Who Are We?
We, Jacinta and Callum, met at university while studying Engineering in Perth, Australia.
With core shared values like cooking great food, drinking better wine and travelling, it was no surprise a romance quickly blossomed.
We moved in together, settled down, got married, bought a house, and the next logical step was of course to… quit our jobs and take off for a year.
Our plan is to wind our way up from Patagonia to Colombia in South America, roam through Central America and the Caribbean, road trip up the East coast of the USA and eventually winter in Canada, spending time and making memories with family and friends, new and old, along the way.
What is Ginger Beer?
- a cloudy effervescent drink made from a mixture of root or ground ginger and syrup
- an affectionate/offensive term for an engineer
Why Ginger Beer Odyssey?
We had always committed to each other we wouldn’t spend our whole lives living in Perth, even though we both thought it was a terrific place to grow up.
When it became clear it was unlikely a work opportunity was going to arise in line with our sort of timeline we decided there was no other time in our lives we’d likely get the chance to do something like this.
In true engineering fashion we started an elaborate spreadsheet entitled “American Escapade”, which combined with having both worked on site where engineers are often referred to as “ginger beers”, became the basis for our little story.
Ginger Beers’ Escapade didn’t quite do it for us though, so we settled for an Odyssey;
A long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
Hopefully our fortunes don’t get too bad, but that’s all part of the journey.
Wish us luck.