Our names are Kenyon and Forest. We both grew up in small towns, graduated high school, and moved away for college where we met early-on. After five years of studying, interning, and racking up more than our fair share of student loan debt, we decided to capitalize on our newfound freedom by leaving everything behind and moving away to figure life out. We nabbed Australian Working Holiday visas and told our friends and families we'd be back in a year. Seven months later, turns out a year isn't nearly as long as one thinks. Without much reason to return home, our plans shifted and we found ourselves on the backpacker trail. We don't know what's next for us, but you'll be the first to know.
A lot of people, particularly our American friends, seem to think what we're doing is amazing or out-of-reach. We decided to start this site for all those people. We completely believe that traveling can change a person in unpredictable ways, and it's something we think is adding so much value and joy to our perceptions of life. For example, it turns out the American Dream everyone talks about isn't as achievable as it used to be. But it's okay--there's more to life than a a corporate job and white picket fence. The world is changing and, as we evolve, travel is a way to come together, understand one another, and begin paving the way for a new global future. And it's not as hard as it seems! All it takes is a bit of optimism and a plane ticket.
This site is a piece of us, and we intend to use it to share our lives with others and hopefully help spread our love of travel. Check back periodically for travel tips, tricks for cooking healthy (vegetarian/vegan) food while on the road, and notes on mindfulness and meditation. These are just some of the things getting us through our travels. Follow our journey.