A globetrotting couple sold all their possessions and quit their nine to five jobs to travel the world and share their adventures.
Dylan Evans, 30, and Adriana de Pertis, 33, met in 2018 and bonded over their love of travel and desire to escape the British weather.
The pair had saved up for two years before they could follow their dreams, netting them around £1 a day when they finally started travel vlogging in 2020.
Now, they say, they are working harder than ever to maintain their channel, have built up hundreds of thousands of followers and are earning more than ever before.
They wouldn’t want it any other way, they say.
After meeting, the couple soon started planning big adventures together, with Dylan working in data warehousing and Swedish-born Adriana working as a dental therapist.
After saving £32,000 over two years, the couple resigned in 2020 to launch their own YouTube channel. 2Passports1Dream.
The first blog was posted in late 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pair were able to share their experiences in Asia under rather unique circumstances as borders reopened.
Steadily, they taught themselves the video skills necessary to thrive in a competitive vlogging space.
And it worked. The couple quickly had more than 120,000 subscribers after sharing their adventures in Singapore, the Philippines, Cambodia and Thailand.
The pair had to teach themselves all the skills needed to make it in the competitive space
The vloggers have amassed 300,000 followers on social media since the start of their journey
Dylan and Adriana bonded over a shared passion for travel while living in the UK
Swedish-born Adriana de Pertis, 33, quit her job as a dental therapist to travel the world
Dylan, from Cardiff, Wales, said he always knew the 9-5 grind wasn’t for him.
But he said travel isn’t all glam, as the pair often work more than 10 hours a day to keep up with the constant process of filming, editing and posting.
Dylan said, “For starters, our social media accounts weren’t making any money at all.
There’s a common misconception that traveling YouTubers just drink cocktails on the beach… but we’ve never worked so hard in our lives.
“The first day we made money on YouTube, we were cheering to make about £1 in one day.
However, it felt like much more than that.
‘It was £1 we made for ourselves doing something we love.
Since then, our monthly revenue has grown, although this can vary greatly depending on our location and how often we post.
“We are lucky that we now earn more than with our 9-5 jobs.
“But with this traveling lifestyle for content creation comes a lot more expenses, such as camera gear, travel, insurance and hotels with good Wi-Fi.
There’s a common misconception that traveling YouTubers just drink cocktails on the beach and the videos upload themselves.
“But we’ve never worked so hard in our lives, and we wouldn’t change this for the world.
Adriana, now 33, met Dylan in 2018 and started planning outings after a first date in Thorpe Park
Dylan said that despite all the time and effort that goes into making vlogs, he would never change it
Recently, the couple published a blog about what to do in Singapore in 2023 for tourists
The pair sold their belongings and left rainy Britain to enjoy beautiful landscapes in Asia
“During the savings period,” Dylan continued, “we had a very strict budget and too many Excel sheets to count, but we managed to save £32,000 in the two years leading up to travel.
“We can both remember our last day of work like it was yesterday, it was such a huge weight off our shoulders, knowing we can be our own boss from now on.”
Dylan said at first that friends and family didn’t understand their vision, but now loved ones are using their channels to keep up to date with their travels.
The first vlog in December 2020 documented their flight to Thailand during the pandemic.
Some of their most popular videos include trying the spiciest dish in Bangkok and buying the world’s cheapest suit in Vietnam.
They share tips and tricks with followers and recently managed to fly business class with Singapore Airlines for just $10.
In addition to vlogging, the couple maintains a blog on their website with tips for travelers ranging from insurance to travel card options and VPN options.
The pair say they bonded over their love of travel and a desire to escape the British weather
Dylan and Adriana saved £32,000 together over 2 years to follow their dream
Dylan Evans (pictured) and his partner filmed their trip to Thailand during the pandemic
The couple keeps a lively blog on their website with tips and advice for other travelers
Adriana and Dylan report on the best places to stay based on their travels across Asia
Dylan, who also runs a digital marking agency, said: ‘As nomads we travel light with everything on our backs, constantly changing countries and hotels.
“It’s not easy for us to make friends on the road because we’re always on the go, but we try to stay connected through social media.
“Being away from family and friends for long periods of time is challenging, and we often don’t see them for a year.
“During the pandemic, we were gone for almost two years before finally returning to the UK and Sweden for a month.
“It’s tough, but we’re working hard now so we can afford to go home more often in the future.
“I have type 1 diabetes, which is a constant battle even in normal life.
“While traveling in hot climates, I have to worry about my insulin not being ruined by the weather and being away from home for so long that I need to keep a close eye on my medical supply.
“Fortunately, my supportive family is always there to help.
“My brother sends me more insulin in the mail when I’m running low, which is a lifesaver.
“If it weren’t for him, we’d have to fly home a lot more often.
Everyone can live off YouTube.
“Whether you want to travel like us or explore another industry, with hard work and dedication you too can build an epic following base.
‘Who wouldn’t want more than 100,000 friends to travel the world’.