A British couple traveling the world posting envy-inducing photos on their Instagram account has revealed the secrets of their incredible lifestyles.
Jack Goodwin-Jones, 26, and Becky O & Connell, 25, met when they were studying at Sheffield Hallam University.
The pair is running @ twotickets.toanywhere, an Instagram page where they describe their amazing lives of travel for their 25,000 followers – while traversing the world in exotic locations.
They managed to save their money for their adventures by saving on meals, skipping drinks with friends and partying abroad & # 39; the number one budget killer & # 39 ;.
Jack Goodwin-Jones, 26 and Becky O & Connell, 25, explore Chiang Dao, Thailand, in May 2019. They share their adventures with 25,000 followers on Instagram
A love nest: the couple visited Bali in November 2018 and cut this cute photo for their Instagram account
The young couple admits that they & # 39; love life & # 39; as they travel the world, but say the lowest points may be that they miss their families (pictured here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019)
The couple, who are now full-time travelers, have visited an average of 6.8 countries a year since graduating (pictured here in Lisbon, Portugal in July 2018)
Despite a meeting in the rainy city of Sheffield in the north, the young couple dreamed of escaping the 9-5 lifestyle that most college graduates face and travel to more colorful locations than the steel city.
Their first vacation was to Cyprus in June 2014, and after a series of mini breaks, they realized how much they would like to explore together.
Now their Instagram account is filled with wanderlust photos from Cambodia, Australia, Thailand, Spain, Slovakia, Singapore and more.
And while other young graduates are chained to their desks, Jack and Becky have visited a staggering 34 countries together – an average of 6.8 a year.
Jack and Becky, pictured here in March 2019, share their adventures with 25,000 followers on Instagram
Jack explains that living in the traveling lifestyle gives them a freedom that their mind & # 39; clear and happy & # 39; holds (pictured in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2019)
After graduating, the lovers didn't want to get a 9-5 job and went on a trip around the world (pictured in Chiang Mai, Thaliand, February 2019)
Jack explains: & Frankly, we never like to say this to people because it sounds like we brag, but we love our lives.
& # 39; Traveling every day, not really having a schedule and being free to wake up whenever we want (don't be fooled, this is often 5 o'clock in the morning) gives us a huge sense of freedom.
& # 39; No 9-5 job can ever give us this. The freedom we have helps us to keep our mind clear and happy, we determine our own routine. & # 39;
Michael revealed how they were able to finance their adventures, and said: “We clearly saved a fair amount of money before we went on a trip.
Becky, pictured here in Chiang Mai, Thaliand, February 2019, admitted that her family lacked the most difficult part of traveling
Jack and Becky have now visited 34 different countries together (photos & # 39; s) roaming around in Penang, Malaysia, in March 2019)
After a six-month journey through Asia and Australia, the couple set off for Europe in the summer of 2018 (pictured here in August 2018 in Budapest)
The couple managed to save money by never going out for expensive meals and only going out once or twice a year for a drink (photo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019)
For a year the couple managed to live purely from their savings and traveled through Asia, Australia and Europe (shown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019)
& # 39; We did this by never going out for expensive meals and drinking out with our friends twice in a whole year. With a full time job and living that way, it was easy for us to save the money.
& # 39; So for a year of full-time travel, we lived off our savings.
& # 39; Even though we loved it when we lived off our savings, we never stayed in 5-star hotels (or actually in a hotel, unless the price was right), but instead for guesthouses and host families. They are a fraction of the price, always clean, private and usually come with a good breakfast.
& # 39; After about a year we noticed that we had to earn some money if we wanted to continue traveling full time.
The budget-conscious couple revealed that they do not stay in hotels because they opt for homestays and cheaper guesthouses (pictured for the famous Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019)
Jack revealed that the couple loves the freedom of the traveling lifestyle (pictured in Chiang Mai, Thaliand, February 2019)
Jack admitted that the couple has a joint bill from which they pay together for all their journeys (shown in Singapore in August 2018)
The couple helps finance their lifestyle by teaching English to Chinese children 12 hours a week online (shown in Australia in 2017)
The couple say they have been home twice since their adventures in 2017, but revealed that they rely on FaceTime to stay up to date with their families (shown here in Prague, July 2018)
Jack revealed that during his travels the couple often & # 39; stay at home & # 39; likes to save money. Staying with the locals is often a fraction of the price of a hotel (pictured with a host family in Bali, May 2019)
& # 39; At the moment we have looked at online education. Now we teach English to Chinese children online 12 hours a week every day.
& # 39; This pays us in full to travel, albeit at a slower pace than before.
& # 39; Teaching online is not the only option. There are a lot of jobs you can do remotely, we have met everything from wedding planners to health consultants who travel and work with their laptop! & # 39;
The pair admits, however, to be very careful with their budget and to admit that there are days when not everything is magical.
The pair admits that they are very careful with their money to support their traveling lifestyle (shown in Singapore, August 2018)
Jack and Becky returned to Malaysia several times during their travels, often with photos of temples on their Instagram account
Jack revealed that the couple loves traveling every day, has no schedule and is free to wake up whenever they want (pictured together in Penang, Malaysia, in March 2019)
The couple, pictured here in Bali, admit that they have to use their money wisely and rarely treat themselves
Although their Instagram feed might look like the perfect life, the couple say they use their Instagram stories to talk more openly about travel (shown here in Malaysia, March 2019)
The couple, who met at the university in Sheffield, had been together for five years before traveling together (pictured for the famous Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2019)
The young travelers admitted working on their travel content every day and calling it & # 39; more than a full-time job & # 39;
While their social media feed looks like an incredible sunset after the other, the couple is surprisingly honest on their Instagram stories and speaks honestly about how life is really behind the glamorous photos.
Countries where Jack and Becky traveled to
October 2017 – Indonesia
November 2017 – Northern Thailand
December -2017 – Cambodia
January 2018 – Australia
February 2018 – Malaysia and southern Thailand
March / May 2018 – Australia
June 2018 – UK
July and August 2018 (Inter-railing) – Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria
August / September 2018 – Singapore and Malaysia
October / November 2018 – Indonesia
December 18 / January 19 – UK
February 2019 – Northern Thailand
March / April 2019 – Malaysia
April 2019 (Current) – Bali, Indonesia
Jack explains: & In short, to do what we do, you have to use your money wisely.
& # 39; You cannot treat yourself to everything you want every day in your own country, and the same applies if you are traveling like us.
& # 39; We know people who were planning to travel for a long time and returned home within two months because they were throwing away their money. Celebrating is the number one budget killer, we promise you. & # 39;
The couple openly admits that despite their perfect appearance, not everything always seems to be that way.
He adds: & # 39; People who look at our Instagram feed can assume that full-time travel is the perfect life and every day is full of fun and adventure.
& # 39; The truth is that we only post the good times and our best photos on our Instagram feed itself.
& # 39; Nobody wants to see our bad experiences documented in photos & places in our food, nor do they want to see us sitting in a bus waiting to cross a border or to chill at the airport and there at & # 39; looks tired in the morning.
He continued: & # 39; We still share all our most candid moments, good or bad, but we reserve these for our Instagram stories, where we can show it in a video and explain what happens in our daily lives.
The couple, pictured here on Bali in May 2019, say they are all & # 39; real and relatable & # 39; but says it's hard to be away from friends and family for a long time.
The pair admitted that despite their apparent & # 39; perfect & # 39; life, they still had bad days (pictured here on Bali in May 2019)
Jack and Becky run an Instagram page @ twotickets.toanywhere and give English lessons online to finance their lifestyle (shown in Langkawi, Malaysia, March 2019)
Jack and Becky, who had been in a relationship five years before their adventure, admitted that traveling together & # 39; s & # 39; n great commitment & # 39; used to be
& # 39; We want to stay real and relatable. It is clear to most that we are far removed from the & # 39; perfect & # 39; Instagram couple – there are plenty of them already. We are only here to enjoy ourselves, to be real and hopefully make people laugh. & # 39;
& # 39; I love what we do, but it remains difficult not to be with family and friends for a long time & # 39 ;, Becky adds.
& # 39; We have managed to be home twice since we left, but it would of course be nice to see family more often. However, the face duration is great! & # 39;
The best travel tips from Jack and Becky for other couples
– It is probably not the best idea to travel full time with someone you have not been with for too long. We were together 5 years before we did it. It is such a great dedication and if you do not know all your own and the peculiarities of your partner, you might start working against each other's nerves very quickly.
– It is important to know that you are familiar with each other, the travel life brings you all kinds of unexpected twists and turns. You must be able to stay calm and deal with it.
– Determine your limits before you travel. What is your budget? How much do you spend on accommodation expenses, etc. Will you share all your money or keep it separate? We have a joint account that we pay for all our travels with. It works for us, but not for everyone.
– Do not think that it is easy to just become a travel blogger / Instagrammer. It is not only very difficult (especially if you have no previous experience) but also takes a lot of time. We work every day on our photography and editing skills, write on blogs, answer people on Instagram to help with their own journeys. Being a content maker takes more time than a full-time job. But at the end of the day we enjoy it and do it on our own terms!
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