Welcome on our blog
of Alternative Travel ! 

Before we talk about our adventure and tell you how it all started, let’s talk a little about ourselves:
We are Julien & Margaux, a French couple a little adventurous and very passionate about alternative travel!
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Margaux
Explorer

Behind the keyboard, it’s me! Curious by nature but a little lazy, I learned to walk very late according to my parents but since then, I never stop moving! After a master’s degree in Biology at the University of Versailles, I worked for 3 years in Clinical Trials for the pharmaceutical industry. Passionate about my job, I traveled all over France to monitor sick patients. I loved it! But what I love the most is learning new things, meeting people, drinking beers with friends, having fun, exploring and taking on new challenges!

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Julien
Resourceful guy

Behind the lens, it’s him: a tall guy by his size (1m85!) and his thirst of adventure. He also worked in Clinical Trials (that’s how he met me!), after going to Ireland and Wales thanks to the Erasmus exchange program. He loves model aircraft, cooking, sports and travel – but especially hiking, in total autonomy and without a guide, in the mountains. It was during his first trip to South America that he became passionate about photography. Today, he does not leave his camera! His credo? Live in an optimized way!

"And then one day, we decided to leave everything behind!"
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Start of the trip:
October 2016

In short, you got it: we love to travel! This great trip was for us a project of life, a dream that we wanted to turn a day into reality. The problem is that even if the desire and the travel mate are here, it is very difficult to give up a comfortable life overnight… until the day when a “click” occurs.

For us, the famous “click” occurred at the end of May 2016, in a context of Parisian life a bit gloomy, after terrorist attacks and my resignation (for personal reasons). For Julien, it was the right moment. He then suggested to leave everything behind to undertake a World Tour, with no time limit. And of course … I said yes!

Once the decision was made, we began to dream of a unique trip, a journey that resembles us: an alternative and eco-friendly journey – ecological and economical. And…

... We set up an incredible challenge!

  • Travel the world with no flight
  • By hitchhiking (cars, boats...)
  • Hosted most of the time
  • Without a return date

Because for us it's...

Taking our time

... by discovering other cultures, exchange and explore the world

Ecological

... by reducing our impact, to preserve our planet

Economical

... by proving that we still can travel without being limited by the budget

Exchange

... by enhancing human interactions, through exchanges and volunteering

Why a Blog?

Initially, we wanted to share our adventure with our loved ones (it was our way of making them travel with us, but also to reassure them) but also with those who are interested in alternative travel.
With our approach of traveling alternatively and totally disinterested by money, we made the choice not to be sponsored, nor for the equipment carried, nor for our preparations, nor for the choice of the destinations. No way to sell you good deals, special offers or “all inclusive” offers!
Here, everything is free and based on our own experience of alternative travel, more ecological and economical, punctuated by meetings and unforeseen events. And that’s the difference: we see our blog as a platform for useful exchanges, a modest and authentic place.
In a word…

a blog written in our – and your – image !

And what if we have a chat together?

We are interesting by everything: questions, remarks, advice ... and even your little words of love! ♥️

Sharing seamlessly

Writing a blog also means having some responsibility: sharing our experience and personal advice with our readers, while respecting our values - based primarily on ecology, responsible travel and ethics. That's why it seemed essential to us to put in place a code of ethics, in order to detail all the objectives and contents of this blog, in all transparency!