We have been travelling for over 12 years together. We met in university in 2004 and have been together for nearly 13 years (Joe still hasn’t been able to shake me off!) 💖 💖 💖 We recently got engaged and will marry in the coming years. (He put a ring on it).

After graduating and saving up, we took our first dip into the travelling world together by going on a ‘round-the-world trip’. We came back in 2008 and moved to London for work. I’m a magazine editor and Joe is a visualiser at an architect firm.

Over a decade later, plus a mortgage, we have been using weekends for ‘small’ trips around Europe and our annual leave for the big stuff.

We quite like going to ‘less-touristy’ places, such as Montevideo, Uruguay or Chișinău, Moldova and have just returned from a Balkans trip.

Some of our holidays have been off the back of work conferences, so we’ve been really fortunate to half our plane fares. However, with the likes of Norwegian Air now going to North and South America, flights are becoming cheaper.

Joe is the holiday planner out of us… I literally just add in a few things I want to see and then turn up with the holiday handbag of choice! Et voila! 👜 👜 👜 Travel swag done!

We’ve seen and shared some amazing memories and also had a few disappointments along the way (DMZ blue buildings closed and tear-gased in Tirana) but that’s the whole point of travelling… where the best laid plans go completely awry!

This year has seen us visit Moldova, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus,

Next up is Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Croatia and then… who knows!*

*All pictures on this website are our own and taken by Joe.