We are Lois and Jeff, from British Columbia, Canada. A mid 50’s couple, recently retired with a serious travel bug, who hit the road in May 2019. Our plans are open ended but North and South America are first on the list and we will determine what comes next after we see how we do in the America’s.
It was travel that brought us together and after meeting in Canada in the early 80’s, Lois and I spent a year in Australia ( my home country ) before marrying in Canada. We honeymooned in a campervan for 5 months in Europe, worked in London, UK then set off by train through Russia, Mongolia and China before sailing to Japan. What was intended to be a 6 month stay morphed into 3 years residing in Kobe, teaching English, and, in my case, working in an accounting firm.
Japan was an amazing experience, and we were ultimately joined by many friends there, before leaving in early 1989 to spend 18 months backpacking across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, finally returning to settle in Canada in 1990. We moved to BC’s beautiful Okanagan valley where we raised our two children and focused on our careers. Both recently retired, we are thrilled to be out on the road again !