About us

We Are

Oksana & Max

A Canadian couple inspired by the world, fueled by curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a desire to make a positive impact on the destinations and communities we visit. 

In 2015, we quit our jobs, sold our possessions and left the 9-5 life behind to embark on the biggest adventure of our lives. We’ve been traveling full-time for over 7 years and are not planning on slowing down any time soon! 

We are on a mission to explore the world in a responsible way,
to take nothing but photographs
and leave nothing but footprints. 

Our Story

Our paths first crossed in 2006 in a boring University lecture hall in a small town of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. But our story didn’t begin until a few years later. While in University, we dated for a few months but didn’t take our relationship seriously.

After graduation, our lives took us on solo adventures around the world. Max moved to Australia to pursue his Masters in 2009, and Oksana moved to the UK and China in 2011-2012. 

Travel has always been our passion and the force that eventually brought us together.

After many years of long-distance friendship and solo travels, our love for adventure and a desire for a travel lifestyle brought us together in sunny Australia in 2013.

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Reunited in Australia in 2013

Between 2013 and 2015, we lived and traveled around Australia, exploring all of its nooks and crannies far beyond the major sights and attractions.

We took advantage of holidays and time off work to travel outside of Australia, falling more and more in love with adventures on the road.

Australia holds many wonderful memories for us but as much as we loved Australia, we weren’t happy with our part-time travel/full-time work routine.

We longed for more adventures and a nomadic lifestyle…

So in 2015, we quit our jobs in Australia, got rid of most of our possessions, and set off on an adventure around the world!

Our Lifestyle

Since August 2015, we have been living an unconventional lifestyle, traveling full-time all around the world!

To date, we have visited over 80 countries

Over the years we have been on some pretty amazing adventures.

We’ve lived out of a campervan, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, drank tea with bedouins in Wadi Rum, sailed in the Adriatic Sea,  slept in a ger under the starry skies in Mongolia, hiked to an active volcano in the DRC, kayaked among glaciers in Patagonia, and more!

And the best part of our lifestyle is that the next best adventure is just around the corner!

 

Where We've Been

6

Continents
Visited

80

Countries
Visited

150

Unesco
Sites

5

Years on
the road

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Our Travels

Our Mission

After a few years on the road and after seeing the impact that tourism can have on destinations, we made a commitment…

… to travel more Sustainably

Today, we aim to inspire a travel lifestyle that is sustainable and respectful of the world we now call our home, of the nature that surrounds us, and of the local communities that we meet along the way.

Our Favourites

We are often asked to share our favourite countries around the world. And while every destination is unique and special in its own way, our favourites are:

Favourite Food & Wine Destinations

  • Japan
  • China
  • Singapore
  • Greece
  • South Africa

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