We’re Dan and Di, the couple behind the scenes.
We started traveling when we graduated from college in 2014 and… never really stopped. Because of our long-distance relationship, we had never lived in the same city together. So, we did what any couple would do and moved to Abu Dhabi.
In Abu Dhabi, we taught for two years and were able to travel for seven months of those while also paying off our student loans.
In 2016, our contracts ended and we made a brief stop in the US to get married before setting off again as freelancers and digital nomads.
Dan began as a freelance writer and now has a full-time job as a remote content manager for a US company. I worked as a freelance digital marketer before settling into my current roles as a travel writer and blogger here at Slight North.
Oh, and we live out of 55-liter backpacks and pack up and move to a new city or country every five weeks.
In 2017 we lived in Colombia and Peru and we spent 2018 in Mexico and the Balkans. (Read out 2018 year in review here.)
In 2019 we lived in Turkey, Ukraine, and Mexico (read our 2019 year in review) and then began 2020 in Mexico (again).
Now, somehow, it’s 2022.
Just like everyone else reading this, the pandemic upended Dan and I’s lives and travel plans. A lot has changed, and we have settled down in Atlanta and this website is no longer regularly updated. (However, I still donate 10% of our ad revenue to reforestation efforts every month.) I had a blast sharing our journey with you and learned so much in the process.
Even though I won’t be around as much, I still hope and believe you’ll be able to get a lot of value from the posts here! Stay safe and happy travels!