Heathrow airport. I just arrived after an amazing time in London. I saw most of the main sites and had my fill of beans and eggs for breakfast, tea in the afternoon with fish and chips and beer in pubs for dinner. The highlight though, was spending time with my amazing family. Now, I’ve been through this airport several times on transfer flights. So knowing that my CAD dollar is half the value of the British Pound, I opted not to buy anything and make my way to the Departure Lounge. As I waited for my flight to Prague, in walks two men holding hands. I had to take a second look. Not because they are gay, but because I think I know them. Yes, yes it’s Stefan and Sebastien, from Nomadic Boys – a gay couple travelling the world seeking out unique romantic spots, local culinary dishes and outdoor adventures. I’m a huge fan. So I make my way over to say hi and talk travel…
• How do you incorporate the romantic adventures of a gay couple into your travels? How do you prepare? Can you give us some tips?
We love seeking out romantic and unique experiences wherever we go. This is something that appeals to our readers a lot, but most important of all, we enjoy them. We love the same things that any other couple would enjoy, gay or straight, but we especially love unique and different experiences, along with the cheesy obvious ones.
Our favourite to date was our recent Nomadic Boys luxury gay cruise to the Galapagos
In terms of tips, we are slaves to TripAdvisor and swear by it. We use it to research the best activities for each new destination we visit and a starting point for inspiration.
• Share one of your favourite travel stories? How do these type of experiences change you as a person?
We absolutely love the Philippines, in particularly Boracay island – Why? Cause you can dress up and learn to swim like mermaids there of course! Swimming like a mermaid is actually hard work, involving a lot of core movement and upper body strength as the legs are essentially ‘tied’ together. The legs need to remain straight but not locked and your arms stretched out in front of you. Swimming like a mermaid is perfected by moving with a subtle
• What are your top 5 travel rules that you follow every time you travel and why?
1. Keep a
2. Have a backup credit card for those emergency situations
3. Get your
4. Pack for 1 week max: in theory you will do laundry once a week and anything more you’ll be
5. DROPBOX! Have it on your phone and put
• What are your top 5 travel hacking tips and tricks?
1. Google Maps: get the app on your
2. Research the accommodation on TripAdvisor then contact them directly for the booking. Normally they will give you a discount if you contact them directly cause that way they avoid paying the 10-20% commission to Booking.com/Agoda.
3. Cooking classes: we love collecting recipes on our travels (http://nomadicboys.com/category/travel-with-food) and cooking with locals, so always try to do one in each destination we visit.
4. Body circuits/jogging: we try to keep fit as we travel so if we can’t find a local gym, we head to a local park and go jogging or do series of body weight exercises, weather permitting. We use the Nike+RunClub app for jobs
• What are your top 5 travel things you must bring in your carry on, purse and/or satchel?
1. Bluebie is the recent addition to the Nomadic Boys carry on after joining us in the Galapagos Islands. Bluebie is a cuddly toy Blue Footed Boobie – birds in the Galapagos Islands which mate by the males showing
2. Elastic bands: all those electronic wires need to be organized and elastic bands the best way. We carry a lifetime supply of them.
3. A pen! So obvious but you always need one for the landing card or in a long immigration queue when you forgot to fill in a box and don’t want to
4. Camera/smartphone: It’s the 21st century
5. Sunblock cream! When you need
• What is the most prized souvenir you brought back from abroad and what’s its story?
Our ponchos from Argentina our one of our favourite souvenirs. They were given to us
• Where are you off to next and what are hoping to experience, eat, see and/or learn?
We are currently on a big trip
Just as they were about to talk about Central America, we hear their flight number being called to gate 22. As we say our good bye’s they leave me with their social media networks to pass on to you. So be sure to check them out, they are a lot of fun.
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