Imagine being able to give up the daily grind and head off travelling with your other half, well that is exactly Vicky and Thomas from The Wander of Two have done. Lucky sods. I’m always in awe when people do this. It must be so amazing, experiencing new places, new sights, new smells and a newly found appreciation of the world with your best friend.
Their blog is full of travel guides from Chester to Cape Town to Thailand and many places in between, hints and tips travelling as a couple and go pro videos to make you feel like you are right there. I love the mix of stories, videos, facts and tips its such a great mix and everything you need to get you in the wanderlust mood. One of my favourite posts was this one https://thewanderoftwo.com/2017/05/03/survival-guide-to-travelling-with-your-other-half/ . It’s so true about whilst it’s brilliant to be with each other you also need your own time and that compromises have to happen just like they would at home.
Their Instagram page shows they are currently on route to Vietnam and I cant’ wait to see what they get up to next. Vietnam has long been on my list so hoping I’ll get some top tips on places to go and things to see. If you have been dreaming about leaving the ‘normal’ world or if you like me love reading about people that do this then make sure you check out the links below to their blog and social pages. So as per every Sunday let me pass you over to this week’s Globetrotters..
Hi, we’re Vicky & Thomas. We are currently suffering from wanderlust so much so that we are looking to quit the 9 – 5 and fulfil our dreams of travelling full time. Originally from Cumbria we love the outdoors and exploring, we have recently started our travelling blog The Wander of Two where we will document our adventures. You can follow our journey as we travel and find out what we have been getting up to and what mishaps we have encountered along the way as we are sure there will be a few.
What do you enjoy most about travelling?
We love exploring new places, discovering beautiful sights and experiencing different cultures. Every place we visit has something magical about it and we love finding out what that is. Travelling gives you the feeling of being free, it allows you to meet other like-minded people and build friendships that will last you a lifetime.
Why do you think travelling is important?
Travelling captures your soul, it opens your eyes and heart to new possibilities. We would rather see something once ourselves than hear about it a thousand times over. Travelling allows you to see the world from a new perspective and fill your life with experiences.
Which is your favourite type of travel/holiday- sun, snow, sea, city, mountains, country?
Every one of the above. It depends on what we want at the time, sometimes we love to just chill on a beach, with the sand between our toes. Other times we enjoy trekking through the rainforests and being at one with nature. If we are really looking for adventure though we might decide to go skiing over the winter season.
Who do you usually travel with?
We usually travel as a couple but the best thing about travelling is you always meet other travellers along the way.
If you were to give one piece of travel advice what would it be?
We are still quite new to travelling so we are not experienced travellers by far but if we had to give one piece of advice it would be to keep your luggage to a minimum. This is something we learnt first-hand as when we took our first trip to Thailand, Vicky packed far too much and couldn’t even carry her own bag!
Tell us the funniest story or a mishap from one of your adventures?
We had booked a day trip to Gibraltar and ended up getting on the wrong tour bus. Half an hour into our Journey we found out we were on the Polish speaking tour! We spent the next 3 hours on the bus to Gibraltar listening to the tour guide talk away in a language we didn’t understand as we just nodded and laughed along.
Where is your favourite place that you’ve been to?
At the moment we would both have to say Krabi in Thailand, with its stunning back drop’s and surrounding Island’s it captured our hearts. This will probably change though the more we travel.
Where was one place that didn’t live up to the hype?
Personally, we would say Koh Phi Phi. We know a lot of people love this island but for us, it wasn’t as beautiful as some of the other places we have seen and didn’t live up to our expectations.
Tell us one place/experience on your bucket list?
The Philippines, we have seen so many photos and vlogs which have left us wanting to visit here, it looks so magical and peaceful.
What is the one thing you wouldn’t travel without?
Our Go Pro, we invested in one of these last year and now we honestly don’t know what we would do without it. It comes on every trip with us and is so easy to use.
What can readers find on your blog?
Our blog is a mixture of travel guides and tips, how we cope travelling as a couple and stories of our adventures. Hopefully, readers will find it insightful and give them inspiration for their own journeys.