Interview with Anne and Jackie from Dual Voyage
The traveling duo Anne and Jackie, from Dual Voyage, share some of their favorite travel stories and advice.
Where are you from and what got you into traveling?
We are both from Melbourne, Australia. Ever since we could remember, we travelled growing up with the family. Whether it be camping trips or family vacation to the beach, we were always on the go. I guess this kind of spiked our desire to travel and see more of this beautiful world.
How many countries have you been to?
Hmmm, good question. We have kind of lost count (whoops). But collectively, definitely over 50.
What is your favorite travel destination and why?
Cappadocia, Turkey - for sure! This is the most magical and dreamy destinations. The culture, people, food and surroundings was beyond words. Not to mention the experience at sunrise. The hot air balloons was just brilliant.
Do you have a favorite travel story/experience you can share with us?
Well, we do! We can both be pretty ambitious when it comes to travelling. Usually feeling that we can achieve the unachievable sometimes and cram as much in as possible to try and see everything we can. Earlier this year in America, we flew from Melbourne directly to LA. From there we got into a hire car and drove 8 hours to Arizona. Arrived at Supai Indian reservation canyon and hiked in the canyon for 28km. Arrived at 8pm in pitch darkness, pitched our tent and camped over night. Woke up at6am, hiked a further 10km to Beaver Falls (featured on our ig) to stay for a couple of hours, get the perfect shot then hiked 10km back to the camping site. Packed up the tent and hiked out of the canyon. In less than 24 hours we hiked at least 50km. We were bruised, battered and a little fragile to say the least, but we did it! The physical and emotional journey we went on is exactly what travelling is all about!
The number one question I get asked, and I’m sure you do to, is how does someone afford to travel the world? Can you tell us a little bit about how you have managed to travel to so many places? How do you make it work financially?
We work our butts off and literally hibernate leading up to our trip. I guess we become a bit anti social as we rarely eat out or do activities that cost money. We budget like there's no tomorrow and really watch what we are spending. Leading up to our trip, we research into the destination in order to save a buck. This all really contributes to our financial status when travelling.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten about traveling?
Be flexible and don't get caught up on the small stuff. Things happen that are out of your control and sometimes the best solution is to just laugh it off.
What advice would you give to someone just starting to travel?
Do your research. Read articles, blogs and even go on Pinterest. If you arrive at a destinations with a solid itinerary of what you want to do and see, then you will have the most amazing time.
What is something you can’t travel without? What are things people should not bring with them?
My camera. We would rather lose all of our possessions if it meant we could keep our camera. Really monitor what you're packing in terms of clothes and especially shoes!!!! chances are you won't wear most of the clothes and when travelling you want to be comfortable, so ladies no heels!
Any favorite apps or other resource you use while traveling?
We always use apps like scansaver and hostel world. These help find the best value for flights or transportation, and hostel world is the cheapest accommodation when travelling. Plus its the best way to meet people from all over the world.
When traveling do you stay in hotels, hostels or an airbnb type accommodations?
Haha, check above! Mostly hostels, but from time to time we will stay in airbnb, depending on price and how many people we are travelling with. Solo travelers, definitely hostels, but in a group airbnb comes out as the cheapest.
How can people follow your adventures?
At the moment, we have around 26k. But we hope to continuing inspiring new followers to follow our journey.