To us, being well traveled means so much more than the numbers. We know people who have been to 15 countries who have traveled more than others who have been to 50. Being well traveled is not staying safely in your 5 star hotel, ordering room service, & drinking over priced cocktails. Being well traveled comes down to experiences while on the road. It comes down to engulfing oneself in foreign culture. It comes down to...
Getting lost in a new place with your camera.
Saying yes to the adventure that the strangers from the beach invite you on.
Watching the sun set over places you'll never see again.
Learning foreign words that you bring home with you.
Riding a bike down a street with a name that you can't pronounce.
Being comfortable driving a stick shift on left side of the road.
Smiling at being woken at the crack of dawn by the call to prayer.
Paying your respects to oldest structures on earth.
The willingness to get up hours before the sun to beat the crowds.
Respecting all religions and their holy places.
Buying groceries in non-english speaking countries.
Being ok with not knowing what day it is... or what time it is.
Seeing the natural beauty of the world, no matter how hard it is to get there.
Night markets. Motorbikes. $5 massages. Street food. Flower markets.
Walking an entire city to burn off calories from all the local food.
Getting on a boat with non-english speakers, unsure of the destination.
Staying calm when your luggage gets lost, because it will at some point.
Being kind to people who are different from you.
leaving no trace when you adventure outside.
decorating your house with things from your travels.
we know we just said that numbers don't matter, but it's still fun to count when you are an avid passport stamp collector.
A bulk of our travel took place prior to meeting. before we met, we didn't have interest in returning to places. Travel was more of a "checklist" at that point in time, as weren't quite well traveled yet. Since meeting, we find we want to revisit places in order to get to experience them together, with a more appreciative travel mindset, unlike the ones we had years ago.
number of jails Krissy has been to in a foreign country
in our mission to help others become well traveled, we share our favorite & most adventurous travel experiences on the blog (in great detail). finding incredible things to see & do can be tough for the unexperienced traveler, so we are here to assist! When we travel, we typically avoid heavily trafficked areas & tourist traps by doing our own research ahead of time. We also make a conscious effort to support the local economy & environment. Lastly, safety is always important. We want to make sure your travels are adventurous, affordable, memorable, & that you return home in one piece.