There are some big changes happening here at A Couple in Transit over the next month!
We’ve been working very hard towards a lifelong dream of ours. We’ve been planning and organising non-stop for months now. What have we been planning and organising, you may ask? What’s our lifelong dream?
We’re becoming nomads!
We’ve been thinking about this for years now and have been working towards it for months. But we’re finally at the point where it’s happening.
I have quit my full-time job and will be working remotely, meaning that I can work from anywhere as long as I have a computer and an internet connection. For the last four months, I’ve been working day and night to get myself into this position, and I’m counting down the days until it’s over! James has always had the ability to do this, so we are, for the most part, free to go where we want and when we want as long as we can connect to the internet.
We are moving out of our flat in one month. We’re busy selling what we don’t want and what we don’t need, boxing up things that we want to keep in the long-term, and keeping a small pile of things that we will be bringing with us. This mainly includes clothes, our laptops, toiletries, and our e-readers, all crammed into one backpack each. It’s time to live a minimalist lifestyle!
We don’t want to have a set itinerary, so we plan to be flexible and go with the flow. We have a general idea of what we will probably do, but nothing is set in stone.
We will likely be travelling around the UK until the springtime, trying to see parts of it that we haven’t been able to yet. We’d like to spend some time in the countryside, staying in cosy cottages with warm fireplaces, and also spend some time in the busy and bustling cities such as London, Brighton, and Manchester. We’d like to explore the Cotswolds, do a few coastal walks, and hopefully explore the southwest, somewhere we’ve always debated settling down. We may even hop over to Ireland to spend a few weeks driving around the coastline.
Once spring hits, we have plans to head over to Asia, where we will have our proper honeymoon. After getting married in the beautiful, rustic Umbrian countryside in Italy back in August, we’re ready for a complete change and to experience something brand new.
We want to explore and eat our way through this continent for a good few months, ideally starting in Japan. That’s all we know for now. Who knows where we will end up? Will we be relaxing on a secluded beach in Thailand? Will we be scuba diving in Indonesia? Or will we be staying in the Marina Sands Bay Hotel in Singapore? Who knows?
In late summer/early autumn of 2020, we plan to head back to western Canada to spend some quality time there. I haven’t been home for more than a couple of weeks in almost seven years, and it’s safe to say that I’d like to go back without trying to cram everything into such a small amount of time. I want to visit family and friends at a relaxed pace and show James some more of my home country, while seeing some more of it for myself as well.
After that, we have no plans yet.
We’re excited to explore, to discover new countries, to meet locals, to experiment new foods, and to have new adventures.
And that’s the big announcement. We’re both very excited about what’s coming up, and we will make sure to share every step of the way with you! We can’t wait to share our stories, recommend restaurants, and post our photos of our upcoming adventures with you all.
Have you thought about living a nomadic lifestyle? If so, what’s your favourite part? Any downfalls? If you haven’t made the transition yet, what’s holding you back? Comment with your answers below!