Who we are
We are Lizzie and Dave, a couple who love to travel together and share an intense sense of wanderlust. We are two travel bloggers who have created the website Wanderlust and Life to encourage ordinary people, especially couples to travel. We met in Canada on a working holiday, and since then have never looked back. This blog was set up to share some of our travel experiences and to encourage others to travel.
Ok so we aren’t the kind of travellers who are going to go bungy jumping or climbing up huge mountains. We just aren’t that cool. We are more into travel for the average person (who is scared of heights, and mountain climbing, and insects for that matter). We just think anyone can travel and make the most of this fantastic world we live in. Our blog includes our travel dos as well as some of our more awkward travel faux pas. In fact you can find some travel faux pas right here. We are also in the midst of planning our Vegas Wedding so watch this space! Also we are slightly obsessed with Instagram so do check out our page here.
I am originally from Australia, as you can see from the photo above, where I am being very Australian and feeding a Kangaroo. I currently live in the UK which I love even with the lack of sun. This is mostly because the British insects are not always trying to kill you.
I get asked a lot if I have ever had a pet Kangaroo. I have not. The other question I am always being asked is ‘why did you move to England when you could live in Australia?’. The honest answer is apart from my insectaphobia (if this isn’t a word it should be!) I grew up listening to The Smiths and Joy Division and thought maybe I too would gain inspiration in this rainy land.
Another amazing thing about living in the UK means living so close to mainland Europe. For now I am enjoying exploring this side of the world. I am a bit of a fussy traveller, especially when it comes to accommodation and I am absolutely terrified of flying. Although I am getting better and it is always worth it in the end.
Being Irish, travelling is in my blood. I love to explore new places and always like to see what’s around the next corner.Unfortunately, however, being an adrenaline junkie and climbing the highest peaks, jumping out of planes, and swimming with sharks doesn’t work well with my claustrophobia, fear of heights and the fact that I can’t swim.
But what I do love about travelling to different places is stepping through the doorway into another culture and learning about its people, its history, and the oddities which make this world so interesting and exciting to explore. And I like to soak up these experiences as I sample the local food and drink, and watch the world go by.And no matter where the next adventure is, I’m always on the lookout for the best Irish bar away from home (much to Lizzie’s annoyance).