We just can’t help but love you, California 💓
In June 2015, we quit our jobs, sold our cars, rented out our home, and set out for an around the world trip. What was originally supposed to be 7 months of exploration (a grown up gap year) turned into an 18-month trip that would change our lives forever.
👉🏼For 18 months, we lived on $150/day (all calculated via excel spreadsheet -- thanks to the engineer in Scott) and lived out of backpacks. Our eternal curiosity fueled our fire to explore the world and inspire others to do so.
👉🏼 We’ve traveled to over 80 countries and our love for traveling will always be a huge part of us. But no matter how many places we visited and explored, we knew that we left our hearts in California. California was our home before we left and we're grateful that it is our home once again.
📸 Mirante Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Sin duda, la bahía más bonita que hemos visto hasta ahora es la Bahía de Guanabara, en Rio de Janeiro. Desde este precioso mirador puedes ver la toda la ciudad, con sus playas, sus favelas y sus barrios, el puerto o el Pao de Açúcar. Ai Río, qué bonita eres✨Sin duda, nuestra sorpresa de este año ha sido esta increíble ciudad💚
Y para vosotros, ¿cuál ha sido vuestra sorpresa viajera este año? ¿O cualquier otro año?🤔
🇬🇧 Without a doubt, the prettiest bay we have seen so far is Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro. From this beautiful viewpoint you can see the city with its beaches, its favelas and its neighborhoods, the port or the Pao de Açúcar. Rio, how beautiful you are! Without a doubt, our surprise this year has been this incredible city💚
And for you guys, which has been your traveling surprise this year? Or any other year? 🤔
Kayseri’de nereler gezilir dedik ve hafta sonu fotoğraf için Talas ilçesinde #gizemlekayseri etiketiyle gezi düzenledik.😊Peki nereleri mi gezdik?
📌Eski Talas Evleri
📌Cemil Baba Türbesi
📌Ve şu an arkamda görmüş olduğunuz Yaman Dede Camisi.
O kadar güzel açılar bulduk ki vay be dedik.🤩En önemlisi yaşadığımız şehirde ne güzel yerler varmış diyerek günü sonlandırdık.😍
📸: @benim_kadrajm38 buluşmada beni böyle harika bir kare de yakaladığı için teşekkür ederim .♥️ #kayseri#passionpassport#traveldiaries#influencing
Erciyes,Kayseri’nin 25 km güneyinde yer alan, sönmüş volkanik bir dağdır.⛰
📌 Türkiye’deki en gelişmiş suni karlama sistemiyle kar yağmasa dahi kar üreterek sezon boyu pistlerin açık tutulduğu bir dağdır.
📌 Erciyes Kayak Merkezi yerli ve yabancı turistler açısından oldukça cazip bir kayak pistidir.⛷
📌 Şehir merkezinden duble yol ile Erciyes’e otoban konforunda ulaşım sağlanabiliyor.🛣
📌Volkanik Erciyes Dağı’nın kendi lavlarından oluşan Kapadokya’ya ve Kayseri şehir merkezine yakınlığı kış tatilinin yanı sıra kültür turu yapmak isteyenlere de avantaj sağlıyor.♥️ #kayseri#erciyes#erciyesdagi#gizemlekayseri#goturkey
Looking forward ✈️
We’re already planning our travels for 2020 with our first trip taking us to Japan for a week on the slopes and a quick pit-stop via Singapore on the way home. Our flights are booked and our accommodation locked in, so the next step will be to organise our travel insurance.
When travelling overseas, we always make sure that we have travel insurance. We believe that it is particularly important when visiting a foreign place so that you’re covered in case something goes awry. For this trip, we’re using Compare the Market to assess and find a suitable travel insurance policy that will cover multiple countries and snow sports. With @comparethemarket_aus - you can enter the details of your trip, compare policies between providers and receive a quote for travel insurance straight to your email inbox.
Check out the link in our bio to compare travel insurance policies and find one that fits your needs. Where will you go in 2020? 🧳 // #comparethemarketpartner#ad
1929 minutes ago
Our little paradise 🏝 We lived for 2.5 years in Malaysia but we never went to Indonesia before. We wanted to explore this country properly. To begin this trip, what better idea than starting with the extreme edge of the country? Pulau Weh, kilometer 0 of Indonesia. We literally fell in love with the island, so much that we stayed a full week there, snorkeling, working and... eating! 😝
Bali Round 2... WOW JUST WOW! I wasn't sure we would be able to compare to last year's trip here, but oh my god we smashed it.
I have literally had the most amazing two weeks shade bathing and getting battered by the waves whilst I attempted to surf (I did stand up a fair few times BTW kids - I know you wouldn't have expected it). BUT... most importantly thanks to my Numero Uno @sophie_wardle1 for making it better and even more funny and incredible than I could have ever wished for! You are just the best & I love you even more than spring rolls. 💜
Я обещала рассказать вам о связи, в которой мы пользовались в нашей поездке #евротрип_bonya2019 . Звонки и смс нас не интересовали, нам нужен был только быстрый и недорогой (не сильно бьющий по карману, мы ребята экономные) интернет. Заметьте, я почти всегда была на связи и старалась выкладывать все сторис сразу😉. Русские операторы предлагают очень дорогой интернет в роуминге, мы их сразу отмели. Толик стал @goodviator искать зарубежные варианты. Так был найден финский Elisa Saunalahti. Купили симку в России (хотя дешевле было бы в Финляндии, но мы что-то стормозили😅) за 1000р. (с балансом 6 евро). Цена за 1 Мб в большинстве стран Европы - менее 0,004 евро, т.е. за 1 Гб мы платили 4 евро. Тарификация 1 кб. Мы считаем, что это очень выгодно!)
У нас не было нужды искать бесплатный вай-фай и тратить на это время) Кстати, 4G почти везде)👌🏻
Итого: за 16 дней у нас ушло 25 евро.
P.S. Единственный минус, что пополнять счёт можно минимум на 10 евро. #maschase_netherlands#vanlife_bonya
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A little story behind these colourful steps😊
In 2013, retired forestry engineer Huseyin Cetinel spent four days and around £500 transforming the huge staircase, from concrete grey, to beautiful rainbow colours. It was a kind of guerrilla street art project. No one expected it, but everyone fell in love with it.
🎒 Córdoba 🇪🇸 Imprescindibles de la ciudad:
◽La Mezquita- Catedral (te deja sin palabras)
♦️El Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (principalmente sus jardines y sus vistas)
◾Torre de Calahorra ▫️Puente romano
🔳Templo romano (está en "mitad" de la calle, al lado del ayuntamiento, no se le saca todo el partido para lo brutal que es, siglo I d.C.) ♥️Cristo de los faroles ◼Judería (callecitas con mucho encanto)
🔵 Comer salmorejo y flamenquín y de paso ver un espectáculo de flamenco (es muy turístico pero toda una experiencia)
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OUR PROPOSAL STORY💍 In honor of today being the one year anniversary of Zach proposing, I thought I’d share how he popped the question!
We had been talking about getting married after he was done graduating with his doctorate (May 2019) and traveling the world with our honeyfund rather than having a big wedding. Zach was stressed with clinicals and school and May was creeping up quickly. I was dropping subtle hints... okay maybe just hints.. okay okay I was flat out giving him a timeline OR ELSEEEEE I told him I’d propose to him if took too long. GIRL’S GOTTA GET PLANNING ON OUR TRAVELS!! Sooooo... Zach is definitely not the planner of the two of us so I thought I’d make it easier on him and I literally wrote out every good even number date (I love even numbers) we were both available for about 3 months on his big whiteboard. Surprisingly he picked one of the first dates listed, November 18th 2019. PERRRRFECT👌🏼
He was asking me a bunch of questions when I left in the morning about what my schedule was that afternoon. I came home from a photoshoot and INSTANTLY knew today was the day. He showered, put on cologne (legit never ever happens even though I tell him I love it and he should wear it all the time), had a cute outfit on, wanted to “drone” at a new scenic beach he hadn’t been to before 40 mins south of us during sunset... just too many dead giveaways, but the biggest one was the cologne. I sneakily put my nice camera in our beach bag so we could get cute pics after and we were off for the beach😉🙃
We got to the beach and we set up our stuff and when Zach got out his drone he told me to walk around and go “check out the area” lol.. mmmkay. So I humored him and wandered away. He brought the drone over by me and lured me back to him. He had a rose attached to the drone and a fake ring. When I got close to him he took the rose down from the drone and swapped the fake ring with the real ring in his pocket, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. My heart was so full. I started crying. My one wish had come true!! We enjoyed the rest of the sunset all giddy and cuddling on our beach blanket. It was a perfect day 🥰❤️
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🚂 The fabled Kukushka express!
This train ride was one of the reasons we travelled to Borjomi. Alas, there wasn’t much information about the exact train schedule and although we got the day right, we got the time wrong.
We also got lost trying to find the station at Borjomi which definitely did not help. We were given directions by a kind old man in Georgian- unfortunately, none of which we understood. So, when we finally reached the station and asked at the office, we were told that the train had just left about 10 mins ago and the next trip was 2 days later.
Dejected, we were walking out to the parking lot when it struck us that there was a road to Bakuriani (a steep snow covered road but at least a way for us to reach there). We hurried to the local taxi stand near the train station & asked the taxi driver if we would still be able to catch the return train from Bakuriani to Borjomi & he said yes!
Overjoyed at the prospect of being able to ride the train at least one way, we quickly climbed into the taxi and made our way up those snow covered roads.
Bakuriani was this postcard perfect village up in the mountains, deep in snow. We bought a few snacks, waited for the train to arrive and finally climbed aboard. Apparently, the route back has fewer people & so we shared the whole train with the guard & 3 other people. This left us with a lot of space and options to walk around, take pictures and just enjoy the view out the back! Talk about a silver lining... ❄️
Kukushka means ‘little cuckoo’ in Russian- coz of the sound the train makes. Did you know that there is a viaduct over the Tsemistskhali river, along the railway line, built by none other than Gustave Eiffel? (yes the very same 🗼🚂)
ᴱᴺᴳSometimes something happens in our life - and we think that things go wrong and ruine our right daily system of life...this is what people call - lose your comfort zone....
But we have to learn one rule.
Changes - always lead to something new, something better and something good.
And when you meet them with open hugs - they will bring you much more, than you had before!
Past month we experienced many changes...and there was no single day where we dount in their neccessary...no matter how difficult they were.
Now we more confident about their role in our life)) so do not rush to curse the Universe for the changes ir brings to you))
Trust Universe! It will never fail you)
Maks and Katty📝
ᴿᵁˢПорой что-то случается в нашей и кажется, что все пошло под откос.... привычная выстроена система каждого дня - рушится стремительным темпами, и ты попадаешь в водоворот событий, где кидает из стороны в сторону без шанса выплыть на поверхность... Встречаться с изминениями лицом к лицу всегда не приятно)
Но надо запомнить одно правило:
Изменения всегда ведут к чему-то хорошему, новому и лучшему!
И когда вы встречаете их с открытыми объятиями и готовностью меняться - они наградят вас тем, что вы никогда не имели)
В этом месяце нам встретились многие изменения, но не было ни дня когда мы сомневались в их необходимости...какими бы тяжелыми они не казались!
По этому, не спешите проклинать Вселенную за изменения, которые она приносит)
Доверяйте Вселенной) и она не подведёт)
1831 hour ago
Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls, but did you know about its hidden brother, Gljúfrafoss?
While doing our research on what to do in Iceland, we stumbled across a blog talking about a hidden waterfall located on the South Coast of Iceland. That got us curious and we added it to our list of locations.
To get to this hidden waterfall, you have to walk about 300 meters from Seljalandsfoss. Don't worry, they put road signs to tell you where to go.
Once you get closer, you can kinda see and hear the waterfall. To get to Gljúfrafoss, you will have to walk through a narrow canyon. A little river flows through the canyon, but you can step on rocks that will guide you to the waterfall.
It sounds a little dangerous, but it's so worth it! Once you get into the opening in the canyon, Gljúfrafoss towers over you. There won't be many people there since the waterfall is a little harder to get to.
Did you know about Gljúfrafoss? Have you ever been to Iceland, or is it on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear your stories! Like this post if you enjoy our content.
Feel free to DM us if you have any questions or if you need help planning your next trip!
Disclaimer: this photo was taken at Seljalandsfoss, but we still wanted to share our secret discovery with you!
Nur noch ein paar Wochen - fast an einer Hand abzählbar und dann können wir 2019 auch abschließen.
Für 2020 gibt es bestimmt schon einige Pläne und Vorhaben, bei dir, wie bei uns auch! Aber noch nichts Konkretes.
Und das machts so spannend! Denn was ich dabei total cool finde, ist der noch leere Kalender, den es zu befüllen gilt 😇
Indian cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. While you travel you come across various food habits of native resident. You will be amazed how the same food is cooked in different ways.
Yes I am bengali, but that's not the reason of this picture, but you will get different delicacy on the beach of Chennai. Every evening is not less then party.
Cruising on the Mekong- the 7th longest river in the world 🗺 -
If we have the choice of booking a tour or exploring on our own, we prefer to go for the latter! We love creating itineraries of what to see, having the flexibility to stop wherever along the way and experiencing a country the local way- even if it sometimes involves distress 🤦🏼♀️🤷🏻♂️
That day we ventured out to ‘PakOu Caves’ near Luang Prabang by scooter 🛵 The road leads for 25kms through villages and native forest until reaching Ban Pak Ou 🏞 Here we hoped on an asian style motor boat to reach the caves on the over side of the Mekong river. What a nice change to be on smooth water rather than the bumpy roads! 😌
Do you prefer the comfort of tours or planning your own adventure?
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