Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger (collectively known as How Far From Home) are two full-time traveling creatives, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. In early 2015 they quit their jobs in advertising to take an adventurous trip around the world. Their mission was to see ‘how far from home’ they could go – literally to see how far they could get from Johannesburg, but also figuratively to see how far out of the comfort zone they could push themselves. They are now aiming to turn this sabbatical idea into a sustainable lifestyle, collaborating with artists and brands from all over the world, using what they know from a decade-long career in advertising, and what they’ve learnt whilst traveling to 43 countries, to create content and tell stories as they go.
Now with over 157,000 Instagram followers they’ve hiked Machu Picchu and found hidden Portuguese caves with The Luxury Collection and Beautiful Destinations, and camped amongst lions in the Serengeti with Topdeck Travel. They’ve flown to multiple cities in Europe with momondo, and cycled through busy city centres with Donkey Republic. They’ve witnessed the midnight sun in Iceland with Element, and walked the streets of Copenhagen with TOMS. They experienced an Indian festival in the Alps with Swarovski, and explored Canada’s Banff National Park with TomTom.