We are Nicola and Jeff O’Keefe. We have been together for seven years and married for the last three. We love to travel and in the last five years have travelled to Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Korea, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Columbia to name just a few.
We live and work in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada. We are both educators, Nicola teaches high school and Jeff teaches college. For the last four years, we have been planning to travel for a year. We will take a year off of work starting in July 2013 to travel the world.
Nicola has travelled to close to 70 countries in her life. She was born in Scotland and moved to Canada when she was six years old. She has lived in Fort Smith since she was eight. She has travelled for extended periods during and after university. Her longest trip was seven months spent travelling through Africa.
Jeff has travelled to far fewer countries than Nicola. In fact, it was Nicola that gave him the bug. He is originally from Welland, Ontario and has lived in Fort Smith since 1997. A year will be a very long time for Jeff as his longest trip has only been five weeks.