Help Jolly Romans Backpack Europe

$275 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 15 months
Everyone has dreams. Some dreams are wee dreams, some are medium size, and some are friggin' huge crazy dreams that wring the world by it's neck (if it had a neck) and change how people think, live, and treat each other.

Too often, these dreams are put on the back burner. They're slowly crushed into dust under the soul-sucking "reality" of school, work, debt, life, drugs, booze, whatever. We're told we can't do it, we shouldn't do it, we should grow up, be responsible, buy a house, have kids, and work hard during all the best years of our life until maybe, just maybe, if we're lucky and we save all our money and don't get screwed by the elites running the stock market, we just might get to retire and then we can do a few things we actually want to do if we're still in good enough health to do them...before we die.

OK that may be a little harsh. I know many amazing and wonderful people who have followed the path more traveled in life and are very happy. That's great for those who want to do that. It's just not for us...at least not right now. The point is to follow your bliss, whatever that bliss may look like for you.

Call us weird, call us immature, call us spoiled entitled Millennials, but we're not alone. We're joining a whole community or counter-culture of people who have decided to stop deferring our dreams for later and start living them...now.

We've had our dream since we met and it's one of the reasons we knew we should marry each other--because we shared this dream. We've talked about it, we've thought about it, we've mulled it and prodded and poked at it. Finally, this year, we decided we are doing it. No matter what, no excuses, no more "someday."

Our dream consists of a simple 3 part plan:

1) Be jolly (because it sounds more fun than "be happy")
2) Travel the world
3) Spread jolliness worldwide

Sounds pretty great, right? We've already made a lot of progress on part 1. It's items #2 and #3 that we need your help with, gentle reader.

We're doing a lot to make this happen. We're selling all our stuff, selling our car, saving our money, working gigs on the side, blogging--heck, we've even sold our blood plasma for fun and profit. Yes, we are literally using blood money to help fund our trip.

But the fact is we need your help. Any amount helps. $1 helps. Even if you don't want to contribute money, please share this on your social media to help us raise support. Help us live our dream and hopefully inspire others to live their dreams!

All funds will be used to help us travel the world, starting in Europe, since let's face it, everyone wants to go to Europe (unless you're from Europe, in which case you probably want to go to the U.S. or New Zealand or Thailand or something).

Why should you help us, you ask? First, because if we achieve all 3 parts of our plan, then the world will be a little jollier place, and a little less crappy. There's plenty of negativity, fear, sadness, and hate out there; someone's got to fight the good fight! Second, because you're a pretty good person and we're pretty good people, too. We're probably just like you other than all the differences between us. You'd probably like us and think we're sweet. Because we are. We are freakin' sweet! We're jolly. We're Romans. We're Jolly Romans. Oh, and there's some nice rewards, too!

Share in our adventures, get tips to help you be jollier in your daily life and realize your own travel dreams by visiting our blog at jollyromans.com!

We thank you. We appreciate you. We believe in you.

Be jolly, friends!

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Thank you to everyone who's contributed so far! We are ready to embark on our journey in 4 more days!!!
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$275 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 15 months
Created April 22, 2017
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We hope you two have a blast on your trip and make life long memories and friendships :) We'll miss you guys!!

Andy Johnson
12 months ago

When are you leaving? I definitely recommend Southern Germany/Austria.

Tom Love
14 months ago

Happy birthday!

Christina Love
14 months ago

Yay! Congrats on your adventures! PS - Happy birthday, Kay!

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