Hey, we’re Leah and Declan
Living in the English countryside we felt like we didn’t quite fit into the idyllic jigsaw that we call “adulthood”. Working a combined 100 hour week at our day jobs left us feeling deflated with a need for something more. We knew there was something missing and throw on top of that, a sky full of gloomy clouds and dullness, it was a big recipe for change.
We spent most of our evenings watching travel programs, reading travel blogs and basically, adding fuel to our fire for travel. Eventually, our mindset began to change. We stopped feeling trapped and realised that maybe; just maybe if we wanted it hard enough, we could be travelling full time too.
Only a crazy person would sell their home, their belongings and move to the other side of the world… Leaving it all behind and taking nothing but a 36 ltr backpack and an open mind. That’s impossible… right?
Well, that’s exactly what we did… and then Officer Travels was born!
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