Our names are Merai and Daniel. We are from Alberta, Canada and we left our jobs, sold our home and packed our bags for a year long trip. We have been talking about taking a year off for a few years now. I was inspired by a previous supervisor who left her job to travel. She was about the same age that I am now and wanted to travel before having kids.
We both enjoy experiencing new things and are pretty adventurous. Our first year of dating was full of hiking, bungee jumping and sky diving.
We have been together over seven years now. We have both had our “oh my god what are we thinking” and “what will we do when we get back” moments, but have finally settled on “we have to do this”.