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.