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Selling our house, quitting our jobs and….

Happy coton de tulears

I am over the moon excited to finally share this with you!!

We are following our travel dreams and taking our fluffy explorers with us! We are selling our house and quitting our jobs to travel Europe for a year in a motorhome!! WOW… It’s a crazy feeling to finally let it be public known…

We have been planning this since October last year, so you can imagine how hard it has been to keep it a secret! The reason for it being a secret was, that we wanted to be absolutely sure, we would follow through with our decision, plus we didn’t want our bosses at our jobs to know just yet.

But it’s real now! We have told our bosses about our plans and we have had some real estates visting our house to get it up for sales.

But when do we leave? This ultimately depends on, when the house gets sold. But we believe it will sell quickly. Our goal is to take off and break away (hence the blog name 😉 ) start of May 2018.

And I can’t wait! Not a day goes by without dreaming of the beautiful destinations we will visit. Best of all we get to share it with our fluffy ones. We have thought about travelling for a long time, but we had no intentions to leave the dogs behind for that long! And that’s why travelling in a motorhome through Europe is perfect for us! Our dogs are true adventurers and are used to car rides and have been travelling their whole life. They love to experience new places, so we are not worried about, how they will adapt.

We haven’t bought our future home (motorhome) yet, but we are slowly starting to look at some options.

Dogs at the beach

Imagine these two cute ones as vanlifers! It’s getting real!

Shy dogs

Sorry for keeping it a secret 🙂

The reason I started this blog, was because of this upcoming adventure! I will be sharing the planning of our trip and of course a lot, when we are on the road. So you’ve got a lot of European adventures to follow! Remember you can sign up for our newsletter here if you want to!

We have told our close friends, family and jobs about our plans and we have got a lot of different reactions to it. Some say that they have been dreaming of the same, others expected us to do something crazy like this and others think it’s great, but not something they would do.

So I’m curious! What do you think?
Please let me know 😀 It doesn’t matter if you write danish og english 🙂




  • Reply
    Vores Rejseoplevelser
    17. august 2017 at 19:21

    Det er jo netop nu I skal gøre det, inden I bliver for gamle. Held og lykke med projektet/ turen.

    *Rikke *

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      17. august 2017 at 20:45

      Tak for det Rikke 🙂
      Ja vi vil ikke vente til vi engang skal pensioneres – som det ser ud nu så bliver vi sikkert først pensioneret, når vi er 70 år gamle 🙂 Det kan vi ikke vente på 😉

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    17. august 2017 at 19:58

    Fedt – I ønskes en fantastisk tur

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    Lori Hilliard
    17. august 2017 at 20:19

    How exciting! My husband and I have been planning to do the same thing, although not as soon as you are. We figure we’ll be in a position to hit the road in 18 months to 2 years, as I will probably be having extensive surgery sometime later this year, with a full recovery time of 6-12 months. I’ll be following your blog so that I can learn from your experiences!

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      17. august 2017 at 20:22

      That sounds great Lori! Where in the world will your adventure take you? I’m happy if we can help or inspire you in some way. And good luck with your surgery!

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    Lene Johansen
    17. august 2017 at 20:48

    Hej Betina og Bjarke, samt de to små vovser.
    Ønsker jer en rigtig dejlig Europa Tour hvor bliver det spændende for jer alle sammen.
    Har prøvet sammenlagt 5 uger i autocamper i Tyskland/Tjekkiet og Danmark, også med hund. Det gik rigtig fint og helt uden problemer. Kan anbefale jer en hundeklapvogn, med sådan en er det muligt at komme ind flere steder med hundene. Endelig er en klapvogn også god hvis fortovet er glohedt på de små poter.
    Rigtig god ferie, det bliver da en kæmpe oplevelse for jer, kan godt forstå jeres beslutning.

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      18. august 2017 at 15:21

      Tusind tak Lene! Lyder også som en dejlig tur i har været på 🙂 Ja en vogn til hundene har været oppe at vende, da vi på vores ferie nogen gange har oplevet at den kunne afhjælpe poter og nogle steder (attraktioner/museer) kan man kun komme ind med hunden i sådan en vogn.

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    18. august 2017 at 3:32

    Lyder så fedt .tror de fleste ønsker det selv men for det aldrig gjort ….. alt lykke til

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      18. august 2017 at 15:19

      Tak Brian! 🙂 Ja man skal altså gøre noget ved de drømme man har 🙂

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    18. august 2017 at 5:00

    Lyder totalt fantastisk, det skal I da absolut glæde Jer til. Det giver så mange oplevelser, I får set en masse forskellige steder, oplevet en masse forskellige kulturer, alt i alt, får I så meget i rygsækken 👍
    Herligt I kan tage Jeres små totter med, det giver jo dobbelt glæde 😉

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      18. august 2017 at 15:18

      Ja vi skal se så meget smuk natur og vandre i bjerge 😀 Og spise lækker mad (især i Italien) 🙂
      Vi kunne ikke tage afsted uden hundene – de giver så meget glæde 🙂

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    Lus Hansen
    18. august 2017 at 7:00

    Hvor lyder det spændende, forstår godt at I ikke vil vente til I bliver 70. Det bliver spændende at følge jer, så rigtig god tur, og pas godt på jer selv.

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    18. august 2017 at 12:07

    My husband and I are talking about it too and we too have two dogs.

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      18. august 2017 at 15:17

      Sounds exciting Linda! You should do it! Who knows – we might weet each other out on the road 🙂

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    20. august 2017 at 2:57

    How exciting for you! You definitely won’t regret it. Good luck hunting down the perfect motor home!

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    Pat Morger
    20. august 2017 at 15:11

    Hi, I think it’s wonderful, and happy to follow your adventures!

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    Bente Hoffmann * Bentes rejser
    24. august 2017 at 9:53

    Det lyder helt fantastisk! Jeg håber, I får en uforglemmelig tur. Og jo, selvfølgelig skal I gøre det, når I kan 😉
    Vi taler om en rejse på et halvt år, som nok skal blive en realitet en dag – men vores plan er at leje huset ud i mens.

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      24. august 2017 at 17:47

      Det lyder også spændende Bente 🙂 Og tusind tak 🙂

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    24. august 2017 at 21:40

    Hvor bliver det spændende. Jeg er sikker på I får en helt fantastisk tur 😀
    Jeg glæder mig super meget til at følge med i jeres forberedelser, rejsen og især hvordan det kommer til at fungere med hundene 😀

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      25. august 2017 at 15:39

      Tusind tak Kirsten 🙂
      Jeg lover at dele en helt masse og helt sikkert vanvittig mange billeder af hundene 😉

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    26. august 2017 at 21:51

    This is very exciting. I am have been contemplating a slightly shorter motorhome trip around the United States (highlights on the national parks) with my dog. I am currently working on saving up the funding so I can be job free for 6 months. Hoping for a 2018 trip also. I am looking forward to following you on social media. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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      27. august 2017 at 15:40

      Hope you fulfill your dreams Kate! 🙂 I would love to have 6 months roadtripping around US. We went on a roadtrip for 3 weeks last yesr (without the dogs) and it was spectacular!

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    1. september 2017 at 9:39

    what a wonderful change and wise decision! In case you’re heading northern Spain, let us know!

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      2. september 2017 at 15:24

      We will be in Spain all winter – but it will be sourthern Spain 🙂 But we will hit northern Spain in the first months of 2019 🙂 It’s at the end of our trip 🙂

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