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Twipper of the Week: Dev from FootLoose Dev

Twipper of the Week: Footloose Dev

 

Current city: New Delhi, India


Age: 28 years old (27/Mar/1990)


Total countries visited: 18

What makes you interesting: The fact that I always go for local experiences rather than redoing a well-marked tourist trail, is what people adore about footlooseDev. I stay with local families everywhere I go, trek in the Himalayas and create my own trails, hitchhike and make friends on the road. For example, I stayed with a local family in Germany helping them in their horse farm, and in return, learning a bit of Horse Riding — the German style. Then I stayed with another family in Italy, near Rome, and helped them look after their garden. Such local experiences make travelling a more enriching experience.

What brands do you love: I particularly like Lowepro for their camera bags, Deuter for their rucksacks and I use Quechua for travel shoes.

What motivates you to travel: It’s the freedom and learning part that inspires me the most to travel. When you’re travelling (particularly solo) you learn more about yourself and different communities around you. You learn to fit in! Before I started travelling I was more of a team player and not a leader. I wasn’t confident about myself as I am now. My decisions would wait for others. But now that I’ve travelled enough, having no one but myself to rely on, I’ve learned the art of decision making. I have learned learn to resolve.

What is the most interesting food you have ever tried and where?  I happened to eat a traditional dish called JADOH in a tribal area in the Northeastern part of India. So these indigenous tribe called Khasi believes that when you kill an animal it’s more humane if you at least consume it entirely and not throw any part of the animal in waste. Sticking to that belief, their traditional dish JADOH includes pig’s intestine and brain as curry, served with rice cooked in pig’s blood. I think it was interesting and intense for me, at the same time.

What have you learned about yourself during your travels? I’ve learned that I am stronger than I ever thought I was, in every way.

Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, unworried, globetrotter.

If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be? and why?: I think Thimpu (the capital city of Bhutan) because it is both modern and traditional at the same time. It is one of those cities in the world that is comfortable to live, has access to everything local you can imagine, yet doesn’t grow mad on you. You can spend years in Thimpu and not feel that you need to move. It’s easy going, and beautiful.

#1 thing you must do when traveling: Make friends. Because travelling is not just about visiting new places, a part of it is about making friends as relations as well.

Next travel destination: Tokyo. And because of the same reason. Tokyo is one of the craziest cities, yet the way it has protected its culture is amazing. I’d like to know how they did it, while most other cities in the world lost their culture as globalization hit the world.

TWIPPERS OF THE MONTH

Twippers of the Month: Marta and Michal from WanderIT

 

Did someone say couple goals? Because we might have just found them in Marta and Michal, our May Twippers of the Month. A passion for photography and love for travel can definitely take you places literally! At 26 years old, this travel couple has experienced 22 countries together and they’re just getting started. Next year, Marta and Michal will go on a round-the-world trip and will continue capturing the beauty each destination has to offer. If you think their amazing photo skills are the only thing that makes them worth following, then you should also check out the duo’s website which seeks to inspire and help out travelers and aspiring travelers.

TWIPPER OF THE WEEK

Twipper of the Week: Andrew Kearns!

Current city: Laie, Hawaii

Age: 25

Total countries visited: 6

What makes you interesting: I always have a camera with me and travel more often than not.

What brands do you love: Canon, Leica, Value Village, and Arcteryx.

What does “Travel” mean to you: Experiencing other cultures and capturing it with my camera.

Describe yourself in three words: I’m never content

If you wash up on a deserted island with your luggage in hand, what’s the one thing you’re thanking God you packed: My surfboard! I have to have some fun somehow.

What destinations are on your bucket list and why: Norway because the landscape looks amazing! Cuba because it would be fun to photograph and Guatemala because I’d love to go back and shoot there again.

What item will you never leave home without: My camera. I love taking photos all the time.

It’s 2050, list all the places you are most proud to have visited: Norway, Cuba, Guatemala and New Zealand – I always said I would get there.

Next travel destination: All the Islands around Hawaii.

TWIPPERS OF THE WEEK

Twippers of the Week: Marta and Michal from WanderIT

Current City: We currently live in Chester, United Kingdom

Age: We’re both 26

Total countries visited: 30

What makes you interesting:  What makes us interesting is probably what we experienced throughout our travels, and the hard work and effort we make to be able to afford seeing the world.
What brands do you love: Our favorite brands that compliment our travels are Faithfull, The Brand, Douchebags, Nikon, Sony and DJI.
Most magical place on earth: Bali and Santorini. We consider Bali our second home because of the its incredible nature, endless waterfalls, sunsets and the most friendly people we’ve met when traveling. Floating in infinity pools and listening to the sound of jungle is one of the most magical and relaxing experience I could think of. Santorini is a pure magic too- the blues and whites combine the most beautiful landscapes one can ever imagine. It’s surely one of those places that leave you absolutely speachless.

Describe your most unique or funniest travel experience: For both of us, the most unique travel experience we’ve had so far was swinging over the Balinese jungle.

Describe the last time you tried something new: We’ve recently started a new chapter as content creators which is making videos.
What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: We love waking up early in the morning to travel to most dreamy locations and enjoying them before the crowds arrive. We hardly ever relax trying to make the most of the time we spend in a certain country. As we travel, we love taking pictures and shooting video content for our blog and social media which has lately became our biggest passion.
What item will you never leave home without and why: Most probably we would not leave home without our phones. Since we’ve started travel blogging, we constantly stay in touch with brands we collaborate with, and other content creators that we’ve met via social media.
Best travel advice: Do not plan too much and be spontaneous- in this way you’ll make some good memories. I used to have every trip of mine planned in details from the first till the last day and since I’ve learned to improvise I felt its so much more fun.  Take a risk, get lost, always be respectful, open minded and ready to try new things that you did not read about beforehand.
Next travel destination: This year we will explore Morocco, Kenya, Seychelles, Abu Dhabi, Zanzibar and the magical land of Cappadocia!

Twipper of the Month

Twipper of the Month – April 2018: Janice and George Mucalov from Sand In My Suitcase

 

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

 

Career did not let Janice and George, April’s Twipper of the Month, deter them from living their best life. From briefcase to suitcase the former lawyers have spent the past five years traveling and discovering the world as well as the underworld while writing articles for publications like Islands.com, TravelAge West, NUVO.com, Cruise & Travel Lifestyles, Taste of Life and Interval World.

These luxury travel bloggers like to enjoy the finer things in life – fancy 5-star hotels and cruise ships – but are also down to venture off the beaten path and “losing [themselves] in long conversations with local guides and people.” But what makes the Mucolov’s adventures even more fullfilling is they know how to give back by simply writing and promoting businesses that support good causes and donating to a charity that helps out countries in need.

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