Always Twirling

We’re a married couple who quit our jobs to seek out new adventures and vistas on a round-the-world trip. We love meeting new people and sharing experiences and travel stories from our life on the road.

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What do you want to remember?

What kind of person do you want to be?

What kind of life do you want to have?

Travel is as expensive as you expect it to be. Change your expectations and you change the price. Learn how much it really costs to travel the world for a year.

How Much Does It Cost

Where We've Been

We travel extensively and write about our experiences as we go. We’ve been around the world to places like India, Thailand and Colombia to name a few. Want to see where we’ve been. Here’s the list.

Country List

Long-term travel isn’t an act of rebellion against society; it’s an act of common sense within society. Long-term travel doesn’t require a massive “bundle of cash”; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.

Rolf Potts

Learn From Others

We have interviewed a number of fellow travellers to gain their insights into long term travel. Our short interviews cover a wide ranging collection of individuals that have all in one way or another, discovered the joy of living life on their terms.

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Recent Updates

Find Your Inner ‘Slomo’

The NYTimes recently featured a short documentary about “Slomo“, a former neurologist  turned lover of life and all things roller skating.  It’s always fascinating to watch and learn about how and why people like Dr John Kitchin decide to make such radical departures from their “normal lives”. What’s better, after learning why and how, one is left with the immense feeling that their actions are the only rational ones. It’s easy to write such changes off as just another story about a midlife crisis gone extreme. But I like to think about it as being a logical rejection of society’s materialistic and hollow expectations. What will it take for you to find your inner “Slomo”? Would you have the courage to follow it if you...
Interview: Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

Interview: Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

After years of working 70-80 hours per week at jobs that paid the bills but brought no joy, a serious illness made Barbara Weibel realize she felt like the proverbial “hole in the donut” – solid on the outside but empty on the inside. When she recovered her health, Weibel walked away from her successful but unfulfilling career, sold or gave away most of her material possessions, strapped on a backpack and began traveling around the world in pursuit of her true passions: travel, photography and writing. These days she travels perpetually, bouncing from country to country, writing stories about her adventures on her blog, Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel (http://holeinthedonut.com) You’ve mentioned quite candidly about your troubles with your health in the past. Your travel urge really kicked into gear as a result of your failing (and subsequently improving) health. Do you think you might have taken the adventures that you have taken if you hadn’t experienced the health challenges that you did? I’ve often asked myself this same question. I’d like to say I would have eventually done it without the Lyme disease, but the truth is that I spent 36 years in corporate jobs that I hated. Every few years I’d burn out and walk away, promising myself “never again,” but I always caved in when the next job offer came my way. I really believe it took a life-threatening disease to open my eyes and push me through the fear that had always held me back from pursuing my true passions of travel, writing, and photography. Staying with the topic of health, how do...