...and how it all started
Wed 7 Nov 2012
Hello and welcome to Small Fries, Big Travels!
So...who are the Travelling Fries? We are Christine (me) and Danny. I am from Toronto, Canada and Danny is from San Francisco, USA. A year ago Danny decided to quit his job in San Francisco and move to Toronto. And more recently, we both quit our jobs to travel the world (or as much of it as we can)! But of course, if you're reading this blog, chances are you probably know who we are, so there's no need to say more.
What you might not know is how it all started. Well, I've always loved travelling and have always dreamed of doing a round-the-world trip. But it has always been nothing more than a dream - something that I never thought would actually become reality. Danny has also always loved to travel but has never had the opportunity to do an extended trip (10 vacation days a year will only get you so far). From time to time, we would joke about quitting our jobs and running off to see the world but it wasn't until Danny decided to quit his job in SF (a job which he's been at for 9 years) that it hit us. Why can't we go? What really is stopping us? I mean, the most important thing at that moment were our jobs, but if Danny was going to put his career on hold and move to Toronto anyways (and lets face it, I was never much of a 9 to 5 kinda gal), this would be the perfect time! It's something that we've both always wanted to do and agreed that we wanted to do it before we settle down with kids and a mortgage. And so we decided, lets do it! Lets travel the world!!!
So here we are. A year of planning and saving later, we are finally on the road! We plan on travelling for 8 months (that is, if we don't run out of money) and hope everyone back home will follow us by means of this blog and share in our experiences as we embark on a journey of a lifetime!