This week’s guest post comes from Daisy & Adam, travel bloggers behind Cases Packed. They explain ‘we share a love of discovering new places, and revisiting old favourites. With several trips under our belts already, and many more planned, we’ve decided to take diary notes and journal scribbles one step further and give travel blogging a shot. With adventure and uncertainty ahead of us, we hope you’ll join us on our travels to exciting destinations across the globe.’
1. What is your name and where do you come from?
Hi! We are Adam and Daisy and we’re from the East Midlands, in the UK. Specifically Derby and Mansfield!
2. What sort of traveller are you? Full time / part time / business / backpacker etc?
For five months, we were backpackers (and proudly wore the backpacks!) although before our long trip and now that we’re home, we’re primarily part time travellers. We would love to do it full time, but we feel part time travel suits our lifestyle the best.
3. How do you fund your travelling?
Work! We both had quite a bit of money saved from our jobs before we met (in July 2015) so we were lucky that we could use those pennies to be able to travel. For our other trips and in the future, we save up our wages and look for good travel deals!
4. Where is the best place you have ever been and why?
Adam’s favourite place is Hanoi, in Vietnam. The hustle and bustle, the coffeeshops (we’ve written a blog post all about their coffee culture), and the good food are just so tempting! Daisy’s favourite is New York. Her two visits so far are not enough – there’s just so much to see and do and eat.
5. Where is the worst place you have ever been and why?
We can probably both agree that we didn’t like Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The nightlife scene felt incredibly seedy, and we were a little on edge walking through the city at times. That said, it boasted a wealth of awesome cafes and we were able to learn about the horrible Cambodian genocide, so we wouldn’t have missed it – we just probably won’t go back!
6. Do you have a Bucket List? If so where are the 3 top places on it?
We don’t really believe in bucket lists, we just try to do things when they feel right and whatever we dream up – we only booked our 5 month Asia trip about 3 months before, and then just up and went. Having said that, our top three places we want to go to next are Chicago, as much of Canada as we can, and Mexico city!
7. What 3 things (apart from the essentials – food/water etc) do you always travel with?
Ooh! Daisy would say a good book, a small watercolour pad and paints, and a trendy scarf for when the air conditioning is on too cold. Adam would probably go for extra charging cables (just incase!), cool sunglasses, and a hat to hide humidity induced afros.
8. What makes you happy and why?
Life! Getting out into the world and exploring, be it on our own doorstep or miles across the ocean. Eating tasty and interesting foods, drinking weird cocktails in tiny bars. Walking til we’re so tired we think our legs might fall off. We’re happiest when we’re out adventuring and having new experiences.
9. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
We set up Cases Packed back in July 2016, we started as we were about to embark on our big asian travel adventure, and wanted somewhere to document it all. We quickly found we liked the social media aspect and sharing our trips with everyone, and so here we are today!
10. What makes your blog unique and why should people read it?
We provide accounts of travelling as a 20-something couple, we’re not budget or luxury travellers, just average joes who like food, drink and quirky airbnbs a little bit too much. We’re a down to earth blog looking to share what we like with other people who like those things too!
From ESLT – thank you Daisy and Adam for taking the time to answer our questions. Safe Travels 🙂