Born and raised in the rocky mountains in Fernie, British Columbia I took to the outdoors quickly and fishing and hunting became my two most favourite passions. I am also a avid food consumer and so I enjoy being adventurous in the kitchen and trying new foody concoctions. I thrive on an active lifestyle and always feel the need to be outdoors. For the last eleven years I have been working in the massage field as a self employed massage therapist and have found this carer offers me the perfect balance to life.
Alas I felt like something was missing from my life and travel has always been something I had desired. I met John in 2013 and his charismatic nature and his intense love for fishing is what caught my attention. After about three months of dating John told me about a trip he was planning to do for the last three years, a motorcycle trip to Central and South America. Like everyone I though the idea was amazing. I thought what a cool way to travel but who in there right mind would quite there job, settle their home affairs and travel around on a motorcycle for the next couple years?! Who does that I thought?! Apparently this was something he really wanted to do and was sure he was going to do it. John wanted the right person to join him on this epic trip and asked if I was interested? Without hesitation….. I said YES!!
Fast forward to 2015 one year later with our jobs quit and worldly possessions stored the trip took life. Some might think we where having our mid life crisis early and maybe we are but with the road under our tires and the rocky mountains at our back we’re heading south to sunny beaches with fingers crossed for some BIG FISH stories to tell!
At 35 years old and having played away most of my years I figure why stop now! My thirst for adrenaline packed fun has led me to hobbies like snowboarding, dirt bike racing, downhill biking, fishing and dual sport adventure riding. These activities fit well in the rocky mountains of Fernie British Columbia where I have been fortunate enough to call home over the past ten years. But alas as I aged and realized working my 9-5’er was allowing me to afford these hobbies I couldn’t help but think that a much larger adventure was waiting around the next corner. With the thirst for something new and the desire to see new sights I took a huge leap put my life on hold and coined this trip my “life break”. A trip I have dreamed about for over three years was finally going to happen or was it?, this were my thoughts when I first met Jenn. I had decided I needed to scratch the travel itch but when Jenn came along I knew something may have just gotten in the way of my departure. Only a short three months into dating Jenn I knew I had to tell her of my dreams, hoping she had the same thirst for adventure because if not then decisions, decisions….. My luck would be that she also wanted to travel! And so it come to be one year later with Jenns arms wrapped tightly around me we rode out into the unknown in search of adventure and I couldn’t think of a better person to be adventuring with then Jenn.
Hi Jen & John! It’s your Aussie friend you met at Paradise Resort Doc Let, Vietnam! Hope you guys are travelling well! Shoot me a quick email at some stage if you have time :)
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