Hi, we’re Mark & Julie. We’re from Indianapolis. We’re in our late 30’s. We were tired of the same work routine day in and day out. We love to travel and have always wanted to be able to travel more.

Image of Mark & Julie at PompeiiWe decided that at the end of 2013 we would quit our jobs and backpack around the world. We came to the conclusion that there were more places we wanted to go than we would ever have the time to visit. We’ve always used the maxim “You can always make more money. You can’t make more time.” when making decisions involving work, travel and money. We’ve decided to embrace that philosophy to the maximum.

This blog will document what lead up to our decision, what we did to prepare for the trip, reports back from our travels and any other random thoughts that occur along the way.

This isn’t just about traveling; it’s about doing what you always wanted to do regardless of what that is. If we can help convince one person to chase that dream they’ve been putting off for years, we will consider it a success.