We are Amy and Sean. We are leaving on March 29, 2010 to begin a year long trip around the world. We are a thirty-something couple who have been together for almost 12 years (married for almost five). Before we voluntarily became homeless and unemployed, we lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where Amy worked as a lawyer and Sean worked as a computer programmer. We spent the last four years of our lives fixing up our 112 year old house money pit. Just when we were finished, we sold it to turn our travel dreams into reality.
We speak no foreign languages (long forgotten high school Spanish notwithstanding). We did not get passports until this year. Our house was less than five miles from where we grew up. Sean has never been out of the United States, save for one daytrip to Tijuana, Mexico, nine years ago. Amy’s illustrious travel resume includes the same daytrip to Tijuana, as well as a trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. She also travelled to Jamaica, where she was most fascinated by the airplane bathrooms (granted, she was five).
The following things remain unclear as of this March 2010 writing: how we are going to follow the Pittsburgh Steelers; whether we can survive without Fabulous, our trusty feline sidekick; whether it is possible for Amy to fit a year’s worth of stuff into her backpack; and can we Amy maintain a steady supply of chocolate worldwide. Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know.