On the 15th July 2010, I set off with my fiancée for a 3 month trip to Buenos Aires in Argentina. The trip was meant to be a 90 day adventure and a wonderful opportunity for my fiancée to delve deeply into the world of tango, which she was studying for her Phd. We put all of our stuff into storage and parked our car on the drive of a friends home in Leeds. At the time, we fully intended to come back and restart our ‘normal’ lives back in the UK.
Today liveworkabroad.com has been launched, exactly one year to the day from when we left for Buenos Aires. In the last 365 days, we have spent time in Argentina, the USA, Portugal, Spain, the UK and now Ireland . We have learnt so much, met so many people in so many places and most of all, we have been lucky enough to do all of this whilst fully maintaining our working lives.
It’s safe to say that something sparked within our hearts in these far away places and as such, we have no plans to return to our old lives anymore. We’ve given away all of our things in storage, we’ve set our sights, resources and thinking on where we’ll go next. Life is better, life is good, we feel alive. I hope you find some of this spirit within this blog.
Now, this isn’t just a site about moving somewhere sunnier and enjoying a hammock in the shade. This site is about modern day freedom. It’s about how you can use the online world to bring choice and opportunity into every part of your life. Whether that is taking advantage of the reducing borders between countries, or simply making your current life, in the place that makes you happy, easier and freer.
LiveWorkAbroad.com is about living life to the full in any or all of the ways that the 21st century allows. I hope you find it sparks something in your heart too.