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Twipper of the Week: Tausha from The Globe Getter!

Current city: New York, NY

Age: 31

Total countries visited: 34 and counting!

What makes you interesting: Besides having a silent ‘u’ in my name and my penchant for slipping into what I like to think of as a pretty spot on British accent, I’m someone who has combined my professional background with my personal passion. I’m a communicator who has worked in the media industry and higher education, and now I’ve navigated my career into the travel industry in addition to running my travel blog on the side. It’s nonstop travel, and I love it! I’m also very passionate about helping people travel the world while still working full-time and I’m always happy to share tips on how to do this.

What brands do you love: I’m in love and addicted to my iPhone and MacBook Air. I’m also a big fan of Canon and Sony cameras. When I’m on the road, I like having KIND Bars to take with me.

Best travel advice: It’s not so much advice as it is a saying – “If you’re a curious person, the world is always unfolding.” To me this means being curious and take time to notice the small things. There’s beauty in watching a bird soar into the sky or the way flowers bloom by the ocean. When you notice the small things, you realize how truly incredible the world can be.

Most magical place on earth: Besides Disney, I continue to be obsessed with South Africa. It’s an incredible, complicated, at times uncomfortable and absolutely stunning country. I first visited in 2014 spending time in Johannesburg, Kruger, Blyde River Canyon and Cape Town. I look forward to returning there one day soon.

If your personality was a city or country, which one would it be: London. Busy but not hectic, reserved and with pockets of serenity -– just like me. Also, I’m often told how calm I am, particularly when things get crazy. I’m pretty good at the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ thing.

#1 thing you must do when traveling: Capture the moment (but remember to also just enjoy the moment). Some things I know I’ll remember for years to come, but some things I need to document so I can look back on them later and reminisce.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: Travel rarely goes as planned, but that’s part of the experience. Embrace it, handle it, enjoy it if you can and learn from it.

If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: Does a round-the-world trip count? If not, I’m going to go with Chile and Argentina, two places that are very high on my bucket list.

Next travel destination: Still up in the air, but I’m looking to head to Cuba and Japan in the next few months. We shall see!


Twipper of the Week: JaMeka from Got The Travel Bug Too.

Current city: Raleigh, North Carolina

Age: 33

Total countries visited: 4

What makes you interesting: I’m curious about the world, especially the way of life for each culture and the origin of things. For instance, we recently went to a Chinese lantern festival and while many were admiring the lanterns all I could think about was how did the tradition start and why?

What brands do you love: Apple! We are huge Apple users in our household. I love Erin Condren products for keeping my blogging organized and I cannot travel without my Vera Bradley bags, they’ve been so reliable. Also Canon – we have a Canon 60D my husband is obsessed with. I like it but I also like my Sony a6000 we bought this year. It’s perfect for me because I can’t handle carrying around a bulky camera all day.

What’s your favorite passport stamp: Italy because it was my very first international trip.

How has travel changed you or how do you hope it will change you: Travel has allowed me to open myself up to new experiences even here at home. I’m more likely now to order something completely off my character when I go out to eat, just to say I tried something new.

If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: Paris. It is currently on the top of my list of places I’d like to visit soon hopefully. I even have a “wishlist” itinerary of what day trips we would take from Paris if we were to visit. Versailles is high on my list. I think I would spend all day there thanks to Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette!

Describe yourself in three words: Quiet, creative and loyal.

What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: I really enjoy learning about a location’s customs, traditions and its people. I haven’t traveled to many countries yet but I could probably tell you an encyclopedias worth of information I’ve researched!

What is your most favorite travel memory: That is a tough question. I have a lot of memories but one of my favorites is watching how excited our now 3 year old son was when we visited Cape Charles in Virginia. He absolutely loved playing in the water for the first time and would’ve stayed in it all day if we had let him do it.

Next travel destination: We don’t have any plans set yet but I’m excited to rely on the unknown for 2017. This year we went to the Dominican Republic as one of our trips and it was never on my bucket list. I am so glad we went there and now I am hooked on the Caribbean.


Twipper of the Week: Travel Photographer Stephen Casey.  


Current city: Sydney, Australia. I’ll always call Australia home, no matter where I live.

Age: 38

Total countries visited: 26, and itching for more!

What makes you interesting: My willingness to go anywhere and try anything. I love getting out of my comfort zone and off the beaten track! I currently work in feature films as an animator. I’m lucky that I not only consider it my day job, but my dream job. I like to reward myself after every project with a new destination to venture too!

What brands do you love:  Any camera brand! I’m a Sony and Canon shooter, but anything that takes a photo. Sport/Travel Brands, clothing that makes it comfortable for me to travel.

What’s your Travanality: Maverick. I’d rather come home from traveling exhausted knowing I didn’t hold back or miss anything. I am full of energy when traveling. I’m up before the sun gets up and in bed well after it sets. I don’t want to miss anything.

What’s one thing you have no problem breaking the bank for when traveling: Activities and Adventures! I think the experiences you have on travels outweigh the things you’ll see if you don’t make the most of it. I have a rule to always come home broke.

What is your favorite mode of transportation when you travel: Anything that will get me there. Sometimes the best stories come from the journey there, so why not think of a crazy way to get somewhere!

What motivates you to travel: A desire to see and experience new things. After a long project, what better way to forget the stress than to travel somewhere. The more I travel, the more I get excited to travel again!

Who is the most interesting person you have met while traveling: Too many to name, but people with completely different cultures that I’m not used to. I could listen to them for hours. I’ve kept in contact with a lot of people I’ve met, I met the same people in different corners of the globe, and I’m blessed to be able to call people from so many different countries and cultures my friends.

What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: Not being able to wipe the smile from my face. Knowing this is some place/person I’ve never seen before and I’ll have the memories (and photos) to last a lifetime, the stories I’ll be able tell, the experiences I’ve been able to experience. I’m smiling right now thinking about them!

Next travel destination: Fiji and New Zealand, just for starters. I have a long list of places I want to visit, but I try not to jump the gun too much. I limit myself to two trips ahead (no less). It makes me excited to continually add to the list!


Twipper of the Week: James Kelley from Escaping Abroad.


Current city: Bangkok

Age: 30

Total countries visited: 21

What makes you interesting: I’m just an average guy following his dreams.

What brands do you love: Sony Mirrorless Cameras, Osprey Backpacks and LA Sportiva Shoes.

Describe what YOU bring to the table on a group trip: A positive attitude, an adventurous spirit, and I love sharing and socializing about new experiences with like-minded people.

Describe the last time you tried something new: Although I’m a picky eater, I find myself trying new dishes every week as I live in Bangkok. I don’t like a lot of them, but I have found some new favorite foods.

If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: I haven’t been anywhere cold in a long, long time. I’d probably head off to hike in Patagonia!

What does “Travel” mean to you: It means many things, but most of all travel is to live. Traveling brings out so many emotions and unexpected experiences that you rarely, if ever, have in your normal, everyday life.

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: On my first trip outside of the country to Belize. The way of life and the attitude of the people was very different from anything I’d experienced before. After the first couple countries, there wasn’t really a culture ‘shock’ anymore, as I never assume I know what to expect from a new place.

What was your best and worst travel experience: I’ve had so many wonderful and amazing experiences over the last 4 years that choosing only one is incredibly hard.  Swimming with whale sharks in Belize was definitely one of the best! The worst experience was rushing to the toilet to vomit every 10 minutes after consuming large amounts of lobster at the Belize Lobsterfest; while staying in a very hot and humid, moldy shack on the beach with no A/C. That’s one night I’d like to take back!

Next travel destination: No idea!


Twippers of the Week: Roel and Eugénie from Take Us Anywhere


Current city: Groningen, Netherlands. This is where we have been living for the past 30 years.

Age: Eugénie just turned 47 and Roel is 50.

Total countries visited: About 76.

What makes you interesting: It’s not something we’ve ever given any thought to. We’re rather unpretentious people, so others should be the judge of that. What we hear from other people is that they’re amazed by how many countries we’ve visited despite having full time jobs. We try different styles of travel (we even went on a cruise) and are not solely sticking to the beaten path but always mix in some surprising, less visited places. We just started our own blog Take Us Anywhere in January to share our travel stories and pictures which many seem to enjoy.

What brands do you love: We choose what appeals to us, and what fits our needs and tastes which change over the years. The best purchases in the past year have been our Sony A7 camera, GoPro 4 silver and Samsung S6, all giving a boost to documenting our trips.

What’s your Travanality: The culturist probably describes us both most, but with many of the other Travanality types mixed in to certain degrees. We like our trips to be about seeing the incredible things human hands have created over many centuries, but also enjoy being amazed by wonders of nature, relax at tropical beaches, street art or visit a local sports venue. Roel definitely is somewhat of a victor and maverick too, much to the dismay of Eugénie sometimes.

If you wash up on a deserted island with your luggage in hand, what’s the one thing you’re thanking God you packed:

Eugénie: prescription sunglasses because without them I would not be able to see Roel and I would be squinting all the time because of the sun (we’re talking about a sunny island, right?).

Roel: sun block because I burn easily (I’m on the same sunny island as Eugénie, right?). 

What is the furthest northern, southern, eastern, and western point you have traveled: Furthest north would be Iceland, on a short stopover on the way to New York. We’re not really into colder climates. Furthest south is Santiago de Chile. Strangely enough in over 20 years of traveling together we only crossed the equator two times, in 2013 and last year. Furthest east is Japan. Southeast Asia is our favorite part of the world. Furthest west is Oahu, Hawaii. Furthest away from it all is Easter Island.

What is the best part about having a travel partner: To always have a like-minded person with you to share travel experiences and to be able to lean on each other when things aren’t going as planned (who takes care of you when you get sick, for example). This only gets better when this travel partner is a significant other. Being on the road you have the opportunity to grow even closer. We can’t imagine a life traveling without each other. On a more practical note, things get cheaper when you travel together.

What do you enjoy doing the most during your travels: First and foremost we travel because our world is such an amazing and diverse place. We love to experience countries as a whole – cities, nature, people, food culture, music et cetera – and try to immerse ourselves as much as possible. For us this means traveling by public transport if we can (nothing beats the microcosmos of an Indian train), eating street food at road side diners, walking through local villages, staying at local guesthouses and watching people going about their daily lives.

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: We’re not easily shocked. During our travels we’ve seen a lot of poverty and seen things that through western eyes may seem atrocious. We always travel with an open mind and try to see it through local eyes. What often surprises us is how much happier people in poorer countries often seem to be compared to our western world where consumerism is king. We’ve experienced most of what many people consider shocking: Filthy pit toilets, people spitting food on the floor in a train, lewd grabbing hands, livestock being butchered at markets, open air cremations, beggars covered in rags, following a blood trail to find treatment at a flyblown hospital and obscenely huge meals in the U.S., to name just a few. Our most absurd memory was the hotels in Tibet refusing to wash our socks and underwear.

Next travel destination:  Berlin in July, Edinburgh in September and 4.5 weeks to South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho in October-November.

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