They say “home is where the heart is”. Who are they and do they know that one can keep body organs fresh in the home freezer for only three to four hours on ice…or so I’ve heard.


Hi, officially. I’m Chanel and my other half is Stevo. We met in the Spring of 2010 on a blind date. Yes. Both of us were crazy enough to accept the invite, and the ‘conversation’ has been good enough to keep us together for half a decade. When we met, the ‘Yes Man’ theory was a strong force, particularly with me. Remember the movie from the early naughts with Jim Carrey? The one where he chooses to say “yes” to absolutely everything? Well it inspired me around the time I met Stevo. I was literally saying “yes” to everything, and it opened up my world to seeing new places and meeting new faces, such as Stevo’s.


After nearly 15 combined years of work in the advertising and branding industries, our lives were pretty set. They were filled with family, friends, amazing jobs, shiny cars and a beautiful home. Sounds pretty great, hey? Well we thought so too…until we felt the routine of perfection creeping up on us and aging us with its complacency. We were no longer feeling challenged, and thinking back to the last time my life hit a little wall, the ‘Yes Man’ theory had risen its shiny head again, except this time, there was two of us saying “yes” to the world, and all it has to offer. We’re looking at a journey that allows us to live outside of the shuddering comfort zone, and gives us the opportunity to say “yes” to a whole bunch of crazy cool experiences whilst fueling our creative needs.


So on March 2nd 2015, we waved goodbye to sunny South Africa, and said “yes” to the next available flight.


Time to embark on a little creative exploration.






We are both creative thinkers and believe that everything (we sincerely mean everything) can be conquered with a little creative thinking. So join us as we try figure out how far we can go from home (and of course home, in the figurative sense, meaning anything comfortable and safe). Hope you enjoy! Oh – and feel free to comment leaving us challenges we can say “yes” to. We’ll do (almost) anything if it is:

1. Challenging us to get outside the area of comfort and safety; and
2. Sparking creative thinking.


Catch us on the socials to follow our many travels and adventures:

@HowFarFromHome on Instagram, YouTubeFacebookTwitter and Snapchat

Or send us a mail: howfarfromhomeblog@gmail.com



Award-winning ex-Creative-Director who gave it all up to listen to a gut feeling and head off on a creative journey around the world, Chanel lives by the motto “collect memories, not things”. Since departing on March 2nd 2015, Chanel has traveled to over 113 cities and towns in 35 countries, embracing her passions of storytelling, photography, videography and writing. Chanel is a recently-turned vegan, who is on a mission to save the environment in any way she can. Together with Stevo, Chanel was a 2016 Design Indaba delegate, regularly blogs for The Huffington Post, and is an enthusiastic teacher on the Skillshare online learning platform. She dreams of spotting arctic fox cubs in the wild, and one day owning her own bakery.



Find her on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.




Ex-Agency-Creative who won some stuff, and now wants nothing to do with stuff. Stevo is obsessed with foreign explorations, especially ones that push him and his camera beyond their safe place. Together with Chanel, Stevo was a 2016 Design Indaba delegate, regularly blogs for The Huffington Post, and is an enthusiastic teacher on the Skillshare online learning platform. He aims to get as far away from big city life as possible, to spend his days fishing for salmon in Alaska, and dreams of creating something extraordinary that will change the world for the better.





Find him on Instagram500px and Behance.

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