Twippers of the Week: James and Susan from The Savvy Backpacker

Current city: New York City

Age: 34

Total countries visited: 17

What makes you interesting? I’m not very interesting that’s why I like to make the destinations I visit to be the hero. That’s the interesting thing.

What brands do you love? Apple, Google, Osprey, Patagonia, Nike, New Balance.

What’s your favorite passport stamp? Every passport stamp is awesome. My favorite thing is my passport is my French work visa.

What motivates you to travel: Simply seeing the world, trying new food, and doing something out of the ordinary are motivating. But keeping up with our blog and motivating other people to travel also motivates me to travel.

Describe your most unique or funniest travel experience: We rented Vespa scooters and spend the day riding through the small roads through rural Tuscany. Still look back at that day and smile.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling? Chill out. Don’t try to see everything. So many people try to cram in so much and end up burning out. And don’t fight with your travel partner. It’s easier said than done but remember that you’re a team. 

If your personality were a city or country, which one would it be? That’s a tough one… maybe Amsterdam. It’s such a laid-back city that doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously.

What is the most interesting food you have ever tried and where? My favorite meal was in Florence. It was pumpkin ravioli that I still remember even though it was like two years ago. I’ve never had anything so good.

Next travel destination: We really want to visit Tokyo.