Hi and welcome to Two Tall Travellers. You're probably wondering what Move | Work | Travel | Live is all about. Have a read to see how it came to be and how you can do it too.
Our names are Jade and Kev and this site is all about what we have learnt since we started seeing the world in 2015.
Before hitting the road, Jade began a career as a primary school teacher and Kev trained as a sports and exercise scientist.
Both of us had travelled a little bit when growing up but we wanted to see more of the world whilst we still could. Like so many people, we knew that we had to experience something other than the 9-5 in the UK. We both have aspirations of starting a family in the future so we knew we had to get out whilst we still had time.
Our entire plan is to be able to see the world but at the end of it have enough money to be able to start a life back in the UK. That's how we came up with the idea of Move | Work | Travel | Live. We needed to find jobs somewhere else in the world that paid enough to allow us to travel that place but to also save some money for the future.
At first we thought that it would be too difficult. How could we travel the world and then buy a house at the end of it? We were very surprised about how little money you can spend when you stick to a decent budget.
We started off by moving to Beijing, China in order to start teaching English. This turned out to be one of the best decisions we have made so far. We were able to make good money and use China as a hub to travel most of South East Asia on our holidays. We even adopted two 4 week old kittens found on the steeet called Dumpling and Noodle. Yes we know they are great names, you don't need to tell us.
After Beijing we moved over to Australia to start working in an outback pub in New South Wales at the end of 2017. After working in the outback we were able to use the money we had made to go on a 14,000Km road trip.
During these years we have been lucky enough to swim with humpback whales, feed elephants, stay on a remote island, learn to dive, drink cheap beer, go white water rafting and so much more. Even better than that, we have more money now than we started with.
We have had our fair share of mishaps along the way however. We went through 2 cars on our roadtrip through Australia (which significantly depleted our savings), we travelled through Sri Lanka during the wet season so our clothes did not dry for weeks and when we hiked to see the most famous rice paddies in China there was so much fog the visibility was less than 2 meters.
There was even the time when Kev was teaching a Grade 3 class in China (7 years old) and the whole class starting chanting small dick for about a minute. For some clarity they didn't know what a dick was (they were referring to a name) but that doesn't take away from the ridiculousness of the situation.
Anyway we digress.
This site is all about how you can get jobs in different countries throughout the world and use that time to experience that country like never before. The jobs can range from working remotely to labouring but when your backyard is a beach or the rocky mountains it makes the whole experience 10 times better.