Travel Stories Week 49
What's your favourite place you have visited?
While we’ve done a great deal of individual travel, we still have many places that we have yet to explore together. That being said, one of our favorite spots is northern England, specifically the Lake District, which is absolutely stunning and incredibly serene. We took our first weekend trip here together, so it holds a special place in our hearts. Individually, my (Alysa) favorite place that I have traveled is Austria. I’ve never scene such incredible mountain views or a sky so blue.
What’s the best thing you have seen while travelling?
The most beautiful place I have ever been is Lake Königssee, which is a short bus ride away from Salzburg, Austria, but it is part of Germany. I have never seen water so clear or so blue. The foliage was so lush and the mountains looked so incredibly pure. The whole area is surrounded by nature, and you get a sense of being away from civilization in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s absolutely stunning and I look forward to going back someday.
What’s your best travel story?
Whenever I’m asked about my favorite travel story, I like to talk about my first solo adventure in Madrid. I used the Rick Steves audio guide to tour the city and was led to a friendly looking alley way. Along this alley there is a door with a buzzer, behind which live nuns who make and sell cookies. I speak very little Spanish (what I do know derives from my knowledge of French) and so I was completely trusting Rick Steves to tell me what to say as I buzzed and was let into a dark nunnery. After a few wrong turns through some dark, stone tunnels and through a courtyard, I found my way to a mysterious looking turn table, behind which a nun sat (presumably, as she was shielded by a piece of fabric). The list of cookies available to purchase was along the wall so I opted for the cheapest one. I put my money on the turn table and watched it disappear, only to reappear a moment later with a box of cookies. It was such a completely unexpected experience but it has been one of my favorite moments throughout my travels.
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I started Voyaging Herbivore in late 2016/early 2017, after finding out that I would have the opportunity to travel to China in the summer of 2017. The purpose of the site is to focus on sustainable and vegan travel, by providing guides to vegan options all over the world. More recently, Jack has joined me on this journey and in the summer of 2020, we will be moving into blogging and travel full time. We have plans to move to Bali and to spend some time there exploring and photographing. Because neither of us will have a steady income during this time, we will also be focusing on budget travel content.
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