We’re James and Gabby and we hope you are never cured. We hope that little travel bug that buried itself under your skin all those years ago, continues to bite. We hope the infection continues to spread. And we hope, above all else, that you continue to follow wherever it may lead you.

We were bitten by the same bug decades a go. A couple in our late twenties, we are living with this travelling disease, trying desperately to hold on to whatever sanity we have left [and failing miserably!] as we plan to escape the rat race once and for all.

We love travel. Goes without saying huh? Would have been pretty bloody silly to have started a travel blog if we didn’t.

We believe life is too short to spend your days on earth living how you feel you should, conforming to society, living to work rather than working to live. We’ve decided to stop daydreaming and start doing. We want a life where we are free to go where we want, when we want, and we want to set foot on every country in our incredible world as we do so.

It’s not going to be easy but we will do it. That’s what this blog is all about. You can hold us to that. In fact, please do!

JUST ANOTHER TRAVEL BLOG?

I know what you’re thinking. Another bloody travel blog. I know, I know. There are a lot out there. And a lot of GREAT ones at that. And here we are, starting from nowhere… very small fish trying to stay a-float in a MASSIVE pond full of content-writing, travel blogging super-fish.

Wowzers.

SO WHY SHOULD YOU STICK AROUND? 

We may be pretty new to this travel blogging malarky, but we’ve seen some incredible places, done some amazing things and have PLENTY more in the pipe line.

What may help us to flex our small fish fins and stand out from the crowd a little are the different perspectives we can offer on travel and everything that comes with it.

#1 SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL – I (Gabby) travelled for 18 months solo around New Zealand and Australia before meeting James. This was a fab trip where I met some incredible people, climbed a glacier, Couchsurfed solo (against A LOT of people’s wishes), worked as a quad-bike guide and cowgirl on a cattle station, sold funeral insurance for 4 horrifying weeks, experienced first hand the horrors of working at a hostel and threw myself out of a plane from 16,500 feet. I’ll be sharing everything I learnt from my solo travels: The good, the bad and the ugly. For starters, here are my 10 Top Tips for Solo Travel.

#2 BACKPACKING AROUND ASIA – James left all home comforts behind, armed with just a backpack and the desire to explore what Asia had to offer. Starting in Thailand he made his way around 7 Countries in 85 Ways; from the beauty of Ha Long Bay, climbing waterfalls in Laos, dodging natural disasters at every turn and island hopping around Fiji before travelling 30m across the Australian tarmac on his face. He’ll be sharing everything he learnt about that incredible side of the world.

#3 TRAVELLING WITH FULL TIME JOBS – Although it’s our dream to live a life without restrictions and limitations, our current reality is that we are based in England and we have full time jobs. A chronic case of wanderlust and a 9-5 job are never going to be pals. However, over the past 3 years – and for a little while to come – we have been finding ways for the two to get along. From weekend city-breaks and exploring our own country to getting away when we can – we’re making it work. We will be sharing tips, tricks and stories from our experiences of travelling with jobs, helping you to make the most of that precious annual leave.

#4 PLANNING A LIFE OF LIMITLESS TRAVEL – We may be paying our dues in the rat race at the moment but the end is in sight. We’re working towards a time when we can sell all of our belongings, pack up and leave all home comforts behind to travel indefinitely. We love travel, adventure, writing and photography. We love stepping outside of our comfort zone and opening our eyes to the incredible places that are out there. We crave a life of freedom where we can go where we want, when we want and live a life less ordinary. We want to share with you our discoveries as we go about researching and planning our trip. Whatever we find out, we’ll share with you in an attempt to inspire and add value to your own travel thirst-quenching.

Follow us as we continue finding time to travel with a 9-5 job and as we begin to carve out a life for ourselves. A life of adventure, freedom and travel. 

TO SUM UP…

For us, the security of a 9-5 job and a mortgage was never going to cut the mustard. We fooled ourselves into believing it may be enough for a little while, but, quite simply, we need more.

We believe that life is about breaking through any comfort, fear or mental barrier that presents itself. In order to get out of life what is there and waiting for you, you have to take a bit of a risk. Whether that risk be leaving your home for months on end with no structured plan, or throwing yourself out of a plane with nothing but a thin sheet of nylon between you and an otherwise inevitably messy rendezvous with earth, do it, take the leap… you never know, it could be the most clarifying, enriching thing you’ve ever done.

IN SHORT: BE AFRAID. DO IT ANYWAY.

The Globe Wanderers is a place where you can wallow in all things travel. We are here to shareto inspireto inform and to entertain.

If you’ve had enough of the day to day grind and dream of something different – it’s early days, but we hope that our blog will provide you with the inspiration, knowledge and drive that you need to make a change.

The World is there to be explored, people are there to be met and adventures are there to be had.

We’re pleased you could come along for the ride!

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  • Erin Nicole Scherer

    I just came to your site and I am in love with what I see here so far. I aspire to one day be able to achieve what you have both achieved. I too feel that the stresses and mundane work of the 9-5 world aren’t enough. There is simply too much to do and see in the world. I left corporate work to study to become an Earth Science Teacher so I can work with students, but have plenty of time to travel on my breaks. I love that you have found each other to have a partner in travel. Best of luck to you! xx

    • http://www.theglobewanderers.com TheGlobeWanderers

      Aw Erin thank you for this lovely message. Absolutely made our day :). SO pleased you like the site. It’s still a bit of a work-in-progress but so pleased you like what you see! From the sounds of it you are more than on the right lines to finding the perfect balance between a meaningful career you love and a life of travel – Good on you! 🙂 We’re still working on finding that balance ourselves! Do you have a blog? I tried to have a little look through Disqus but couldn’t find anything. Do let us know if you do, would love to check it out. Best of luck for your Earth Science studies – i’m sure you’ll have that work/travel balance in no time. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Gabby xx