About Us

Katie & Jake at Dune 45 in Namibia

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Where the journey began…

Hi! We are Katie and Jake, an English couple who share a love of travelling and exploring the world. Our passions are exploring exotic, off-the-beaten-track destinations, experiencing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and immersing ourselves in new cultures.

Our thirst for adventure grew stronger whilst on a month-long trip to Budapest, Vietnam and Prague. Not long after returning to the UK, we realized the capability of achieving our dream. Packed with nothing but our TEFL certificates & newly achieved university degrees (Criminology & Child Youth Studies), we set ourselves the task of returning to the country we fell in love with (Vietnam) to act as our hub, whilst backpacking to nearby countries.

Us at the Taj Mahal, India
Super happy to see another one of the wonders of the world

A one-way ticket…

After a brief period of saving some money in the UK, the time had arrived, and in April 2016 we left England bound for Bangkok on a one-way ticket. We had no definitive plan, other than to travel until our funds ran dry and then to find jobs as ESL teachers in Vietnam. We began our travel dream by spending 5 months backpacking across Southeast Asia. To continue the adventure, we found work teaching English in the place it all began; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Funding our travels…

Finding work was easy! After applying for only a few positions, within a few days, we were just a Skype call away from our first jobs as ESL teachers. Since then we have been on several backpacking trips through East Asia, India, Central Asia, Europe and Africa. With each backpacking trip, we aspire to visit more wonders of the world until we are down to our last penny.

Teaching English abroad requirements

What is this blog about?

This is a travel blog we have created to help you generate some ideas for fun backpacking trips. We are on a mission to conquer the world, one country at a time and we want to show you how you can travel the world too.

After each country we visit, we will write articles that will give you a run-down of costs and useful tips on how to travel on a budget. Through our writing, we hope to inspire you to travel the world; both to popular tourist destinations and those that are less visited.

Remember, you can travel on a small budget, and we are here to prove it! To see where we have been, just click on the destinations button in the menu and choose where you want to discover. Let your imagination flow and enjoy reading.

Happy travels!