We continue our interview series with this awesome couple – Dave and Vicky from ACoupleTravelers, who set off 9 months ago to their 2 years long journey around the World.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog? How did you start traveling and blogging?
We’re a boyfriend and girlfriend in our mid twenties who set off to travel the world for two years. The blog was a naturally progression, we like writing and wanted to share our stories with friends, family, and whoever else was interested. We’ve been going for about a year now and are loving it.
What are the 3 best things in traveling together as a couple? Are there things that you don’t like, or would like to change?
The first is having someone to share moments and thoughts with. Having experiences is one thing but having someone to share them with is another. The second is being able to divide and conquer – Vicky handles logistics and trip planning and I run the blog. The third is being able to look after each other. Actually we like it quite a bit and I don’t think there are any major things we would change.
What are some of your interests outside of traveling?
Dave – Comedy, Computer Games, Exercising
Vicky – Cooking, Reading, Photography
Can you name your 3 favorite places in the world so far?
San Torini Greece
Tiger Leaping Gorge – China
What country for your opinion has the best kitchen?
Definitely Thailand, of course, if you don’t like Asian style cuisine then it will be France. Both are very nice but different.
What destination are you looking forward to the most on your next trip?
I think each one is always interesting and I am never not looking forward to one, or we wouldn’t go there. Next we are going to Germany which I hope will be interesting. Later this year we will go back to Asia to conquer India and Nepal, which are two extremely different countries compared to where we have been previously.
From your blog we can learn that you plan only 2 years of traveling. What are your plans after
you will finish this 2 years blitz?
We are still figuring that out, but I think we will continue to work online and travel part time if we can. For sure we are not going to be full time travel bloggers as it is not our passion.
Also we know that you have a great success in monetizing your blog. Can you share 3 most important things for travel-blog to be successful?
We only know one thing and that is selling sponsored posts. It is not many peoples’ preferred way of monetizing a blog but it works for us. The three tips to help in this area
Build up you SEO metrics through guest posting
Make the blog look appealing so as to impress advertisers
Contact advertisers directly and pitch your blog
Can you give some advice to our readers, especially to couples, which want to start traveling?
Come up with a plan, set deadlines and goals, and work towards them. Things rarely just happen unless you make them happen, so having a plan is key.
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 us on Twitter and Facebook!
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We are Gadi and Tun - the midlife runaways. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We've decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe” with the world.
Hi there! We are a couple, and we like to travel. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We’ve decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe”.