Twippers of the Week: Lina and David from Divergent Travelers


Current city: South Range, Wisconsin.

Age: Lina is 32 and David is 31.

Total countries visited: 62 countries.

What makes you interesting: We love adventure and visiting exotic/crazy destinations. We also like to get off the beaten track and really explore.

What brands do you love: Columbia brand products, Canon cameras and GoPro.

What’s your Travanality: Lina is a Purist and David is a Maverick.

Most magical place on earth: Lina- Ireland is so magical. There are castles around every turn and the landscapes are a photographers dream. The contrast of colors really does it for me, combine that with the pub culture and adventure of a road trip along the coast and you have an almost perfect destination. David- New Zealand is an outdoorsman’s dream destination. There are endless hikes to take, cool city vibes and more nature and landscapes then your memory card can hold. Both islands offer diverse landscape and it’s a place you can visit for weeks on end and not see all it has to offer.

If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: Papua New Guinea! We are both adventure junkies and one of our favorite things to do on our travels is get off the beaten path into places that haven’t been taken by commercial travel, yet. The tribes and dense jungle are what draw us to Papua New Guinea. It’s one of those places you see in the movies where you land at the international airport that has a grass runway and then you hop into a puddle jumper to be dropped in the middle of the jungle, where you hike to your hut.

What item will you never leave home without: Lina- My Canon Camera. It’s my eyes to the World and one of my favorite parts of travel is being able to share our experiences with other travel lovers. David- GoPro. This little device has allowed us to capture so many different aspects of our trip that we would have missed out on if we didn’t have it. We take it hiking, we take it underwater, we take it on our extreme adventures, like white water rafting on the Nile River or rock climbing. It gives us a whole new way to share our travels.

What do you put in your carry-on baggage: Both- camera equipment and laptops.

How has travel changed you or how do you hope it will change you: We both have a worldlier perspective on life and the planet we live on. We’ve realized we are lucky to be able to travel and see the many different faces of the world.

Next travel destination: Either Europe or the Caribbean.