Couples that travel together, stay together? Sounds right to me! Jess – one half of North and South Nomads – and her hubby Shawn can be found out and about enjoying a nomadic life outdoors. They call three different countries home (I love that) and enjoy the company of friends and family spread all across the globe!
Let’s meet Jessica!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
My parents would regularly pack us up as small children and go on roadtrips 2-9 hours away from our place in Australia to mountains and beaches. As a teen I protested over the Olympics in Sydney (seriously, what teen does that?!) and asked them to take us away. We went on a roadtrip all over Australia for a few weeks instead of watching the Olympics in our town.
 What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
Can I say freedom ten times?
 What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I know it’s politically incorrect to say driving these days, but I love nothing more than getting in a car with good handling, putting on some Amy Winehouse, and driving through the mountains for a few hours. I have an aversion to almost all forms of public transport, because crazy people corner me!!!
 What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
I have these grand ideas of doing work, but it almost never happens. Vegan meals on planes are almost always really tasty, so I tend to enjoy my food, have a drink or two, watch a movie I wouldn’t normally watch (I rarely stray from sci-fi, horror, and fantasy, but on planes I’ll try anything), and then sleep. I’m that person who sleeps 8 hours on a long haul flight without any meds to help, even in cattle class.
 What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
It’s not a tasty one, but it makes me laugh. We were on an extended roadtrip through semi-rural America. For some reason the area we’d decided to stay in for a few weeks had no tofu anywhere. We drove hours looking for tofu for me, and finally came upon a health food store. I was certain we’d have luck there. I asked the lady at the cash register for tofu, and she looked at me like I’d spontaneously sprouted a second head in front of her, shook her head and said, “there’s no tofu in Turlock!” as if I was crazy for the suggestion. I recently had deep-fried Thai flowers for lunch and it was delicious, so there’s something to balance that out. 🙂
 What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
It’s important to have other blogger friends; a tribe you can chat freely with. Because your friends and family who don’t blog probably won’t understand much when you need to bounce ideas around or vent about something!
 Where to next?
We’re based in Thailand for the next 6 months. Our triple entry visas mean we have to leave every 60 days, so the rough schedule is: Thailand, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, North America.
How about you? What would you like to know about Jessica?