the travelling mooseys

5 Questions with… The Travelling Mooseys

Popular travel bloggers and active Instagrammers Nico and Vicky, or as they are better known, The Travelling Mooseys, have taken part in our travel Q&A.

Make sure you check out their blog for lots of great experience recommendations and useful travel tips.


1. When did you decide to turn your life to travel?

This is a great question, but one that Vicky and I cannot pinpoint an exact answer to. Both of us have been extremely fortunate to travel when we were young, as our parents had a strong passion to show us the world by taking us to a range of diverse places during the school holidays. This, played an important factor in fuelling our appetite, as we got older, to continue to experience different cultures, places, people and activities. While, Vicky and I would love to know exactly when we decided to turn our life to travel, we, unfortunately, can’t. Although, our parents’ desire to travel was a huge influence towards turning our lives to travel.

2. What does travel give you that everyday life doesn’t?

Travel provides us with a deep sense of perspective on the way we live and act with people, which we believe cannot be found by everyday life. Challenging your thoughts and awareness can only be achieved if you have experienced new ideas and sights from places you have never explored. Otherwise, it is very difficult to challenge your thinking and expand your knowledge of the world, as you have never put yourself out of the comfort of your everyday life.

3. What is your best tip for someone wanting to pack in their 9-5 and turn their life to travel?

The best advice Vicky and I can give is by emphasising the importance to have the confidence to take the lifestyle change. Otherwise, you won’t give your full effort towards turning your life to travel. By throwing yourself into travel, you will quickly learn the rights paths and skills, that allows you to travel on a constant basis.

4. What do you wish you knew at the start of your travels that you know now?

We wish we know at the start how patient you need to be to see results when you turn your life to travel, for example gaining an income.

5. How do you build a social life outside of work when in a foreign country?

There are many ways to achieve this, although the best way is to use the internet to identify expat communities, clubs, and groups. This will provide you with a rich social life, while you work in a foreign country. For example, during my time when I worked in Shanghai, I joined an expat cricket team, called the Shanghai Hot Dogs. This opened up a door to access a fun community for myself to be involved in.

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Nico and Vicky

Since meeting each other during Newcastle University’s fresher week, nearly six years ago, we have never spent a day apart! We have explored the world together and will continue to do so. In-between pretending we are Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, we both enjoy a range of cool, sometimes nerdy hobbies and interests! We both have strong interests in food and drinks, especially Mexican food, pizza and cocktails. Also, we are both huge huge Star Wars and Middle Earth nerds!
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