Hey there, fellow travellers! Let us share our story this year in 2023 about taking a career break in our early 30s and setting off on an epic adventure around the globe as husband and wife.

Now, here’s the thing: our journey wasn’t your typical post-university backpacking travels. We were at a different stage in life, and we were well aware of it. While others were just starting their post-graduation adventures, we had already been navigating the professional world for some time.

With some smart financial planning, we decided it was time to hit pause on our careers and dive headfirst into the unknown. We had saved up enough money to explore the world without constantly worrying about our budget. It was liberating to know that we could fully immerse ourselves in every experience, from trying mouthwatering local cuisine to waking up to breathtaking vistas. Maybe there is even opportunity in the future for a career as a professional traveller who knows.

But our journey wasn’t just about ticking destinations off our bucket list; it was also an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery. You see, we had reached a point where we wanted to understand ourselves better and redefine our life and career goals. Taking this time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life allowed us to pause, reflect, and gain fresh perspectives.

As we ventured from one captivating location to another, we found ourselves amidst diverse cultures, extraordinary people, and life-changing experiences. Each encounter and every awe-inspiring landscape became a canvas for deep reflection. We questioned our passions, pondered our purpose, and sought clarity in the midst of boundless beauty.

Our journey was not just about escaping reality; it was about embracing it fully. We embarked on adventures that pushed us beyond our comfort zones, fostering personal growth and resilience. We learned to navigate the unexpected, to adapt, and to appreciate the beauty of spontaneity.

So, my fellow wanderers, if you find yourself in a similar crossroads, yearning for something more, remember that a career break in your early 30s can be a transformative experience. It’s a chance to step back, explore the world, and dive deep within yourself. It’s an opportunity to redefine your path, discover your passions, and reconnect with what truly matters.

Stay tuned as we share our unforgettable tales of exploration, self-discovery and backpack countries of South East Asia. We hope this will bring you some joyful insights into the South East Asia tour!