Our Story

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

We have always enjoyed travelling and exploring new places and we’ve always thought travelling the world was an exciting adventure.  Over the years we’ve met and heard of people who have gone on their RTW trips but we have always lacked the guts and motivation to do the same.

Sunset @ Similan Islands, ThailandThat all changed in February 2012 after a chance meeting in Thailand with a Dutch couple.  It’s funny how a simple conversation about travel can change our lives for the next two years!

Paul was bitten by the bug first. During lunch one afternoon in March, Paul asked Sophia if she would be open to leaving her job to go travel for a year.  She thought he was crazy and freaked out back at the office because he sounded so serious about the idea. Then she started reading RTW travel blogs and came across several posts that led her to consider the idea. Namely, it was The Art of Non-Conformity and BootsnAll‘s posts that inspired Sophia to challenge her comfort zone.

Fast forward to June 2012 and this blog was born. It was started by Sophia as a ‘why not’ project. Back then we haven’t yet made any real commitment to the RTW trip but Sophia thought it would be a fun side project to document the decision making and fact-finding process. Also in case we do decided to go for sure, we’d have a head start with the blog.  Next thing we know, the more research we do, the more emotionally invested in the trip we get. Finally, a departure date was set for October 2013 and soon enough flights were booked and resignation letters were submitted.in the .

We are both excited and terrified to be going on this once-in-a-lifetime journey and we are so glad you are here to join us! The many blogs and discussions in the travel community gave us encouragement and inspiration to make this jump and we hope that ours will be able to contribute to the conversations.

We most definitely have caught the travel bug and we hope that so will you.


Sophia and Paul

1 Response

  1. MaitoMike says:

    Greetings, fellow Vancouver travel bloggers!

    Happy New Year! I have personally nominated your site for an award (see link below). Thank you for being such an inspiration to myself and other bloggers. I love your site, the creativity, and above all, the content. Keep up the great work! I look forward to what mischief you two travel bugs have for this 2015 year.


    Best regards,

    Michael @ The Chronicles of Wanderlust.

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