If not traveling, what is your 9-5 life like?
When not traveling, I (Rhonda) work as an elementary school substitute teacher. I also have a portrait photography business and love to go the gym in my free time. Mike works as a forester and reclaims oil well sites. He likes to watch football and go fishing in his free time.
Who, or what, inspired you to travel the first time?
My parents both have a love of traveling so travel has always been a part of my life. Growing up, my parents were always taking us places, even if it was just camping for the weekend. My first trip to Europe was in eleventh grade and that’s when I absolutely fell in love! I loved Paris so much that I might have teared up a little when I had to leave. I’ve been passionate about travel, especially Europe, ever since.
Mike had not traveled very much until he met me. Hearing me talk about all the places I love and seeing all my photographs has made him excited to start exploring the world as well.
How have you changed your life to travel more?
Mike and I live a modest life so that we have more money to travel. We aren’t big shoppers and don’t need to have the latest and greatest gadgets, fancy furniture etc. We collect Air Miles as well as Aeroplan Rewards to help finance our travels. We’ve been able to pay for flights, cruises, tours and hotels all by cashing in our reward points. Mike also works a lot of overtime and banks his hours so that we can take more time off for vacations.
How has travel changed your life?
Travel has made Mike and I more well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals. Travel has sparked a curiosity in us and every time we visit somewhere new, we become more passionate about traveling and learning about our world and its history. Travel has also taught us a lot about ourselves and each other. Travel is not just about discovering new places, but it’s about discovering your own self as well.
What is your main purpose/goal of your travel blog?
Mike and I hope our blog first and foremost, inspires people to travel. We want to show people that the world is a fascinating and beautiful place. Secondly, we set out to inform people, whether it’s explaining the historical significance of a place or giving some helpful tips for visiting a destination, we want our readers to learn something new every time they visit. And lastly, we hope people think of our site as travel planning resource they can trust.
This or That:
Backpack or Rolling Suitcase? Rhonda: Rolling suitcase, Mike: Backpack
Cities or Open Spaces? Rhonda: Open Spaces, Mike: Cities
Salty or Sweet? Rhonda & Mike: Sweets
Sandals or Snow Boots? Rhonda & Mike: Sandals
Comedy or Drama? Rhonda: Drama, Mike: Comedy
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