Twippers of the Week: John and Laurel from A Road To Travel!
Current city: Podgorica, Montenegro from Prizren, Kosovo
Age: John is 65 and Laurel is 66.
Total countries visited: 48 and counting!
What makes you interesting: We are in our third year of our non-stop travel journey and we’re going to keep going until our bodies say stop. We like to think we take fabulous photographs. We talk about the places we visit and what it takes to travel full time. We’re always trying to get others to get off the couch and do some traveling, even if it is near their home.
What brands do you love: Nikon
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: You got to be flexible and be able to go with the flow. You will definitely enjoy traveling and life-in-general that way.
What are your travel rituals: We find the best deals on flights with Skyscanner, kiwi.com or Rome2Rio. Check the weather, visa requirements, and any special customs requirements to help us get prepared.
What is the best part about having a travel partner: It’s having a travel partner. Someone to share the amazingly good times, the hysterically funny times, the quiet and beautiful moments, and the horrifically bad times. If you both have a sense of humor and are able to laugh at yourself, you are miles ahead of the game.
Describe the last time you tried something new: We went Paragliding in Nepal in 2016.
What is your most favorite travel memory: When arriving in Varanasi, India, the cab took us through the city on the way to our hotel. The surroundings were a shock to us; dirty, dusty, cows in the streets, and enormous crowds of people. As we drove, the areas became worse and worse until the driver stopped the cab and said we had to walk the rest of the way. We were taken down increasingly smaller and incredibly dirty alleyways where people and animals relieved themselves in the gutters. Just when we looked at each other with panic, wondering what we had gotten ourselves into, the driver banged on a large metal door. When opened, it revealed the most beautiful hotel with a garden, open spaces and smiling people. We both swear we heard a choir of angels singing.
What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: Eating the local cuisines, and trying almost everything.
Next travel destination: From Montenegro, we head to Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.