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Traveler Tuesday – Kate and Mark of Vagrants of the World

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Traveler-Tuesday

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. The Universe always knows what it is doing even when seemingly bad things happen. Take travel bloggers Kate and Mark of Vagrants of the World a couple whose circumstances resulted in full-time travel around the world. Now? They are housesitters extraordinaire and even have a guide to help you do it too!

Let’s meet Kate and Mark!

Travel bloggers Vagrants of The World- Sri Lanka safari.jpg

[1] When and how did you become a traveler?
We have both travelled extensively, it has been a constant for both of us. Over the last year, we have made it a full-time pursuit. Within the space of a year we both, for different reasons had been made redundant from our jobs so we decided to pack up and hit the road permanently. We took on international house sitting as our new mode of travel so we can slow down and experience local culture and live, for a moment, like locals.

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?
A lifestyle!

[3] What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
We love scooters! Where ever we go we try to rent a scooter. We find it is an easy way of getting around most places (and sometimes a little exhilarating!), you tend to take more of your surroundings in than you would in a car with the distraction of studying maps etc. We have rented some crazy scooters in our time.

Travel bloggers Vagrants Of the World- Scootering in Taiwan

[4] What do you typically do while traveling by plane?
We aim for sleep, does it always happen? Mostly no! So its movies, reading, chilling. One thing we very rarely do is drink on a flight.

[5] What is your favorite travel memory involving food?
Food is one of the reasons we travel, who doesn’t get excited about trying different cuisines but if we had to pick; the night markets in Taiwan. All over Taiwan on most nights you will find night markets specifically set up for food vendors. They are extremely clean, very well organised and the food is fresh and amazing.

Shilin Markets Taipei, Taiwan

Some of the bigger ones in Taipei such as the Shilin and Shida markets even have mini restaurants within the markets if you feel like a sit-down street food experience. Our other memorable Taiwan food experience was at the Din Tai Fung on Ninyi road in Taipei, home to the first Michelin star dumpling, we would go back to Taiwan for just one more yum cha at this very relaxed but extremely popular restaurant.

[6] What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?
Network early. We didn’t start networking with other bloggers in our first six months (via Facebook groups etc) and when we did we found out all the things we were doing wrong or could have done differently. There is an amazing network of bloggers out there willing to share, help, inspire – utilise their experience because it can be hard on your own. Oh, and blogging is a lot of work!

Travel bloggers Vagrants Of The World in Morocco

Thanks Kate and Mark!

You can keep up with Kate and Mark on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest as well as their blog. Wherever you catch them, I am sure you will enjoy their adventures!

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