Today we have something special – An interview with our amazing fellow-travellers and friends, Dave and Vicky, from ‘A Couple Travelers’. Their story is inspirational, to say the least, so we thought we would ask them a bit about their exciting journey. Here’s what they had to say 🙂
Welcome to Bruised Passports guys. Tell us a bit more about yourselves
We’re Dave and Vicky! Vicky and I are in our mid twenties. For the past few years we had been working in DC in finance type jobs, but decided to quit and set off on a two year journey around Asia and Europe.
How did you meet?
We met in high school in a small suburb 40 minutes outside of Boston called Ashland where I lived my entire life and Vicky moved to after a series of previous moves that took her from Russia to Australia to the US. We started dating but broke up for college, only to get back together again in senior year. We’ve been together for the past 3 or so years now.
What is your travel blog, A Couple Travelers, all about?
A Couple Travelers is primarily a compilation of our travel stories, but I also like to see it as one couple’s quest to free themselves from the chains of traditional work and find their own way of living.
How many countries and cities have you seen so far?
So far, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Laos, and Cambodia. As for cities, too many to count and depends what constitutes a city. Maybe 50?
Tell us about the highlights so far (amazing places or experiences)
Dave and Vicky with the TLG Group
Are there any drawbacks of being constantly on the move?
Definitely – it’s tiring not having a home base to lounge around in and get comfortable. Also, the more you travel, the more you have to plan, which cuts into your traveling time.
Do you think you will be ready to settle down once your 2 year journey ends?
We know we’ll definitely be ready for a break, but after that – who knows. We’d love to go road tripping around the US but we’re going to have to see what our plans for work and school are first.
What tops your travel wish-list at the moment?
We’re heading to France and I’m excited about exploring Paris, finally seeing the Eiffel Tower, and maybe even speaking a little French with the locals
What are your top tips for aspiring travellers?
Save, Plan, Do.
Dave and Vicky are the authors of Travel and Food blogs A Couple Travelers and AvocadoPesto. Having spent 2 years in the working world, they exchanged their briefcases for backpacks, dress shoes for sandals, and beds for sleeping bags. In September 2012 they embarked on a 2 year journey across Asia and Europe. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.