Hi, We're Franklin & Danielle!
After 12 relocations and countless adventures living abroad, we've got a BIG story to tell.
We’ve left the United States and moved to Europe in search of a different lifestyle. We’ve traded a lifestyle of accumulating unnecessary junk and spending way too much time at the office for a lifestyle that’s filled with adventure, travels around the world, and fulfilling our wildest dreams.
We document our adventures and post them regularly on our official YouTube channel so that you can follow us every step of the way. Join us on this amazing journey!
Why the name, "The World Ahead"?
We chose this name specifically because we feel it encompasses the reasons why we moved abroad and our sense of adventure.One of the main reasons we moved abroad is because we felt there was a whole world in front of us that we had yet to explore for ourselves. Now that we are living abroad, no matter what adventure we find ourselves in there will always be another adventure ahead of us. For these reasons and more, we felt The World Ahead was the perfect name.
Why we decided to live abroad
Wow, where do we possibly begin?! In retrospect, we have done so much since we moved abroad that it seems like it all started ages ago when in reality our journey only started in 2014 while living in a small city called Saint Petersburg, Florida in the USA.
And then one day...
After working at numerous and various jobs in both New York and Florida for many years, trying to fit our personal lives into 10 vacation days a year, and living a lifestyle that was fully devoted to our careers, we realized that this was not a life for us.
One day while at work I, Franklin, called Danielle. I told her how fed up I was with our lifestyle and confessed for the first time that I had been researching moving abroad for quite some time. I proposed that we sell everything and move to Europe with the dogs… her answer was an immediate “YES!”. CAPITAL LETTERS AND EVERYTHING. In much joy, her exact words were “YES! I don’t even need to think about it and I’m not giving you the slightest chance to change your mind. Yes, let’s move!”
We sold, donated, and gave away almost everything we owned. In the end, we were left with two suitcases each and our two dogs. Finding a job and figuring out all the logistics was a long process but we can’t express enough how much it was all worth it!
Through this blog and our YouTube channel, we’ve documented every step in the process and today we continue to share our experiences and adventures abroad with you all!
Thank you so much for reading our story and, if you haven’t done so, check out our YouTube channel where we share the whole adventure!
Franklin and Danielle
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