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Do you travel with travel insurance?
We use Columbus Direct for our travel insurance and we’ve been extremely happy with them. They’re the best option for long-term travelers because they have a really good annual multi trip which also allows you to renew while you’re outside of your home country. It’s hard to find a company that allows you to do that! They also now include cover on all policies for coronavirus (COVID-19) which covers medical, repatriation, cancellation, curtailment and missed departure. Check these guys out! with a wide range of policies available, no matter what you want to do, or wherever you are in the world, they will look after you.
Where do you most want to visit?
It's a hard decision but, at the top of our list at the moment is Sri Lanka, Philippines, Peru, Costa Rica, Lofoten in Norway, Maldives and Colombia. We are hoping to get to all of these once the pandemic is over.
Where have you been so far?
You can see a full list of every country and city we have visited on our travel map.
As of December 2020, we have visited around 82 countries across five continents, recently spending the majority of our time in Europe and North America.
How often do you travel?
Currently both Craig & Luke work full-time jobs in London, but despite having jobs where we both work the 9 - 5 grind, we have learned to use our paid vacation days wisely!!
Be smart with how you plan your annual leave for vacations around weekends/long weekends etc. we will usually always go on a two week holiday over the Easter and Christmas/NY break.
For example: we could take a holiday for 16 days over the Easter period but only take 8 annual leave days out of our employee allowance. This is down to utilizing 3 weekends and 2 additional national holidays (Good Friday & Easter Monday).
Take 2-day weekend adventures especially if you live in Europe as weekend adventures are the best way to see places within a 2-5 hour distance.
Maximize the use of Federal/Bank/Public holidays! go on a 3 day long weekend trip where possible.
In the past prior to meeting Craig, Luke quit his job to live and travel the USA & Mexico for a year in 2010. During the years of 2012 - 2014 Craig worked "fly in, fly out" job which allowed us to easily travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand without taking additional leave.
In 2014 we both traveled Africa where we spent 2 months, this was possible because we had accrued enough annual leave with our employees at the time. In Australia you can accrue your annual leave and don't have to take it all within the same year.
Which is your favourite city or country?
Its pretty tricky to come up with just 1 because there’s been so many places that we’ve loved and every place leaves us with a different feeling for different reasons.
Luke's favourite places would have to be Cape Town in South Africa, New York City in America and Mexico.
Craig's favourite place would have to be Japan! (this could be down to his love for Mario Kart in the arcades haha).
How long have you known each other/ been together for?
We are coming up to our 10-year mark of being in a relationship together – it is crazy to think it has been nearly a decade since we first met. Luke made it clear early on in our relationship that Craig would be the one to propose. Craig was waiting for same-sex marriage to be legalized in Australia before he would get on one knee. On the day same-sex marriage was legalized, we were in New York City having drinks with friends at a rooftop bar overlooking the skyline, when suddenly, the spire of the Empire State Building lit up in rainbow colours in to mark the occasion.
Later that year, we were back in New York City and it had been snowing during the night. We both love snow, so it easy to convince Luke to come explore Central Park with me in the whimsical winter weather. We came to one of our favourite viewpoints of the park, overlooking the frozen lake, Craig got on one knee and asked Luke to be his husband. He said Yes! We then had a very busy year planning and had our dream island wedding in French Polynesia, 2 years ago on the 6th November 2018.
How did you meet?
We met through one of our good mutual friends, on a night out in Perth’s nightlife hub of Northbridge. After sharing one too many cocktails over happy hour, we decided to move on to one of Perth’s only two LGBT venues, The Court. We danced, drank, and watched drag shows and had an amazing evening, we both knew this was the start to something special.
Where do you come from/ where do you live now?
We are both from the sunny and laid back city of Perth, Western Australia. We decided to go backpacking together in 2015 throughout Asia and Europe before settling for the hustle and bustle of London, UK. We were only supposed to stay in London for a year, but we fell in love with the place, we have just passed our 6-year London anniversary this year.
When did you you get married?
We got officially married on the 6th November 2018 on a island in French Polynesia with our immediate family.
1 week later, we also celebrated our wedding with a reception back in Perth, Western Australia with all our friends and family.