We’re all stuck at home now, so we can’t quite travel like we want to. So instead, we’re taking a world trip from our kitchen! We love food, and we eat far too much of it while we travel. We were able to hit at least 20 countries before we were forced to come home, but our tastebuds fell in love with many new culinary delights along the way. We’re working through replicating some of these recipes at home, and we invite you to do the same. Let’s take a gastronomical trip around the globe!
After spending time in Patagonia seeing glaciers and beautiful mountainous peaks, we headed to Ushuaia. In our time there, we had to check to see if there were any last-minute deals on cruises to Antarctica, and managed to find one. It was a dream come true, as we have always wanted to visit the seventh continent. Our boat was booked and all we had to do is wait about a week, rent some gear, and go. As coronavirus became more widespread, we started worrying things might get canceled, but continued to be hopeful and optimistic. Then things changed dramatically, and our entire world trip was canceled. We had to go home.
Many things have changed rather rapidly with the spread of COVID-19, and our travel world has more or less come crashing down. We have weathered it for as long as we can, but we’ve reached a point where it just doesn’t make sense anymore.
So we wanted to take a little time to reflect on what’s happened, how it has impacted us, and how both we and you can move forward once it’s over.
While traveling, it is important for us to understand the culture, politics, and history of the places we visit. We have always believed that travel is more than just sightseeing, and there is always a human element. During our visit to Santiago, Chile, we had a unique chance to see how the locals lived, even in the poorest of neighborhoods. The family who hosted us barely spoke English, and even with so little resources, they gave us so much. It is fascinating to see a family live so happily on so little, while also being so generous at the same time. We viewed Santiago from a completely different perspective.
Another week gone by, and we’re just as active as before! We’re still hiking all over Patagonia, and yesterday, we hiked a half-marathon – straight up a mountain! The views were absolutely incredible, though, and completely worth it, so we won’t complain… even if our feet are.
We are currently exploring gorgeous Patagonia instead of sitting behind our computers, so forgive the lack of a full post this week. Instead, we bring to you a glimpse of the iconic Torres Del Paine! We hiked 10.6 miles up about a net 4000 feet to this beautiful spot so you don’t have to. 🙂 Expect a full post on this gruelling hike soon! We are also sharing more pictures and videos of this stunning region on social media, so come join the conversation there!
Some of the first things that come to mind when you think of Ireland are music and a pint of Guinness. However, there is so much more that will blow your socks off when you visit the island. From the traditional Irish pub to The Giant’s Causeway and more. Ireland is a place that we know we will revisit again, as there was no way we could see everything. For now, enjoy these 27 photos that will make you want to visit Ireland and Northern Ireland.
We spent five days in London and could see quite a few things in that time. However, there were plenty of things we didn’t get to do while we were there. Some were because they were too expensive while a few others we didn’t even know about. It is such a large city, so it is impossible to do it all. London is a perfect blend of old architecture and vibrant culture. With a few days, you can get a good feel for the city and see many of its highlights.
We took a bus to London from Belgium and went through the channel tunnel which was an exciting adventure. The bus was loaded on a train and then we rode through the tunnel under the water. That was awesome! Once we arrived in London, the bustling city greeted us with double-decker buses and rain. The rain didn’t stop us from getting out to see as much as we could, but we still couldn’t do everything because the city has so much to offer. Here are 6 things we didn’t get to do while in London and what we did instead.
Going to Bath was a must for us and a much-needed place to relax. The town is named after the Roman baths that have existed there for nearly two thousand years, which still remains a must-see for any visitors. While they are baths, they are not in operation as one and instead serve as a museum. We spent much of our time visiting the Roman baths, but there are so many other things to see in this charming old town. If you only have a day, these are some of our top things to do in Bath. Make sure to check out our video recap below as well!
One question we get asked most is how we can afford to travel for as long as we are. We of course try to cut our costs as much as possible (free lodging, anyone?), but we do also work. Many people don’t realize the plethora of opportunities that abound for making money on the road, so we will share some of them with you. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it should get you started! With these options for income abroad, full-time travel is all the more possible.
Let’s get started!