Eastern Shore couple quits jobs, sells belongings to travel the world

Eastern Shore couple quits jobs, sells belongings to travel the world


ENTIRE YEAR OF VACATION SOUND? WELL, COME TOMORROW — A COUPLE ON THE EASTERN SHORE WILL HIT THE RESET BUTTON ON LIFE — AND THEY’RE HOPING TO INSPIRE OTHERS THROUGHOUT THEIR JOURNEY. HERE’S 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S JOE FISHER. NATS IN THIS COZY BEACH TOWN PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “IT’S JUST A GREAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY.” PETER AND RACHEL SENGENBERGER RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “LAUGHING NATS ARE LIVING THE LIFE PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “YOU GET TO KNOW PEOPLE REALLY QUICKLY, ESPECIALLY IN THE WINTER.” BUT AT 41-YEARS OLD — THEY STILL WONDER WHAT’S OUT THERE. RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “BOTH OF US ARE MORE EXPERIENCE PEOPLE. WE GET A LOT MORE OUT OF THAT THAN STUFF.” WHICH IS WHY SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “WE LIKE BEING KIND OF MINIMALISTIC.” THEIR 700-SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IN CAPE CHARLES IS NOW EMPTY. “WE LITERALLY HAD A CONVERSATION AND SAID IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS, AND PLANNING PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “THIS IS AN ACTION CAMERA, THIS IS A CHARGER.” THE COUPLE — MARRIED 19 YEARS RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “THOSE ARE MY CLOTHES FOR THE YEAR, LAUGHING QUIT THEIR JOBS AND PUT THEIR RETIREMENT ON HOLD RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “I AM LOOKING AT GETTING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE.” FOR A SOUL-SEARCHING ADVENTURE AROUND THE WOLRD RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, THAILAND.” TAKE IT BACK TO 2016 PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “I HAD A MEDICAL SCARE…” WHEN PETER LOST VISION IN HIS RIGHT EYE PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “AFTER A WHOLE LOT OF TESTING, THEY DETERMINED IT WAS NOTHING SERIOUS BUT IT WAS LIKELY STRESS RELATED.” IT GOT THEM BOTH THINKING. ABOUT THEIR LIVES – ABOUT THEIR FUTURE — TOGETHER PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “WE KIND OF CALL IT HITTING THE LIFE RESET BUTTON.” A CHANCE TO SLOW DOWN — MEET NEW PEOPLE — NEW EXPERIENCES. PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “I THINK IT’S VERY HARD TO REFLECT ON YOUR CAREER AND YOUR LIFE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.” WHO KNOWS? IT COULD CHANGE THEIR ENTIRE OUTLOOK ON LIFE. RACHEL SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “MY FEAR, I GUESS, IF I REALLY LOOK AT IT IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS AND FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME. I WANT TO FEEL DIFFERENT AFTER THIS.” SO AS THEY GET READY TO EMBARK ON SOMETHING UNCOMFORTABLE PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “IT’S DEFINITELY NOT THE NORM.” WITH UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT COMES NEXT PETER SENGENBERGER/TRAVELING THE WORLD “IT’S A NICE, RELAXING PLACE.” THEY’RE REMINDED THAT HOME IS NEVER FAR AWAY. “CHEERS. CHEERS, CHEERS, CHEERS.” (JOE) PETER AND RACHEL WILL START THEIR TREK TOMORROW! THEIR FIRST STOP — AUSTRALIA! THEY’LL BE BLOGGING THEIR ENTIRE ADVENTURE AND POSTING TO TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM. YOU CAN FIND LINKS TO ALL THEIR SITES — ON WAVY-DOT-COM. I’M JOE FISHER, 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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