Kelly and Adam are my Travel Tuesday bloggers this week. They are full-time digital nomads and run Destination Addict and their other businesses while living and travelling in their converted van.
So over to Kelly and Adam from Destination Addicts to answer my Travel Questions:
Q1 – When did you become travellers?
Kelly way back in 2005 when she quit her full-time job, moved to France & afterwards went inter-railing around Europe. Adam in 2015 when he packed up his life to work & live in Canada for 6 months.
Q2 – What kind of travellers are you? Full-time? Part-time? Anytime?
We are full-time travellers who live & work from our campervan, Barnaby.
Q3 – Which country do you originally come from and where do you call home?
We are both from the UK, Kelly from the south, Adam from the north. Home is where we park it.
Q4 – Is there anything you miss from home when you are travelling?
Family & friends immensely but also the routine of being able to attend yoga classes consistently (for Kelly) & take part in tennis & football with the same team (for Adam) as both can be a little tricky from our van.
Q5 – What do you love most about travelling?
Adventure & getting off the beaten path – for us, there’s nothing like exploring a place on foot & for that reason we love to hike wherever we go. We also love learning about different cultures, trying new food & meeting new & interesting people.
Q6 – And what is your pet hate?
People not respecting the environment – looking after the planet is the responsibility of us all.
Q7 – Tell us about your favourite trip or place to visit.
Hiking in Canada! Glacial lakes, mountains, nature and stunning views you can’t beat it!
Q8 – How do you prepare for a trip, are you a last-minute packer or days in advance?
We like to think of ourselves as a well-balanced mix of preparation & winging it or as we like to call it flexible! We are definitely last-minute packers, although the van helps as it’s already packed!
Q9 – What 5 things do you always take on your travels?
Sunglasses, camera, hat or cap, coat and phone!
Q10 – If money was no object, where would you live?
In a log cabin in nature near the mountains or the coast – probably in Canada!
Q11 – Tell us more about your blog/YouTube channel?
We are full-time digital nomads who work & adventure from wherever we choose. Driven by a love of nature & the outdoors we have created a life for ourselves that we don’t wish to escape from & are passionate about helping others to do the same. We share regular inspiration through our travel blog, Destination Addict.
Q12 – What three blogs inspire you?
Nomadasuarus – For their adventures & photographs & because they are really rad people.
The Planet D – For all of the incredible places they visit & their stunning photography.
Big World Small Pockets – For her awesome writing skills, huge smile and incredible destination choices.
Q13 – And your go-to travel resource?
We use a lot of van-life apps. We love Park4Night as it helps us get off the beaten track & find all those secret spots.
Q14 – What advice would you give first-time bloggers?
Learn about SEO early on as it will save you a ton of time & energy implementing this straight away rather than having to go back over all of your old content. Check out Make Traffic Happen for all the best tips!
Q15 – Where are you off to next?
North Wales, UK with lots of hiking in Snowdonia planned.
Quick lowdown of the Destination Addict’s favourite:
Favourite Airport? Manchester (if flying it’s where we always come home to!)
Favourite Mode of Transportation? Our van
Window seat or aisle? Window (which causes some disputes between the two of us!!)
Favourite City? Both – London
Kelly – Colombia
Adam – Canada
Backpack or Case? Backpack
Kelly: Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
Adam: A short History Of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
Quote? “Dance to the rhythm of your own soul” – Kelly Peck
Thank you, Kelly and Adam, xxx!
You can keep up with Kelly and Adam on:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DestAddict
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/destinationaddict/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/destinationaddict/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-oKVi2l2x0nfcAEVPGMrAQ
and of course on their blog – www.destinationaddict.com
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Larch lives a semi-nomadic life. Her life changed 20 years ago when a silly accident left her with restricted use of her right arm and neck and was told she would never work again. She turned her life around, retrained herself and set up as a self-employed website designer. This allowed her to work wherever she was in the world. Her passion for travel led her to start up her travel blog The Silver Nomad, to inspire over 40s to explore new destinations and expand their horizons. In 2019 Larch qualified as a CAA Drone Pilot which she combines with her travels.