It was a tearful farewell at the station in Aachen. We boarded the train to Frankfurt airport on October 2, ahead of our early flight the next day. It was a whole mix of emotions. Our travel adventures that we had talked about for so long were finally becoming real. The “maybe we'll do a world trip one day” was no longer a “maybe” - we were really doing this. Despite the difficult departure, it was also time to look forward to the experiences ahead. And I have to remind myself that the digital world makes it so much easier to stay in touch now with family and friends. We're both lucky to have supportive families and friends who have helped us reach the decision to pack everything up and follow our travel dreams.