How We Met & Started Travelling Together
We met at work in 2003: I (Sara) was a marketing intern in the company JAAC was working as an IT engineer in Madrid.
I then went back to Italy for my last year at college and, the following year, I moved to Spain.
We both loved traveling and it just felt natural to start doing it together.
Since then, we have traveled to more than 60 countries together and we hope to never stop exploring!
We Try To Travel Often
Pandemic period apart, we dedicate approximately half of the year to travel and the other one to write and do the rest of the “computer work” our blog and social networks need. We usually go on a pair of larger trips and to many short trips.
As we said before, we like culture and gastronomy. We love visiting museums, discovering urban art, getting to know local traditions, and, of course, food!
How We Choose Where To Travel Next
We have a big bucket list, but it changes a lot. Sometimes we choose a destination just because we find a cheap flight.
Our largest trip lasted exactly one year and one week: we traveled around South America and got to Antarctica.
Since then we try to have a pair of trips of one month or one and a half months per year and then small trips around Europe.
We don’t really prepare much before the large trips, vaccines apart.
How We Pack For Our Trips
We don't define ourselves as backpackers but we always travel with backpacks because we think it’s much easier and comfortable for the kind of independent trips we are used to.
Since we traveled for one year with just a backpack per person –and a smaller one– we have understood there are many things we do not need to carry on our shoulders.
So, how do we pack? Trying to carry as little as possible.
Our must-haves: the camera, caps, sunscreen, a light scarf, and comfortable clothes. We don’t need much more.
Our Experiences Meeting Locals & Travelers
We have a lot of great memories of meeting local people or travelers during our trips.
We are not very sociable people but we have to admit we had some of our greatest traveling experiences thanks to the people we met on our trips.
Attending a live samba performance in a not very good –to put it in some way– a neighborhood in Rio with hundreds of Brazilians singing in unison was one of them.
Countries We’ve Traveled To So Far
We haven’t counted them lately, we know they are more than 60.
But in some of them, we just visited small areas or spent a few days, we would love to go back to the majority of them.
We love our countries, Spain and Italy, the neighbors of both, France, and many other European destinations like Portugal, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria.
Around the world, we loved Brazil, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Bhutan, Antarctica, Egypt, Tanzania.
Some of the countries on our bucket list are Mexico, Botswana, Namibia, Canada, or New Zealand.
How We Budget
We don’t have a fixed budget for our trips but we do take note of all the costs we have while we are traveling to monitor them at all times.
Our Advice To Travelers Who Are Trying To Experience The World
We have been traveling together for 18 years now and have a bunch of travel stories. We met a lot of different and interesting people during our travels, and you can too!
Our best advice to anyone would be to just make the decision and leave, it’s the hardest part!
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