We’re a couple based in Europe, mostly living abroad. In the last 5 years, we’ve been in 31 countries, and by the end of this year (2021), our goal is 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.
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 most countries lifted 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 more 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?
Notes About The Blog
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