Off The Tourist Treadmill

Off The Tourist Treadmill Sarah and Olivier

Pay less, Travel and Experience More

Midlife crisis travellers! Pay Less, Travel And Experience More. What that means for us, is no more “Metro-Boulot-Dodo” (pronounced may tro boo lo do do) – a wonderfully succinct way of saying that you live to work.  Now, we live to travel and our plan is to stop working in 5–7 years.

Our Travel Philosophy

We make a conscious choice to travel Off the Tourist Treadmill. This means travelling like a local and avoiding 5-star hotels.  Although we have the money to do this, we opt to travel a different way and prefer to stay in less expensive guest houses where European food and guests are not the norm.  We love that we can eat authentic cuisine and relish in the freedom to move from one place to another which affords us time to interact with the locals. 

Not only do we pay less, but we experience more by having the time to stay where we want for however long we want.  We can easily respond to tips from other travellers and change our destinations.  We are not alone.  When travelling in India, we stayed in a simple £20 a night hotel and met two 70-year-old women who were backpacking around Asia without a fixed plan.  We spent a great night with them and exchanged tips on our travels in India.  This is only one example, but it happens all the time whenever we travel Off the Tourist Treadmill.

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