Before I begin, a warning to everyone who has been struggling with the urge to quit your day job and travel the world: proceed with caution. If you're not careful, you might find yourself emulating Stevo Dirnberger and Chanel Cartell, the South African couple who quit their jobs to travel the world and document their adventures in their Instagram, How Far From Home.
Now that you've been sufficiently forewarned, let's get to the story. Dirnberger and Cartell quit their jobs in advertising earlier this year because they were dissatisfied with the office environment. "We were no longer feeling challenged," Cartell told Design Taxi. "We needed something that would charge the electrolytes running through our veins."
While most people would take that as a hint to sign up for improv classes or start hiking on the weekends, this couple chose the path less traveled. They quit their day jobs, sold all their belongings, and packed everything left into four suitcases — two of which were "filled with camera gear," Cartell added. They decided to document their travels online under the theme of "How Far From Home," taking photos at each stop to demonstrate how many kilometers from Johannesburg they've traveled.
Cartell and Dirnberger have managed to finance their travels without a steady paycheck through Workaway, a website that allows travelers to work a few hours a day in exchange for food and shelter, Design Taxi reports. Since starting their journey on March 2nd of this year, they have been all over the globe.
From violins in Vienna...
The couple is clearly having the time of their lives.
Images: How Far From Home/Instagram