A newly wed couple jacked in 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 exotic adventures last November after getting hitched in June. They then decided to hand in their notices, 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."
Jodie quit her role as a CAD technician at a Birmingham contractors company while Adam, 36, left his role as a senior architectural technician at a Birmingham consultancy firm.
They flew out from Birmingham Airport to Dubai. The couple then went on to visit Bali before meeting up with friends and family in Australia and New Zealand. They then travelled to Tahiti, the US, Brazil and Argentina.
The loved-up couple visited museums, galleries, parks and iconic monuments along the way, as well as trekking and swimming in the world’s oceans. They went horse riding at sunset in Argentina, explored the world-famous Bolivian salt flats at Salar de Uyuni and visited the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, to name but a few of the highlights of their trip so far.
According to Jodie, "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, a hostel, a caravan and a tent.
Jodie also said the trip has strengthened their relationship and will offer up a stack 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 learned new things about one another."