81-year-old best friends duo travels around the world in 80 days!, World

Many will advise you to travel till you can, and travel while you’re young. Well,

81-year-old best friends duo travels around the world in 80 days!

Many will advise you to travel till you can, and travel while you’re young. Well, the younger you are, you have more zeal to conquer, fewer responsibilities, and you can set off to places on your whim.

But, in this scenario, Sandy Hazelip and Ellie Hamby are writing a different script. They have been friends for more than 20 years, are in their 80s and are on a spree of adventurous trips across the world.


So what were they thinking? To celebrate and commemorate their 80th birthdays, both the friends decided to travel around the world in 80 days, and visit all seven continents and 18 countries. Their trip has so far taken them to some popular tourist places, such as the Taj Mahal and Easter Island.

They recently posted about their flight over Mount Everest, before heading to Japan for more adventures.

Ask them about their love for travel, and they promptly say that the timing worked out perfectly for them to set off on a whirlwind world trip, which was supposed to take place a few years go. But the pandemic spoiled their plans, so they thought they would do it when they attain their milestone age, they added.

Hamby enthusiastically added, “I said ‘Ellie, don’t you think it would be fun for us to go around the world in 80 days at age 80?” And what happened after that is no longer a mystery.

As per them, they have visited almost prominent tourist spots, from the pyramids of Giza, to the Great Wall of China, and the mountain kingdom of Machu Picchu.

Now, at age 81, the pair are living their dream. And if you ask them how they do it, Hazelip is quick to respond, “Don’t sit in that chair and waste away, if you don’t use it, you lose it.”