How A Trip Around The World Threatened Our Relationship
Taking a trip around the world should be a romantic experience for any couple in love, shouldn’t it? Well we can’t speak for other couples, but it was no romantic getaway for us, at least some of the time – ok, many times. In fact, it was quite the opposite. We’d never fought so much in the seven years we’ve been together. It’s safe to say that by the end of our trip around the world our relationship was strained and apparently not aging well, so much so that if it had a face it’d look like Michael Douglas.
Gay Backpackers: Out of the Closet or In?
I started writing this post on gay backpacking last year before we began our trip around the world. However, I decided it would be best to post it after our year abroad to share our actual experiences.
Being gay backpackers, Auston and I had talked a little bit before we started traveling about what our plan would be as to whether or not we’d come out to people we meet while traveling. The general consensus was that we’d just have to feel out every situation. So from the beginning, we told everyone that we were friends from college which is how we actually met anyway. We also didn’t wear our wedding rings while abroad just to avoid any unexpected questions.
Our Interview for Flashpack At Forty
Check out the interview we did for Flashpack At Forty where we discuss our worst travel experience, keeping travel costs low, and why we write a travel blog. Craig and John, the bloggers behind Flashpack At Forty, are a married couple from the UK who started a round-the-world trip in 2011 and, like many travelers, have no particular end date. If you’re not familiar with flashpacking, you can also read about what flashpacking means to them and their style of traveling. We enjoyed answering their questions and love to keep up with their blog!
Backpacking As A Gay Couple
We’ve been traveling the world as a gay couple now for more than 7 months, so we’ve decided to open up and share our experiences about how it’s impacted our relationship. As if we don’t talk enough about ourselves on our own travel blog, we also have to do it on other blogs. Hurray! We already shared our experiences of Gay CouchSurfing for Leave Your Daily Hell. Now, check out what it’s like to Backpack As a Gay Couple on this post we wrote for Waegook Tom. Tom’s been teaching English in South Korea since 2009 and is about to embark on a round-the-world adventure this year. Be sure to explore his travel blog and check out our post to see what it’s like for Two Bad Tourists to travel together…you might even get some good (or bad!) relationship advice along the way!