It all began as a casual conversation during lunch in a restaurant in NYC in March of 2009. Five months later we set off on a year long round the world travel backpacking journey. Now, we are back home in New Jersey trying to figure out what’s next for Two Backpackers.
What we learned most from our trip was to be flexible. Flexibility turned our around the world trip into a Latin America backpacking trip. It turned 1 year into 11 months so we could surprise family. We discovered Colombia is awesome, El Salvador has some hidden gems such as Alegria and traveling with strangers such as Andy and Paulina from London is lots of fun.
We want to continue to live with greater flexibility in our lives. If great opportunities arise, we want to be able to capitalize on them, especially travel adventures.
Our Travel Blog
TwoBackpackers.com is in it’s infancy stage. We have thousands of pictures to sift through, and over 50 hours of video to edit. We will create episodes detailing all our adventures and site seeing that we did during our travels over the past year. Website traffic has grown faster than we had imagined, encouraging us to continue providing interesting and entertaining content on our travel blog indefinitely.
Traveling Can Be Addictive
When you come home from vacation, you wish you could go back. It’s the same when backpacking through Latin America. We want to get back on the road again, but finances will impact how far and how long we can travel in the future. Our immediate concern is getting a car and making money again. We are currently living in my parent’s basement. I know, I am 35 years old, don’t have a job, live in my parents basement and our car died. There, I said it for you.
Aracely and I are going to focus a lot of energy on the TwoBackpackers.com travel blog and the Two Backpackers brand. What is our brand you ask? It’s our ability to be entertaining on video, produce inspiring photos and entertain our Facebook Fans. If we can succeed at doing that, people will support our bigger ideas such as creating an independent backpacking / travel film, being invited to create PR buzz for a tour or hotel and bringing you closer to the lives of digital nomads.
Right now we are trying to plan our wedding in October in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is going to keep us busy for the next two months, but stay tuned… literally, there is a lot of great footage from our travels that we are going to be sharing with you.