At the end of 2017, we announced that Lia was quitting her job (again) and striking out on her own as a full-time travel blogger. We gave it 1 full year to figure out if that was like, actually a job you can earn money from. If we were still scraping by at the end of the year, we decided, Lia would call it quits, get a real job again, and pat herself on the back for trying. So … how did it go? Did Lia make it as a full-time travel blogger? Did we ever learn how to not have travel disasters?! (Spoilers: no). All those answers and more in our 2018 year in review…
So, you want to be a full-time travel blogger. Or maybe you’re already ready to quit your job and jump in, you fabulous, business-savvy blogger badass, you. But wait – before we hand you an ice-cold drink and a floppy beach hat with an inspirational saying on it, there are a few things you should know. I’m about to lift the gilded, glittery, frolicking-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut curtain and let you in on a few secrets about what it’s REALLY like to be a full-time travel blogger.
These are a few of the things nobody tells you before you make the insane decision to quit your job and jump head-first into a career that didn’t even exist a few years ago and still begs the question “but how do you actually earn money?”
Traveling with your partner is one thing. Long term travel with your partner? That’s like, a whole other, totally different, completely not the same thing. My husband and I spent a whole year traveling the world together as a couple …and lived to tell the tale! We’re even still happily married, I swear. It can absolutely be done, and it’s an incredible and enriching experience for any relationship. But … there are a FEW things that nobody told us about before we jetted off on our around-the-world trip. And so, to prepare/warn you, we’re laying it alllllll out.
In 2016, I got married, quit my job, and skipped away with my new husband to take a year-long honeymoon & travel the world. How the heck was 2017 supposed to top THAT?! But somehow, it did. 2017 was the year that everything changed for us. Here’s why, plus a HUGE announcement!
This is the story of our very first hiking disaster: the first time we ever attempted to casually complete a hike only for it to go horribly, terrible, very very wrong. Learn from our mistakes, laugh at our stupidity, and learn what to do if you find yourself bawling on the edge of a cliff miles away from civilization. But the real moral of the story here is never listen to Jeremy
when it comes to hiking.
Our year long honeymoon is officially over. And for the first time, we’re telling the full story. What happened? How much did it all cost? From where we went to our worst travel disasters to the time my grandfather tried to fake his own death (like .. I can’t make this stuff up, you guys), here are all the juicy, ridiculous details from our year long trip!