Our first ever post! We are currently eight weeks away from our trip to New Zealand so in the mean time we are planning to introduce ourselves a little more and write some material on our previous travel experiences, what inspires us to travel and our current plans for and after New Zealand.
So about us: we are a pair of university students who are finishing up a three year degree at the moment. In the typical style of university students our priorities lie in, first and foremost, taking any conceivable measure possible to avoid the world of work and responsibility (semi-joking!) and we decided that the best way to accomplish this goal was to fly to the other side of the world! In all seriousness we don’t really know what we want to do with our lives so we think the best path to take for the time being is spend our time doing the things that we love and try to piece together a life that centres around those things.
Our previous travel experience consisted of both of us travelling with friends around Europe before we met, using an inter-rail pass, flights and Eurostar to get around. We each spent three weeks visiting a variety of countries around Europe including Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and France. This initial ‘foot in the door’ of the travelling world inspired in both of us a strong desire to travel not only again, but for longer and further abroad than before. We will aim to write articles individually delving into each of our experiences more deeply.
Our attempt at a first article will be ‘How to not live off McDonalds when travelling’ which will be based around how to eat cheaply without relying on a big mac everyday, which I (Ben) pretty much did on my first trip around Europe!
Thanks for reading our first ever blog post and we hope you hang around for more!
Jess and Ben.
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