Welcome to Our Road Less Traveled Life!

Hi! We’re Diana and Ian. And this is our ‘road less traveled’ life. 

Midway through our twenties, we were living “normal” lives. Working 5 or more days a week. Building careers. Paying off student loans. Then one day we realized this ISN’T the dream. We weren’t the bosses of our own lives.

So we decided to throw caution to the wind and put our hard-working efforts into dreams and passions of our own. To take the road less traveled — in life. We saved some money. Sold our stuff. Quit our jobs. And set out to explore the world while we began learning how to succeed as nomadic entrepreneurs.

And it worked. In two years, we built a sustainable, location-independent life. It’s been an amazing journey, and now we want to help others make it happen, too. You only have one life to live. So follow your dreams. Take the road less traveled. And join our journey here on North to South.

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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Read our latest posts!

See what we’ve been up to lately and get our latest travel advice.

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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