World’s best honeymoon? Couple quit jobs and sell house to fund £25,000 round-the-world honeymoon
A couple have quit their jobs and sold their home to travel round the world on an eight-month-long honeymoon.
Adam and Jodie Dobb, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, embarked on their globe-trotting adventures last November after marrying in June.
Consumed by wanderlust the pair decided to hand their notices in, sell their semi-detached house and jet off on their epic travels which they estimate will have cost them £25,000.
Jodie, 28, said: “Adam and I have always talked about travelling.
“Our first ever conversation during a work night out was about travelling through Europe which is something we still hope to do.
“Due to Adam studying architecture part-time we’ve not had an opportunity to go travelling for any period of time until last year so we took the chance for our honeymoon.”
Adam, 36, left his role as a senior architectural technician at a Birmingham consultancy firm while Jodie handed her notice in as a CAD technician at a Birmingham contractors company.
They flew out from Birmingham Airport to Dubai and then on to Bali before visiting Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, the US, Brazil and Argentina.
The loved-up pair have met up with friends and family in Australia and New Zealand and then trekked, swam, before touring visiting museums, galleries, parks and iconic monuments along the way.
Horse riding at sunset in Argentina, exploring the world-famous Bolivian salt flats at Salar de Uyuni and visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio are just some of the highlights of their trip so far.
Jodie said: “It’s amazing sharing this experience with one another, plus it’s opened our eyes to future opportunities.”
The newlyweds have stayed in a whopping 44 different accommodations in four months including hotels, guest houses, hostel, a caravan and a tent.
Jodie laughed: “For many people the thought of spending 24 hours a day with your other half would be a nightmare but Adam and I get on great, laugh lots and are very close.
“There are times when we’re tired, hungry and hot and get frustrated but we can both sense those moments so we give one another space and laugh about it later!”
They plan to travel into Peru this week, visiting Macchu Piccu and the Inca ruins in the sacred valley and then on to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Central America, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.
Jodie said that the trip has strengthened their relationship and will prove to be a source of happy memories for years to come.
She said: “”We’ll certainly have lots of amazing memories to talk about going into the future – lots of laughs of moments of ‘can you remember when…?
“We have a strong relationship anyway but I think having spent so much time together non-stop that, even after almost nine years, we’ve still learnt new things about one another which is great.”