Hey! We’re Diana and Stefan.

Travel is many things and besides all it always challenges your vision of “normality”.

We’re a couple based in Europe, mostly living abroad. In the last 5 years, we’ve been in 41 different countries, and at the end of 2021, we achieved our goal to have stepped on all 7 continents of planet Earth, the last one being Antarctica.

We were born and raised in Romania, a country where traveling abroad is not common. We did our first city break when we were 26, back in 2016, and we were astounded by the experience. We only regret not doing this earlier, but I’m happy we did it anyway. We created a timeline of our travels so far in case you’re curious to check our travel background.

Our Travel Timeline
Our travel history starts quite shy, but since 2019 we’ve been spending more than 50% of our time away from home.

As founders of a tech company with thousands of clients from over 100 countries, our free time was very limited and our evenings abroad were mostly spent behind a laptop. It made our travels short and exhausting, but our lives changed in 2018 when we made a successful business exit which allowed us to travel care-free for longer periods of time.

For most of our friends, we’re pretty much living a nomadic life, but we don’t consider ourselves nomads. We haven’t sold our home, and we do get home-sick once in a while. Our longest continuous journey away from home should have been 5 months, the deadline being our sister’s wedding. Unfortunately, COVID-19 happened and we had to cut our trip short after 3 months. We resumed traveling when some countries started to lift their lockdowns.

Don’t forget: one of the most important things that you need in order to travel is good health. We’re living in times of a pandemic, so we should be extra careful regarding hygiene and protective measures.

Travel is not just about landscapes, tourist attractions, it is also about the experiences you live and the memories you create. For us, the most impactful experience is a cultural shock, that moment when nothing around you is normal anymore and you lose all your reference points.

Travel shapes who you are, makes you more resilient and open-minded. We tend to judge other people through our narrow lens just to discover that what normal means to us might be utterly weird for other people and this is true the other way around as well.

If more people were to travel, the world would be a better place.

That is the power that traveling and exploring different cultures has on people. Travel is one of the best forms of education for people of all ages. What travel teaches you is: judge less, listen more, and open your mind to new perspectives that are not in your sight.

Through our stories and journeys we hope to inspire and encourage others to travel and explore the world. What’s your next destination and how can we help you?

As you might have guessed from the articles on the Travelfoss blog, we are world travelers, passionate about nature and hiking. We have created this blog called Travelfoss to help fellow travelers by sharing from our experiences.

We all know that most travel information available today is sponsored (one way or another) and not entirely honest. Most of the time, the travel authors receive deals and sponsorships in order to promote something. The travel information you get is therefore biased and not completely true.

We don’t do sponsored articles on our website. We want to keep Travelfoss clean, with real information that you know you can trust. If we can’t keep our promise we would rather shut down Travelfoss than share sponsored information that does not align with our vision, values, thoughts, and opinions.

Writing articles for you is our pleasure, but we do have costs to keep this website up and running. To cover those costs we are Amazon affiliates, which means that Amazon pays us a commission for any purchase that was referred by our website. All that we are asking from you is a click. If you need to purchase anything for your travels or hikes, please use the links we provide on our website at no extra cost for you.

All our stories are real experiences as seen through our eyes. We do not post sponsored articles, and therefore the information we convey is not financially influenced. We might include in some articles affiliate links, but the products that we might recommend are products that we are using ourselves and we have not been paid to promote them. We want to share with you our stories and our vision while respecting our core values: honesty and authenticity. We know very well the pain of stumbling upon unreliable travel information when planning for a trip because of sponsorships and fake reviews. Therefore, our mission is to bring authenticity back to travel.

All photos on this blog:

  • are made by us
  • are real photos
  • are not photoshopped
  • are not retouched
  • have no filters
  • have little to no edits (all edits are minimal and made in the Apple Photos app)
  • are not staged
  • are not made with drones

Diana & Stefan

Travel is many things and besides all it always challenges your vision of "normality".

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