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WHO WE ARE
Hi there! We’re Tim and Sharyn Nilsen – two laid-back, adventure-loving, Aussie travelers who are excited to share our passion for independent, budget travel. We’ve been wandering the world for the last 30 plus years, and have been fortunate to explore 135 plus countries so far. We travel because we’d rather look back and say, “We did that!” instead of “If only we had!”
HOW WE TRAVEL
We do sometimes go with a group if it makes our journey cheaper and safer, but still embraces the spirit of adventure – like overlanding in Africa. However, you’ll usually find us traveling by ourselves because we believe it gets us closer to the places we visit and the people who live there. And, we like the autonomy and the challenge of planning and doing things by ourselves.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Needless to say, we have extensive experience in planning, funding, and surviving journeys to many less-visited destinations (along with most of the favorites.) So, we’ve tried to bring all that knowledge to this website, and hopefully help others like you do the same. If you’re ready to know more, then hit the search bar or dive into the menu at the top of the page.
STAY IN TOUCH
Sometimes when we’re off on new adventures, we don’t get time to update this website until it’s over and we have some downtime. But if you follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram you’ll stay up to date with where we are and what we’re doing. And if you sign up for our newsletter you’ll receive all our latest travel tips, deals, and freebies straight to your inbox once a month.
Where We’ve Been (So Far!)
Travel insurance isn’t mandatory. But it can literally be a lifesaver. Some facts and tips for insuring your trip, plus our first-hand stories of disaster.
Six weeks in Berlin gave us an excellent opportunity to find the best craft beer in Berlin – Our favorite craft breweries, bars, and retail outlets in Berlin.
How smart trip planning for a single one-way flight created enough savings for a free 16-day trip to Tunisia.