Inspiration, Interviews

The Inspired Traveler # 9 – Bryan and Laurie

April 22, 2011 • By

Our next gracious guest in our Inspired Traveler series is a husband/wife team who run a blog dedicated to promoting the fiscally sound way of traveling, Budget Your Trip.

Bryan and Laurie in Tetouan, Morocco

1)   What is it about traveling that makes you smile?

The thing that makes me smile the most is when I meet someone authentic and proud of their home country. Sometimes these people don’t have very much, and unfortunately live close to poverty, but they are still happy, welcoming, and friendly. These are the great people of the world and the reason why I keep traveling.

2)  What is your favorite place in the world?

That’s a tough question to answer, because I have a lot of favorite places. Cambodia was amazing and beautiful, with beaches, jungles, ancient ruins, and smiling children. Syria is another country at the top of my favorites list because of the friendly and welcoming culture, great food, amazing history, and vibrant cities. Ethiopia is another country that is often overlooked, but a true gem. Finally, Istanbul is probably the most amazing city in the world, and I always recommend it to everyone.

3)  What place would have to pay you to come back and even then you’d have to think about it?READ MORE