Do you like exploring new places and learning about different cultures? Do you plan your next holiday as soon as you’re back from your last one? Do you sometimes wish you could just take off, escape the rat race and travel the world? Well, this is pretty much what we – Paul and Sandra, a 40+ Kiwi / German couple – did.

We created this website to document our journey and share with you what we’ve learned along the way. As the name might suggest, our website is not only about travelling. ‘Just taking off’ seldom happens just like that… In our case it was easily two years in the making, enabled by a more values based, minimalist approach to life.

If you would like to learn how we have been adjusting to our (still relatively new) life on the road check out our Life Stories. For practical tips and tricks – from preparing for a life change like ours to the gear and tools we use on the road – please consider our Resources section… and if you would like to hear about our experiences in a certain part of the world feel free to go straight to our Countries section. You can also check out the map of where we have been.

What you will find are our thoughts, opinions and recommendations, sprinkled with a bit of humour, maybe a new idea or a different approach to something you have been trying to crack. We won’t (dare) tell you what’s right or wrong but we can tell you what has worked for us and what hasn’t.

One final thing: Please let us know what you think. Your feedback helps us make the content more relevant to you, our audience. And if you like what you see feel free and subscribe to our newsletter – you will never miss a post.


Paul and Sandra