The world was getting bigger for Nathan and Michaela. Both were part of the post-World War II babyboom generation where backpackers were as restless as the jets that took them to parts unknown. Movies and news items only whetted their appetites. Experience this world was the life they cherished.
But at a cost.
Living off the land was fun. And cheap. Getting attached to cultures, adventures, and friends, however, put a hardship at each step of each adventure for every good-bye.