I got sick. Here is how I am surviving.

There I was, super excited to move with my boyfriend Freman and start our new lives’ together. I was living in Riverside and he was in Boston for work. I can’t describe how happy I was to begin this new adventure. I didn’t know what the future had planned but now that I know, it wasn’t good. If it wasn’t for hobbies and friends to keep me entertained I don’t know what I would’ve done. Read the rest of this entry



One of the most honest posts about traveling on a budget.

How Far From Home

After being gone exactly 6 months, I feel it necessary we share the uglier side of our trip. Browsing through our blog posts and Instagram feed, it seems like we’re having the time of our lives. And don’t get me wrong – we are. It’s bloody amazing. But it’s not all ice-creams in the sun and pretty landscapes. Noooooo. So far, I think we’ve tallied 135 toilets scrubbed, 250 kilos of cow dung spread, 2 tons of rocks shovelled, 60 metres of pathway laid, 57 beds made, and I cannot even remember how many wine glasses we’ve polished.

You see, to come from the luxuries we left behind in Johannesburg, to the brutal truth of volunteer work, we are now on the opposite end of the scale. We’re toilet cleaners, dog poop scoopers, grocery store merchandisers, and rock shovelers.

It’s painstakingly hard and dirty work.

And although the last few…

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Here we go!

Many have asked us and now, after 2 years my girlfriend and I have started a travel blog. That’s right, a travel blog! We will post pictures on our travels and write about our experiences as well as tips on how to travel on a small budget and plenty of other useful advice. I encourage you to visit the page and hit that Like button and share this post. You may get inspired and plan a trip yourselves. Thank you for your support!

~Karen & Freman