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Help 2 wanderers move abroad!

$45 of $10k goal

Raised by 2 people in 7 months
Maegan White  PENSACOLA, FL
It is easy for us to tell our personal narrative. However, it is hard to ask people to donate their hard earned money in support of a journey that isn't their own.  Here is our story, laid out before you. We hope you will consider funding us forward.

Who:
Maegan & Michael White +their 2 spaniels
Where: Europe & UK
What: help us raise enough money to purchase our home on wheels!
Why: To Live, learn, and work abroad with our two spaniels.
When: Adventure begins Spring of 2018

The plan: We will live in a quaint motorhome, for a minimum of 1 year, and travel throughout Europe and the UK. Our goal is to connect with people from assorted backgrounds. 

Maegan and Michael will manage their online Social Media Management Business, engage in freelance writing projects, Teach from their online Wellness Course, and continue to connect to YOU through their travel blog. It is crucial to have you a part of our community to build our reach and gain sponsors. To connect with us:
Instagram , Facebook , Pinterest , and Twitter !!
 

Estimated Costs of our life abroad: $52,002
dog meds: $320
groceries: $6400
microchip and vaccines for dogs: $600
travel kennels: $100 (for two)
buy a motorhome+campsite fees: $10,000+18,800 ($40 X 470nights)=$28,800 
Fuel: $400/monthX16months=$6000
Jeep payment+insurance=X5months left to owe=$1870
travel medical insurance=$3,000 (world nomads)
life insurance: $912
asthma and anxiety medications: $320 
dog food: $2400
Visas:$1200?
International driver’s license: ~$80

Not including:
airfare+large baggage fees: ~$5,000
dog airfare: ~$800

That's why we need your help in securing our home on wheels!

Consider purchasing merchandise from our Facebook or Etsy shops to support our mission!


We are both terrified but living in fear is not living at all. We will work our hardest to stockpile money over the next 16months but we realize we cannot do it alone. We ask our amazing family, friends, coworkers, accquaintances, and kind strangers to support us in broadening our world views. Take a chance on us!

Follow our journey via Maegan's blog

About us!

Michael and Maegan have known each other since the age of 4 and became best friends immediately. After 9 years apart they were reunited via Facebook. At 18yro they began their courtship. During this time, Maegan completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and became a Registered Dietitian. Michael worked hard, switching jobs in order to be near Maegan.



After 5 years of dating, Michael and Maegan got married in 2013 and paid for the wedding themselves. The Fall of 2013, Michael returned to college to finish his undergraduate degree. The newlyweds started "Financial Peace University" and for the first time, began to understand how to budget and prioritize money properly. At 24 years old, they went on to pay off ~$18, 500 in debt in order to free up their finances to travel!

They stepped out of the 21st century and made sacrifices most 20-somethings wouldn't dream of. They switched from smartphones to flip phones, got rid of cable, stopped their internet, and sold Michael's beloved truck to become a 1-car family. They sold anything they thought would bring in cash to pay down their debt! 


Presently, Michael is 3 semesters away from completing college and is forecasted to graduate Fall 2017 (should nothing happen) and their life abroad will begin Spring of 2018. Upon returning to the USA, Michael will begin Graduate school for Orthotics and Prosthetics and Maegan will dive into the balance of work and motherhood.


Meet Maui & Dexter. Our spaniel loves.


We cannot leave these sweet faces behind! There are many expenses ahead for these two: vaccinations, heartworm meds, food, and plane rides. Donate today to help us bring these angels with us!

To our family and friends:

This may have come as a surprise to you, but knowing us, it probably didn't. You know where our hearts are and how dedicated we are to experiencing all that this world has to offer. We've been working relentlessly for nearly a decade, barely seeing each other much of the time. Eventually you reach a point where it's time for a sabbatical from corporate USA and the ideals that society places on young adults. We have reached that point. We want to make the most of the downtime between Michael's schooling and parenthood by doing what we love most! Please think about supporting us! We love you all!


There is no greater education than travel itself. Travel is the ultimate hands-on experience and lacks bias to the observer.

We thank you all for your donations be it monetary, prayers, or good energy! $1 changes everything! Think of it as buying us a cup of coffee, but in a different country! 

"He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to the other."- Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)



















 
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Update 10
Posted by Maegan White
3 months ago
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"He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler. The difference is partly one of time, he would explain. Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to the another."

- Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)
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Update 9
Posted by Maegan White
4 months ago
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We have roughly 14 months before our big move. We continue to save every dime we can but it is a slow going process.

Good news is that we have our logo for our website up and running and have made some bucks from our blog. We have such a climb yet to go.

Please consider helping us purchase our home on wheels. Every dollar counts.
Finally have our website logo created.
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Update 8
Posted by Maegan White
5 months ago
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We have been listing items for sale. Thus far, we have sold clothing, furniture, and household items totalling ~$800 USD.

Maegan has picked up freelance projects which are predicted to total: ~$700 USD.

We are thankful for this profit but need YOUR HELP to make our dream a reality! Consider a donation to our mission, today!
My dreams are as grand as this world!
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Update 7
Posted by Maegan White
6 months ago
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Our Etsy and Facebook shops are up and running. Please consider a donation here or purchasing some merchandise towards our mission. Thanks!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wanderlustdietitian/shop/?rt=19

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WanderlustDietitian
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$45 of $10k goal

Raised by 2 people in 7 months
Created August 28, 2016
MH
$20
Melissa Hand
2 months ago
AS
$25
Ann & Frank Smith
2 months ago

Some people helped me financially to be able go to Europe; once with a choir and another time with a college class. So, now it's our turn to help you all.

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