The Joburg couple who packed up everything & started a journey around the world to find inspiration… are back with a report & they’re still inspiring us all!

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“We’re on a creative journey around the world, tracking how far from home we can get. We have quit our jobs, sold our shiny belongings, and packed up our lives into four bags (one filled with camera gear, of course). We are now on a journey to see how far we can get physically from Johannesburg, South Africa, and figuratively from our comfort zones.”

Trying to summarise 9 months of global travel is definitely easier said than done. Since departing on their global trip, they have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities – and they’re only getting started.

“We quit our jobs and started traveling on March 2nd, we had no idea what would lie ahead. We have sailed between islands in the calm waters of the Peloponnese, fished for wild trout in Central Sweden, mushed with Huskies in the Arctic Circle, flown in Redbull helicopters in Austria, cycled through Copenhagen, snacked on Turkish delight in Istanbul, eaten fried crickets in Bangkok and taken selfies with koalas in Sydney.”

The photos below, document their journey so far, measuring each kilometer traveled from their home town of Johannesburg, South Africa.

From the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa

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13 065km, Alta, Norway

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18 972km, Tännforsen, Sweden

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Dreaming in Central Sweden

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21 722km, Hallstatt, Austria

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28 428km, Florence, Italy

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Discovering Turkey

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31 391km, Istanbul

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31 412km, Istanbul

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35 508km, Munich, Germany

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Getting lost on Greek islands

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53 563km, Bangkok, Thailand

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Discovering Rottnest Island

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61 094km, Sydney, Australia

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61 096km, Sydney

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65 369km, Perth

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65 380km, Perth

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Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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