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Who Are The Goats?

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We’re Nick & Dariece, a Canadian couple who have found many ways to Turn our Travels into a Lifestyle! We’re location independent and masters at making money abroad. We travel at our own pace, stopping if we decide to teach English or house sit. We’ve chosen this unconventional way of life and are completely stress-free, happy and alive. No nine-to-fives, no boss, no planning for retirement, no white picket fence, no mortgage and most importantly, no debt.

We saved $24,000 in accommodation costs last year, click here to find out how!


Work once consumed us. There was a time when we had a mortgage and cars, good jobs and expensive things, but in realizing the futility of material possessions, we gained a new outlook on life itself.

We are the architects of our own reality and we are here to inspire you to create a happier life for yourself. Happiness comes in many forms, but for us, we find joy through travel and eye-opening experiences.

Enjoying Cocktails At Sunset, Philippines

We love photography, tasting international foods, practicing yoga, trekking over mountains, laying on beaches, eating chocolate and drinking copious amounts of red wine. We wander the globe in search of off-the-beaten-path destinations, authentic cultural experiences, exotic cuisines, beautiful beaches and wild adventures. We’ve visited 46 countries on 4 continents, seen 5 Wonders Of The World and too many UNESCO Heritage Sites to count.

We now use this website to share our advice, secrets and stories from our 5 years of travelling to show how you too can turn your travels into a lifestyle! Our ultimate goal is to help you live a happier lifestyle and motivate you to try new things in life!

Why We Started Travelling



In 2008 we were beginning to feel a little too “settled down” with good jobs, a home we loved, and a comfortable lifestyle. So, what did we do? Dropped everything and travelled.

We spent 13 months travelling through Southeast Asia, India, and Sri Lanka. After only a short time on the road we realized that travelling was how we were going to spend our lives. The things we saw and learned on that trip changed the way we thought about not only the world, but also our future.

(click here to read a summary of our first backpacking trip!)

When we returned to Canada on December 22, 2009, we knew we were on a mission to save as much money as possible to support our new passion.

Countries we’ve visited…where do you want to go?!

Within a year of being home, we had enough money saved for our next journey!…and we’ve been on the road ever since. One day we’d like to say we’ve seen the world, but we’ve got a long way to go.


Q:  Why are you called “Goats On The Road”?

A:  Because no matter where we travel in the world, there seems to be goats roaming the roads! Since the two of us are also on the road, we have since decided to call each other “Goat”…therefore, we are Goats On The Road.

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Goats On The “Road” in Mongolia

Q:  How can you afford to travel for so long?!

A:  For our first year-long trip in 2008, we sold our house and saved a lot of money from working. For our second trip we again saved up our money from working for a year in Canada, and were able to travel for 16 months. After that, we decided to teach english in China for a year. We saved $21,000 in a year living in China and that supported our journey through Mongolia, Russia, Central Asia and Iran.

As of early 2014, a combination of house-sitting and the earnings made from Goats On The Road completely funds our travels! It’s definitely an accomplishment that we as travel bloggers are very proud of. 

(check out: An Honest Update from the Goats – How We Afford To Live Abroad)

Q: How do you pronounce Dariece?

A: Der – ees.

Q:  Do you ever get bored with travelling the world?

A:  Absolutely not! There are times when we feel a bit exhausted or overwhelmed from trying to juggle travelling and websiting and need some down time…but no, we’re always excited to see and do new things each and every day. That’s the best part about backpacking, there’s always something new around each corner.

Q:  How do you get around?

A:  We always take local transport. Unless we absolutely have to fly (or for some reason it’s much cheaper), we always opt for land transportation.  We get to see the country that way and get to mingle with the local people.

Q:  What is your favourite country so far?

A:  We don’t have a clear answer for that one.  Each country is beautiful in its own way and has something to offer. However, the ones that stand out in our minds the most are: Thailand, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Mozambique, Turkey, China, Mongolia and Iran.

Q:  What are the weirdest things you’ve eaten on your travels?

A:  Scorpion, maggot, toad, horse meat, duck’s blood, cow stomach and ox tongue.

Us On The Train

Us On The Train

Q:  Where do you sleep?

A:  We typically go for a hotel/guesthouse/hostel/hut or some sort of accommodation that is unique, has a funky vibe and lots of other like-minded travellers around.

We’ve slept on plenty of planes, trains, cars and buses.

We’ve had to embrace the dorm room a few times, but usually we go for private rooms.

Q:  Have you ever been worried about your safety?

A:  A few times. In Kenya we were held at knife point by a crazy, homeless man. Two other times Nick almost drowned – he fell down a waterfall in Laos and he was sucked out to sea by a rip-tide in Sri Lanka. We were also (possibly) stalked by a tiger while hiking though Periyar Tiger Reserve, India.

Q:  Have you ever had anything stolen or been robbed?

A:  Unfortunately, yes. We had $1,500 stolen from us during our adventures on the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan. We’ve also had a pair of sandals, an iPod Touch and a dive mask stolen. Luckily, none of those things were forcefully taken from us.

Q:  How long will you keep travelling?

A:  We plan to continue to live abroad for as long as we enjoy it. Teaching English, our website and house sitting are all great tools to continue with this lifestyle.

Things We’ve Done:

Apart from quitting our jobs, selling our home and leaving Canada to pursue our dream of travelling, we have…

Snorkelled with Whale Sharks (Mozambique)

Majestic Leopard, Masai Mara

Gone on an African Safari (Masai Mara, Kenya)

Spent 3.5 weeks doing yoga and meditation at an Ashram (India)

Dove with Humpback Whales (Mozambique) 

Trekked to 5,416 meters through the Himalaya Mountains on the Annapurna Circuit (Nepal)

Went on a 4 day camel safari (Thar Desert, India) 

Sailed through the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago camping on deserted islands along the way (Mozambique)

Floated in the Dead Sea (Jordan)

Seen 5 Wonders Of The World: Great Pyramids Of Giza, EgyptPetra, Jordan; The Taj Mahal, India; Chitchen Itza, Mexico and The Great Wall Of China, Beijing, China

Taught English in a rural village for a week (Naloy, Myanmar)

Dove the Blue Hole in the Red Sea (Dahab, Egypt)

Sailed up the great Nile River for 4 days (Aswan to Luxor, Egypt)

Stared in awe at the pile of rocks known as Stonehenge (England)

Seen the amazing temples at Ankor Wat (Cambodia)

Survived a deadly stomach virus (Monkey Bay, Malawi)

beautiful koh rong

Koh Rong, Cambodia

Discovered the most beautiful island in the world (Koh Rong, Cambodia)

Seen the prehistoric Komodo Dragons (Rinca Island, Indonesia)

Lived out our Robinson Crusoe fantasies on deserted islands (Mozambique & The Philippines)

Spent 3 days on a rice barge houseboat sailing the Kerala Backwaters (Allepy, India)

Trekked deep into the jungle to spot wild Orangutans (Bukit Lawang, Indonesia)

Went sand-boarding down massive dunes in the Great Sand Sea (Egypt)

Witnessed the migration of the Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales from 50 feet away (Hermanus, South Africa)

Seen the Parthenon (Athens, Greece)

Survived Dengue Fever (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)

Cuddled a full grown tiger (Chang Mai, Thailand)

Hiked a volcano for sunrise (Kintamani, Indonesia)

Wandered through the ancient ruins of Baalbek (Lebanon)

Went surfing (Lombok, Indonesia)

Rent A Car In South Africa

Attended an Indian Wedding (Rishikesh, India)

Rented a car and went on a 5 week road trip (South Africa)

Got tattoos in a foreign country (Koh Tao, Thailand)

Spotted rare Irrawady River Dolphins from a dug-out log canoe (Don Det, Laos)

Got a naked scrub-down from a complete stranger (Istanbul, Turkey)

Had an article published in South East Asia Backpacker Magazine

Travelled for two weeks on the Pamir Highway through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Took a helicopter ride over the Pamir Mountains bordering Afghanistan

Trekked on foot independently for 8 days in Mongolia

Rode the Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Train

Went on a two day horse-trek in Kyrgyzstan

So, now you know who we are and what we’re all about. We are currently living on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and will be here for 2 months before moving on. We have 3 house sitting jobs in tropical paradises lined up this year as well, which we’re very much looking forward to :)

Travel is our life, it’s what we love and it’s our passion! We hope to inspire you to live the lifestyle of your dreams. 

If you’ve found our blog useful and informative, or you’re feeling inspired by our lifestyle, you can Thank Us Here.

You can also Contact Us Here! We would love to hear from you.

86 thoughts on “Who Are The Goats?

      1. RICH

        This is what i’ve been looking for my whole life!!! I didnt think people actually did it….You guys are an inspiration to me…By the time i’m 40 (18 months to go) I will living this life….I came about this site by accident! Love it……..keep on the road!!

  1. Toni

    …you only live once! You thought about it, made sacrifices, and followed your hearts. There are people out there right now doing a fraction of what the both of you have done and are doing. Some people dream of what you are doing and through your blog they are living their dream. Congratulations guys! xoxo

  2. Jessica J. Hill

    You two sound like a couple I want to meet! I found your blog via your Photo of the Moment on Vagabondish, and I’m happy I did. Looking forward to the adventure.

    P.S. Where in China are you? I’m currently near Guangzhou…

    1. GoatsOnTheRoad

      Thanks Jessica. Vagabondish is a great site as well. We are currently in Yangzhou teaching English! Are you living in China or travelling?

  3. Manuela

    You are the most awesome couple ever and as an AIESECer/CouchSurfer/Journalist crazy about traveling, I can also say this is one of the most inspirational Blogs Ive seen in my life!… I recently moved to India and your posts about Asia are gonna be extremely helpful. Btw, I saw in the map you haven’t been to South America yet!!?? Are you saving it for dessert?? :P… Well, when you decide to it just let me know and if I happen to be in Colombia, would love to host you and show you my “Coffee Region” <3… Thumbs up guys!… Carry on! :)…

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Wow Manuela, we really appreciate the kind words! We aim to be an inspiration for others, so we’re glad you think we are :) Where in India are you living?

      We are definitely planning to go to South America and Central America…soon! Colombia is high on the list. Thanks for the offer.

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  4. Hannah@Getting Stamped

    Just found you guys! Love your site! Lots of great tips and posts here! We leave for our RTW in 96 days! We too are selling our house and quitting our good corporate jobs Were you teachers before? I am a tax auditor and Adam is an Engineer and we hope to travel for 2-3 years and then find jobs abroad (probably Asia). Thanks for any tips!
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    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Hannah, Thanks for the comment!
      Glad you’re enjoying our site, I took a look at your recent post and it sounds like you have a great trip planned. We weren’t teachers before. Dariece was a paralegal and I ran a printing press. It’s great that you guys are packing up and leaving it all behind! Great choice! We’ve never looked back and teaching in Asia is fun, rewarding and very easy to get jobs!
      Enjoy you’re trip and keep us updated!
      Nick & Dariece.
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  5. Jacqueline

    Awesome site and love your blog’s name! It’s a testament to the places you’ve been if there are commonly goats on the road. That’s my kind of traveling! I noticed that you’ve spent a great deal of time in Africa and that’s a big stop on my list this year. Do you have any recommendations for elephant or animal refuges? I’ve heard there are some in Kenya, but any other thoughts or ideas? What was your favorite part of traveling in Africa? Any must-see places you recommend?

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      haha, ya, Goats On The Road definitely seemed like a fitting name for us! You’re right, we were in Africa for 5 or 6 months and loved it there – there were many ups and downs though, but the ups far outweighed the downs!

      Check out 10 Reasons to travel to Africa:


      and…10 Downsides To African Travel


      We didn’t go to any animal refuges while we were there, but we did see many animals in the wild while on safaris!

      Hmmm, favourite part of Africa was the feeling that we were somewhere “out there”, you know? It’s a raw, wild continent and we felt that while we were there. The wildlife, the scenery, the landscapes and the memories are the best part. Mozambique and South Africa were our favourites, but the safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya and making it to Lamu Island there was also a highlight.

      South Africa (all of it), Mozambique – especially the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north, Zanzibar in Tanzania, doing a safari are all recommendations!

      Downsides were finding it hard to connect with some of the local people (feeling of racism towards us in a way) and the food in parts…oh, and looooong travel days on very uncomfortable modes of transport! But it’s all part of the journey.

      Enjoy your trip! Email with any Q’s :)


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  6. thepinkdot

    Hi Guys!

    I just came back from a week in cambodia and am going to Myanmar in July and came across your post!
    it’s inspired me all over again!

    I’m looking forward to an adventure in myanmar!

    Keep up the travelling and all my best wishes to you!


  7. Janice

    i am so jealous of you two :p my name is janice just turn 20 last may,im from philippines and i really want to travel a lot , so far i manage to visit 4 provinces. and still planning to continue visiting more local provinces and hopefully travel abroad someday. you are such an inspiration to me!
    I read that you guys are teaching english! sorry if my english is not very good.:)
    take care Mr. Nick and Ms. Dariece.

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Thank you for the kind words Janice! We love your country. We travelled there for 6 weeks and had a great time! I think it’s a beautiful country and you will love travelling around there. Who knows, maybe on day you will visit Canada :)


  8. Kimberly

    Woah! You guys have a really travel inspiring blog. I really love to travel but I do not have someone to go with. I am kinda scared to travel alone. My friends are all busy with work and starting their own families. I lived in Korea before and now I am in Singapore working. I am from the Philippines btw. I do want to go to Thailand and cross border to Cambodia for the ankor wat but I can’t find someone to go with. T_T

  9. Rhonda

    I love that I came across your website! My husband and I took a 14mth backpacking RTW in 2007-2008 and within days of our return knew we needed to go again…and for good this time. We are currently in the final stages of re-paying off debt, selling our latest house, etc and plan to be gone in late 2014 or early 2015 to drive the PanAm to South america, this time, and with our two dogs! It should prove to be a whole new adventure. Can’t wait to read more of your website.
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  10. yin goodman

    what you guys are doing now is my dream too. but I am not sure how to make enough money to travel the world like that —
    I like to do that way and you guys are very inspiring for me but I am not sure how we can live our lives to make that dream comes true..

    We just got a house recently and I am working as bio-chemist at medical field but it has never been what I want to do for the rest of my life..
    I like to live simply and like the way you live and seeing all over the world but I don’t know how should I start.. How much budget to do that and how long do u need to save again after money is running out ?
    Could u please give me any tip ?

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Yin!

      We are firm believers in following your dreams. Travelling isn’t for everyone, but if it is something that you are passionate about and aren’t happy with what you’re currently doing, then maybe it’s time for a change!

      We saved money, sold our house and car and made a plan for our trip.
      These are some ways we were able to save money:

      You also need to decide where you would like to go in the world and how much the budget will be per day.

      You can check out our daily budget for every country we’ve been to here:

      I hope this helps you out! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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  11. debbie

    Wow Nick and DARIECE you inspire so many. Strangers from afar and loved ones here at home. Seems wherever you go, whoever you meet you touch peoples hearts. We are all better off knowing the two of you. Pure joy! You not only inspire us to travel, to take a risk but to be better people.

  12. Sam

    You should be ashamed of yourselves! Traveling the world, eating exotic food, meeting different people… hmmmm… wait…. i want to do what you do

  13. Anna McPherson

    Hi Guys
    Glad I found your site (via Twitter). You two are an inspiration.

    I travel once a year, at the same time and it’s always the best month.

    As soon as I’m on the plane home, I’m thinking about where to go next! I often fantasise about selling up to travel the world, and until, and if I ever take that leap, I can always travel virtually with the likes of you guys and other travel bloggers that have done the same.

    Thanks for sharing your epic adventures.


    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Anna,
      Thanks for the wonderful comment. We’re the same way, even when we’re on a trip we’re always thinking about where to go next! As long as you’re happy doing what you’re doing, then you’re on the right track :)

      Happy travels to you.

  14. Marie (a.k.a BigTravelNut)

    Well kudos! That’s some really adventurous travelling you’re doing. I see that you visited many countries along the south-eastern coast of Africa, but skipped Madagascar! Why? I really want to go there one day. It looks like you’ll have done “all” of Asia soon, but haven’t yet touched Central and South America, or even done much of Europe. Lots to look forward to. I haven’t been so methodical. LOL! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Goats!
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    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Maria! We would love to see Madagascar but at the time, it wasn’t in our budget. There are a few more countries we’re interested in seeing in Africa, so I’m sure we’ll get there one day!

      As for Central and South America….they’re next :) Stay tuned.

      Happy Travels!

  15. Anne

    Hello Nick & Dariece! I have enjoyed reading your site as a resource for our upcoming travel plans as well as for fun! It is comforting knowing there are other like-minded people out there who make our dreams a reality. After some slightly unexpected life events happened earlier this year, my boyfriend and I made the decision to set out to do the same thing – indefinitely. We cannot wait to see what our future has in store for us and look forward to bumping into you guys and other fellow bloggers on the road!

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Anne!

      We love hearing from people who have the same ideas about travel as we do. That’s so exciting that the two of you are setting off indefinitely! Enjoy your travels, wherever you may end up! We look forward to reading about your adventures :)

      Cheers and safe travels.
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  16. Heather

    Love your site. Husband and I are off to Myanmar next week so appreciated your comments. Noticed that you haven’t been ‘down under’ to Australia yet. We would welcome you should you decide to drop by. Cheers Heather & Col.

  17. Melissa Auffredou

    Wow! This is such an inspiring article. I’m starting my own blog now while studying abroad, but I hope to teach English abroad as soon as I graduate! You’ve done so many amazing things. I’m subscribing to this blog stat. Thanks for the read!

  18. Liesha Bear

    What a wonderful life you guys have there! I also believe that having more experiences of seeing the world is so much more rewarding than having a house a car and expensive things. Good luck on your next travel! I’m still stuck at my 9 to 5 job, but I’m saving for another year so I could travel to Morocco… my dream destination… (I’ve read your post about that). Thank you so much for sharing ;-)
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  19. Devin

    I just found your guys’ page after getting a follow from your twitter account! (At least I think it is, and not spam). But regardless, I stumbled upon this and couldn’t believe to find a couple living my dream. You guys are my inspiration. I am currently a 21 year old saving up money, but I plan to follow in similar footsteps in the years to come. I wish you well on your travels. The sights you describe and things that you have seen make me envious. I cannot wait to explore the beauties of this world. Safe travels!

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  24. Rikaine

    I absolutely love your name!!! I can’t say that I see that many goats roaming around here in Honduras from what I see, but we have a lot of cows that do that! Your story is very interesting and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your lives!

  25. Daryl

    Hi. I’m so glad to find our site. I am doing what you did come September. My house is going for sale next month and I’m excited and also feeling overwhelmed with how to transition and leave my life behind and how to travel. I’ve never traveled much. I did go to Kerala India for a month to an ashram for 2 of the weeks and travelled a little the other 2. That was my taste of travel. I am soooo interested in hearing more and learning how to teach English around the world. My biggest fear at this moment is not knowing how to find where to stay cheap as I go. I’d like to be gone a year but open to never returning if that’s what feels right. Any direction and guidance you can offer would be awesome. I was looking at Egypt, Israel, Greece, Thailand, maybe India again. I’d like to do a one month yoga certification somewhere as well. I teach similar exercise to yoga now. Is it possible to work teaching exercise as well? Thanks again for your site and info. I am inspired. Ps. I am traveling alone and have fear about that as well. I am 49 and female. :)

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hey Daryl!

      Wow good for you for selling everything and travelling! Very inspirational :) You’re never too old to travel, that’s for sure.

      Finding places to stay is very easy. You either arrive at the city and walk around until you find something (time consuming, but you get to look at the room before saying yes or no), or you can book online using:



      and Trip Advisor (this is a site with honest reviews from travellers)

      Or, you can also have a look at your guidebook and call different hotels/guesthouses. Israel and Greece are more expensive than Thailand, Egypt and India.

      As for teaching English, have a look at our articles here:

      It’s most definitely possible to teach Yoga while on teh road. It’s a great way to make money. Thailand and India are popular places for Yoga.

      Don’t worry, once you’re on the road, everything will come naturally and you will slowly figure things out yourself. You’re never alone when travelling, you’ll always meet fellow travel companions and people who you can ask for advice and travel tips.

      I hope this helps. Let us know if you have more questions.

      Happy Travels!
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  26. Sandy

    Hello Nick and Dariece,

    Hope you are doing great. I was reading your blog and really got inspired by the fact that you guys quit your job and started traveling across the globe.

    We here at ResolutionTweet have decided to create an infographic on the top 10 couples who have quit their day jobs to pursue their passion in globetrotting. I am pleased to inform you that you are one among those selected. :)

    I request you to provide us with the following information which will be added to the infographic. We hope to inspire a whole lot of people and build an interest in traveling,

    1. First travel date?

    2. Most memorable place they have traveled ever?

    3. What is so special about traveling?

    4. Tip for fellow travelers?

    5. occupation of Nick and Dariece?

    Looking forward to receive your answers.

    Thank you,


  27. Sarah

    There are so many Canadian travel bloggers! I love it. I feel like every second blog I stumble across is written by Canadians. It makes me feel cultured, haha.

    Was Rinca Island worth it? We are going to Bali after a trek in Nepal in the fall, and were thinking about going to Rinca to see the Komodos. I’m torn, though. After a trek we might just want to hang out on the beach..

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      Yes, there are loads of Canadian travel bloggers :)
      We loved Rinca, but we were also in Indonesia for 2 months, so we had lots of time to get there. If you’re just going to Bali and don’t have much time (?) I would suggest flying to Flores instead of taking boats, etc. Seeing the Komodo Dragons was an amazing experience, but I know what you mean, you may want to just lay on a beach and be lazy after the trek. Which trek are you doing in Nepal?

      Cheers :)

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  29. bary

    great there are very few people in world who are the driver of their oun life train i always have to wish to live such life i promise when i have enough money i shall use to have such pattern in my life//

  30. Carolina

    Hi! Today I’m leaving my comfortable mexican home to live for two months in Alexandria, Egypt. I’m very excited, and your blog has given good ideas (since I will be living with a $25 per day budget). It is great that you have the opportunity to travel so much, maybe I’ll give it a try after I finish college.

  31. afrah

    hi dear oats. wht a wonderful website. I am frum india. me n my hubby r goin for a vacation to turkey leaving our kids behind…….we really wanted sum time together. did u guys take the ballon ride in Cappadocia? how did u travel n the cost from Istanbul to Cappadocia and oludeniz? we r on a budget. thanx

  32. rochiel

    nice travel blog :) im happy that you did enjoy visiting philippines. hope you will come back to see more funtastic islands here..
    travelling is my dream. hope i can start one :)

  33. ade nastiti

    Guess what? Soon after reading this post, I searched budget flight to Myanmar, and I got a very reasonable price on September. The good thing is now we (Indonesian) do not need visa to enter Myanmar. I just knew it after completing ticket payment, haha.

    Unfortunately I cant stay longer due to my work. I will only have 5 full days for this trip. So my plan is exploring Yangoon first, as my flight will arrive here, and then go to Inle Lake. I may skip Bagan, since it seems too similar to Seamreap and other cities in Thailand I have visited and also due to time constrain. For the first visit, do you think Yangoon and Inle Lake worth enough? Your suggestion is very appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      That’s great that you don’t need a visa! Yes, we both loved Yangon and Inle Lake, there is lots to see and do in both of those places. Bagan is beautiful as well, but if you’re not into seeing more temples, then skip it. There are also a lot of beautiful temples in Yangon. Rent a bicycle in Inle Lake and explore!

      Cheers and happy travels.
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  34. Claire

    You guys are a great inspiration for me :)
    Traveling has been my passion to.
    Thumbs up for what you re doing I d love to do that when I finish with my studies
    Hmmmm good luck with everything


  35. Alicia

    Hey Guys!
    I am planning a 6 month trip next year with a friend. I have a few questions, but I’ll try not to take up too much time!
    In terms of luggage, I know you’ve said not to leave your packs in your rooms, but I noticed in a lot of your photos your packs aren’t there. Have you found a solution over your years of travels for luggage safety or are they just hiding out of sight of the photos?
    I know you say (and I’d like to) explore a lot without a guide or tour, (As a young female) I’m also wondering how you know which areas are probably not safe to venture into?
    And lastly, I think I read somewhere that you should should try and swap most of your money once you get into each country, can I ask where (are they banks/stalls)?
    And do these places only swap USD, I’m from Australia :-) Sorry for the overload of questions!
    Love your website, you’ve made the trip feel so much more exciting, you’re a very inspiring couple!!!

    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Alicia :)

      We do keep our bags in our rooms when we go out for the day. We tend to lock them closed though when we’re out, if we have valuables in them.

      As for travelling off the beaten path. We always do some research beforehand and make sure that it’s safe to go where we are planning to go. Ask locals for the most up to date information, and better yet, go with a friend!

      When you get to countries, use your ATM debit card to withdraw money from the machines, that’s the best way to get local currency. If you have US dollars, you can exchange them at money change booths around the various cities you’re in. Just ask at your hotels/hostels, they’ll know! But we suggest using the debit card.

      I hope this helps :) Happy travels.
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  36. Gaurav

    Hey guys,

    Its highly inspiring to read your tales. I thoroughly enjoy the site. I am Indian and been travelling in India on/off. However vacations are never extended as I am into a full-time job. Maybe one day, I will be able to do what you guys are doing. In case you have any experiences/tips as/for solo traveler, can you kindly share them?

    Have fun and keep posting your stories.


    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Gaurav,

      Thank you for the the kind words. As far as advice for solo travellers goes, it’s the same as for couples I’d say! Go for it! Get off the beaten path once in awhile, meet new and interesting people, sample the local foods, enjoy the sights :)

      As a solo traveller, you’ll want to make sure you keep an extra eye on your bags, especially if you plan to sleep in dorm rooms. You don’t need to be overly cautious, but just keep your valuables close.

      Happy travels!
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  37. Amy

    Hi Nick and Dariece,

    Thank you for a great blog! I am hoping to travel to Myanmar this year and would love to sail through the numerous Mergui Archipelago’s. I have done a little research but am having trouble finding an affordable sailing tour, they are all so expensive! Do you have any suggestions for tours or alternate ways to explore this area?


  38. Mao

    I am from Beijing China. in 2008 I began my travel abroad. I also enjoy Turkey, Iran, Mongolia and India. I recommend Georgia and Pakistan to you. I am preparing my Africa travel. So thank you for your information.
    I have retired and healthy enough. But always travel alone. It is very free.

  39. Gabrielle

    What a fantastic website. You guys are truly an inspiration. It’s very early days for us and our travel lifestyle dream but just reading this one post has given me the drive to know we can make it a reality. Hopefully in a few years time we will be well on our way. Thank you for inspiring others. We look forward to reading and learning a lot more from you both :).


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