Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 42

| on the roam our top 5 make a lifestyle and living out of it. It was definitely a leap of faith to leave behind the nine to five thing and the steady income, but we got out there, took the risk and now we couldn’t be happier. I love travelling with Jane because I think there’s something fantastic about sharing your experiences with someone. There are so many highlights in every trip – even simple things, like going through towns in Australia and meeting the locals or camping in places where nature is at your doorstep. Travel highlights are just so numerous and being able to share the unexpected moments with Jane makes it all the more memorable. However, there’s nothing like living in close proximity with your partner to test a relationship. I also think it’s important to plan well, but not necessarily within an inch of life. Know what you’re going to be doing and have plans in place, but still allow room for flexibility as things often pop up unexpectedly. So many people fail to embrace that spirit of adventure when travelling. But I’ve found that getting out there, welcoming the mystery and having that curiosity to learn from the unexpected is what makes all the difference. This kind of life isn’t for everybody, but Jane and I love what we do and we love our lifestyle. If you want to do something, you should just be brave about it and take that lea