Around the World in 800 Days. This is our life. It began September 15th, 2007. The destination is just an excuse to make the journey but the itinerary is a result of answering the following:
Why does everyone seem to wait until they get to the magic age of 65 to retire, all the while dreaming of traveling the world once they do? What if you die or never make it to retirement? Would you regret your decisions and procrastination for not experiencing everything you wanted? Do you plan to be active and adventurous when you retire or will you board any convenient bus, cruise ship or guided tour and observe the world through a pane of glass?
We decided to take a different approach…”retire early” and see the world while we are still healthy and able to participate in the activities we enjoy. Climb a mountain. Ski a slope. Hang glide off a cliff. Scuba dive to any possible depth. Speelunk a bat-filled cave. Abseil down a waterfall. Swing across the canopy of a rain forest. Sleep with a native tribe and be accepted as part of the community. Carry our own bags without assistance. Touch the soul of other people and allow them to touch ours. Challenge our skills as we roam the world looking for our next business opportunity and home.
Heather: Professional certified professional photographer and former board member with the PPA (Professional Photographers of America). Heather has photographed virtually all professional sports around the world. She routinely photographs live concerts most recently including The Killers, The Pussycat Dolls, Toby Keith, Barenaked Ladies, Larry The Cable Guy and The Black Eyed Peas. Awards too numerous to list.
Ted: Professional videographer and producer with years of experience covering most topics except war or armed controversies. Specialist and preference in controversIal topics, human interest, light-hearted content or environmental subjects. Featured on NBC, CNN, Discovery Channel, TechTV, ABC, Wired Magazine, Wall Street Journal, etc.
Traveling the world we enjoy the flexibility to choose assignments for a variety of news, television or production outlets as freelancers. This allows us to control our itinerary and accept the assignments that interest us. Please enjoy our content and post comments to tell us what you like! The view from here is always interesting and changing. Your comments can shape the content, look and direction. Participate with us. Suggest topics or stories. Tell us what you want to see.