So why Isabella and Ferdinand? We kind of see them as the world’s first travel agents. By funding Columbus’ voyage, they set the stage for international travel thus here we are. Since we use the names so much, we shortened them to Bella and Freddy.
We are not your average travelers. Although it is true that we do only travel with Just A Carry On, there are other qualities that set us apart. As much as we would love to quit our day jobs and travel for months at a time, our lives don’t allow that. We are the guy and girl you work with; the people you see every day. We have full-time, professional jobs, we are saving for retirement, and we own a home. Bella is limited by her parenting schedule and has a minor son. Freddy needs to work to fulfill his child support obligation. Therefore, keeping our jobs is essential.
What we are is professional people who travel; the traveling professionals.
Bella takes about 20 trips a year on weekends and during vacation time and manages to travel about 100 days a year. She was bit by the travel bug in 1993 and has been traveling ever since. So far, she has been to about 110 countries.
Freddy takes about 10 trips a year on weekends and during vacation time and manages to travel about 50 days a year. His wanderlust started in 2010 when he went to Ireland. He has been to over 40 countries.
For working people, that isn’t too bad.
Our goal is to teach other working people to do what we’ve done. We want to inspire people to believe they CAN see the world AND keep their day jobs.
Please feel free to contact us about anything. We are still in the process of adding content from past trips so if you have questions about destinations not posted yet, we may have some answers.