I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels on my blog. Today I would like to introduce you to Emily and Adam, travel bloggers from the United Kingdom. They blog at Two Get Lost.
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Hi, we’re Emily and Adam from Two Get Lost. At the beginning of 2019 we quit our jobs, sold all our belongings and moved onto a sailboat called Hot Chocolate in Sicily. We didn’t even know how to sail! Since then we both took our skipper qualifications and have sailed over 1000 miles, working remotely from the boat and writing about our adventures at Two Get Lost.
We went on our first ‘holiday’ together two weeks after our first date. We’d both had awful weeks at work and were messaging each other on Friday morning, complaining about how miserable the weather was going to be over the weekend. Adam jumped straight onto Skyscanner and found flights to Majorca for £40 each, leaving early Saturday and returning Sunday night.
We booked an Airbnb on a sailboat. It was such short notice that we turned up on an empty boat. The host hadn’t even seen that we’d booked it! Luckily the marina bar was open, so we drank and soaked up the sun while we waited for him to arrive and let us in. Adam won me over with his fluent Spanish and one too many sangrias, and since then we’ve become inseparable travel buddies!
We don’t count sailing as a holiday, since it’s our lives now. So the last actual holiday we had was to Sri Lanka. My brother has been working in China for several years so the whole family met together in Sri Lanka for a week, and we travelled around the country as a couple for three weeks in total. It was perfect.
That’s a tough question! Besides having the family all together, the best thing we did was probably our trek in the Knuckles Mountain Range. We spent two days walking in the incredible mountains, and a night camping in the wilderness. It was great to be out of the tourist hot spots and a little off the beaten track. We didn’t see another tourist for the whole two-day trek.
Our best holiday ever was when we went skiing in Mayrhofen. Adam spent five years working ski seasons when he was younger, and has been addicted ever since. I think he was a little disappointed when he realised I’d never been on a ski holiday before, so he made it his mission to correct that. I wouldn’t say that I was a natural, but after a half day of private lessons I was managing the easier slopes, and we had such an amazing time exploring the Austrian mountains, drinking mulled wine and eating way too much cheese. We were there for New Year too which was pretty special.
Mine so far has to be Nepal, and I can’t wait to go there with Adam one day. I haven’t had so many wow moments on a holiday since. From the immensity of the Himalayas to the incredible wildlife (I will never forget the moment we spotted a tiger in the wild) to the kind and humble people, it is somewhere very special indeed.
Trek in the Himalayas. We did the Annapurna base camp trek (make sure you take a guide), but there are countless other shorter and longer options all over the country. Even if you just did a little day trek it would be incredible. The height of the mountains took my breath away, and there is stunning scenery at every turn.
Obviously, we are each other's favourite travel companions! We have to say that as we spend 24 hours a day stuck on a tiny boat with each other! But really, we both enjoy travelling in the same way, getting out into nature and exploring the hard-to-get-to places.
A camera. Looking back through our travel photos is one of our favourite things to do. It’s also great that we both have one, because we see things so differently. I love seeing the things Adam chooses to capture - it’s like seeing the holiday from a different viewpoint.
Go now! And go however you can! We know so many people who have put off going travelling for one reason or another- it’s too expensive, they can’t get time off, etc. But travel doesn’t have to be expensive (we had three nights away in Spain recently for under £80-less than a night out in London). You don’t need to book time off work either. A weekend walking in Wales can be just as beautiful as trekking in the Himalayas in it’s own way. In fact, some of my favourite travel experiences have been just a few hours from my home.
We would both love to go to South America. Especially to Ecuador. Perhaps one day we’ll sail there!
Thank you, Emily and Adam , for sharing your fascinating adventures with us!
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