Take the world by a storm? That’s just what Kate and Jeremy Storm have been doing full time for the past two years! We put this globe trotting couple to the test with our 7 questions. If you are wondering if the fight, stay tuned!
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1) Tell us a little bit about yourselves. How did you meet? What inspired you to travel together?
We met 10 years ago at an afterschool job in a fast food restaurant–we were both high school students at the time!
We were both excited about the idea of traveling the world, but neither of us had ever left the USA, and of course, we didn’t really have the time and money to make travel happen at that time.
After we got married and took our honeymoon in the Bahamas (our first time out of the USA!) and quickly followed that up with a trip to Paris, we knew we were hooked: within 3 years we had sold almost everything we owned and set off on a RTW trip that has now morphed into a location-independent lifestyle.
2) If you had to travel with someone else besides your travel partner, who would it be? (this person can be living, historical or mythical?)
He Said: Ernest Hemingway–he knows all the good bars!
She Said: Hmm… probably my mom, because I’ve been trying to get her to come travel for years! I think she’d love it, and also, I’m picky about who I spend that much time with.
3)What has been your favorite destination in your wanderings? Why?
He said: Koh Tao, Thailand: it’s a laid-back island with lots of great (and cheap) food. It’s also where I learned to scuba dive, a sport I now love.
She said: It’s impossible to pick one, but I will never be tired of returning to Italy. The food alone is enough to keep me coming back!
4) One of our favorite posts on your site is “Fire on the Utila” Tell us the story!
He said: I remember that we were returning bikes that we had rented, and I suddenly heard people shouting about collecting buckets in Spanish… it took a minute to realize what was going on, but as soon as I did, I ran in to help.
It was a bit chaotic at first, but once we got the bucket line going, things started to progress.
It was definitely strange see a fire somewhere without a proper fire department–it was quite the reminder of how vulnerable places can be.
She said: Jeremy spotted the fire first, and immediately jumped in to help. It’s was all a whirlwind, but within a few minutes we were both on a bucket line, hauling water and trying to help get the fire put out as fast as possible.
Luckily, it wasn’t too scary of a situation–everyone was calm and helpful–but I remember we were all concerned about nearby buildings catching fire and causing the fire to spread.
5) We love one of the themes of your blog is traveling on a budget. So important for couples! What are your best tips for traveling with limited funds?
He said: Try to remember that not everything has to be organized or cost money. One of my favorite things to do in cities is to pick up some local street food and wander around aimlessly. We find tons of cool spots when we do that, and also end up having some of our cheapest days on the road.
She said: Track everything! The easiest way to go over budget (or to stress about being over budget when you’re actually under budget, which can happen too) is to not know exactly where your money is going. I write down our purchases every day, and it helps us stay focused.
6) If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?
He said: Hunger. It’s a travesty that given how much food that we produce as a planet that we have failed at managing it so badly that there are still hundreds of millions of food insecure people in the world.
She said: Wow, that’s hard. I would say making sure all children are in quality schools until the age of 18–I believe a lot of problems in the world could be solved via a ripple effect if we address that issue.
7)You knew it was coming….What has been your greatest travel fight/disagreement?
He said: It’s cliche, but we spend a lot of time arguing about what we’re going to eat. It can be hard for both of us to make decisions, and we often crave different foods on the road.
She said: It’s hard to remember one in particular, but I’m sure it had something to do with getting lost. Not knowing where we are is always a big stress point for us, and sometimes causes us to bicker.
A huge thanks to Kate and Jeremy for sharing their story! Give them a follow!