When you tell someone your off to travel the world most people really think your crazy. They ask many questions of when, how, where and why and in the end the discussion at some point comes to finances. When this happens we get a similar response from most:
- You must be rich!
- Did you win the lotto?
But the honest truth is, neither of these scenario’s describe us.
4 years ago we decided to take the big step and put our money into property. So, we purchased our first home. We sat on that nest egg for a while and made small improvements. We paid our huge weekly mortgage to keep the banks happy and hoped for the value of our home to improve over time. We had purchased in a town that had huge growth. It was a debate if we should hold onto the home and rent it out or sell it for a profit that would send us around the world.
When we purchased our home we couldn’t have imagined selling it to travel the world. But sometimes although you can’t see the big plan at the time – it all comes together. The decisions you make each day add up and edge you closer to the path you are destined to follow and each decision works to allow you to do the things you have always only been able to dream about.
When we finally made the decision to travel and we decided to put our home on the market it was then that we realised the worth of our hard work. Within 48 hours of making that huge decision to sell our home we had an offer and without hesitation we accepted. 4 weeks later the house was SOLD!
Selling our home allowed us to be debt free giving us the freedom to set off around the world. It also gave us enough to top up our travel savings account and cement for us the ability to travel.