Who Are We?

Thanks for stopping by to find out more about Goats On The Road! We’re Nick & Dariece, the founders of this travel and lifestyle website.

We’re a 30-something couple from Canada who have been travelling and living abroad for more than a decade.

We’re here to help you make money online (from home or abroad) so that you can be your own boss, live a freer lifestyle, and spend time doing things you enjoy.

Prior to travelling and starting this website, we were just your average couple, living “normal” lives back in Canada – complete with proper full-time jobs, a fully furnished condominium, a vehicle, and all of the other things that we should want at that stage in our lives.

But, we wanted more…

Since the creation of Goats On The Road back in 2012, we’ve expanded our team to include writers who are experts at what they do — whether it’s living or travelling to a specific destination, or ways to earn money remotely.

We pride ourselves on providing you with in-depth, useful, first-hand information. We only hire professionals who know what they’re talking about — no researched articles, “ghostwriters”, or spammy content.   

Learn more about the team behind Goats On The Road below, or if you’re interested in hearing the personal journey of “The Goats”, click here to jump down the page.

Expert Writers and Staff

Meet our expanded team of professionals!

Nicola Rae – TEFL Certified Online English Teacher

Nicola Teaching English onlineNicola is a former classroom teacher turned full-time traveler and online English teacher. In June 2017, she stumbled on an online English teaching gig that allowed her to travel anywhere with good WiFi.

Nicola got TEFL certified, packed up her classroom and decided to take her job on the road to combine her two passions – teaching English and traveling! 

Here on Goats On The Road, Nicola contributes her expert information and opinions about TEFL certifications and teaching English online.


Krystianna Pietrzak – Remote Freelancer Worker

best freelance websites for beginners to work abroadKrystianna has worked as a freelancer with graphic design and social media services for the past two years and loves not being tethered to a single location.

When not traveling or working, she enjoys sharing helpful tips and tricks with others who are interested in being self-employed and working remotely. 

Here on Goats On The Road, Krystianna contributes her knowledge and tips about earning money as a freelancer, working remotely from home, and creating your own online business.


Kacie Golliher – TEFL Certified Teacher Living in China and Teaching Online

online teaching backdrop ideasKacie is a TEFL certified ESL teacher. She started teaching English when she moved from the United States to China in 2019.

Since then, she has taught at two brick and mortar schools in China and has taught online with GoGoKid and Qkids. When she’s not teaching, she likes spending her time travelling with her husband and studying foreign languages. 

Here on Goats On The Road, Kacie shares expert information and advice on taking a TEFL course, and teaching English online.


Sasha Savinov – Fulltime Traveller and Digital Nomad

Sasha is an expert in travelling the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. He’s also an online English teacher and a video producer. In fact, he studied video production at Michigan State University.

Together with his wife Rachel, Sasha has been living and travelling abroad for more than 10 years, with Mexico and Thailand being their primary bases. 

Here on Goats On The Road, Sasha contributes his expert, firsthand advice on living and travelling in both Mexico and Thailand. Plus, a few articles about what it’s like being a digital nomad. 


Tara Burgess – Fulltime Traveller and Digital Nomad

Tara is a full-time writer, traveler, photographer, and lover of street food. Tara has travelled to over 40 countries and in particular, is an expert on living and working in Germany, China, and Italy.

When she’s not sharing her advice online, you can find her sipping a glass of wine or slurping a bowl of hot noodles! 

Here on Goats On The Road, Tara contributes her advice on living as an expat in Germany, China, and Italy. Plus, information and tips on getting working holiday visas, and making money online and abroad.


We Started Travelling in 2008

We weren’t satisfied with the routine of waking up, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, watching TV, going to bed…and repeating.

We felt bored with our lives in Canada and were tired of not having enough time to spend with one another. We were tired of being tired.

So, we booked a typical 1 week, all-inclusive vacation in Mexico together. A vacation that gave us the travel bug.

About a month later, Nick came home from a brutal day of work and said: “If you could travel anywhere for a year, where would it be?” Dariece’s immediate reply was: “Southeast Asia”!

Fast forward 8 months and we had sold our home, our car, most of our possessions and booked a flight from Vancouver to Bangkok. Our travel dreams were about to come true.

We backpacked through SE Asia and the Subcontinent for 13 months. A trip that truly changed our lives forever. We met new friends, learned about new cultures, tasted new foods and experienced things that we never thought possible. From that point on we looked at our lives in a totally new light.

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Us on our first backpacking adventure in 2008

We Need To Be Travelling

After that 13 month trip, our bank accounts were dwindling and we needed to return back to Canada to make some more cash. We were very fortunate to get our exact same jobs back after being away for so long!

But upon returning home, we felt like strangers in our home country, and struggled to fit in. Events and conversations that we used to enjoy and that we used to think were important, now seemed irrelevant to our perspective on life.

The trip had changed us and we knew that we needed to save as much money as we could to set off on another longterm adventure.

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Surfing in Lombok, Indonesia in 2009

The 16 Month Journey

After being back in Canada for just 13 months, we had saved enough money to set off on an even longer trip than the first one. This time we visited Europe, Africa, The Middle East, Southern Asia and Northern Asia.

It was somewhere around our 15th month on the road, in the Philippines, when Dariece had a total meltdown. She was thinking about the prospect of returning home in just over a month when the funds would run out.

We needed to figure out a way to earn money on the road – going back to regular jobs in Canada simply wasn’t an option.

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Sunsets in the Philippines

Travel Blogging

During the meltdown and trying to think of ways to continue our travels, Dariece read an article online about a guy who made $2,500 from travel blogging each month.

So, we figured we should learn how to start a travel blog, choose a travel blog name, and hopefully make money from it to keep travelling 😀

Fast forward to today and this travel blog (and the jobs that stem from it) earns us six figures each year. Starting a travel blog was definitely the best thing we ever did, which is why we aim to inspire and help others (you!) to start one too.

In fact, if you start a blog using the link in this post, we will send you our blogging course and pro blogging eBook for free.

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Blogging from a hotel that we were working with — in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Teaching English

While travelling, we met many people who had taught English abroad as a way to make money and stay on the road. After we volunteered teaching in a village in Myanmar for a week, we started to think that we would be great English teachers.

While we were travelling around China, Nick sent off our resumes to some schools he found online, and from adverts we saw in hostels.

The response we received was overwhelming! We couldn’t believe that so many schools wanted us, especially because we had no formal training or experience at that point.

Within 2 weeks, we had secured ourselves a job at Shane English School in Yangzhou, China.

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Teaching English in Yangzhou, China

We taught at that school for a year and had one of the best years of our lives. We made numerous foreign and local friends, learned about Chinese culture, tried some seriously strange foods, and best of all, we loved our little students.

During that year, because we only worked 20 hours a week teaching, we had plenty of time to get GoatsOnTheRoad up and running. The year was spent teaching English for part of the day, and working on our website for the other part of the day.

After one year of teaching, we had saved enough money to travel for around 5 months.

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The City of Yangzhou, where we lived for a year in China

Central Asia & The Silk Road

When we were living in China, we looked at a map and figured that the next logical trip would be to head north through Mongolia and Russia, before veering into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

We ticked off an item on our travel wish list – the Trans Mongolian / Trans Siberian Railway!

This whole trip was quite the adventure, filled with camping, trekking and fishing. This is one of the least touristy regions of the world and we loved every minute of it.

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Gorgeous architecture in Uzbekistan

House Sitting / Pet Sitting

When we were in Uzbekistan, we decided to create a profile for ourselves on the website We were trying to find ways to supplement the income earned from our website (which at the time, wasn’t all that much), and house sitting seemed like a great way to do just that.

Within a month of putting up our profile, we had received a message from a homeowner in the Caribbean. She wanted us to come and take care of her divine dog named Spare. The job was for 7 months, with 1 month off in the middle.

It was perfect, and we said “Yes” right away.

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Nick with our fur friend, Spare Dog

6 Months House Sitting & 6 Months Travelling

During those three years of pet sitting in Grenada, we spent half of the year house sitting, and spent the other half travelling.

We visited Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Costa Rica, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, Puerto Rico, New York, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Prague, Berlin and Istanbul.

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2017 – The Year of Freedom

We decided that 2017 would be our year.

Although we love pet-sitting, we wanted the year to be as spontaneous as possible. We were ready to travel when we wanted to, for as long as we wanted to – without any future commitments. Plus, we wanted to be free to go on any press trips should they arise.

We’re really glad we made that decision as we ended up forming some great partnerships with tourism boards in Greece, Argentina, Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan.

Had we been “tied down” with pet-sitting jobs, we wouldn’t have been able to partake in those incredible marketing campaigns.

2017 brought us to South America for the first time and we loved backpacking around Colombia, road-tripping through Argentina, chilling out in Uruguay and trekking in Chile.

trekking in el chalten argentina

We flew business class for the first time to attend a blogging conference in Istanbul — what an experience that was!

The conference was followed up by a road trip through the UK with family, our 10 year anniversary celebrated in Greece, plotting new trekking routes in Kyrgyzstan, scuba diving & living in Indonesia, and travelling around Japan for Nick’s 33rd birthday.

Finally, we rounded off the roller coaster year in Manzanillo, Mexico with almost every member of our immediate families coming down for a visit.

Each Year is Different

We try to update this About Us Page to include the things we get up to each year. But, the page would be incredibly long as the years go by… 

So, if you’d like to learn more about what we got up to in 2018 to present, have a look at our round-up posts from each year, here:

Looking Back on 2018: A Year of Achievements

Looking Back on 2019: A Year of Highs and Lows

It’s All About Lifestyle Design

Since starting out in 2008, we’ve travelled to more than 65 wonderful countries around the world. Our passion for culture and adventure has driven us to find numerous ways to make money on the road so that we can continue this life of full-time exploration.

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Exploring the city of Prague

We’ve chosen this freedom-filled, unconventional way of life and we feel that we are completely stress-free, happy and alive. We don’t worry about nine-to-fives, bosses, planning for retirement, mortgages and most importantly… we have no debt.

We love this new lifestyle so much that we started this blog so that we can share it with others. That is why we put ALL of our best money-making tips, travel hacks and inspiration on this blog to show you that this kind of life is possible.

We don’t regret our decision to sell-up at home and live this nomadic lifestyle.

Travel made us realize the futility of material possessions now that we’re living out of our backpacks/suitcases. We’re happier than ever! Everything we own fits into a total of 110L of space.

We’ve gained a new outlook on the world and on life itself. Experiences are what bring happiness, not material things.

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Happiness is…cooking in Grenada!

What’s Next?

We will continue with our digital nomad lifestyle for as long as it brings us joy. Right now, at this moment in our lives, we’re 100% content. We’re happy to be able to work on our laptops from anywhere in the world, provided there’s a decent wifi connection.

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We Hope You’re Inspired!

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 travelling, being our own bosses, and eye-opening experiences.

On this website we share our financial tips, earning methods, and travel stories with you, in the hopes that we can inspire you to live a freer life.

We want to show you how to turn your travels into a lifestyle!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us. We answer every single email. Also, make sure to follow our journey on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Beach life in Grenada

Keep your life on your back and get more back from your life – Goats On The Road


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.

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 at our jobs. For our second trip we put ourselves on a strict budget and saved up money from working for a year in Canada. We were able to travel for 16 months on those savings. 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.

In 2014, a combination of free accommodation from house-sitting and the earnings made from Goats On The Road allowed us to travel and live abroad.

Since 2015, this website has been our sole source of income. Financially speaking, we haven’t needed to housesit since then, but we enjoy it 🙂

Q: How do you pronounce Dariece?

A: Der – iece. Like “piece” or “niece”.

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 blogging 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 travelling, there’s always something new around each corner.

Q:  How do you get around?

A:  We’ve probably taken every mode of transportation possible! Our favourite way to get around is by train or by having our own wheels – this is the best way to see the country and to meet people along the way. We often fly and take the bus as well.

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, Mexico, Italy, Cuba, and Iran.

See a list of our favourites here.

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.

Q:  Where do you sleep?

A:  We typically go for a hotel/guesthouse/hostel/hut or some sort of accommodation that is unique, and if possible, eco-friendly and locally owned.

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

We’ve had to embrace the dorm room a few times when there were no other options, but when we’re in hostels, we always go for private rooms.

These days we like to travel slowly and find ourselves renting Airbnbs.

Q:  Have you ever been worried about your safety?

A:  A few times. In Kenya, we were held at knifepoint by a crazy, homeless man. Also in Kenya, we were in an archipelago where Somali Pirates were kidnapping westerners.

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 through Periyar Tiger Reserve in 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 travel and live abroad for as long as we enjoy it. We know that we’ll never return to a normal lifestyle back home, that’s for sure.

Q: Are you going to get married and have kids?

A: You can read all about that in our post – Are we going to have a baby?

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Exploring New York on a press trip

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)

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 6 Wonders Of The World: Great Pyramids Of Giza, EgyptPetra, Jordan; The Taj Mahal, India; Chitchen Itza, Mexico, The Great Wall Of China, Beijing, China, and Macchu Pichu in Peru.

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 Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Survived a deadly stomach virus (Monkey Bay, Malawi)

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 a Crazy Stomach Infection

Hiked a volcano for sunrise (Kintamani, Indonesia)

Wandered through the ancient ruins of Baalbek (Lebanon)

Went surfing (Lombok, Indonesia)

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)

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

Road tripped through Albania and Macedonia

Island hopped in the Grenadines by cargo boat and ferry

Travelled independently around Cuba for a month

…And so much more!

Happy Travels. We hope to see you on the road 🙂

Nick & Dariece (The Goats)

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230 thoughts on “Who Are The Goats?

  1. We have been enjoying China Standy. It’s a great place to live because the people here are so friendly!

  2. …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

  3. 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…

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

  5. 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! :)…

  6. 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.


  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!


  11. 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 🙂



  12. Thanks so much! Enjoy your trip to Myanmar, it’s an amazing country 🙂 Cheers and safe travels.

  13. 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.

  14. 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 🙂


  15. 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

  16. Travelling alone may seem like a scary thing, but the travel community is an awesome one! You are never alone in a hostel/guest house/restaurant or bar. People will always come and chat to solo travellers, or, even end up travelling together.

    Go for it!

    Cheers 🙂

  17. 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.

  18. 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 ?

  19. Thanks for the great comment Rhonda!
    We definitely know that feeling of coming home from a trip and immediately wanting to go back. It takes a lot of courage to sell everything and set off on a journey like you 2 (4!) are doing. Good for you!

    We would love to do the trip you have planned.


  20. 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.


  21. 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.

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

  23. 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.


  24. We’re enjoying life, each day brings something new and exciting 🙂 It’s important to live the lifestyle of your dreams, whatever that may entail.

    Cheers 🙂

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Hey Heather,

    We glad we could help you out. Myanmar is a fantastic country. You’re right, we haven’t been to Oz yet! We need to colour in that part of the map for sure 🙂


  32. 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!

  33. 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 😉

  34. Thanks for the kind words Liesha 🙂

    That’s great that you’re working and saving for an adventure! Good for you. You’ll have a great time in Morocco, I”m sure. Any other countries you plan on travelling to?

    Thanks for the comment.

  35. 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!

  36. Hey Devin,

    Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 If you have a dream to travel, then I’m sure you’ll be able to save up the money sooner rather than later. All the best to you on your future travels. Let us know if you have any questions.


  37. 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!

  38. What?! No goats in Honduras, I don’t believe it 🙂 We’ll have to see for ourselves when we’re there next year.

    Thanks for the kind words Rikaine, All the best!

  39. I’m very interested in your life. it is a life that I always wish to live with. and I think that it will become trust in one day.

  40. 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. 🙂

  41. 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,


  42. 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!

  43. 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..

  44. 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 🙂

  45. what a great story. You’ve been through quite few adventures. I hope to bump into you somewhere in a faraway land soon!

  46. Hi Marta!

    Hopefully we can meet up somewhere 🙂 We love meeting up with readers and fellow bloggers!


  47. 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//

  48. Yes, we are the architects of our own reality and are encouraging others to be as well!

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. HI Carolina,

    That’s exciting that you’ll be living in Egypt! We love it there.

    Enjoy 🙂

  52. 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 🙂

  53. Hello Afrah,

    Turkey is a great place to travel to. We didn’t do the balloon ride in Cappadocia because it was out of our budget, but it’s supposed to be amazing. There are many buses going around the country, as well as trains. You’ll find many options once you arrive in Istanbul, just check with your hotel!

    Have fun 🙂

  54. We did love our time in the Philippines, but it’s such a big country that we have so much more to see! Thank you for commenting, we’re happy you enjoy our blog 🙂


  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. Thank you so much. I wish I can write my experience as beautiful and inspiring as you both… 🙂

  58. 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!!

  59. 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


  60. 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!!!

  61. 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.


  62. 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.

  63. 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!

  64. 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?


  65. 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.

  66. Hi Amy,

    Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, we haven’t sailed in that area before and I’m not sure how it could be done! Maybe check out LonelyPlanet’s Thorntree for answers, or perhaps on TripAdvisor’s forum?

    Good luck and have fun!

  67. Hi Mao,

    Wow, you have gone on many travels 🙂 Good for you! We also have been to Georgia, that’s a great country. We haven’t been to Pakistan, yet, but I’m sure we’ll find ourselves there one day.

    Happy travels!

  68. 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 :).

  69. Wow, thank you for the kind words Gabrielle! We’re so happy to hear that we’ve inspired you, that’s the goal of our website 🙂 Just stick with the dream and soon it’ll become a reality. Happy travels and happy planning!


  70. Hey Nick and Dariece! Long time no see…. I stumbled upon an article about you two in Avenue today and came to your blog site! So wonderful to see you’re living your dreams. Enjoy, keep safe, and continue to update. LM

  71. Hey Lisa!

    So awesome (and random!) to hear from you 🙂 That’s so cool that you saw our article in Avenue today, thanks for coming to our site to check it out and say hi.

    I hope all is well with you!


  72. Hi Goats,

    I am one of those people whom you have inspired. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures. Keep it up! Hopefully you can also travel to our country Philippines, I haven’t read that you’ve been here. 🙂

    I am also blogging but I travel to provinces of Philippines only since I cannot afford to go out yet. If it’s okay you can check out


  73. Thanks Adam, we’re so happy to hear that you feel inspired 🙂 We have been to the Philippines actually, we spent 1.5 months there, and loved it!

  74. You goats are amazing and inspiring ! Thank you for everything you shared with us .
    I have a question, how do you make money by blogging ? Excue my boring ignorance lol

  75. Hello, thank you for the kind words 🙂 You can find our articles about blogging and making money here:

    Thanks for reading!

  76. Thank you for your motivation in travelling.
    Finding a great roadmate to share all the feeling is the luckily things . Congratulation!

  77. Hi Goats!!

    I have just read your article on travelling in The Philippines which I found via Pinterest, so glad I came across it!
    My boyfriend and I are hoping to go on our travels early 2017, we are 27 & 28 with no mortgage or children (which most of our friends have) and we just want to get out there & see the world! My boyfriend is actually half Filipino and we are hoping to spend a lot of time there and visit some of his family, we loved the tips and advice about it all!!
    Eventually we were hoping to work in Australia for a while as I am a Podiatrist & my boyfriend a Mechanic but reading about you guys is so inspiring, we’re probably never going to want to work again haha!! i’ll be following you guys on Instagram also and seeing what you’re up to next..

    Thanks for such an amazing and helpful site

    Paula & Dean (Midland, UK)

  78. Thanks so much Paula! Enjoy your travels to the Philippines 🙂 It’s an amazing country and being able to visit with your boyfriend who is half Filipino will be amazing!

  79. I think you guys are amazing!! Good for you. This is coming from someone old enough to be your grandparent! Thanks for the tips on Lake Atitlan, we will be there next week.

  80. Hi Rich!

    I have no idea how I’m not seeing this comment until now!

    I’m so sorry. I hope that you have found your desired lifestyle 🙂 Happy trails to you!


  81. Thank you so much Jan!

    I hope you enjoy Lake Atitlan. Happy trails 🙂


  82. Just reading about you! My son James Pierce met you recently in Malta and was telling me about you. How inspiring! I want to travel once I retire…..will join your blog…..shh!!! Won’t tell my hubby…yet! 🙂

  83. Hi Val!

    Thanks for the comment 🙂 We had so much fun kayaking with James off of Gozo! It was a beautiful day and we really loved meeting him. Hopefully retirement will come sooner rather than later for you 😉 Thanks for joining the blog, we really appreciate it!


  84. Hi Nick and Dariece,

    You guys are living a way I would love to live. I am addicted to travel, however, I am still sitting in the office to make the incomes at most time so that I can have money and the limited annual leaves to go traveling. That is so great that you guys are doing what you guys love to do. keep it up, cheers.

  85. How I wish we will have that life! Not yet ready to gamble, but we have plans with my partner. We also work online in a digital marketing agency and very interested in following your paths. Every weekends we are on a roadtrip to travel within our island here in Philippines and hoping to have complete tour in the whole country then start with international travels!

    Never stop travelling and don’t forget to blog it to us 🙂 Good luck and have a safe travels! 🙂

  86. Came across your website in my quest for information on Cuba and instantly fell in deep like with the two of you! Love your travel attitude, and laid back, down to Earth style! Thanks for some really great information. I look forward to commenting on all of it on my return from my trip. Cheers to the both of you!

  87. Wow, sounds like you’ve had some real incredible adventures….not everyone can say they’ve been stalked by a tiger.

  88. Thanks Roxanne 🙂 Our guide was certain there was a tiger in the bushes following us!

  89. Thanks for the inspiration, Goats 🙂 We’re an Aussie couple in our late-twenties who also felt there was more to life than 9-to-5 monotony.

    We leave on a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia in three weeks now; we’ll be travelling around the world for about two years. We’ve already sacrificed so much to get to this point, careers, friendships, families – but deep down it feels right.

    Who knows, maybe we can make travel our lifestyles, too? In the mean time, we’ll stay inspired.

  90. Love your blog. My partner David And I are starting out journey like yours in November 2017. We are off to walk the world, with the same intention as yourselves to live a life that is extraordinary and inspire people on their on journey. Keep up the great blog

  91. Well bravo to you both have let somewhat of a goat on the road lifestyle and now I’m older and thinking about Cuba but I haven’t been there 10 years and your articles look like they might be a few years old ? Do you update your info ?

  92. Hello fellow goatsDo you ever update Cuba ?! I may go in a month and speak Spanish but things have changed a lot since our USA policy has changed a bit. Awesome website and any new news would be greatly appreciated!

  93. Not sure where I stumbled across you, two, but so pleased to hear when younger folks get it figured out! I’m 59 ( celebrated it while leading a volunteer group to Nepal! )and this November will be a full time traveller for 15 years! Don’t really plan it but can’t seem to sit still for more than 6-9 months in any one place. Have found that volunteerism is my passion and writing, too, to keep my friends apprised of my whereabouts. Haven’t made a leap to public Blogging as I don’t want it to become a “job”. Just carry on with my ” By Invitation Only” and let others pass it around. Thinking about creating a public one though to attract more volunteers for my Nepal project. Happy Trails! There are many of us Global Nomads out here! Blue Bus Barb

  94. Hi. A friend has just put me onto your page. Love it. I am going to read it thoroughly now and probably at least two or three more times. From a fellow avid fan of travelling and experiences.

  95. You have to come here. Khorramabad city in Iran. You will never regret.
    If you come in spring you will enjoy natural attracts and historical places both.
    Like Bisheh waterfall , Falakolaflak castle and very much more!

  96. You guys are great! I found your website just searching around at other travel blogs and you are by far my favorite. I have my own travel website and dreams and hope I can make them come true like you have! I also love that you travel as a couple and you both enjoy it. That is something very special and meaningful to share between the two of you!


    The Voyaging Viking

  97. Hi guys
    I’ve just finished reading you’re beautiful and useful notes.All of them were full of passion and positive energy.
    Wish you good luck and happiness.
    P.N:Thanks for the nice opinion about Iran ;).

  98. I am awed by you Goats! I will really try to reach you, email you…and yes, you set the fire for me, this old woman who believes its not too late to make a dream come come you, i have ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD..YES, you inspired me!

  99. Hi guys,

    I like your story! We just got back from a 15 month world trip (SE Asia, New Zealand & South America) and it seems like impossible to get back to a “normal” job.

    It seems like you only started your travel blog at the end of your second trip, right? Isn’t it too difficult to write useful information about the destinations that you visited before that time, as things change so quickly and you probably didn’t start traveling with the purpose of giving all the little details to other travelers.
    Eg. We had friends visiting an island in Cambodia based on our “you-should-go-there”, only 1 year after we were there and the place had already changed a lot (other transportation to get there, different prices & type of accomodation, …)
    What are your thoughts on this?

    I see that you are currently in South America, it is such a great continent, we loved it! I see that you are renting a car from time to time. We bought one in Chile and traveled all the way up to Colombia and then back down again where we could sell the car for about the same price, worth considering if you are there for a long time! Anyways it will be great 😉

  100. You guys are really living the dream! So many interesting stories to tell. We’re hoping to achieve the same lifestyle and we can relate to your vision of a happy life. Keep traveling and keep writing! Your website is a great inspiration!

  101. Is getting visas a problem? How do you manage to get visas for different countries being a canadian citizen?

  102. That’s an amazing trip! Wow. Yes, we started our blog around the end of our second trip. We don’t write about those destinations anymore, and at the time, we had a blog on, so we just transferred our blog posts over to GoatsOnTheRoad. Details will always change, and we try to update posts if we get new information, but it’s pretty impossible. Just like with guidebooks, they’re always out of date. But, wherever you are currently will be “in date”. We also blog a lot about digital nomadism and working abroad

    We’re loving South America so far! Cheers

  103. Love reading this post and seeing you journey to where you are today. We are also Canadian (with 3 kids) and while I dream of full time travel, we have been trying to find a balance between travel and stability. We have done a few 6 month long trips and lived overseas, but I admit I yearn for more. Great blog!





  105. Thanks for reading and commenting Dawn 6 month long trips are huge! Good for you guys, I’m sure the kids loved it!

  106. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your travels and life style. I have travelled a lot to Europe, north, central and south Americas but am heading to Asia for the first time this winter. So excited!

    If you are on Vancouver Island some summer, check out Goats On The Roof in Coombs… it would be a cool pic. Goats on the Road meet Goats On The Roof, haha

    Thanks so much for your tips, am not done reading your website yet!

  107. Traveling is also a major passion of mine, and I spend a lot of my free-time planning out future adventures. I would love to travel through South America sometime, especially Argentina. Something about the culture just speaks to me… not to mention, they make fantastic wine.

  108. Dear Goats,

    We love your blog, as well as the animal connection. We run a website called Starling Safety. Our flock of ‘starlings’ are travellers who leave safety tips and advice for one another on locations around the world, especially ones where other travellers might be a little nervous of visiting (at first). We would love you to join our flock and take part by sharing tips and advice you might be able to offer on some of the places you have visited. If you do so, please also feel free to leave links to the relevant pages on your blog that contain relevant info. Otherwise, we hope you find the website useful in planning any future trips!

    Kind regards,


  109. Loved reading your story. We’ve rented out our houses in the UK to provide an income. Selling our current motorhome and buying a new one then heading off to Europe in September.

  110. Inspiring! Is all I can say! We are about to embark on our voyage and will look forward to learning from you to! And sharing! Don’t cease the discovery!

  111. I love your lifestyle and philosophy, you can’t go wrong doing the things you do ! (but of course you already know that) I did similar a while back, heading off overseas to seek adventure and fortune, got the adventure and, like you perhaps, didn’t make a fortune but earned enough to save and have a comfortable life. You’re right by the way, ‘a nomal lifestyle back home’ can never be on the cards, and why should it ? I’ve tried that and it really doesn’t work, we (partner and I) now live permanently in Hong Kong – we love Asia ! Happy travels !!

  112. OMG, you two are living my dream life I am mentally traveling with you when I watch your video. Stay healthy and curious

  113. Incredible guys. My wife and I have 2 months left of our 12 month travel and it’s going to be interesting to see how we ‘settle back down’

    I’ve done a fair bit of traveling in my time (im 44) but it always amazes me how much there is to see and do.

    There are few things as inspiring as traveling as you well know and
    would love to cross paths some day.
    Take care

  114. so much fun to read your personal story. I have found your blog recently and been reading it since afternoon today. Such a delight! Love Dariece’s eyes and smile. Love your website, you have nailed design and content both. Wish you both happiness in whatever you do.

  115. Thank you so much for your kind words – you’ve made my day with the comment about my eyes and smile! 😉 We really appreciate the feedback about our website as well. Have a great day and happy travels!

  116. You guys are really amazing. I will definitely contact you when I will be ready for traveling. There is so much to know from you guys. Thanks for your blog. Love from India.

  117. you guys are a great inspiration . was thinking as to how to travel and earn in various countries . your tips
    will help a lot.have a great time guys. will like to learn more from your experiences .

  118. hello, guys, congratulations for your blog. Is Ivet, from El Patio Andalú of Cienfuegos, Cuba. We have now a new email, so we send you. Hope you are Ok and comeback soon for Cuba!!

  119. I sent you a photograph of Goats on the Road in Myanmar and I was wondering if that photograph is on your website ??

    Ken Jewsbury

  120. China and India both offer 10 year visas to Americans…I believe Canadians as well. The downside is you have to leave China every 2 months and India every 6 months. Currently in Harbin then off to Hohhot and finally to Kashgar. Visas are certainly something to consider since borders are becoming more and more strict.

  121. First thing. Thanks for the site and discussion about all the steps you guys took to gain independence to hit the road and then once hitting the road to stay there. My story is a bit different but the outcome is good. I spent almost 10 years planning, dreaming, wanting to get out of IT. I had bills, obligations, kids, and had to have jobs both full time and contracting to maintain not just the lifestyle but to take care of the debt. Finally, in 2017 I paid of a huge debt which stemmed from my own stupidity around credit cards and was left with only a used car to pay off. Then in Feb of 2018, I retired. Since I’m an old retired guy taking social security and some savings, I designed a different lifestyle for myself. What I wanted was to vagabond and hobo around Southeast Asia and particularly Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand but also get to Malaysia, Singapore, India, etc. But my goal was to live in the places for months at a time and not rush. I am just finishing up three months in Hanoi and tomorrow fly to Hong Kong on a visa run. Then back to Vietnam for another three months in south Vietnam and the central highlands. I will cross over to Cambodia in September and get a retirement visa there which lets me stay for a year. There are places and places in Cambodia I will wander around with my camera and live. I realized I needed a home base so will get a cheap apartment in Phnom Penh and then do month long or longer excursions to various places. The method for me has been different since I’m not a 30 something. I move slower but I move :-). Now I have my dream of life in this slow paced hobo lifestyle. Vagabonding to whatever place I want to stay and then staying for a year if I want. Dreams do come true. Sometimes you just have to wait a bit.

  122. Hi goats on the road, me and my partner Andy are impressed by the lifestyle you life and we would like to try a similar model like you. But where to start? Maybe you can help us finding the next steps (building up a online-business, reduce the cost of living, etc.). Actually, we live in Switzerland and Germany and we can imagine to live in Grenada too (we visited this country in may this year).
    It would be great to have a chat with you. Is this possible?

    Yours, Regula

  123. Hi. I came across your video in Grenada. I am a 27 year old man. I was a medical student at St. George’s University in Grenada. I spent the years of 2013 to 2014 in Grenada. This moment, I decided to look back at Grand Anse Beach because I miss it, and one reason I miss it is because I graduated as a physician. It was a very tough journey for me. Your video in Grand Anse in Grenada was well done, and it looked very nice. It truly brings back memories of when I was in Grenada. I decided to explore your website further because it was a well done video. And I learned that you travel for a living.
    I also love traveling but I have not had the chance to do so because I have been too busy with other work. My next vacation spot by the way is New Zealand! I look forward to discussing more about traveling once things get settled, and I hope to hear back soon.

  124. You really give wonderful examples of how you made it work. How you stayed curious and found different ways to support yourself on the road. I think the way you have laid out your timeline is very helpful to people who are thinking of creating this lifestyle for themselves. It doesn’t happen overnight and you don’t need all the answers when you start. Great job.

  125. You are definitely living the life I have always wanted. However, I think I will have to do it in my ‘next’ life. I’m in my mid 50’s now and my partner, (two women), in their 50’s may have, a) waited too long to be adventure seekers, b) not accepted (gays), [worldwide] or perhaps safe for two women to travel together. I do love your site and will be in Grenada (first time) this April 2019. Can not wait! We should hook up for a beer? Anyway, keep living the life of my dreams and safe journeys always .. from a fellow Cannuck!

  126. I came across your site when I was researching a question regarding Iranian customs. I would sure like to ask you in a private email. Your site is incredible and I envy your lifestyle. When I was in my twenties I packed up and moved to St. Thomas for 4 years. I had an incredible life there and had more fun out of a 500 sf. apartment with the Carribean and the Atlantic, (Current Cut) view of St. John from St. Thomas. I think your site has reignited the travel bug in me.

  127. Nice couple and Nice blog. Actually, your name is a little bit funny for me! good luck where ever you go and have fun.

  128. Hi came across your site when I was googling mexico. My husband and I from New Zealand have bought a one way ticket to merida yesterday we leave Saturday.
    So was keen to see your Mexico tips but then when I watched your video also keen to learn about earning an income when you are on the road. We have just come back from a 3 month African safari.
    I was used to travelling a lot in my 30s every six weeks but we now have a business that allows us to be free quite a lot of the time. Keen to learn more.

  129. You guys are so inspiring. I just stumbled on to your blog while trying to plan my honeymoon to Greece, and the videos, the recommendations, everything are so helpful. Although the nomadic lifestyle isn’t for me and my husband, I love how you lay it out for people who want to earn money and then travel. Thank you so much for taking the time to record these videos and post them. There are so many islands in Greece and everything is so spread out, so we weren’t sure how to make ten days there work. You’ve definitely given us good ideas.

  130. Thanks so much for the kind words Christine! We really appreciate it. I’m glad you found our content useful. Enjoy your honeymoon in Greece – we love that country

  131. Hi Goats,
    This is what my wife and I have been aiming to do for a number of years. Our difference from you is our age, 70 and 68. We are every bit adventurers, hence our website. We both feel very dissatisfied with what we are doing now and want to get out and live our lives to the fullest. Our idea is to purchase a small travel trailer which would give us a home in the US and be easily and cheaply put into storage when we chose to see the rest of the world. We would appreciate any help and hints that will get us on our way.
    Please take a look at our website and tell us what you think.

  132. Hey guys my name is Nathan I want to start traveling soon. I’m only 19 and I want to see the would it is so much fun.

  133. Nice to read about you guys, I’m always interested in the journey! You haven’t been to New Zealand yet?

  134. We are doing/ trying to do
    something similar and are about 4 months in now. We are from Seattle and are currently in Mexico. We’ve really enjoyed your blogs for this area. So thank you. And be well.

  135. Thanks so much for reading and commenting All the best on your journey!

  136. Hello kids,your life was my life in the sixties,seventies and eighties.I have lived in 9 countries including GYS in Grenada for 2 years and Malta for one year.I was a yachtie and did charter work in the caribbean and europe all those years and then returned to southern california and got married and now I am 77 and ready to go again with my wife and our adorable maltese doggy. We normally vacation in croatia and the south of france because I lived in monaco and menton for many years and I love visiting old friends.My question to you is I have dual citizenship american and european and my wife only has an american citizenship so have ever ran into any couples in the same situation when it comes to visas in a place like croatia or greece?We have our $3000 a month income so do you think in this time 2019 that is sufficient to survive on in these countries?

  137. Hi Frank, thanks for the comment! Sounds like you’ve had, and are continuing to have, a pretty incredible life! Ya, sadly Americans can only stay for 90 days in Croatia out of every 180, and same with Greece. I’m not sure how it works with residency in those countries, you would need to have a look online or check with the immigration office.

    Yes, $3,000 is enough to live on in those countries. If you rent apartments on a monthly basis, you’ll spend less than if you were renting hotels, or paying for nightly accommodation. Food is generally affordable and so is public transport. Happy travels to you both

  138. Greetings, you two inspirational travellers, I found your web-site today while looking for information on Macedonia & Serbia, I am UK born and based, but as my father worked for the British Govm’t have lived 3years plus each, in Germany, Aden (Yemen) Cyprus and a few months in Iceland. UK is not really the place it was, and the current political turmoil is not helping anything at all.

    I love travelling, and have been to quite a number of different countries, but, as one does, I got married young, had a family and got the obligatory mortgage etc,etc. I am now retired and would love to ‘up sticks’ sell everything and wander off into the sunset, regretfully my wife is not keen to travel with me but I do head off out to various places on short trips. Macedonia is high on the list, as is Serbia I’m planning to head up to Belgrade from Bar in Montenegro on the amazing scenic rail link in the autumn this year.

    All the best and keep up your interesting blog, I look forward to reading more.

  139. Any one from the world can even travel India to love their dreams.
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  140. Hello Nick and Dariece, yes I got inspired by your website as I am looking at it for the 3rd time now during my boring to very boring office jobs hours. I am very inspired working online and not being dependent on where I live. I am Belgian and speak five languages, I have two diplomas (languages and teaching). I have mainly been working as an admin, a teacher and a touristic rep (yes, for Thomas Cook also). I have been living on my own nearly all my life and am quite independant. i live abroad, in Spain, Canarian Islands, and got stuck here. I need a change. Also as my mum in my homecountry is geting very old, and it may be a good thing also for this reason to me independant from residence professonially. I have been looking for cruise jobs, just in order to save money, but I am doubting, as I am 54 years old and starting to get less energetic than 20 years ago. I was also wondering: you are the two of you, I am single, I have been backpacking on my own and travelling in quite an adventurous way before, but as a woman is it always a bit more risky (I am also blond, it does not help). You are giving many tips. but maybe you have more ideas. Oh yes, I am quite a good photographer, studies about 4 years, and I would love to do something creative again. I also am a good writing, have writing skills. I can translate. My main problem at this moment is: lack of money. I have nothing to sell, like you, when you sold your house. I have just enough to survive every month. And I don´t want to take too many risks anymore. But I know I would be more happy living more in your style. Not sure if I would like to be travelling all the time on my own, but just working online and being more independant from where I live, and doing more creative jobs. Maybe you could give me some ideas or motivation? Thanks in advance

  141. Quite Inspiration and beautiful story…I love to travel too but not that adventures as you guys…I am a mostly travel as a tourist and spend time with family…but I love to catch up you guys sometime for a beer and want to hear more and more about your travel experince ..Any point of time when you guys come to Singapore drop me a line …

  142. You guys have been an inspiration to me! Whenever I search something in Google about travel, your blog always pops up!

  143. I love how your whole story is as relevant today as it would have been when you first set out! As someone who’s planning on heading off travelling this year and hoping to earn some money on the way, your story has made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Thank you for that!

  144. Thanks so much! That’s so exciting that you’re heading off travelling Where to first? All the best!

  145. Hi, did you ever have a chance to visit Mount Cinnamon Hotel while staying in Grenada? Looking for a nice hotel for our 30th anni. Thanks!

  146. Hi Michael,

    Yes, we spent two nights there actually – it’s a beautiful hotel in a great location! You can read our article about our stay here: (tell the manager the Goats sent you!), or to book, click here: Happy Anniversary

  147. Hey!

    I ended on your page because I was looking for some places to go in Vietnam. I love your account. There is one question I wish you guys could answer: how do you find all these places? Is it because you are curious or you find all those information on the net after endless hours of search?

    Thanks! Keep chasing your dreams 🙂

  148. I have just read about your travels, and the pleasure it has given me, I hope you go on traveling, my daughter and her boyfriend do a lot off travelling also and I keep in touch with them through their photos, videos and what’s app chat, keep enjoying, you only have 1 life

  149. I quite enjoyed your site so much, especially as I have decided to pursue teaching English both here in the States and abroad next year. After years as a Registered Nurse, I’m training as a pet groomer mostly so I can help shelters and rescues, so pet sitting sounds great. Teaching is something I really enjoy, and would love to combine it with travel.
    Thank you for the information and enjoyment you put into your blog.

  150. We are the lucky ones! I worked for Air Canada for 31 1/2 years and made the system ‘work’ for me. When I started with AC there was a fabulous shift trade system – you could trade shifts with co-workers and if you were willing to put in the time, then you could have months and months off – and airline passes to boot. I volunteered in South Africa (because I was against apartheid), helped rebuild a church in Jamaica, built homes for Habitat for Humanity in Jamaica, went to Thailand in 2005 to help out after the 2004 tsunami, etc. There’s lots of opportunities out there and wondrous things to see and experience, esp. the people. Encounters with other cultures leads to a greater appreciation and understanding of fellow men. Keep trekking!

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    Am writing from South Africa referred to your site by my nephew who is currently teaching English in Korea…but started in China for 2 years.

    Your story is very interesting its like you living my dream…

    Am currently a college lecturer and am very interested to start online teaching but do not have TEFL qualification.
    Please can you assist and advise me with the whole process.

    Thanking you

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