Week One: Thank You.

Week One: Thank You.

Yesterday marked the end of one entire week without money: a week that feels like a month in terms of how much has happened, how much we’ve seen and learned and experienced.

We’ve travelled through seven states, wandered around towns and cities, slept in some strange places…but most of all we’ve met some incredible people. Continue reading “Week One: Thank You.”

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Fair Foods Project

Fair Foods Project

Day two was so inspiring, it makes us wonder how the rest of our trip could possibly match up.

After the efforts of day one, we knew we needed a way of getting a small stockpile of food to draw on when we needed it and when the opportunities to find it were scarce. Browsing through Craigslist for free food, Lilly came across the Fair Foods Project – a food rescue programme that took fruit and vegetables destined for the dump (simply because they weren’t ‘pretty’ enough to be sold), bagged them up and sold them to the local community for two dollars a bag. A huge bag of fresh fruit and vegetables for just $2 means that low income families can eat healthily and break free from the obesity:poverty trap. We immediately gave them a call. Continue reading “Fair Foods Project”

Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers

Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers

Whilst we won’t be posting every day of our journey, it would be remiss not to talk about our very first day as pretend penniless travellers.

*rewinding tape sound* Continue reading “Day One: Jet Lag, Walking & Veggie Burgers”

Packing List: How Much Underwear Do We *Really* Need? πŸŽ

Packing List: How Much Underwear Do We *Really* Need? πŸŽ

We’re making a packing list and we’re torn. Every single one we’ve found so far is written for a made-up Lonely Planet public and is, in almost all cases, irrelevant to actual modern travellers…

The first time I went travelling I trawled over these curated lists: comparing, contrasting, blindly following…and ultimately ended up with a pack that would make Indiana Jones happy in a tight situation, but left me without anything to wear when I went to a bar with my new travel mates. There was SO MUCH I never took out of its zip lock carrier, let alone actually used. So we’ve made a new one. Continue reading “Packing List: How Much Underwear Do We *Really* Need? πŸŽ”