Welcome to Freedom Chasers, the ultimate travel website for adventurous souls who want to live their dream life. We are Samara and Myles, a couple who left our 9-5 jobs to explore the world in our van. Along the way, we discovered amazing places, cultures, and experiences that we want to share with you. Whether you are looking for inspiration, tips, or guides, we have everything you need to plan your next adventure. Join us as we chase our freedom and help you chase yours!
What does Freedom look like to us?
We have many things that make up our Freedom. These are things that make us feel happy and connected to ourselves, each other, and the world around us.
What does Freedom look like to us? Freedom is not just a word, it’s a lifestyle. It’s the ability to choose how we live, where we go, and what we do. Freedom is chasing our dreams and living our best lives. That’s what freedom looks like to us. What does it look like to you?
We have a love-hate relationship with food. We love to eat it, but hate that we have to feed ourselves 3 times a day
Scuba diving. Being in a place that you shouldn’t be able to go to is completely exhilarating and meditative at the same time. It makes Samara feel like the mermaid she is.
Hiking is one of our favourite activities to do. It’s completely free being in the outdoors. There’s no cell service, no traffic, and no expectations – just your feet and your own thoughts.
Gardening is a form of therapy for us. Watching fruit and veggies that started as seeds turn into the food on our plates still amazes me to this day. Food tastes different when you grow it yourself.
We love the water – whether we’re in it or soaring above it! Spending the day paddling on the water is easily one of our favourite activities. Getting out on new lakes and exploring areas we never would have otherwise been able to get to is our favourite part of kayaking.
Being able to escape into the forest, find a secluded spot entirely on your own, and connect with nature is the purest form of freedom. Camping forces you to live off the land and frees you from everyday distractions allowing you to recharge in the way we were meant to.
Offroading is one of our favourite things to do. There’s nothing quite like that feeling you get when your tires hit a gravel road. We love getting some mud on the tires and taking our rig places it has no business going. Exploring the outback and finding a secluded spot in the middle of nowhere is one of our best ways to clear our heads and connect with nature.
How we got our name
On a trip to Thailand, we found ourselves deep in conversation with a new friend about things we’d like to do before we are forty. We all agreed that the only thing we really care for is to be happy and do something that we enjoyed, not a typical 9-5 that paid the bills. Lost in conversation discussing all the ways we hope to better the world he said to us:
To us, there’s a priority to design our lives with intention. Our goal is to consistently assess our lives to ensure we are filling our minutes, days, and years with the things we love. We’re just a small family out here chasing our ideal life – our freedom.
What does "Chasing Your Freedom" mean?
Every single person has an idea of their “dream life”. The issue is (at least for most people), that’s where the thought ends. We’re here to push you to convert the dream into reality. Even though our goals and “freedom” may be different from yours, we want to encourage you to never stop chasing yours.
Our Freedom has changed over the years. We have lived quite an interesting life so far and want to share it with you. Even though we may have different perspectives and thoughts we hope to inspire and motivate you to achieve your dreams.
Follow along with us as we keep trying to make each day the best day of our lives.
One that encourages peace, love and happiness and stands against hate, judgement and war. A rejection of conventional values. One that questions everything, including the government. One that lives simply with holistic outlooks on health and the environment. An alternative thinker; Lover of humankind; Protector of animals; Warrior for the Earth.
Synonyms: Flower child, nonconformists, free thinker, bohemian, free spirit
Our Bucket List
Ever since the movie came out in 2007 people everywhere have been putting together lists of what they want to do before they die. Early in our relationship we started talking about our list but never made a formal list together. I had a journal beside my bed and about six months into our relationship we started to casually write down ideas we loved, places we wanted to visit and things that really sounded cool to us.
When we got married, we vowed to one another to never live a normal, boring life. We promised each other a life of thrill seeking adventure and with what I am sure will be an ever growing bucket list we know just how to make it happen.
Be a part of our adventure as we work towards crossing (and adding) things to the list.
Try kite surfing
Go to Munich for Oktoberfest
Ride in a hot air balloon
Get good at rock climbing and climb somewhere exotic
Attend a music festival
Be a beach bum in southern France
Go heli snowboarding
Sleep in a castle in Scotland
Write a book
Release baby turtles into the ocean
Road trip through Iceland
Scuba dive the Mediterranean Sea
Party in Las Vegas
Float in the dead sea
Scuba dive in Iceland while touching both continental plates
Visit all 7 continents
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
Go on a scuba diving cruise
See the penguins in Chile
Witness the northern lights
Paddleboard in the Maldives
Dive with sharks
Tour through Portugal
Get a tattoo
Climb Machu Picchu
Visit Antelope Canyon
Buy and renovate a school bus
Stay in a tree house hotel
Get the full New York City experience
Visit the Egyptian Pyramids
Tour through the Greek islands
Attend a yoga retreat
Visit Sri Lanka
Road trip through Australia
Dance at a rave
Raft down the Nile river
Scuba dive the blue hole in Belize
Boat ride down the Amazon
Experience the grand canyon
Drive down the Florida Keys
Swim with a sea turtle Dive a shipwreck (In Bali) Visit Moab, Utah Explore a Mayan ruin Do a polar bear swim
Swim with sting rays
Climb through the rice terraces (in Vietnam and Bali) Try surfing (In Bali) Visit Glasgow, Scotland Swim through an underwater cave