Hi there! We are Sara Vozel and Patrick Averell, a couple of creatives who met in 2016 and realized the routine of 9-5 life wasn’t for us. We did’t want to suddenly be old, filled with regret about all these things we wish we did, but never got the chance to do. After going on a semester backpacking trip through Europe, we decided that we felt the happiest we’ve ever felt when we were together exploring new places. Since then, we’ve been all over Europe, the United States, Central and South America, and Canada, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!
We are passionate about immersing ourselves in different cultures, learning as much as we can about the way other countries and people live, and sharing these experiences with you guys to make this big world seem like a slightly smaller place. We hope to show you how affordable traveling can be, and inspire you to believe in yourself and follow your dreams!
Hey guys! Sara here. My love for travel and understanding for how affordable it can be started on a spring break trip to Peru in 2016. Two friends and I bought roundtrip tickets to Peru, with a stopover in Bogota, Colombia for a grand total of $290. The trip in total cost me about $600 for seven days, airfare included. Ever since my realization that you don’t have to have money to travel I have been on a mission to find the most affordable ways to see the world.
That same year, just a few months after spring break, I flew to Europe and road tripped through five countries. That trip set me back about $800. Upon returning home I had somewhat of an epiphany: This whole traveling thing isn’t as expensive as I thought – why not take a semester off and travel for a couple months?
When I returned home I immediately started planning my next big trip: Iceland. Around the same time I met Patrick, who soon became the love of my life. After that, the Iceland trip turned into a 6 week backpacking trip, as Patrick and I grew closer, bonding over our love for travel, adventure, and the great outdoors. Ever since, we have been planning our next great adventures while living every day like a vacation at our current home in Florida. On hot days we go explore one of the many Florida springs, with our kayak and snorkeling gear in tow. Our dream is to turn our passion into a living by documenting our adventures on this blog for the world to see.
– Sara Vozel
Hey guys, my name is Patrick Averell. I’m 27 and originally from Dania Beach, Florida. My passion for adventure sprouted from growing up by the ocean. I spent my weekends fishing, kayaking, and exploring Florida. However, I didn’t get into international travel until I was 24. My first times abroad consisted of expensive luxury cruises throughout the Caribbean, where you only get to spend 5-8 hours on each island. Although they brought me to different countries, this wasn’t the best way to explore the different cultures, as they only showed the touristy parts of the islands.
When I met Sara in June, 2016, she showed me how cheap traveling can be. We saved up and went on our first backpacking trip together that fall. When we aren’t traveling the world you can find us traveling around Florida, camping, kayaking, and free-diving the many springs our amazing state has to offer. Our goal is to experience as much of this world as we can throughout our lives, and share these experiences with you guys.
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