Nov 13, 2014
copied from Yahoo Travel.......
The upside of being a travel blogger is being able to photograph locations like Santorini in Greece. (The Planet D)
It’s going on six years since my husband, Dave, and I quit our jobs and started a life as digital nomads. Ever since a five-week trip to Thailand in 2000 put a spark back in our 10-year relationship, we had been searching for ways to make travel a larger part of our lives. In 2008, we finally made that dream happen. It all started when we signed up for the world’s longest cycling race from Cairo to Cape Town, South Africa. If we could ride a bicycle for 12,000 km (about 7,500 miles) through deserts and over mountains in some of the most remote countries of the world, we could make our mark as the ultimate adventure couple. We could prove that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary dreams.
Deb and Dave participating in the absolutely insane (and awesome) Mongol Rally race in Mongolia. (The Planet D)
Related: How Travel Saved Our Marriage
When we returned from Africa, we shared our travel experiences on our travel blog, The Planet D. For a year, we worked full-time at our jobs in the film business by day and on our blog at night. Twelve months later, we were back on the road with the goal of becoming full-time travelers. Now, here we are, five years later running an award-winning travel blog that has given us the opportunity to partner with some of the world’s largest travel brands.
Being able to work somewhere like this truly does seem like a dream. (The Planet D)