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This month’s adventurous travel couple are Victoria & Terrence of Follow Me Away. This talented photographer/model duo produce magical, epic images as they travel the world.
Hi! Please introduce yourselves.
Hey everyone! We are Victoria and Terrence and we are a photographer/model travel blogging duo. Terrence is 27 and a photographer. Victoria is a model and digital marketer.
When did you first start traveling together?
We took our first trip in June 2015, so exactly one year ago!
How would you describe your travel style?
Our travel style is fluid and frugal! [If this isn’t already a blog name, someone should snatch it up!] We love deals and affordable destinations and also enjoy exploring epic landscapes and lesser-known destinations!
What has been the most rewarding part of traveling as a couple?
The best part about traveling as a couple is getting to see the world and solve problems with your best friend!
What has been the most challenging part of traveling as a couple?
For us, the most challenging part of traveling together is separating shooting for our Follow Me Away project and enjoying the location we are at as “normal” people. For example, during our 3 month trip in Europe, we did 33 photo shoots. That can become tiring and stressful because we are constantly thinking about the next shoot instead of enjoying time together. The things we do for art!
Have you ever had a fight on the road/while traveling, and how did you handle it?
We don’t really fight, but we disagree. One of our most recent disagreements was related to coming home from our 3 month trip. Victoria didn’t want to come home but Terrence was ready to get back, work, and recharge. It was the source of some friction, but we ended up talking it through and remembering that we went into the trip with a “3 months max” plan. It wouldn’t be fair to push the trip over that mark for Terrence and complaining on Victoria’s part would be unfair.
Can you share your funniest, most humorous experience traveling together?
We were staying at a flat in Paris and Terrence got a huge splinter in his foot from the vintage wood floor. Victoria decided she was going to bed early that night but Terrence asked her to check it out. Of course there was a huge splinter in Terrence’s foot and we didn’t have tweezers. We had to use pliers from our pocket knife, a safety pin, and finally, nail clippers, to get this giant splinter out of Terrence’s foot. The whole ordeal took an hour, Victoria went to bed at 1am, and Terrence had to walk about Disneyland Paris with a booboo foot!
Where have you been that you would recommend as the top destination for couples travel?
It really depends on what you are interested in! We can’t suggest a blanket destination for everyone because each couple is different! If you love the city, uh…Paris! We can’t get enough of Paris. If you want some adventure..Co. Donegal Ireland! It is a very unique part of the country that not many people see! Want the beach? Belize!
How long have you two been together?
We known each other two years, been involved for about a year, and been in an “official” relationship since February.
Do you think your relationship would be different if you didn’t travel?
We would be more well-rested and Victoria would be less stressed!
How do you define love?
For us, love isn’t something that can be easily defined. It’s a feeling. A feeling one can have towards Another person, a place, an object etc. It’s not measurable on a scale and can’t be compared. Love is unique.
What do you think is the glue that keeps relationships together?
Your connection with the other person down to a spiritual level. We have both been in relationships in the past but we feel like we are bound together by a force that is out of our control. We know that we have to do our parts to work together and keep everything successful, but we understand that no matter what, we will always be drawn to one another.
What advice do you have for couples considering
Bring two laptops/tablets so you can each have one when connecting to wifi! For us, having our own wireless device is important for unwinding and de stressing at the end of the day!
*Two Drifters’ note: We personally can’t get enough of Victoria & Terrence’s GORGEOUS photography. Make sure to see way more of these talented folks’ stuff on their website and on their social media accounts:
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- Love on the Road: Quene & Moe
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- Love on the Road: Stefan & Sebastien
Amy Hartle is the author of Do You Love Me? How To Stop Seeking Reassurance in Relationships, a book on reassurance seeking and relationship anxiety. Both her book and this blog are born of personal experience; Amy shares expert relationship advice from the lessons learned during her own 10+ years with her husband, as well as couples travel tips and romantic getaway recommendations, all gleaned while traveling the world together.