Born in London, raised in New Zealand and having lived in five countries, change and travel have always been a part of my life. Before this trip I was living in Germany and teaching a gorgeous (and somewhat crazy) class of seven year olds from all over the world.
I grew up surrounded by books thanks to my mother (a teacher) and several aunties who are librarians, teachers, book shop owners, editors and book lovers. Travels of a Bookpacker combines my two loves in life - travel and books. Join me as I write about my adventures, experiences and favourite books while travelling the world on a budget with my third love in life...
Max shares my love of travel and adventure. So naturally we've been planning to travel the world together since we met in Frankfurt 4 years ago. Max grew up just outside Frankfurt and was working as social worker. His family travelled a lot while he was growing up and when he was older Max spent some time living in Argentina. He has travelled extensively in the Americas and Europe as well as some trips to Africa. He is really looking forward to exploring Asia and the Pacific and finally seeing New Zealand!
While Max doesn't write for the blog he makes sure I'm well fed, takes copious quantities of photos on request, helps with social media and makes a pretty great travel buddy.
Where We've Been
Between us we’ve travelled to over 80 countries in Europe, North and Central America, Iran, Central Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific. We’ve travelled alone, with family, friends, strangers and now together. We’ve hitchhiked, used budget airlines, taken overnight buses and trains and a plethora of other transportation means. We’ve spent months backpacking and been on weekend getaways. We travel on a budget and like to avoid busy tourist areas and overpriced attractions. Good food, good views and good company are what we look for in every travel experience.
Where We're Going
In July 2017 we left ‘real life’ and took our van across the Balkans towards Georgia where we sold it. We then spent a month in Iran and 3.5 weeks in Sri Lanka. 2018 started with 5 months in India and Nepal before we gave up on logic and listened to our hearts and returned to Georgia for the summer. At the moment we plan to head to Central Asia, South-East Asia and be in New Zeland for Christmas! All of the above is subject to change but join us as we figure it all out and see the world on a budget!