We’re a married couple but that doesn’t mean we’re old or boring! We first set out travelling together nearly four years ago and haven’t looked back since.
We’re two Aussies who moved to London together at the end of 2008, beginning an adventure with little expectations.
Just as well because we landed at Heathrow bang in the middle of the recession and struggled financially to find jobs to fund our travelling addiction. After Carmen worked as a shoe shiner, in a greasy spoon (or a diner as Americans would call it); and Dave made pestering calls from a call centre and was employed as an assistant teacher, we’ve finally found jobs we enjoy.
Dave is now a BBC producer and Carmen works as a communications executive… but at the end of the day it’s travelling that lights our (camp)fire.
As a couple we’ve been around most of Europe and independently travelled through Asia, whilst Dave has backpacked through Canada and the US and Carmen has journeyed through Brazil and southern Africa.
We think that attitudes towards travel are slowly changing and people are beginning to realise that you don’t need to be flush with cash to see the sites of the world. In fact, some of the best times we’ve had have been from staying in low budget backpackers where we met some interesting people we wouldn’t have otherwise have met if we were cooped up in a fancy hotel room.
We have some very exciting travel plans for this year and beyond. We can’t wait to share these experiences with you.
Please enjoy our blog, which we have written about what we love – food, travel and fascinating stories from adventurers and local people. We hope it inspires.
P.S. In case you’re wondering we named this blog after our surname, which is both our pre-married names combined