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How We Plan to Travel to Every Country in the World. (Our Story on How This Crazy Adventure Begins)

A very much in-love couple who have a dream of travel and wanderlust, trying to see all 195 countries of the world.

How will we do this?

If you landed on your face at the beginning of this year you wont be the only one. We had it all, a job that allowed us to travel and be on a beach every Wednesday sipping on cocktails and tequila. How do you go from so high to not knowing what happens next? Where will our next salary come from? How long will it be before we even get to see another country or experience the kindness of another smiling soul that simply cannot speak the same language? The simple answer is we have no idea. But before I ramble on and on about the situation now, let me take you back to the beginning, to our beginning. I mean that isn't that supposed to be where it starts?

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The first meet. And how a blind date changed my life forever.

Yes, that is correct, I said blind date. Let me explain. My name is Demi and my Boyfriend is Mickey. I used to work at a school and don't get me wrong working with kids is a passion of mine, but I no longer work there. I was casually going about my business on the most random and mundane day, and what better to do that have my hair done after a long school week, right? My hairdresser asked such a weird question, she asked me if I was boring! Bored, I could understand, but BORING. She laughed the kindest laugh and simply told me that her previous appointment was complaining her son was home for the holiday and wasn't going out as often as he used to. Due to all his friends not being home the same time (he was studying at a university at the time). She quirked that we would make a cute couple but we both simply had no interest in a relationship, she passed my number along. A few days later I had kind of hoped he forgot to reach out, but his message came through. We chatted a while and had a lot in common. We decided to be friends. A week came and left, and we decided to meet for the first time, when thinking back to this day it cannot be helped that the biggest smile is plastered across my face, in all shades of pink. Not to go on and on, what was to be less than an hour meet up turned into a 6 hour date. We just couldn't stop talking, and we have pretty much been best friends and partners in crime since.

What will the future hold for us?

Fast forward three years and we can positively say that no one will ever know what the future may have in-store. Miss Rona is the perfect example (Covid-19) . Its been six months without work and to be honest we have no idea what could happen, but one thing is for sure, we will be going out with a bang. We have decided to make it our life's mission to visit all 195 countries. Although it is a massive goal and it will take years to complete, It can only be imagined as the most bewildering experience of our lives. Of course I would never be able to do such a thing without Mickey, when we fell in love, I not only fell in love with him, I fell in love with travel with him. It would never be the same, all the most memorable occasions I've experienced have been with Mickey. The face he makes when we try something new, the excitement felt when going to a new country, the busiest days that turn into nights where we try not to fall asleep to quickly just so we can talk about all the 'favorites' of the day. I just wouldn't have it any other way.

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Documenting our journey.

The destination is never principal, its always been about the journey. The destinations have always been more beautiful when the flights were longer, when the company was happier, or when the locals were helpful. That is why I would love to write about each country and their own experiences in a separate episode if I could call it such. It would mean so much if you would tag along with us as we travel to every country in the world, at the moment it is unfathomable to believe we could make it to them all. But if life could be a dream, why not make it the biggest dream you could ever dream of dreaming.

Where to next?

Before we can take you to the next destination we would like to take you on those we have already been on starting from day one, my next post will be on Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, to a place where I grew up. I would love to share my home town with you, its ins and outs, and the best things to do there. We look forward to seeing you on the next episode.

© 2020 Demi and Mickey

Please feel free to comment here, we would love to hear from you.

Adri Lambrechts on September 29, 2020:

Can't wait for the next episode

Demi and Mickey (author) from South Africa on September 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the kind words, they mean the world to us! We will definitely keep posting as we go along. We wish you all the best.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 28, 2020:

I hope your dream comes true. It would be fantastic to visit every country! Take good notes and record what you discover as you travel from place to place. And, stay safe!

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on September 28, 2020:

Sounds like fun! I also enjoy traveling, often just with a backpack, not knowing where I will sleep the following night. It keeps things interesting, in my opinion.

Be safe and may Wakan Tanka walk with You.