The First Journey

Think about a traditional big trip abroad and you’ll likely picture a backpacker in Thailand on his way to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Or, just as likely, one in Brazil readying for his journey to Peru, Chile or Argentina. Those tried-and-tested routes sound fantastic but we wanted to start with something different: an ambitious journey eastward across the Pacific taking in the seldom visited islands of Vanuatu, Tonga and Rarotonga among others.

We started on August 11th 2014 with a 36-hour journey from London, through Singapore and Brisbane, to our final destination of Vanuatu. From there, we traced an epic route against the trade winds, visiting Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Hawaii among others before hitting terra firma in South America to explore the continent overland.

To date, we have visited over 70 countries between us and now continue to travel, hoping to one day find somewhere to settle and call home, bidding farewell once and for all to the infamously terrible weather of London.