Twippers of the Week: Jennifer and Sean Evans from Venturists!
Current city: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Age: Beyond millennial, before retirement.
Total countries visited: 45, which sounds like a small number given the fact that we traveled quite a bit before we left our home three years ago and embarked on a life of full-time travel. We really love to travel slowly. That allows us to really get to know a destination and to avoid travel burn-out. Very few people would enjoy living out of a suitcase an extended period of time.
What makes you interesting: The fact that we have found a way to adjust our lifestyle and find a way to slowly travel the world while still earning an income online isn’t unique, but it is a lot of fun.
What brands do you love: We love our eBags 21″ Mother Lode bags which have been with us since day one of traveling. That said, Sean has his eye on a Tule backpack. Sean is a Mac guy, but I still love my Lenovo Yoga.
Describe your unique or funniest travel experience: Try getting a haircut in a place where you don’t know the language. I searched Google Translate for the right words, practiced and stressed ahead of time, and then forgot everything when I sat in the chair. At the end, I just mimed cutting, and left it up to fate.
How has travel changed you or how do you hope it will change you: We have gotten a lot better at understanding the difference between what we want and what we need. They’re not the same thing at all.
What are your travel pet peeves: Please don’t recline your seat on airplanes unless you are trying to sleep on a long-haul flight! Just don’t.
If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: New Zealand is on the radar!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: People, the world over, are pretty normal. Despite what you see on the news about all the dangerous places and people in the world, the vast majority of people just want to make a living, spend time with their families, and live their lives.
What is the best part about having a travel partner: Same thing as having a perfect life partner. Having that support during times of stress, someone to share in celebrations and to experience all life has to offer is immeasurably rewarding. Relationships are work, but also provide the very best and most important rewards.