Miranda + Dylan
We met in 2011 in our home city of Edmonton, AB at a dive bar called Blues on Whyte, where Dylan was working at the time. We started discussing our desires to travel shortly after we met, desires fuelled both by our need to explore and the urge to escape the place where we had spent most of our lives.
We took our first trip together a few months later, when we made the eleven hour drive to Vancouver for a week, and that’s where we knew that traveling would be our new way of life. Not long after, we got an apartment together, where we lived while we saved for our future travels.
In June 2012, Miranda forced Dylan to purchase a one way ticket to London. We left behind our friends, families, and our two cats and two ferrets, and headed to the UK. We are currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland — at least partially because we thought it’d be cool to live in a city with a castle in the middle of it.
We further explained our reasons for moving in our post Why We Chose to Move to the UK.
What’s in a Name?
Have you seen the movie Into the Wild? Or read the book? They’re based on the life of Christopher McCandless, a young man who left his life behind to follow his dreams of living in the wilds of Alaska, bereft of all but the most essential of belongings. We chose the name of this blog based on a quote from the book that we found especially inspiring.
The full quote can be found below, but the part that our name comes from reads: ”The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
What’s on the Horizon
Hell if we know, but that’s the point of traveling right? But we do have some possible ideas in mind. Like picking fruit on English farms, or joining a carnival (seriously, anyone know of any openings for a couple of ferris wheel operators?). We’ll be based in the UK for the next two years or so, but we will be trying to do weekend trips into Europe whenever possible. After that we will be looking to move to somewhere with a healthy supply of the good ‘ol vitamin D, possibly Australia.
We plan on traveling the world slowly for as long as we can.
Countries Visited Together: 3 and counting