Welcome to Our Road Less Traveled Life!

Hi, we’re Diana and Ian.

In 2014 we called it quits on our normal American lives and set out to explore the world — and we haven’t stopped moving since! Now it’s our mission to help others on their journey to living the nomadic dream.

Learn how we got started in just 7 steps and subscribe to our newsletter for tips to help you along the way!

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Start Your Journey

Read this first: 7 Steps to Quit Your Job and Travel Full Time

 

How to Save (and Make) Money While You Travel

How to find safe, comfortable and affordable accommodations with Airbnb How to Fly from the U.S. to Europe for Under $200 dollars How to Make Money While You Travel on northtosouth.us

Get Inspired!

Read the stories of other couples living the dream in our interview series:

Travel Couple Interview Series on North to South Featuring Shannon and Michael Healey of Camera and Carry On North to South Featured Travel Couple Interview: Slightly Astray Travel Couple Interview Series on North to South Featuring Brandon Quittem and Anne Rapp of The Yoga Nomads
Travel Couple Interview Series on North to South Featuring Sergey and Jenia of House to Laos Travel Couple Interview Series on North to South Featuring Amy Dresser and Nathan Hartle Nomadic Travel Couple Interview Series on North to South

About Us

A few of our favorite things:

Our Travel Essentials Where We Shop [And Why] Our Reading List My Travel Camera Our Preferred Accommodations Our Hiking Gear
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Two years of living with no regrets… and counting!

Annual reflections on our road less traveled life:

Our Year in Review: Diana Southern and Ian Norman's Year of Transition to Travel (2014) Living with no regrets: 10 reasons I'll never regret quitting my job to travel
North to South: Our Year in Review -- The Epic 50-State Quest + Matching Our Previous Income (2015) 10 More Reasons I'll Never Regret Quitting My Job to Travel

Not Ready to Take the Leap?

Get a jump start on preparing:

 8 Simple Ways to Prepare Yourself NOW for a Full-Time Traveling Future

8 Simple Ways to Prepare Yourself NOW for a Full-Time Traveling Future