Welcome to The Travelling Shus

 “Not all who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Welcome! It’s a really special moment for us as we put our first words out into the blogosphere, and we hope that you will join us on this quite literal journey. To be honest, we don’t know what lies ahead of us, but you can be sure that we’ll live the crap out of life during this adventure.

Those of you that know us, know that we’re at a weird sort of crossroads in our lives. The last few years have been etched with our personal and professional achievements, our worldly adventures and just being together, but also by hardship and loss. It is these more difficult experiences that have pushed us past our laziness and doubt into this crazy endeavour. Life is just too damn short.

Moving to the Netherlands has been a dream of ours for many many years. Amsterdam will be our new home, but we’re really looking for something that doesn’t have a destination - a small break from life as we know it, time spent together, simple pleasures, new skills (hello blog!), a fresh start and the extravagance of achieving something we spent a long time convincing ourselves was impossible. All without the constraints of three weeks of annual vacation. We’re going for a good long wander, and I know that we will be the better for it.

As someone who has the tendency to over-plan and over-think, I am feeling oddly anticipatory of what it will feel like to arrive in a new destination with no plans, no job and not even a permanent place to live. We are going to learn so much from this experience, and I can’t wait to get it started!

As an introduction to what this blog will probably be, you’ll find adventures in bike culture, fine art, photography, music, food, language and travel. And since we’re bringing our cat along, he will occasionally lounge about on here as well.

~Erica ~Brian ~nougat