Sometimes planning for the ‘big trip’ isn’t easy, especially when it seems so far away. Though your plans may seem so far in the distance, it can thankfully provide the time needed to prepare. Maxine and Rob, travelers from Kent, England, have been planning their trip for over three years. In Travel Budget: Our Top Tips, an article on their blog, Rob said:
“Three and a half years ago when me and Max first spoke about the idea of going on a long trip around the world, we got carried away in conversation and were going to go from Canada, through the US, South America, over to Australia and Zealand, up through Asia – literally EVERYWHERE.
However, reality sunk in that we don’t have an endless pot of gold, so we had a re-think and prioritised and now we’re set on first exploring a large portion of Asia, and then intend on moving over to South America, then we sat down and tried to work out a rough budget…”
Now, over 3 years later, they have begun their trip… with a twist at the end, be sure to read more about them below.
About Maxine and Rob
“We’re Maxine and Rob, a couple from Kent, England and we decided to start [our] travel blog to document our experiences and offer our advice along the way!
Maxine and I first spoke about going on a big trip three and a half years ago, in Cyprus on holiday. (where the above photo was taken). We’d been together for a year and a bit by that point, and she said how going away and travelling was something she really wanted to do before settling down.
In the space of a few minutes I was on board and we then started chatting about when we’d go – she still had three years of University left so we knew it wouldn’t be any time soon, so we set January 2019 as the aim!
From that moment on, we both were focused and started saving!
We were lucky enough to have some amazing holidays in the meantime over the years, to Norway, Canada, Morocco and Iceland, but were still set on preparing and saving for the BIG TRIP!
Three and a half years later..
WE’RE OFF ON OUR TRAVELS, ENGAGED AND HAVE OUR WEDDING BOOKED IN BARBADOS IN 2020!!!”