I realize now that reality is not something that you convey to people but something you make.

About Us.

We're Jennie and Ivan.

Back in 2009, we were just two broke exchange students living in Kyoto, Japan. The global economy was crumbling all around us. But it was cherry blossom season - and we were in love.

Six years of long distance and over four and a half years of immigration later…we’re finally together and ready to embark on a new journey: traveling the world together.

This blog is a record of our life together. 

Our Plan for 2018 & 2019.

Travel indefinitely around the world while building out a business as two digital nomads.


In September 2018, we achieved the following:

  • Saved $40,000+ for our round the world trip

  • Earn at least $2,500 a month through freelance and remote work to support our travels - indefinitely.

  • Quit our jobs to go wherever the wind takes us