Wanderers move abroad
Living and working abroad has been a dream of ours since we were 18 years old. Our window is finally opening the spring of 2018 after Michael graduates college. Help us these two wanderers move abroad. $1 changes everything.
It is easy for us to tell our personal narrative. However, it is hard to ask people to donate their hard earned money in support of a journey that isn’t their own. Here is our story, laid out before you. We hope you will consider funding us forward and allow these Wanderers to move abroad.
Who: Maegan & Michael White +their 2 spaniels
Where: Europe & UK
What: help us raise enough money to purchase our home on wheels!
Why: To Live, learn, and work abroad with our two spaniels.
When: Adventure begins Spring of 2018
The plan: We will live in a quaint motor home, for a minimum of 1 year, and travel throughout Europe and the UK. Our goal is to connect with people from assorted backgrounds and broadened our world views.
Maegan and Michael will manage their online Social Media Management Business, engage in freelance writing projects, Teach from their online Wellness Course, and continue to connect to YOU through their travel blog. It is crucial to have you a part of our community to build our reach and gain sponsors. To connect with us:
Instagram , Facebook , Pinterest , and Twitter !!
Estimated Costs of our life abroad: $46,482
BEFORE we leave Estimated Costs: $11, 280
microchip and vaccines for dogs: $100
travel kennels: $100 (for two)
travel medical insurance=$3,000 (world nomads)
Buy RV: $8,000
International driver’s license: ~$80
$35, 202/2,200 a month
dog meds: $320
life insurance: $560(mae)+$352(mikee)=$912
Our medications: $320
dog food: $1600
campsite fees: ($25 X 470night)=$12,000
Jeep payment+insurance=X 15 months left to owe=$4,050
Not including: (which we hope to get for free through travel hacking.)
airfare+large baggage fees: ~$5,000
dog airfare: ~$800
That’s why we need your help in securing our home on wheels!
We are both terrified but living in fear is not living at all. We will work our hardest to stockpile money over the months ahead but we realize we cannot do it alone. We ask our amazing family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and kind strangers to support us in broadening our world views. We would love to give YOU a shout out on our site! Take a chance on us!
Wanderers move abroad: A note to our family and friends
This may have come as a surprise to you but, knowing us, it probably didn’t. You know where our hearts are and how dedicated we are to experiencing all this world has to offer. We’ve been working relentlessly for nearly a decade, barely seeing each other much of the time. Sometimes you reach a point where it’s time for a sabbatical from corporate USA. We are hanging by a thread at this point! We want to make the most of our downtime between undergrad and grad school by truly doing what we love and finally being a family. Please think about supporting us! We love you all!
Michael and Maegan have known each other since the age of 4 and became best friends immediately. After 9 years apart they were reunited via Facebook. At age 18, they began their courtship. During this time, Maegan completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. Michael worked hard, switching jobs in order to be near Maegan.
After 5 years of dating, Michael and Maegan got married on May 18, 2013 and paid for the wedding themselves. Fall of 2013, Michael returned to college to finish his undergraduate degree. The newlyweds started “Financial Peace University” and for the first time, began to understand how to budget and prioritize money properly. They went on to pay off ~$18, 500 in debt in order to free up their finances to travel!
They stepped out of the 21st century and made sacrifices most 20-somethings wouldn’t dream of. They switched from smartphones to flip phones, got rid of cable, stopped their internet, and sold Michael’s beloved truck to become a 1-car family. They sold anything they thought would bring in cash to pay down their debt!
Presently, Michael is forecast to graduate Fall 2017 (should nothing happen) and their life abroad will begin Spring of 2018. Upon returning to the USA, Michael will begin Graduate school for Orthotics and Prosthetics and Maegan will dive into the balance of work and motherhood. (maybe)
There is no greater education than travel itself. Travel is the ultimate hands-on experience. We thank you all for your donations be it monetary, prayers, or good energy! $1 changes everything!
Our spaniel loves. We cannot leave these sweet faces behind! There are many expenses ahead for these two: vaccinations, heart worm medicines, food, plane rides, and possible quarantine. Donate today to help us bring these angels with us!
“He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to the other.”- Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)
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**This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own**
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