10 Most Memorable Travel Moments from 2 Years of Living on the Road

Yes, it’s right! We have been living on the road, traveling, vagabonding, living the nomadic life, for 2 years now! We set sail on April the 15th, 2009. We ditched our apartment and careers for our journey around the world. Are we crazy? Maybe. But the past 2 years have been the happiest period in our life! We have been chased by angry flocks of seagulls in France, joined a Ramadan bazaar in Turkey, campervanned the length of gorgeous New Zealand, fell on donkey poop in Santorini, watched the Geminids meteor shower in Fiji, got swept to sea in Honduras, and just 3 days ago, I swung 250 feet like Tarzan above a cloud forest canopy in Costa Rica! So, on this 2nd anniversary, we would love to share 10 photos representing 10 of the most memorable traveling moments we’ve had (so far)!

10. France: Chased by big flocks of angry seagulls in Frioul Island, off Marseille (story)

Seagulls in their natural habitat in Frioul Archipelago, off Marseille, France

9. Greece: Relaxing in Crete Island. Enjoying the gorgeous sunset and the delicious local cuisine every evening

Daily sunset in Kato Stalos, Crete Island, Greece

8. Turkey: Enjoying Ramadan Bazaar in the Hippodrome of Constantinople beside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (read more)

Drinking 1 Lira Chai in the front of Blue Mosque during Ramadan night, Istanbul, Turkey

7. Fiji: Eaten alive by a swarm of sea lice (tiny jellyfish?) while snorkeling in a lagoon (story)

Perfect mirror by Fijian lagoon, Viti Levu, Fiji

6. Australia: Bouncing around on the pink salt lake in Murray-Sunset National Park in Victoria

Walking on pink salt lake in Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria, Australia

5. Sint Maarten: Almost  rolled over by landing airplanes and sandblasted by departing ones (story)

Landing airplanes in Maho Bay Beach, Sint Maarten, Caribbean

4. New Zealand: Black Water Rafting on an underground river inside the Waitomo glowworm cave (story)

Black water rafting in underground river of the Waitomo glowworm cave, New Zealand

3. Nicaragua: Sleeping under the stars on the active Masaya Volcano and hiking to the crater to watch the sunrise

(with Jaime Breakaway Backpacker, Matt Expert Vagabond, and Lucero Super Xicana)

Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

2. Honduras: Swept out to sea on a paddleboard in Roatan, Honduras (story)

Paddleboarding in Roatan Island, Honduras

1. Costa Rica: Swinging like Tarzan above the cloud forest canopy of Monteverde (story)

45m fall, 90m swing according to the brochure

I still can’t believe that I dared to do this!!


Tarzan swing in Monteverde, Costa Rica

So… Do tell us some of your best traveling moments!

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41 Responses to “10 Most Memorable Travel Moments from 2 Years of Living on the Road”

  1. Pete - Hecktic Travels
    19 April 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Congrats you guys for 2 YEARS!!! Your experiences look awesome, and I am looking forward to the next top 10 experiences. That swing over the Costa jungle looks crazy! Post coming out soon about camping on the volcano? Want to see more pics of that! Cuidese!

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:10 pm #

      Hello Pete! It was so tough to choose 10, and soon after publishing, I regretted not to have 20 instead!! The swinging was crazy indeed for me, I still can’t believe I actually did it! I turned on my video recording as I jumped, I totally screamed my lung out!

  2. Jenna
    19 April 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    What a fun post! You seem to have such a happy perspective while traveling. I too love looking back and remembering all the great moments. The volcano picture is especially impressive. Congratulations on your 2 years, and I look forward to seeing where you go next!

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:13 pm #

      Yes, weird stuff makes a great story when everything turns out to be okay :) Thanks for the compliment, the volcano was gorgeous indeed, even more special because we spent a night there under the stars :)

  3. Roy | cruisesurfingz
    19 April 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Wow, that’s quite a round up. I was at airport beach in St Maarten too – it was awesome wasn’t it??
    Roy | cruisesurfingz´s last post…A Petition For More Whores

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:13 pm #

      Yes!!! It was amazing! Did you get sand blasted too?

  4. JAIME
    20 April 2011 at 2:51 am #

    Man 2 years.. that is afuckingmazing!!! Wow I am glad Masaya Volcano made #2 & I love that the MOnteverde tour made #1. I must agree both were fucking awesome!!!

    I miss yall both hope all is well!!!

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:18 pm #

      Aww!! Reading your comment makes me miss you, Jaime!!! We had such an amazing night in the volcano, and thanks for the Monteverde Tarzan swing recommendation! You know, I was so scared and multiple times almost canceled. But I kept remembering how you told me you were there, scared, but feeling amazing in the same time. That was a big portion of what kept me going!!!

  5. Katrina
    20 April 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Ha! I remember when some of these were posted and I got some good smiles out of it. I don’t remember the pink salt lake, though. Is there a link to that? Fascinating!

    Congrats on 2 years. Looking forward to reading more adventures. :)
    Katrina´s last post…Morocco- Intro to cultural differences

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Thanks :D We haven’t written the story yet, our bad, it’s months late!!! Maybe we should write about it, because seems like this amazing place is quite unknown yet (even for people live in that state!)

  6. Claire
    20 April 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Congrats on two years! Your pics are a good representation on things I have done, or want to do-minus being chased by angry seagulls!!
    Claire´s last post…Change is Good

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:21 pm #

      Hahaha, thanks! But being chased by angry seagulls might me more fun than you think ;)

  7. jill- Jack and Jill Travel The World
    20 April 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Great round up. I’ve definitely got some catching up to do with all of the adventures you’ve had so far.

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      Looking forward to see you round up in your anniversary :D D’oh! I have to wait a year for that? Make it 6 months or earlier even!

  8. Cam
    20 April 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    Wow – 2 years! Congrats guys
    Cam´s last post…Interesting Border Crossing from Nepal to India

  9. Michael Hodson
    21 April 2011 at 7:42 am #

    congrats! Proud of ya’ll for keeping going and keeping to the great writing.
    Michael Hodson´s last post…Writing on the Beach- My Current Plan

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:23 pm #

      Thanks so much, Mike, for your support and online company!

  10. Brooke, WhyGo Australia
    23 April 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Very cool, Dina! Some great memories here. Congrats on the 2 year travelversary!
    Brooke, WhyGo Australia´s last post…Start Your Travel Documentary Career in Oz with World Nomads

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:25 pm #

      travelsary! great word, Brooke! Thanks for the great Sydney memory, you contribute a big chunck of it! And I hope we will make super amazing memories in the near future too!! wink wink

  11. Matt | ExpertVagabond
    23 April 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Congratulations on 2 years! Love that our overnight Maysaya adventure made the list. It was great to meet you guys. :)
    Matt | ExpertVagabond´s last post…Climbing Volcano Masaya in the Dark

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:27 pm #

      Thanks to you for the great Masaya night! Won’t happen without your craziness!! Hopefully we will have more wild adventures again in the future!

  12. Stephanie
    23 April 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Congrats on the 2-year anniversary! You guys have covered a lot of ground in two years. Really enjoyed the post.
    Stephanie´s last post…5 Things I Do Not Like About Buenos Aires

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:29 pm #

      It was an amazing 2 years, and we hope more amazing years to come :) Thank you!!

  13. Sophie
    24 April 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    The volcano crater looks amazing. Congratulations in your second anniversary!

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoy the crater photo, it was an amazing night :)

  14. Nancie
    26 April 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more adventures.
    Nancie´s last post…Travel Photo Thursday- April 21- 2010- Inle Lake- Myanmar

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks, Nancie! Yes to the many more adventures to come!! :D

  15. Sailor
    27 April 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    That is such a wonderful experience. I wish oneday I should also go for such an event!
    Sailor´s last post…Norwegian Star – Alaska Experience

  16. Travelogged
    2 May 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Happy 2-year anniversary! I’m glad you survived :)

    I love your reading your blog — here’s to 2 more years on the road!
    Travelogged´s last post…St Andrews- Scotland- Where William Met Kate

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:33 pm #

      Thank you so much! I’m glad we survived the seagull attack and Caribbean current :D

  17. Joshua
    3 May 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Gosh, you are literally living a dream! i am so envious! But also very happy for you! :) Amazing images in magnificent locations! Congratulations for making it all happen!

    • Dina
      8 May 2011 at 5:34 pm #

      Thanks a lot! We are living our dream :)

  18. van025
    13 May 2011 at 3:09 am #

    Congrats on the 2 year travelversary
    Such impressive pictures with beatiful adventures.
    If only I can travel around the world
    van025´s last post…Fragrance of Friendship

    • Dina
      4 June 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you! 4 years ago, we didn’t know that we were going to travel the sorld either, so you might still do it one day :)

  19. Audrey
    20 June 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Those are some great adventures so far! Sleeping under the stars on a volcano sounds magical! I look forward to reading what the future holds ;)
    Audrey´s last post…London Is Flirting With Me

  20. Federico
    6 October 2011 at 2:58 am #

    2 years….wow…congratulations on the trip and the fun u are having! I am a bit jealous too…

  21. Cole (Four Jandals)
    6 October 2011 at 5:14 am #

    2 years! Awesome. We are approaching our 2 year mark as well although never feels like we have done much until we look back like you have. Will have to remember to do an epic 2 year anniversary post as well. Love that Waitomo Caves also makes the 4th spot!
    Cole (Four Jandals)´s last post…Hump Day Wednesday – 05/10/2011

  22. Colleen
    24 January 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    10 random highlights from 12 months/20 countries:

    1. The timeless way the raj Mumbai mansions looked in the moonlight from the window of my crumbling Mansion’s hotel room.

    2. Standing at open train door for hours absorbing the spectacular green kaleidescope of AP’s rice fields, India.

    3. Tioman island, Malasia. Tropical paradise. Monkeys playing in the trees, Monitor lizards, dream beaches, lush greenery and spectacular sunsets over the sea.

    4. Mekong river, Laos. Soaring limestone karsts, timeless and serene.

    5. Angkor Wat. Mind blowing in enormity an detail. The perspective gained from a tethered balloon ride up, up, up.

    6. Philippines: Bacuit archepelago. Banaue rice terraces. Bohol Chocoate Hills on the back of a local’s motorbike.

    7. Interior rice terraces by bicycle, top to bottom, Bali.

    8. Venice by audio tour with rented earphones. Days of walking and discovery. Transported through centuries.

    9. Rome. History heaven.

    10. Naples pizza. Everything it’s said to be. The perfume of fresh basil, the crust, the molten lava fresh mozzarella.

  23. mike
    19 February 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    What great adventures! Thanks for sharing!
    mike´s last post…7 Questions with Beers and Beans

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