Hi. Thank you for visiting our blog and taking the time to learn more about Possess the World.
“To travel is to possess the world” is a phrase coined by the American traveller and writer Elias Burton Holmes (1870-1958), the creator of the travelogue.
It seems appropriate that his saying lives on in the 21st century form of travelogues, blogs.
We also found it true of us, we do possess the world each time we experience a new or favourite part of our wonderful planet and hope you can too.
Who are we?
We are Cath and Ian, an Aussie couple who love food, wine and travelling.
Over the last 5 years we have travelled together, starting with a few weeks at a time until 2017 when we are travelling for 12 months.
We have learnt in our travels that experiencing destinations slowly is more enjoyable than running from city to city to see the sites with all the other tour groups, battling for that perfect shot before moving on.
As more mature travellers we want to eat better, sleep better, meet different people and see different sites to the backpacker. Dare we say have a more cultured, refined experience?
Cath, in her 40’s, has worked in health for 20 years whilst raising her family and is now having the Gap Year we never had when we were kids. She is ready for the next phase of her career but also wants to travel.
Ian, in his 60’s and lucky enough to have taken early retirement is the tech support and inspiration for getting Baby Boomers out of their comfort zone and into the world.
Neither of us are ready to be at home looking after grandkids, walking the dog and waiting for something exciting to happen.
Why have we started a blog?
By sharing our travel tales, tips and information we want to inspire you to take the plunge and move from tourist to traveller.
We hope our narrative style travel tales will entertain you and give you some ideas for your own travels.
We believe that independent travel costs less and is more rewarding than a rushed tour. We hope by sharing our experience you might give it a go.
The internet is full of blogs and advice sites, POSSESS THE WORLD is different because:
- We recognise that the life experienced traveller is very different to the young backpacker
- We give you honest information about where we have been, what we have seen and what we thought while there
We want our travel tales and travel guides to:
- inspire you to have the confidence to try independent travel
- give you tips and links to reliable sources of information
- give you honest information about where we have been, what we have done and what we thought about destinations around the world
- help you access and use technology to support your travels
We can help you to:
- plan your travel
- travel for longer, cheaper
- experience your chosen destination like a local
Please contact us using the form or social media links below.
Want to work with us?
We are always happy to discuss ways that we can work with your business.
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