The dream of many is to travel the world, visit every corner of the planet, observe, explore and enjoy the wonders that nature and history can offer us. And although it is likely that you travel alone, in company everything is better.
Like the story of Chris and Willem, which will undoubtedly inspire you to travel. They met many years ago in the Netherlands, they started dating and at first, since they had no money, they borrowed a boat to travel around.
The years passed, the family grew, they had their children, who ended up making their own lives. Chris and Willem instilled in them a passion to discover, to travel and not stay in one place, so they were able to optimize the money to give them those experiences.
“We met and spent a lot of time sailing. We borrowed the boat and a car and that’s how we toured Europe. With the children we travel and save to buy a boat to travel on their school vacations. Much later our home was a mobile home and we are still together ”
After their children left home, the couple decided to sell everything and go on a long journey. Only in 2010 and with more than 80 years they fulfilled one of their objectives: to visit the countries that are members of the UN.
“We have worked for more than 40 years and we realized that traveling made us happy. We traveled in RVs until we became backpackers. So with a low budget we use public transport, we sleep in hostels and we travel more”
They understood that something had to change and they did so because it was more than 25 years ago that they undertook their first journey and since then they have not stopped . Goals were set and although on occasions they have had to rethink their goals, they always have the will to discover the world.
His story has served as an inspiration for young people, adults and older people like them to get out of their comfort zone and seek adventure and the experiences that life has in store for each one of us.