To celebrate our 100th post we’re launching our new guest blogging series #EpicMoments… We’ve asked some of our favourite bloggers about their most amazing travel experiences, and each week we’ll be giving you the inside info…
Our first guest bloggers are Jeanette and Todd from Journey The Earth…
1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
We’re Jeanette and Todd, the founders of Journey the Earth. We started our blog as a way to share our travels with family and friends, and it’s grown from there. We’re always dreaming about our next trip and we have some fun adventures planned for this year that we can’t wait to share with everyone!
Jeanette is a published travel writer and has more than ten years of experience in marketing/social media. She covers everything “above the surface” for Journey the Earth, such as resorts, dining, shopping, and lifestyle.
Todd has more than ten years of experience in the hotel industry and is an avid diver and underwater photographer/videographer, so he covers everything “below the surface” on our blog – most recently, diving Aruba Check out his underwater photos and diving videos, and drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter to tell us where we should go next!
2) What’s been your most epic travel moment?
One of our most epic travel moments so far was visiting XPlor Mexico on our honeymoon. XPlor is a natural adventure park in Playa del Carmen, Mexico – if you’ve ever dreamed of playing Indiana Jones for the day, we highly recommend you check it out! The park offers everything from zip-lining through waterfalls, kayaking through natural caves, and driving an amphibious vehicle through the jungle. We heard they recently added night sessions too – hope we get the chance to go back for that someday!
Check out some of our other favorite destinations and most memorable travel experiences from around the world – we’d love to hear about yours, too!
3) Where do you hope to travel to in 2014?
So far, we’ve made plans to visit Oahu, Hawaii and Bali, Indonesia. We’ll be in Bali celebrating Todd’s 30th birthday – Bali is a dream destination for both of us, and we hope we’ll get to experience many epic travel moments while we’re there! We’d also love to visit Seychelles and the Maldives in the near future.
4) And what activities would you like to do?
In Bali, Todd will be spending most mornings scuba diving and capturing amazing visuals for our blog, while Jeanette will be trying out local yoga studios. In the afternoons, we’ll be exploring the local area. We love to be immersed in the culture of each area we visit, so we’ll be searching out the best local cuisine, local merchants and more. We can’t wait to experience Bali’s natural beauty!
As for Oahu, there will be more diving and snorkeling – and maybe some paddleboarding and surfing, too. We’ve heard snorkeling Hanauma Bay is gorgeous, so that’s definitely at the top of our “must see” list. We’ve been to other Hawaiian islands, but this will be our first trip to Oahu and we can’t wait to get our feet wet in the beautiful, blue water!
5) If you could recommend one activity, what would it be?
Aside from checking out XPlor Park in Mexico, diving in Cozumel is at the top of Todd’s list because of its active, colorful reef and incredible sea life. It’s some of the best diving in the world! Swimming with whale sharks in Cancun is at the top of Jeanette’s list – whale sharks are majestic creatures and swimming alongside them is truly an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not many people can say they’ve gone swimming with the world’s largest fish!