Hi! We’re Vinita (British) & Kevin (Canadian). We met in the grocery store whilst working in Germany and are now married and travelling around the world! Vinita is a space engineer and has spent the last few years training astronauts, designing spacesuits and operating the International Space Station at Germany’s Mission Control based at the European Space Agency and it’s German counterpart. She works as a consultant and runs a successful website, Rocket Women, a platform aimed to inspire women to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Kevin has worked in tech for the last decade, having been a founder in Canada. We both love to travel and wanted to share our story as we explore the globe.
Here’s how we began our journey:
Change is inevitable. Seasons change. People change. Fashion changes. But travel, travel changes you. Travel changes who you are at your core. Deciding to leave behind everything we knew, our jobs, our home, our family & friends, most of our belongings, to travel wasn’t an easy decision. We knew what we’d be missing; birthdays, weddings, births, celebrations, Christmas and most importantly we wouldn’t be able to provide a shoulder for our family to lean on when they needed us. But we had an urge to travel, to explore, to learn about new cultures and see the world. To learn how to cook Pad Thai in Thailand with fresh ingredients from the market to living like a local at home in Denmark for a month. With Kevin and I a few years either side of 30, and both due for a career change, this was the time, if any. From the moment we had met over 4 years ago, in a grocery store fortuitously whilst based in Cologne, Germany, to our wedding day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, we had always agreed about one thing, we wanted to travel (although I admit I hadn’t initially envisioned travelling with solely a small backpack, but more on that later). This blog will follow our journey from Canada to the UK, across Europe to Southeast Asia and beyond. Join us as we travel around the world. – Vinita