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Our Mission

Ashleigh and Nathanael, On the shores of Loch Ness

Who We Are

The Incredibly Long Journey is a resource for adventurers looking to volunteer abroad, travel frugally, and immerse themselves in cultures around the world.

What Sets Us Apart

Instead of going for shorter, sporadic vacations we travel for extended periods, usually several months to a year. Our last journey through Europe lasted 22 months.

We take the time to not only explore the highlights of tourism but also live with locals, trading work for our room and board. We believe that spending time with locals gives us a stronger insight into their culture, traditions, history and current events. We connect with hosts through organizations such as Workaway, HelpX, and Couchsurfing.

Not only do we get the local’s perspective from volunteering, but we sometimes live in areas of the country not often visited by tourists. We are constantly surprised by new and amazing sights we previously hadn’t known existed.

Nathanael and Ashleigh, Hitchiking from Mohos to Stalida, Crete, Greece
Ashleigh, Peysazhna Alleia, Kiev, Ukraine

Our Goals

We want to share our adventures and show that you don’t need to break the bank to plan and execute your own incredibly long journeys.

We provide rich content based on our own, unique experiences. Visit our Explore page to read about our journeys or peruse our Resources page to find detailed information on how to prepare for your own trip.

This website will continue to grow as we travel, and we will always either be traveling or planning our next adventure. Join the journey below to receive our stories directly to your inbox, or follow us on social media.

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