Interview With Getting Stamped
We just did an interview with Getting Stamped, an american couple from Wisconsin that will soon be starting a year long backpacking adventure around the world. They have a Meet A Traveler series on their blog and we were excited to participate! Check it out as we answer questions about the most under-estimated country we’ve been to, our biggest travel mishap, and how many stamps we have in our passport.
Meet a Traveler: Interview with Two Bad Tourists
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!
Meet Issei: Gay in Tokyo, Straight in Osaka
We learned about being gay in Japan from our interview with Issei, a gay student from Osaka, who lives in Tokyo. He was our gracious CouchSurfing host and loves travels as much as we do.
Traveling in Tokyo can be expensive and confusing. It has one of the busiest, most extensive rapid transit systems in the world and while English is seen and spoken often enough, the language barrier is bound to cause a problem at some point. But when you have someone who knows the city helping you out, it becomes much more navigable so you can make the most of your trip. This is why we felt very lucky to have been invited to stay with Issei, a 20 year old Japanese student (on hiatus) living in Tokyo, through CouchSurfing.org.
New Blog Series Coming Soon!
We’re starting a new series of blog posts called: Meet A Bad Tourist!
Between long plane/train/bus rides, hostels and CouchSurfing, we meet a variety of interesting people with fascinating stories. It’s one of the best parts of traveling. Becoming friends on Facebook helps us to keep in touch with and remember them, but we decided an interview would be even more exciting!
Discussing their background, crazy travel stories, or general day to day life is a fun opportunity to examine life from someone else’s experiences. We know there’s a bad tourist in all of us so it’s time to meet some of them! The first interview you can expect in a couple days…
Meet Issei: Gay in Tokyo, Straight in Kyoto.