I'm old school. I'll admit it. I love letters in the mail, postcards and paper airplane tickets. There was just something impressive and important about air travel when you had to hand over that precious carbon copy document in order to be allowed on board. When you paid the travel agent the required sum of money, it felt that you were exchanging it for something a bit special, something important, something that you must definitely not lose. There was no reprinting, or flashing your mobile phone, if you wanted to depart this country for another, that ticket was the only thing that was going to get you there.
As a tourism student, I spent many hours learning how to manually complete carbon copy tickets for planes and for buses and whilst I love how accessible travel is and all of the improvements modern technology brings, a paper ticket just seems to make it feel all that much more real to me.
Getting ready for our departure
Whist there is still pomp and routines that make airline travel special (I do also miss the old fashioned departures board flipping over a million digits and numbers everytime flight information was changing) it seems to be a much more common occurance these days than even 15 years ago.
Better late than never!
Whilst many of our friends were having their overseas experiences in their early 20's, we were both working and setting up our lives. It just wasn't the right timing, and in fact at the time we lived across the country from each other!
As circumstances fell into place, the lure to leave Australia and venture on an overseas experience grew stronger and the timing seemed right. That being said, we purchased one way tickets to the UK. We're not too sure what lies ahead for us, but we are sure it is going to be an adventure.
As you join along on our adventure, we hope to inspire you to live out your own adventures wherever they may be. We may not be your typical 'GAP' year couple heading off to the UK, hey we're not even heading to London!, but that hasn't stopped us. Don't let it stop you either!.
Enjoy the ride, departure is imminent!
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