We are Mike and Tracey from Sarasota, Florida, USA. We are taking a sabbatical from our work and “living” around the world for the next five years. Mike is taking a break from management consulting and Tracey is taking a break from work in finance. We sold our house, two cars and purged much of the “stuff” that uselessly fills the house and its closets.
We have entered what we are calling the “flipside” of our lives. A life with the freedom to learn, travel, explore opportunities and follow our passions…where ever that may lead us. We are not sure if this is the “A” side or the “B” side. But since we like the unconventional, sometimes the “B” side (or the “less familiar aspect of something”) brings the best.
We like to get entrenched in different cultures, new ideas, meet new people, make new friends and see new lands…and learn how the locals live. We think this is a most rewarding part of traveling.
We are over two years into our five years of “living around the world” and now have traveled to 36 countries!
Our first adventure, “Living Around the World 1.0”, launched in New Zealand for 4 months, then on to Australia for 7 months, then to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We lived in Japan for 3 months. After a few months in Sarasota, Florida, we spent two months exploring Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
Living Around the World 2.0
We are now back in New Zealand through March 2018, adventuring the length of the country by bicycle in what is known as the Tour Aotearoa. Then on to Tasmania, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, England, Hungary and more for the rest of 2018.
If you wish, please join us on our journeys as we document them in words, pictures and videos!