In just a couple of weeks we pack our bags and begin again.
The only great constant in our life is change, and even when we are sometimes weary of it or wishing to extend our current experience just. a. little. bit. longer.…we still can’t help but be swept up in the thrill of what is waiting for us just a few hours away by plane, bus or train.
And our next two months are going to be amazing.
We are a wee bit over the moon to have plans to experience a new country and region, make a return to one of our favorites, and also let YOU decide where we are going to go in between! Read on for more details of where we are going and how you can help.
End of May, early June…
Our stay will be brief but our journey will be fascinating. For nine days we will be shown the best of what the Visit Jordan tourism board has to offer, including such amazing sights and experiences as:
- Tours of historic religious destinations like Mount Nebo and Jesus’ Baptism Site.
- Adventure activities including snorkling and a camel trek (hopefully, my Jordanian camel won’t hate me as much as the Moroccan one did!)
- Petra! The Dead Sea! Ammam! And more…
Our first venture into the Middle East will be an exciting one and we can’t wait to share it with you!
The rest of June…
We are so pleased to announce that for most of the month of June we are working with two phenomenal travel companies as we explore more of Europe.
We are partnering once again with our friends at Hostelbookers.com and they will be taking care of our accommodations throughout the month. In return, we will be introducing you to some fantastic places to stay with full reviews (and we hope that we get to stay in one of their unique and unusual hotels along the way)!
And how are we going to get to our new destinations?
Skyscanner.net is without a doubt our favorite online flight booking tool and so we are thrilled to be working with them for this stage of our travels. Their site has the fantastic ability to show all possible destinations available from one origin, which has opened our mind to many new options for travel (but also made it hard for us to make decisions!)
So, just where are we going?
That is where YOU come into play. We really can’t decide. On Monday we will show you how to use this Skyscanner tool and be revealing a poll to let you tell us where to go next!
And for all your help, Skyscanner is also offering an excellent prize for us to give away in the process! Be sure to come back on Monday and find out how to win.
All of July
Remember a few months ago when we told you about a crazy dream we had? One that involved us immersing ourselves in a new culture (Slovenian), while helping develop a sport that both Pete and I have played since we were kids (curling)?
Turns out that this dream isn’t so crazy at all.
We’ve been in discussions with the curling association in Slovenia ever since, and they have invited us to spend the month of July with them to take the discussion further. There are a lot of variables to consider and problems to solve before this crazy dream becomes a real possibility, but this is something that we are eager to explore.
We are anxious to return to Ljubljana, one of our favorite European cities. We’ll see if I can keep my gushing tears in check this time.
Although, with exciting plans like these, I am making no guarantees.
Sounds exciting! I am interested to visit Jordan since a lot of bloggers have been blogging about it. Just an hour ago, my grandparents told me that they are allowing me to visit Australia 😀
Yes we are very excited as well to be heading to Jordan next. I am certain I will taking a few photos 😉
How awesome! So excited for you guys and what fantastic companies to work with. Yay!
Thanks Akila! Agreed, fantastic companies to work with, we are stoked!
Wow! This sounds so exciting! Have fun!
cool. just plain cool.
Excellent! I really want to visit Slovenia. It’s at the top of my list! Nice going guys!
I really hope we have the chance to meet and catch up Lisa. Maybe Europe in the summer? 🙂
Congrats! That all sounds lovely.
Weeee! Sounds like a quality 2 months ahead! I just left Ljubljana today – what a lovely place! I will definitely have to get back to Slovenia one of these days. As for Jordan… my gosh, take elastic waist pants. I ate a lot! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures =)
I think Pete takes elastic waist pants wherever he goes already. 🙂
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Oh yes, can’t wait to try the food from Jordan.
So glad you like Ljubljana. It could be our home at some point….
Slovenija ima rad curling!
And we love curling in Slovenia 🙂
We can’t wait to keep following you! Of course, we want to see you in Paris this summer! Maybe an Arcade Fire concert!
Thanks Annie. So wonderful to meet up with you guys. If our travels allow it we’ll be seeing you in Paris. And if AF happens to be there, hell yes!!
So much fun is in store for you guys! Can’t wait to hear all the stories the result from all these awesome travel plans.
Also, I must add in on the SkyScanner love. It’s the first place I go when I’m checking out flights. I love the flexibility it offers, especially when you’re open to traveling anywhere and just want to know what all of your options might cost. Will be interested to see if you have any tips to help optimize my SS experience!
So good that word for SkyScanner is getting around. We are big fans and hope that we can send some more people their way 🙂
I can’t wait to read about your Jordan trip since it and Israel are the two places I’ve been dying to see for ages but it’s never quite worked out.
These are both places that we have had an extreme desire to get to. I hope that you can get there soon 🙂
Sounds exciting. Summer travel plans = Awesomeness!
Thanks Roy. PS we love your drawings. What does it take for you to do a drawing of us? 🙂
Sounds great, can’t wait to hear more about your adventures 🙂
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Sounds like a great plan. I’m extremely jealous. I’ve wanted to go to Jordan for the longest time – to see the town of Bethany and Petra naturally.
Can’t wait to see where we’ll be sending you. I’ll definitely be submitting a vote.
Thanks Bethaney!! Both Dalene and I can’t agree on a location so we are happy to leave it to our readers!
What a good way of getting over indecision and disagreement about where to go. Hadn’t thought of it that way. Very cool.
I can see why you’re excited, some very exciting plans. I really hope the curling thing works out, it just sounds like such a unique/amazing opportunity!
I know, right? Totally crazy. I hope it works out too – then we’d practically be neighbors! (Well, sort of!)
So awesome!!! I am a bit jealous of all your destinations. Jordan and Europe are great. However, you are going to one of my favorite places on the planet – Slovenia!!! I doubt there are many people who have written more about Slovenia than me. In all, I’ve written 8 posts on Slovenia including my ultimate travel guide for visiting the country. Ljubljana and Lake Bled are beautiful places and it is my goal one day to spend three months exploring Slovenia. Hope you have an awesome time and know there is probably no one more jealous of you than me! 🙂
Oh and one more thing – curling? AWESOME!! Not only do I love Slovenia but sports and travel are a HUGE theme of my blog.
If you want, send me an email and I can give you my contact at the Slovenian Tourist Board. My most recent contact just left there but I have another person you can talk to as well. Budget wise I am not sure they can help you out much but I’ve partnered with them on a couple of things and their website is one of the best sites I’ve visited.
Thanks Jeremy! We love Slovenia as well (hence why we are considering actually living there!) so we are very excited to go back for an extended stay. And thanks for your offer on the contact, we have one from our last time through as well. 🙂
Yes, I really want to go here. One of my goals/dreams is to live in Slovenia for three months and see the country. I would love to spend time there and have a friend who grew up there. It’s an awesome country and this would be another reason to be extremely jealous of you! 🙂
Wow this sounds amazing! I can’t wait to hear how it all goes!!
Wow, you guys are working it. Congrats!
Thanks Kim! 🙂
I love that you’re literally trying to make a dream you had come true. Sounds like you have some great travels coming up.
How have I not heard of skyscanner? You guys are so much better at finding flights than me – thank gawd I know you!
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Sounds like a fun summer!
We’ll be heading to Europe in Aug/Sept. Maybe our paths will cross…?!
Wow, what an exciting couple of months you guys have lined up! Looking forward to the photos 😀
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Sounds exciting, I’m jealous! Congrats to you both on some awesome opportunities!
Ah I’ve always wanted to try Curling. I always wanted to see if I can be good at coming up with strategies. I would love to go to Jordan as well. You have a busy summer ahead of you. Good luck!
Wow, glad for you guys. I just checked out Skyscanner and it does seem to be a very cool site for booking flights. Have fun and read you later! 🙂
Dayum. You guys are not playing! Looks like a great start to summer!
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Sounds awesome! I am so jealous!
Sounds incredible! Have fun 🙂
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