For our third guest post, Josh and Liz from Peanuts or Pretzels tell us about their amazing experience at one of the world’s most famous temples, their first ever scuba dive and an international treasure hunt game called ‘Geocaching’!
1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
We are Josh & Liz from (currently) Atlanta, GA. We both loved traveling before we even met, and traveled much more after meeting. Since we enjoy traveling and have accumulated so many stories and tips, we decided to start our blog to help inform others that even though they may live a “normal” life, they too can travel and explore the world!
2) What’s been your most epic travel moment?
This is a tough one because there are so many moments while traveling that stands out! But if we had to choose one, then we think the most epic would have to be marking off one of our travel bucket list items; watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The actual sunrise was breath taking, but the epic moment would be when we arrived at the ruins at 5:30 am (well before dawn) and literally walking into the unknown. Since we had only arrived in Siem Reap the evening before, we had not even seen the temples in person. It was an unforgettable experience trying to feel out way around in the pitch dark because our flashlights only shed light on small areas directly in front of us. Not knowing the whole of what we were walking into, what we were touching, or where we were even going was a pretty thrilling experience. Eventually, we were able to find a spot to sit and watch the sun slowly creep its way above the temples. Truly an amazing event that we look forward to witnessing again.
3) Where do you hope to travel to in 2014?
Many places! We are currently planning a monumental world trip, with no end date in sight. We will be leaving our “normal” lives to live our own. One thing we have heard over and over from people is that if you want to travel, be sure to do it now while you can. So we’ve decided to take that advice to heart. We will be starting off in Asia, so not to kill our savings immediately, and we plan to get certified to teach English to subsidize our living expenses for a while. During this time, we plan to explore the culture and travel all over Asia during our free time. After a year or so, we will make our way over to Central Asia, Africa, and at some point, Europe. We may stay for some time in Europe before heading to South America, and possibly teaching more and to become fluent in Spanish. The plan is pretty rough because we plan on mostly going with the flow, but the goal is to see the world while we can!
4) And what activities would you like to do?
We are up for about anything – especially if it is outdoors! But we recently discovered a new love for the water in the form of scuba diving. Since our first experience Scuba Diving, we plan on adding many more dives to our list around the world. It was such an amazing experience and we were so glad that we got our first dive out of the way, so now we can continue to see the beauty under the sea as well as on land.
5) If you could recommend one activity to our readers what would it be?
By far one of our favorite activities / hobbies while traveling is Geocaching. Geocaching is an International Treasure hunt game that you can play all over the world. We enjoy discovering new cities through Geocaching, as well as adding some outdoor adventure to our travels. We have found caches on little known Lochs in Scotland, and inside crumbled temples in Cambodia! One thing is for sure, we will continue our #AdventureCaching all over the world and in every country we visit. There is even a Geocache on the North and South Pole, as well as in deep waters under seas around the world. To learn more about our hobby of Geocaching click What is Geocaching?