About us and our trip

About us and our trip

In this blog we are sharing what we see, do and learn as we travel around the world. In November 2016 we put all our possessions in a container on a farm, rented out our house, and set off to experience new things in our middle aged gap year with a round-the-world flight ticket.

We are Hilary and Roger a married couple from England / Scotland who are in their mid fifties. Hilary’s motto is  “just do it” whilst Roger’s is “to die young as late as possible”. We took the view that on your deathbed you never wish you’d spent more time in the office.

We’ve seen our two kids off into the wider world and we have no more caring responsibilities for our parents. So we thought now is the time to take a gap year and travel whilst we still have the health and energy. After all you only live once.

We kicked-off with a two month road trip around Italy to get ourselves used to long term travel. Then after spending Christmas with our children in Bologna, we flew to Chile to start our travels up the Americas from Patagonia to Canada. After that we crossed the Pacific via Hawaii to Australia.

We are now enjoying being in Japan. Later it’s South Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and India in August-October.

2 thoughts on “About us and our trip

  1. Hi Roger and Hilary! We met at the campground off of I-5 in Oregon thanks to our lovely Jucy campervan. I’ve been reading your blog now for a couple of weeks and I’m really enjoying it. How I wish I could be travelling freely for a year again like you two are. Perhaps, one day Brian and I can do the same together when we reach our 50s. 🙂 Keep up with the posts – I always look forward to them. Cheers! Olivia


    1. Hi Olivia, it was great to meet you both too and thanks for following our blog. And thanks so much for the demo of your Jucy campervan, we are going to try getting one in Australia. And yes, if you travel round the world, do stop by Britain and look us up.


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