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Happy First Travel Birthday

Last year on the 6th of June 2012, two young guys set off on their travels to embark on a trip of a lifetime and to fulfill their hopes and dreams.

These two guys are our very own Ian and Scott, or as they like to be known as Thomo and Scottydogg. As they are my fellow writers and friends, I wanted to do something special for them both, as these days they are so busy working, they don’t always get to write as much as they used to.

Where did it all start?



From Heathrow their travel blog ThomoandScottyDogg was born and recorded their daily activities and places they visited.  These are just a few of the places they visited:

Bangkok, Bali, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam and Back to Oz, these two have seen it all and done plenty.  Their daily blogging has kept us all entertained and laughing as always.  They have managed to combine some of the serious stuff and provide other people with some really good info about each place they have visited, along with a sense of humour to show that life is about having fun also.

Life on the road

I would imagine that life on the road has been filled with tears and laughter for them both.  Its hard leaving all your loved ones behind to travel the world, especially when there are no guarantees that what you really want will come true.  They have however, got stuck in and made the most of every opportunity.  Their time away has not only been about seeing different countries, but working to.  To get from A to B, you need money and to keep travelling you need to get a job.

Both of these two have found themselves nearly down to their last buck, but through determination and belief in themselves and applying for jobs, they have managed to keep going.  Its hard to believe sometimes that things come in the nick of time, but  they do.

What next for our travelling rogues?

Both of them are currently in Australia near Melbourne working away doing regional work so that they can extend their visa’s in Oz to a second year.  After this is Nepal and a dream come true for Ian as he gets to teach  Art and English to the children in Nepal.  They now have for the last few months joined forces with Ian’s dad and brother and now write about their time on this website Livefreedietravelling.  All their old stuff and new stuff can be found on here.

You have to take your hats off to them, they are still out there and living the dream.

May you both have many more tales to tell and fulfil all your deepest wishes.

I am sure that your friends and family will join me in wishing you both Good luck for your future and a massive hug and love from them all x















Any questions or feedback can be directed to the comments section below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.  :-D

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I have traveled to different places in the world and seen some wonderful sights. I hope you enjoy reading what I write and learn or explore some of the things I have written about.

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  1. Nice gesture Maggie….Hope they keep up the work and continue to live their dream… Not easy all the time but then neither is life in general.

    Good one

  2. Hey Maggie, apologies I am only commenting on your post now.

    It was really nice to see this and very much appreciated. I think you have encapsulated our first year nicely. As you have said we have been so consumed with working that we really haven’t had a much time to get writing, but the clock is ticking for our next movement and hopefully this will kick start us again.

    Thanks again for you kind words 🙂

  3. Glad you liked it Scott. I couldn’t let it pass without saying a few words for you both. Happy and safe travel and I look forward to some new posts.