A Podcast for Travel Couples
Travel and Blogging as Long Distance Relationship Activities with Deer Traveler
About This Episode
In this episode, we are joined by Dante and Zsuzsi of Deer Traveler. They are a travel couple, one from Vienna and the other from Mexico city, who found each other while abroad and now are inseparable as they travel the world together. We talk with them about traveling while going to school, balancing their studies, a long distance relationship, travel, and blogging.
We start off with Zsuzsi introducing herself, Hungarian having been born in Slovakia and moved to Vienna to study and work part time. Dante was born in Mexico City and has just completed his studies as a mechanical engineer. They met in Latvia, were together for six months and then began their long distance relationship. During this time, they visited each other in Vienna and Mexico, until Dante moved to Vienna to live with Zsuzsi in Vienna.
After asking where their love of travel comes from, Zsuzsi discusses how her family was not interested in traveling, though she loved getting away and is now compensating for the lack of travel in her earlier years. On the other hand, Dante was influenced by his family who loved getting out of the city to neighboring areas.
Part One: Travel
We start this part off with asking “why travel?” An important question to understand why couples even book that ticket and set off across the world. Dante talks about connecting with the world and different cultures, yet talks about how we all have something in common and we can share these similarities through travel.
Last, they were in Berlin where they had actually traveled to before. Dante talks about how multicultural and tolerant Berlin is and how important that is to him. Zsuzsi compares Berlin to Budapest and Vienna in regards to the surroundings. Now, they are back home in Vienna. Next, they are traveling to Iceland where they will spend four nights to see waterfalls, glaciers, and the northern lights.
Moving on to talking about their most rewarding travel experience, Dante talks about their experience taking a ferry and visiting many cities while couchsurfing, especially in Helsinki. We then move on to talking about their most embarrassing travel experiences involving a bus ride and joining in on a conversation. Finally, we talk about their worst travel experience when they were staying in Mexico and they booked a place for six weeks. They walked in to see cockroaches and scorpions in the place. Traumatizing for Zsuzsi, they called the owner and the place was cleaned up the best it could be.
Part Two: Relationships
Dante talks about how important travel is to their relationship. Their bond over the love of travel has helped their relationship. They talk about how it may not work if one side enjoyed travel if the other did not. In addition to this, if you have different travel styles, this could cause some problems with what to do while on the road. Fortunately for Dante and Zsuzsi, their interests align well while traveling.
Dante admits that it is Zsuzsi who takes care of most of the travel planning, while Zsuzsi praises Dante for carrying the luggage. We close out this part of the interview with a discussion on sustainable travel and advice for couples who want to start traveling together.
Part Three: Making Travel a Lifestyle
In this part of the interview, we turn the discussion towards Deer Traveler. They started the blog to help bring them closer together while in their long distance relationship. With starting a blog and managing an Instagram channel together, splitting up the tasks that come with this, and working towards a common goal really helped them stay connected while in a long distance relationship. These were great long distance relationship activities for them.
We have a short discussion about how they balance their studies, blog, and relationship, including managing their time appropriately and really enjoying their work together. They talk about how they networked and were social on Instagram to gain followers on Instagram. It is important to note the amount of time that goes into this. Many hours per day growing their account, engaging, and networking is extremely important.
The interview wraps up with advice to couples out there who would like to live more of a travel lifestyle together.
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?Berlin/Germany ?? . It was already more than 1 year ago when we visited Berlin for the first time. On the second day Zsuzsi got a very bad headache, she told me that I should leave her there alone and go to watch the city, but it was our first trip together, and I would never leave her there alone ? I told her that we should not worry… Because I was sure that at some point we'll return to this city together… And here we are again. ??♂️ I love you Zsuzsi ? ? Do you like to return to places you already visited? How does it feel? ❤️ ? Watch our stories for more Berlin adventures ?? . ???? . Fue hace poco mas de un año cuando visitamos Berlin por primera vez. El segundo dia Zsuzsi tuvo un dolor de cabeza muy feo, me dino que deberia ir solo a ver la ciudad, pero era nuestro primer viaje juntos, y nunca la dejaria sola ? y le dije que no se preocupara… Porque estaba seguro que en algun momento regresariamos juntos… y aqui estamos de nuevo. Te amo Zsuzsi ❤️ Les gusta regresar a los lugares que han visitado? Como se siente? ? Vean nuestras historias de Berlin para mas aventura?? . . . Check out our blog for travel inspiration : deertraveler.com ? Use #livetoconnect to let us know what are you up to and to get featured in our stories ❤️ . . . #germany #visitgermany #topgermanyphoto #germanytravel #visitberlin #berlin #traveleurope #sustainabletravel #ig_berlin #diestadtberlin #berlincity #berlincalling #wonderlustberlin
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