Four years ago, we decided to leave our corporate jobs in New York to travel around the world for a few months and to eventually move to Colorado for a change of lifestyle. We currently live near Boulder and enjoy the Colorado outdoors 365 days of the year. Apart from being a techie nerd, my husband, Dan is the farmer in-chief and can be found tending to his vegetable garden at all hours of the day. I am the head chef of the family and currently insanely busy pursuing Masters in Business Analytics from University of Colorado at Boulder.
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That one time our kayak almost flipped in Tasman Sea.
One of our most memorable hikes in Colorado near Telluride.
“Let’s quit our jobs and travel the world for a few months!!!”, I told Dan on the way home one evening from work on the light rail somewhere between the Newport Pavonia and the 2nd Street Hoboken stop. It was just another long day at work and I don’t think either one of us took that comment seriously.
8 months later we quit our jobs…BAM!
2012 would have been my 6th year and Dan’s 13th year at The Company. Instead we made a trip to the camping outlet, picked up backpacks and ultra-light, quick dry clothes and set off on a journey around the world. It was as simple as that.
Planning an around the world trip is like planning a wedding. In both the cases, you can easily get lost in the fine details like selecting a font for the wedding card or deciding on an ultra-light keychain flashlight (yes, we pondered over both for way too long!) Now that our backpacks match our jackets and our swim-suits match our super-duper light, way-too-expensive, microfiber towels, we are ready to rock and roll on our journey.
We will keep you posted on our adventures as we meander through New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, and parts of Europe carrying our Kindles and granola bars. We plan to move to Colorado and keep up our outdoorsy lifestyle once we get back from our travels. This was a huge CHANGE for us and we appreciate the love and support of our families and friends.
Read ‘Why the Big Change‘ for more on what spurred our decision. ~ Shru and Dan
About Shru and Dan
Shru grew up in Delhi, India and moved to USA in 2001 to do her undergraduate degree. Dan was born in Louisiana and moved to North Carolina to get his undergraduate degree. Dan and Shru relocated to NYC after college and met while working for the same company. They got married in 2010. In 2012, they left New York, travelled around the world in their backpacks and moved to Colorado.