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2017: Our Year in Review

Elephant Nature Park


2017 was another milestone year for us. In 2016 we got married, quit our jobs, took a 3 month honeymoon and moved to New Zealand. In 2017, we spent almost the whole year living out that dream of living and working abroad. We both got jobs in Auckland, got an apartment, and enjoyed the local sites. We also took a couple big trips in that time including a birthday trip to Brisbane, Australia and an anniversary trip to the Cook Islands.

At the end of our time in New Zealand we decided to take a 5 week trip through Asia, a continent neither of us had explored yet. We loved it! We spent most of our time in Thailand, exploring as much of the country as we could. We really enjoyed Phuket and the amazing accommodations we were lucky enough to stay in there. We also LOVED our time at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Then we went to Tokyo (including visits to the incredible Tokyo DisneyLand and DisneySea) and spent a couple days in Beijing, China before returning to the US.

You can see some of the highlights of all of these adventures in the video above- we hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for following along with all of our travels, we hope we can inspire you in some way to see the world and sometimes live above your means. 🙂

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