When Evie Farrell’s close friend died of cancer at the age of just 42, she realised that life really is too short. And so instead of spending her AUD $30,000 savings on a new kitchen, she decided to take her then 5-year-old daughter travelling the world instead.
“My girlfriend passed away from cancer,” Evie told Daily Mail Australia. “She was the most wonderful, gorgeous woman and she had two children. It was a big reminder to grab life and do everything while you can.” The 43-year-old public relations consultant from Sydney set off with her daughter Emily (now 6) in February 2016, and they have no plans to return any time soon. In the past eleven months they’ve visited thirteen countries including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, UK, France, and China.
“There’s more to life than sitting at a desk every day to earn money to buy stuff. We’ve travelled for a whole year with one backpack… and there’s no way I’m going back to my old way of life now.” You can follow their journey on Instagram, where the travelling duo have almost 50k followers.