Six months, 16 countries and two bulging backpacks. This is the story of our incredible adventure exploring the other side of the world like gap year students, only that we were in our 30s and refused to sleep in dorm rooms (our budget stretched far enough to splurge on private rooms in the cheapest hostels in town).
Originally we had planned to visit just Mexico and Cuba, both high on Danny's bucket list. We thought we could wrangle three weeks off work to complete this vacation, but it soon became clear that this would not be enough time. Mexico is HUGE and there is far too much to see in just a couple of weeks. We toyed with the idea of taking a longer break - if we were going to fly to the other side of the world, we may as well stay for a while and see what it has to offer.
So six months it was. We quit our jobs, packed up our belongings, offloaded our cars, rented out our house and took off for our second journey of a lifetime.