Puttering around the World
Hello, we are Menekse and James from Puttering around the World. Welcome to our golf and travel adventures!
In 2016 we took a nearly 4-month sabbatical that has had a lasting impact on us. We spent a month in Thailand, then 2 weeks in Cambodia, 2 weeks in Laos, and then another 2 months back in Thailand. There was so much we wanted to see and so much that we wanted to do that we were constantly on the go. It wasn’t until over halfway through our trip that we finally began to slow down. We stayed in the same places longer. We took walks. And we even took naps! We wasted more time and we enjoyed each other. We realized that we had become the owners of our own time.
It was somewhere on a deserted beach in Koh Lanta Noi that we began dreaming how great it would be to not have to get on the flight back home. We wanted nothing more than to continue and to see the next new place. To experience the next new experience. And to continue slowly. That is probably where Puttering around the World really started. In our hearts. In our longing to enjoy everything life has to offer.
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It wasn’t even 4 months after the return from our sabbatical that we were still looking for that feeling of being the owners of our own time. To continue on and to see the next new place. We began dreaming and wishing. And about 6 months later we decided to do it again. But this time we wanted to travel longer. And slower. And more permanently! So, we made a plan and set a date. We gave ourselves 14 months to prepare. To tell our families, and our employers. To sell our stuff. And to prepare ourselves! But how do you prepare for something where the unknown is significantly greater than the known?
But we wanted to travel a little differently this time. We wanted to play golf! So, we set out to tackle the world with only our backpacks and golf clubs instead of checked baggage! That might make travel a little more challenging, and maybe a little less flexible. But we really want to play golf all over the world, so that is what we are going to do. Can’t you just see us checking into hostels with golf clubs on our backs??!!
That’s Puttering around the World!