Twippers of the Week: Nick and Dariece from Goats on the Road.
Current city: Grenada
Age: Dariece is 32 and Nick is 32.
Total countries visited: 57 for Dariece and 56 for Nick.
What makes you interesting: Everything! We are full time travellers who have been living and moving around the world since 2008. Travel has become our main passion and we’ve found ways to make money on the road so that we don’t have to go back home to work at a “normal” job.
What motivates you to travel: Learning about new cultures and meeting new people is the main reason we travel. Getting out there and seeing the way other people live and broadening our horizons is what it’s all about. If more people were to venture beyond their own borders, the world could be a less ignorant and judgemental place.
What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: Wine and cheese!
What is your most favorite travel memory: There are a few actually, but one that comes to mind is when we travelled to Mongolia. We decided that we wanted to do some independent trekking. We looked at Google Maps and plotted a route that would follow a river, eventually arriving at a lake with tourist facilities (hopefully). We trekked by ourselves for 8 days, over 145 kilometers and with nothing more than our tents, sleeping bags and fishing rod. We had some back-up food of course, but Nick actually caught some fish for dinner!
Describe the last time you tried something new: Practically every day we are able to learn something new, try something new or eat something new. Recently, we learned about a celebration called Epiphany, which is a Christian festival. We witnessed this during our time at Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, while sampling local delicacies and homemade booze (rakia) with locals.
If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: We both really want to explore Madagascar, Papua, New Guinea and Japan!
If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: We’d both be Plovdiv, Bulgaria, because we’re super chilled out (which the locals call being “Aylak”) and we’re fun people! Plovdiv offers travellers a lot of fun nights out, a lot of cool drinking spots and live music entertainment.
Next travel destination: Not entirely sure. Either Anguilla or Colombia. That’s the great thing about being digital nomads, our plans can be spontaneous!