Featured Travel Blog: Goats On the Road
For September, we are celebrating the 'month of firsts' in anticipation of a very special 'first' announcement on October 1st. We've asked other travel couples we love to share some of their 'firsts' with us. So excited to feature Nick & Dariece from Goats on the Road today!
What was the first post on your blog about? Our very first post is a total diary style post about the start of our 16 months of traveling around the world. We were in the UK and meeting up with friends for a few days. There's nothing useful in that post for readers! Nowadays, we combine personal experiences, with practical information.
Looking back on it now, what's the first thought that comes to mind when you think about that post? Probably that I can't believe how far we've come since that post / day of travel. Since creating a travel blog we now travel full time and earn a decent living from blogging. We never would have thought our lives would have gone this way, and we couldn't be more happy!
Where did the two of you first meet? We were actually good friends for about 3 years before we started dating. But, our relationship turned from friends to more than friends when we were 23 years old. We were living and working in Calgary, Alberta.
What was the first trip you took together? Our first trip abroad was on a typical North American holiday - the 1 week, all inclusive vacation in Mexico! We loved it and shortly after that, we sold practically everything we owned, packed up what was left and hit the road for 13 months of backpacking through SE Asia and the Subcontinent.
What is an upcoming 'first' that you're looking forward to? In November of this year, we are planning to finally get to South America!! We're so excited to touch down on this continent and see what it has to offer.
What is one 'first' from your travels that you'll never do again? Unfortunately I'll never scuba dive because when trying it, I found out that my ears have some issues and they won't equalize under water. Oh well, I'll leave the scuba diving to Nick! Also, I'll never get Chikungunya (mosquito disease) again because you can only have it once! haha... phew.
About Goats On the Road
Nick and Dariece are the lovable couple behind Goats on the Road, a website designed to show others how to turn their travels into a lifestyle. Masters at making money abroad, they've been on the road since 2008 and have explored some of the least visited places on earth. Follow them for travel advice, and learn how to start a travel blog so that you too can travel more often.