Meet Brad and Sarah of Home and Away – a lifestyle blog. When we spoke to them earlier this month here’s what they had to say;
H & L: Where did you first meet one another?
Brad & Sarah: We met through our high school. Sarah was a grade 12 student and Brad was an alumni returning as a student leader. We sat next to each other on a bus and the rest is history!
H & L: Where did you go on your very first date?
Brad & Sarah: We went for ice cream in a little ocean-side town called White Rock.
H & L: What inspired you to embark on a round the world trip?
Brad & Sarah: Our love for travel! We’ve each lived abroad for months at a time and studied Global Development/International Studies in university. We thrive off of exploring new places and experiencing new cultures. We talked about doing an around-the-world trip before we got married and its been a dream of ours ever since.
H & L: Sarah, what is the most romantic thing that Brad has ever done for you?
Brad & Sarah: We did long distance for 10 months at the beginning of our relationship. Brad was living in Hawaii and I was living in Costa Rica. He wrote me a handwritten letter each day that we were apart! When we were finally together again, he planned a scavenger hunt for me – with the letters being the final gift. But guess what? Someone stole all the letters before I could find them! So sad but still romantic, nonetheless.
H & L: Brad, what is the most romantic thing that Sarah has ever done for you?
Brad & Sarah: Two years ago, at Christmas, Sarah got me what (I think) will always be my favourite gift. Rather than buy me something, she planned a date for each month of the year, complete with tickets, parking money, and all the rest. It was the gift that kept on giving, and one that created many memories!
H & L: What is your favourite travel destination and why?
Brad: Israel. It’s a place that I had been reading about my whole life, and to finally visit it was surreal. Around every corner was something remarkable and profound.
Sarah: Santorini, Greece. Everything about the island is amazing – the white and blue buildings, the food, the colour of the water. I can’t get enough!
H & L: What has been your most exciting adventure together?
Brad & Sarah: We’re currently on it! We are travelling around the world and still have over a month and a half to go!
H & L: Favourite place to eat in the world?
Brad & Sarah: It’s a three-way tie between Greece, Mexico, and Thailand for Sarah. For Brad, the answer is easily the USA (big portions, small prices).
H & L: Where do you have planned to visit next?
Brad & Sarah: Our next stop is Albania!
H & L: What is your favourite thing about travelling together?
Brad & Sarah: Having someone to share all of the experiences and memories with.
H & L: Going round the world is probably your dream trip, but where would you love to go to that you’re not visiting this time round?
Brad & Sarah: We would absolutely love to visit Iceland or Morocco!
H & L: What would you say to other couples considering travelling?
Brad & Sarah: There will never be a perfect time to travel. There will always be something that can hold you back—family, work, a mortgage, etc. If travelling is something that you are passionate about, make it work with what you have. It doesn’t always look or work out how you imagine, but that’s ok. Take it and roll with it.
H & L: What inspired you to start ‘Home and Away’ blog.
Brad & Sarah: We started Home & Away so that we would have a place to look back upon our memories, for family and friends to follow along, and to motivate us to write and take photos of our experiences. We also hope that our blog will help and inspire others when planning their trips.