Hi, all! Welcome to ‘out of the office today’ <– my favorite kind of days! This page is devoted to the wonderful world of travel! But not necessarily for the gorgeous model-types that are paid to travel to exotic locations year-round. This one is more geared toward those of us that have homes, pets, kids, 9-5 jobs, and are working to build our 401k’s… BUT still want to utilize our measly 15 paid days off per year and travel to beautiful and incredible places!
I’m very Type A and love planning. I hope this page can help you pick some fun adventures without the stress of making hundreds of decisions.
A little about me: My name is Jilian. I live in Florida with my husband, Cameron, and our 3 rescue dogs, Maddie, Mason, and Bella (you’ll see them featured). Cameron and I met at the University of Florida in 2010 when I was just getting ready to graduate and enter adult life (he graduated 2 years prior but was in Gainesville visiting friends).
From the beginning, Cameron has always been skeptical with my goals of rescuing EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL and, also, visiting every corner of this great planet. Imagine my surprise when I found out he didn’t have a passport! I hadn’t traveled anywhere groundbreaking, but you can bet I was ready to!
My sister and I were raised by our amazing, strong, brilliant, single-mom. She worked her butt off our entire lives to go to nursing school, get a great job, buy her own home, and give us everything she possibly could. My dad was out of the picture most of the time and my biggest adventure every year was spending 6 weeks with him in Pennsylvania during the summer. Thanks to my grandparents, I LOVED IT! Getting on the plane, abandoning routine, and having various adventures is what fueled my soul… and still does.
When I graduated from UF, I had $300 to my name. Thankfully, since I worked 30 hours per week all four years and had help from my mom and grandmother, I only had to take one student loan – $1,200 that I was fortunate enough to pay off with my very first tax return!
Follow my adventures to see where we’ve been able to go since then, how we save, and how I get Cameron to agree to my crazy ideas!