Hi, and welcome to Finding Beyond! We’re Darren and Shelley, a travel obsessed couple from London, England. We’ve been travelling on and off for the past 11 years. We regularly leave our comfortable British lives behind to live the nomadic lifestyle for a year at a time.
There’s nothing we love more than quitting our jobs, packing our bags and flying to the other side of the world without much of a plan. Not having a plan allows us to travel more freely, slowly and without commitments.
We’re now on our new and epic one-way ticket adventure to Asia, but it won’t stop there. The only plan we have that’s different to previous trips is to try and make some money along the way so our travels can last as long as we wish them to. We’d love you to join us at FINDING BEYOND to see how in pans out and maybe give us some suggestions on where to go next!
We love our hometown in Old Blighty, London is seen by many as the capital of the world and we couldn’t agree more. But we just can’t get enough of seeing other parts of the world.
Here’s a list of where our travel bug has taken us so far!
India, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Borneo, Java, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, United, States, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Morocco and of course England, Scotland and Wales.
We’ve loved every trip from our very first in 2005 when we lived and worked in Australia for a year, to spending 9 weeks in colourful India. From busing around the huge continent of South America to hopping from country to country in our favourite part of the world, Asia.
We consider ourselves budget travellers. By making a few sacrifices we know how to save hard and we’re good at making our savings last as long as possible, but can we earn an income while on the road? Maybe, maybe not, but we’re keen to find out! So we’ve quit our jobs, sold our possessions and once again packed our lives into backpacks to find a lifestyle beyond the expected, beyond our previous hectic big city lives. Wish us the best of luck!!!
We hope our posts and pictures inspire and help you on your own journeys. Whether that be a simple two-week vacation, an extensive trip around the world or a move to another country.