Who are these crazy people?


I’m Harry and I consider myself an explorer not an accountant (lol). 10 years ago I took my wife Audrey on a trip to Grand Cayman upon earning her Masters degree. Since then we’ve set foot on 7 continents and have become absolutely addicted to travel. Being DINK’s money was never an issue. Although we live a frugal life, when it came to vacations, the sky was the limit. We lived by the motto, “Go Big or Stay Home.” Budgets were a recommendation and not something we lived by. Now with a RTW trip in the mist, we’re applying everything we’ve learned from our budget savvy lifestyle and past travels to share with the masses.

peru-358This is my lovely wife Audrey who considers herself a fur trapper or pirate depending on what day it is. Actually she works as a speech pathologist in an elementary school. She’ll be my “right-hand wo-man” every step of the way. Her yearning for change will move us along from country to country. She’ll be my secretary, I mean administrative assistant, throughout the trip. I’ll be in charge of finances and she’ll be in charge of operations. Together we are (drum roll please) the budget savvy travelers.

Oh wow, you still care? But seriously….

Millionaires in Vietnam
Millionaires in Vietnam, $1M VND = $50 USD

We’re Audrey and Harry, born and raised in the Chicago burbs. We met when we were 18, married at 25, and have been working to fund our travel obsession for what seems like an eternity. Nothing seems to fulfill us more than packing up, exploring the world, and experiencing anything new.

After following numerous couples on social media who have quit their jobs, sold their crap, and embarked on a round-the-world adventure, we decided: “If they could do it? Why can’t we?”  We are very strong believers that life is too short not to live your dreams. Besides, who wants to wait until retirement to slow travel the world? Not us! So here we are planning our very own RTW adventure.

Bayon Temple, CambodiaWorking as a speech language pathologist since 2004, Audrey has a passion for photography, trekking, the mountains, and checking off items on her life’s to-do lists. There’s a freedom and peace she feels when she is traveling and off the beaten path and she can’t wait to experience that on a more long-term basis. Her new job will entail maintaining the blog and our social media sites.

CambodiaHarry worked hard to become a CPA and enjoys anything  finance related, especially personal finance (i.e., budgeting, investments. retirement, etc.). Outside of finance, Harry doesn’t find it hard to relax. He enjoys the beach life, especially snorkeling. Although, he may not want to admit it, he’s also a foodie and a wino. Some of his best days probably have been spent drinking a great glass of wine in a breathtaking far away place. His job will be anything related to our finances, including showing our followers & site visitors that if they have the passion and fearlessness, that they too, can travel long-term.

We’re cutting to the chase,  bringing our experiences to you with a wee bit of an edge, and showcasing our sometimes quirky personalities.

Thanks for joining us on the ride of our lives.

12 thoughts on “Who are these crazy people?”

  1. Hi there,
    I just saw you in the LT Alumni News. I am class of ’71. 🙂 So happy for you that you are living your dream! Looking forward to following you and picking up some tips!

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    1. Hi Yvonne,
      I’m so glad you sent this message to me! I was wondering if that ever got published in the LT Alumni News! I filled out that form such a LONG time ago. Wonder if it was just published? Thank you for stopping by and following us along on our journey. We appreciate it and we do hope we can inspire and supply some travel tips that we’ve picked up along the way. Audrey

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    2. So funny! I just read about you in the LT Alumni News as well (in Fall 2016 issue). And I am class of ’71 too! 🙂 Sounds like so much fun. Good for you for not being afraid to take the risk. And thanks for sharing your tips. I am going to share with my kids.

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  2. Hi Audrey and Harry !! I’m sitting on a train with your mom and she just told us your story. How amazing!! I can’t wait to take more time to see all of your adventures so far. I look forward on following you 😁 p.so. your mom is a lovely lady it was a pleasure of meeting her !

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  3. Hey guys- its your cousin Don. Love the pictures of Croatia. Irene and I want to visit there next year. Maybe go to Slovenian as well. Still hard to wrap my head around your adventures. Lucky you!!

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    1. Hi Don!

      Great to hear from you! When you do visit, please contact us! We are unofficial official experts on Croatia. It’s our absolute favorite country and we will have lived here for well over a year. It’s clean, cheap, has beautiful scenery, safe, and has good people. Don’t tell anyone but it’s a million times better than Italy in our personal opinion (but keep the secret safe, okay?)

      Irene said her family is Slovenian, right? A Croatia + Slovenia Tour would be phenomenal.

      Who knows? Don’t tell our moms, but we still may be here when your tour time comes. If so, we promise to be your personal tour guides if you come to Split.

      It would be great to finally get someone to come and visit us!

      Here’s our email thebstravelers@gmail.com

      Take care! 🙂

      Audrey

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