Hey! We are Sam and Chris.
Mount Batur sunrise hike in Bali, Indonesia in 2016
On the road since May 2022, we are two budget backpackers on the road exploring less-visited destinations, who love hiking, street photography, beautiful doors, trying local food and being immersed in new cultures.
Our first backpacking trip began in 2015 and lasted eight months while we explored India, Myanmar, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Hong Kong.
We then came back home to do the ‘grown up’ thing: get a job. However, the travel bug remained.
We went on lots of city break weekend trips – the type where you fly out Friday evening and fly back Monday morning just in time for work – and maximised our annual leave to fit in longer adventures to Guatemala, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Sri Lanka.
At the top of La Danta pyramid in the Lost City of El Mirador, Guatemala in 2019
Six years after returning from our first backpacking trip, we decided that we had to go again. (I have literally dusted off my exact same trusty backpacks from trip number 1!)
This time, we are documenting it as we go to share tips, tricks and plenty of photos to showcase these less-visited destinations and convince others to go there too.
We are starting off in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are working our way through Eastern Europe, across the Caucasus and into Central and Southern Asia.
Thanks for being here with us!