Twippers of the Week: Kelsey and Peter from Travelin’ Fools.
Current city: Kihei, Maui
Age: 26 & 27
What makes you interesting: As a couple, we are very complimentary to the world of travel. I love to write just about anything – humorous pieces, lighthearted and informative travel blogs, poetry, you name it – and my boyfriend, Peter, is a talented photographer both in and out of the ocean. As two relatively broke and young people who enjoy visiting radical places of the world, it comes in very handy for sharing our experiences. We believe life’s far too short to live places that suck and want to show people how traveling can be done (and with a sense of humor) before they’re too old to enjoy it.
Total countries visited: 19
#1 thing you must do when traveling: As for me, I always find a way to dance with an old man in a dive bar. They’re always the best dancers, after all, and can teach me a thing or two about life over a frosty cold adult beverage. As for Peter, he seeks out water. He’s a total merman, and thrives when there’s water and any kind of activity that involves a board. He also brings drumsticks everywhere we go.
What does “travel” mean to you: Experiencing something new that sticks with you, in whatever sense of the word that takes on. Whether it’s a skill, a piece of history, a conversation, a meal, a surf break, etc. Travel is all about challenging yourself in terms of new things and using those things to make you a better, perhaps more enlightened, human being.
What is the best part about having a travel partner: Having someone to bring me beer while I’m blogging. Duh! I kid. In all semi-seriousness, it’s nice to have someone to laugh with and someone who still knows you in places where you don’t know anyone else. As empowering as it is to be able to recreate yourself in a new place, it’s equally as nice to spend quality time with someone who knows and appreciates you in a deeper capacity than where you’re from and how long you’re staying.
What item will you never leave home without: Carmex! I’ve been an addict since the 8th grade and I hoard it like it’s tiny bottles of liquid lip gold. Peter takes his DaFins everywhere… they’re compact, lightweight, and ensures his swimmin’ heart will be a happy one.
What is the furthest northern, southern, eastern, and western point you have traveled: Northern is Amsterdam, Netherlands. Southern is Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Eastern is Seoul, South Korea and western is Kauai, Hawaii.
Next travel destination: We are moving to Bali, Indonesia, in October 2015!