The Divergent Travelers on episode 69 of the go hunt life podcast are Dave and Lina Stock from a little town in northern Wisconsin. 4 years ago they had a 40 acre horse farm and typical 9-to-5 jobs workin’ for the man. Lina was working for a bank in the IT department and Dave was the sales director for a large manufacturer.
Their lightning strike moment happened on their honeymoon in 2010 when they were backpacking across Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia and they met people that were professional travel bloggers and making a living while seeing the world.
They returned from their honeymoon to their normal lives but Lina wouldn’t let that dream go. As they talked more about it, they kept coming back to the question, “do real people do that.”
“Do real people really do that.”
By Christmas 2013, they sold the horses, the farm, the house and everything they owned down to two backpacks and embarked on their journey to see if in fact, real people could do it.
4 years later, they are now Professional Travel bloggers and have been consistently recognized in publications from the Huffington Post to most recently National Geographic as one of the top traveling blogging couples to follow.
In this episode we discuss…
The fateful moment in 2010 on their honeymoon when the seed of Divergent Travelers was planted.
The steps they took to prepare for their exit from their lives in northern Wisconsin.
The final hour during the Christmas holiday of 2013 when their 40-acre horse farm finally sold.
Stepping on the plane to New Zealand into their new lives officially as Divergent Travelers backpacking full-time.
Getting “travel burnout” 4 months into their journey.
It taking 3 years before they really started to monetize Divergent Travelers.
How they would better structure their travel and building their global travel business.
Their quest to knock off 100 epic adventures and which ones they are most worried about.
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