We perpetually get a lot of questions about how to combine work and travel, or how to fund travel while traveling. There are many different ways of funding your travels, so when we have the opportunity to highlight how someone else does it, we’re all too happy to oblige. Here’s Karolina and Patryk’s story in their own words. – Jillian
We are Karolina and Patryk, young couple from Poland. We met only 3 years ago and we totally felt in love with each other!
We were normal students, planning to have descent job in the future. Both of us were a little crazy and adventurous but we never have enough courage to fulfill our dreams. Until we met…
Only after half a year, we decided to quit our colleges, start a company and explore the world!
We’ve always dream about travelling but there was one problem- money.
We knew that the only thing we can do is making business online. The biggest profit can be made from selling. So we needed to find good product and customer who will buy from us. It was really difficult at the beginning. We didn’t have money, we just had dreams. We worked very hard to make our e-shop and attract customers.
But we did it!
Right now our store is profitable and we only need few hours a day to work. The rest of our time we spend on having fun, travelling and writing our blog.
Our first big trip was to Asia: Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It’s almost impossible to describe how excited we were when we get to the plane to Bangkok! We felt that after a year of hardworking, we finally have our reward.
Of course, our company was profitable until few month but we spend it on travelling in Europe. Asia was a continent that we’ve always dreamt about. And we’ve managed to buy cheap plane tickets so… Everything was perfect!
And it’s really perfect until now! We are young, happy and full of dreams. We will never forget the day when we decided to do something with our lives.
We were scared the hell out of these changes but we knew that as long as we are together, everything will be just fine.This year, we’ve been in Asia and North America. In one month we are going to Middle America exploring Caribbean. In 2015 we want to move to China to learn Chinese.
The more we see, the bigger our hunger for travelling is. It’s magic but beautiful!
We want to encourage every single one of you to fulfill your dreams. It’s really worth it! You have one life and you need to enjoy it. Live it fully. When you will be old you shouldn’t regret anything that you could have done and you were not brave enough to do it.
It doesn’t matter what your dreams are- it may be scuba diving with sharks in Egypt, cooking with Mexicans or play with tigers in Thailand. Just do it! Think about your dream life and do everything to have it.