spent years intensively planning, dreaming and saving for our travel adventure and now plan to try and live a completely location independent lifestyle. You can find out more about why we decided to quit the rat race and travel the world and take a look at how we planned for our trip. We’ve also written about our reasons for taking this trip on the Working Traveller website and  One Road at a Time. We were recently named as one of 2016’s best adventure travel blogs.

Catching a Red Sox Game at Fenway Park

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  2. Yay!! I always like finding new blogs about people setting out to fulfill their dreams, especially if those dreams are of traveling to new and exciting places! We did some dream fulfilling of our own this year when we quit our jobs and set off to travel the US with a travel trailer. Maybe next we’ll go out with backpacks and set out to explore the rest of the world! Looking forward to reading your blog!!

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    • Hi Maria, thanks for your comments. I’ve just taken a look at your blog – you guys have got a great story too; I particularly love the fact that you’ve taken your dogs on the road with you! We would love to have a dog but have had to put our travel plans first and resist getting one; but if you guys can manage it, maybe we can too one day!

    • Thanks Rachel! I see you have a load of New Zealand posts on your site – we’ll be sure to check them out. Happy Travels!

  3. Congratulations on getting away!!! My husband and I have been saving for three years too and will be leaving for a round the world trip this May. Less than fifty days to go!

    Happy travelling!
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    • Thanks Julie! Well done for saving up for your trip – those fifty days will fly by and once you’re on the road your old life will begin to feel like a dream. Happy Planning!

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