Carolyn Plemmons, 27 and her partner Bryan Harris, 28, got pretty bored with their jobs and decided to act on impulse with their free souls to travel around the world and gave their resignations. The couple met five years ago in Virginia Beach, Virginia through a common friend and are now traveling around the world together for an exchange of accommodation.
In every country they travel to, they meet local people and learn about the culture, acquire new skills such as gardening, renovating and getting better at cooking. The purpose evidently is to enrich their souls and live a meaningful life.
They seek jobs at a site called workaway.info and so far always got jobs that provided them places to sleep. The site processes volunteer policy, so basically the couple roam around world for accommodation, gaining new skills.
For example when they were in Germany, they dealt with gardening, in Bosnia provided food to people at the rafting company, renovated a house in Bulgaria, in Italy worked in food preparation and taking care of the landscape where yoga classes were offered.
Before they take off to a country, they contact the local people and get their recommendations, ideas and so on…after research, they make the move.
The couple would like to travel around the world not just as tourists but as real travellers with aim.