In this Variant of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we Talk with Graeme Robertson and Theodora van de Pol of Babe, Where’s My Passport?
They’re a married couple from Portsmouth, England who gave up their own life and successful business in the UK to turn into traveling vloggers. Where’s My Passport concerning what sparked their love of their biggest tip for travellers, their favourite cuisines, traveling, plus more we speak with Babe. Take a look at their favourite destinations around the world and discover where Babe, Where’s My Passport are going!
How did your passion for traveling get started?
About traveling when Graeme left the British Army 2007 we put off to Australia for a working holiday visa and since then our whole lives have been evolved. In 2018 be dared to ask ourselves”what’s our wildest fantasy?” The response was unanimous”to earn a living traveling the world.” We chose to YouTube our strategy across the world.
How are you currently traveling in any given year? What are the sorts?
We travel 9 months of the year at a minimum and we travel. Places which are distinct from what we know in Europe. But, we have decided to explore more of Europe and therefore are travelling to destinations in Europe.
You gave your small business up and sold all of your belongings to turn into travel influencers. Did you have any trepidation before you finally made the jump?
It turned out to be a scary notion to give everything we’d worked for up to that point up. But, it turned out to be a long time coming. We put up a date (1 year away) and we all literally left on 365th afternoon of placing that date. “Accepting the risk instead of losing the chance” is just one the expressions we live by. It was now or not to follow our wildest fantasy. We’re getting a little older and it was the perfect time to change our career and do something that we all truly love doing. Had we begun vlogging back in 2007 if we went traveling together we would have been one of the first YouTubers.
Before you became traveling influencers you lived in the UK. What makes the UK a fun and exceptional travel destination? Whenever they visit the United Kingdom, where in case travelers go?
When you reside in a nation from arrival, I think you think there is anything great about it since it’s so recognizable to you or don’t research your own nation. But as then and travelling returning back home to the UK, we have realized that it is such a unique country with this much history and culture. Apparently, London is a must visit place. But for a sense, visit areas such as Blackpool, The Cotswolds, Cornwall and the Lake District. In these areas you’ll find a sense of the appropriate culture. The only down side to the UK is that the weather, therefore preferably visit in the summertime.
What do you want audiences learn and to get from the work?
We share our travel experiences to inspire other people to create their own travel memories.
What are the top 3 destinations you have visited?
We wish to inspire everyone realize it is never too late and to follow your dreams. Make having fun that your priority. Additionally, it doesn’t matter where you are, even if it’s on your country, go outside research and experience the world. Make memories.
Give us a’Top 5′ list for a few of the top 3 destinations. Like even a list of sorts or a mini-guide. It may be anything from your favourite resort, best place to have lunch, finest sightseeing, etc..
California continues to be our destination and a place where we would like to settle down long term. It’s great weather all year round, a healthful vibe is and you may go snowboarding in Lake Tahoe a day and be surfing in Santa Cruz the following moment.
How many countries have you visited so far?
Also, India is one of our destinations. It turned out to be a crazy adventure and we had a fun being there. We experienced a culture shock which really gives you a different outlook about life.
You’ve done lots of traveling since you gave your lives in the UK up in June of 2018. What do you say is?
Traveling through Australia and Finding a campervan has been our first travelling experience that is true so has to be in the top three. The freedom of discovering your own route, parking up during the night to sleep and having that special moment when you awaken in a new place (currently seeing it for the first time with daylight) and to appreciate your breakfast right there, nothing better.
What are the top 3 favourite cuisines?
What’s your favourite restaurant on the planet? What dish do you advocate?
We feel as though we have been to so many but actually it is just 35. That have spent a great deal of time. Before moving on again we want to find a sense for each place. By way of instance, we invested a minimum of 2 years in Australia, 5 months in Californiaper month in South Korea, 1 month in Sri Lanka, 2 months in India and so forth.
What’s your traveling film?
We’ve learned to be flexibe. Things happen out of your control on the road and go with the flow and you have to be flexible. Flights we be postponed or more reserved, the weather will not necessarily be on your side, you get very annoyed about it and will likely get over charged at least one time. But none of the matter since you’ll create memories and experience things which you can not expect before leaving.
What’s your beloved airport?
Which city had the friendliest people?
Who’s your traveling companion?
What’s the best way to kill time when traveling?
We have a”secret” restaurant in Cyprus, Mousikos in Sotira that is off the beaten path. Only locals go there to consume. Nearly all men and women in the village do not even speak English. You have to order the Meze. It’s composed of 21 small dishes of all sorts of Mediterranean incredible meals (the home made halloumi is really to die for!) . It’s such an authentic experience. You will dine outdoors under vines as well as the celebrities , just awesome.
What’s the most exotic place your career has taken you?
Marigold Hotel has to be one of our favorites.
What’s your bit of traveling advice for someone who wishes to, or is going to, embark on a life of traveling?
Changi Airport in Singapore is pretty mad so much great for a layover and to do there. We made a movie and found all sorts of things to do and see including theatre and a butterfly garden.
What are 4 things that you could never travel without?
That is a tough one as we have met people that are kind around the world. But Lopburi, Thailand (aka fighter city ) stands out the most as we obtained assistance from absolute strangers that have been going about their day and moved out of the way to help us (giving us lifts, helping us reach our next destination etc).
What’s your dream destination?
Each other ?
What’s your traveling quotation?
It’s editing but we really do as we are competitive with each other have the credit card game that ends up in divorce.
Where are you headed next?
We recently travelled to The Philippines although the Gili Island were nice and it has so many incredible beaches and islands. The water is blue like Gatorade.
Budget, budget and budget. It’s easy to wish to do every activity, every tour and the entire season of traveling is now down to 6 months traveling before you realize it. We log, every night before going to bed, every cent we have spent. This is you keep tabs on where your budget is going and enables you plan accordingly.
Passport (lol), camera, frisbee and drone
Babe, where’s my passport?
We’re headed home to the UK and then before we reach the airport we’re going away but do not know the destination. How cool is that ?
We’re Graeme and Theodora.
One afternoon, while we conducted a successful Interior Design and Project Management company in the UK, we dared to ask ourselves”what’s our wildest fantasy?”
The response was unanimous”to earn a living traveling the world.”
At June 2018 we finally made the decision rather than losing the chance to take the threat and embarked on a trip. To YouTube our approach across the world.
Where’s My Passport on their Site, YouTube, and Instagram to learn more about them and their Journeys Join with Graeme along with Theodora of Babe!