If you ask any traveler what one of the best parts about traveling is, high up on that list will be meeting other people. Now don’t get me wrong, you meet all sorts of people when traveling but sometimes, you happen to be at the right place at the right time, and you meet someone that you instantly hit it off with. This is how we met before Adventure In You. Tom and I met in the oddest of places, right smack in the middle of the sand dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam. I was taking a go pro video of myself sand sledding down a hill and as soon as I reached the bottom, I saw Tom, rolling down the hill. No sand sled, no nothing, just going for it and having a great time. I started filming him while laughing, half thinking to myself, “who is this idiot rolling down the hill?” Afterwards he came over to borrow my sled, and the rest was history.
We ended up meeting in most of the stops in Vietnam as we were both traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. I was taking my time riding buses while he was riding up on a motorbike with some friends. Both of us being naturally drawn to excitement and adventure, we hit it off and had a blast traveling all throughout Vietnam together. I even hopped on the back of his bike on some parts of the trip. I then headed off to Laos by myself while Tom rode on heading up Northern Vietnam.
After three weeks in Laos, we decided to meet again in Thailand to spend a couple of days in Pai and the islands. Tom had already been traveling for 6 months before we met, and I was doing a last hurrah around Asia to end my yearlong backpacking trip. With our days consisting of motorbike rides exploring islands, endless conversations and laughs, we soon parted ways. I was heading back to the Philippines and he was heading towards Malaysia. The Philippines was next on his list, but being a traveler myself, I knew plans always changed and anything could happen. (READ: 5 Things I Learned from Traveling)
A year later, we are about to set off for a new adventure, with this new travel and adventure blog in tow. We figured that traveling has brought us together, so why not share that love and passion for it with others. Before we met, we both worked like crazy to save, and when the time was up, we both quit our jobs and just set off. Tom traveled all over South East Asia while I hit Europe, America, and finally, Asia. (READ: How I Survived Europe on a Budget)
There are so many people out there who are scared to take that initial first leap, but trust me, once you do it, you won’t regret it. So with this in mind, Adventure In You was born. It is a brainchild of a drunken conversation, which we decided to pursue because we both believe that traveling, was one of the best things that we have done. Despite being in Manila (UPDATE: Back on the road now! Follow us on snapchat @ TRAVELWITHUS), Tom and I have decided to write about our previous trips, upcoming adventures, and traveling around the Philippines. After all, we have 7,107 islands to choose from. To put it quite simply, we are just two dorks who both love food and who choose to enjoy the little things in life. So follow our journey, listen to our ramblings, and let us share our travel (mis) adventures around the world.
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Anna Faustino is ½ of the travel blog, Adventure in you. She and her partner Tom met one fateful day in Vietnam and they have been together ever since. Brought together by their love for silly dance moves, good food, and discovering new cultures, they’re on a mission to go have as many adventures around the world as they possibly can.Follow their journey on;