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About Jake, Jack and a Ginger

Jake

Hey there! I’m Jake, a 23-year-old from Tallahassee, Florida (any FSU fans out there??). I’m currently living my dream with my amazing fiance and adorable dog; seeing the world and learning about life in its many forms. Before I took the leap and began this adventure, I worked way more than I wanted at a job I wasn’t passionate about.  I loved nature, cycling, sports, and smoking the “devil’s lettuce” with my friends. The best part of my life was the relationships I had formed with the people that were most important to me.  That continues to be the best part of my life, and I hope it always is!  I enjoyed life, but I could never have imagined how much better it could be! Now, I am trying to experience it fully!

I can't write about myself without mentioning my family.  They are the reason I am here, and they have helped make me who I am today.  I love the time I get to spend with them and value the advice I have received over the years.  I have always lived close to family, and being so far away is probably the hardest part of travel for me. After a year of saving, two years of planning, and a lifetime of dreaming, I am learning a whole new way of existing and loving every lesson along the way!

Jack

My name is Jack and I’m a 6-year-old Dachshund, but who's counting?  Some might say I’m the alpha of our little pack. Jake thinks he is and the Ginger thinks she is, but the truth of the matter is.. I am! I definitely do my share of exploring! Well, as much as I can with these short legs. No problem though.. If I get tired, I just whine and somebody always picks me up. Amazing..huh? I love sniffing, running, jumping, eating, and sleeping.  Since Jake and the Ginger have taken me to Ecuador, I have discovered that I love waterfalls, mountains, and the tuna out of encebollado. Yeah, tuna...go figure!

I am the best model, stud, diva, whatever the appropriate term is of the pack.  I don't know what the Ginger and Jake would take pictures of if I weren't around to pose for them!  I think I need more tuna, don't you? I love all the time I spend with my pack now that they aren't leaving me every day to go to some place called "work". Among my many skills is getting stuck in shirts and pants.  I love trying on clothes, but I have more trouble getting out of them than in.. Hey, I have a good idea.. Why don't you follow our blog and keep up with all my adventures. Oh, yeah.. I am also smart!

The Ginger

Hello world! My name is Casey and I’m a ginger.  Now before you run in fear, let me tell you a little about myself: Before Jake and I decided to take off and see the world, I was working for Florida State and as a bartender at night.  Working at Florida State, I loved working with kids, and being able to teach them was really inspiring for me.  

I had been on the same schedule and routine for years, following the “checklist” that promised the American dream. I began to wonder if there was anything I was missing. With an awesome team (Jake and Jack), we decided to save our money (not so much Jack, he’s a diva) and shake things up a bit! Now we’re living in Ecuador, hitting as many cities as we can. Nowhere in the world is off limits to us (except the life-threatening places perhaps) and we hope to see it all!