Yesterday we arrived in Vancouver for the TBEX travel bloggers conference. It looks like it’ll be a crazy weekend meeting up with lots of travel bloggers and trying to squeeze in all the pre-TBEX events, after-show parties, after-after show parties, free Vancouver tours and of course the actual talks and workshops themselves.
We are really looking forward to meeting lots of new people so for those of you who have just found us here’s our story.
We are Simon and Erin a British couple who sold everything to travel forever.
In 2008 we spent a year travelling around India, South East Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and the US and had such an amazing time that we thought we’d make it permanent.
So, after a year of learning how to blog and with Simon up to date on his Web Design skills, we sold everything we owned and hit the road again, this time for good.
In the last 16 months, we’ve taken in a large chunk of South America and a tiny chunk of Central America, starting in Brazil and working our way up through Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica.
Along the way, we’ve grown our blog, built an online business, made a ton of new friends and discovered the intoxicating freedom of being able to live and work from anywhere in the world.
But we’re just getting started. After a short visit to the UK (hopefully with a side trip to Italy), we’re heading out to housesit in Japan and then on to Chiang Mai, Thailand. After that, who knows.
If you’d like to follow our adventures, you can subscribe to our email mailing list (1 email a week) by signing up using the form just up and to your right.
And of course please come and say hi at TBEX!
If you want to learn more of how we did what we did or what we’re all about, then here are a few of our posts to get you started.
You can also read our vegetarian food recommendations for each country we visit, language learning resources we love and interviews we’ve done with other permanent nomads in our Nomadic Interviews series.
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