So, it’s officially been 12 months since we quit our jobs, left our NYC apartment, and packed up for a life on the road to travel the world for a year. We had so much positive feedback detailing our first six months of travel (told by a GoPro,) that we decided to update everyone on our next six months. If you missed it, feel free to catch up and check out our GoPro travel story from Latvia to Serbia. We pick back up here in Serbia and finish the year at the tip of Africa. Needless to say, it’s been a fantastic year of travel.
Why all the GoPro shots? We absolutely love taking photos with our GoPro Hero 4 as we travel the world. It travels well, fits in perfectly with adventures and creativity, it’s small, and lightweight. We never leave our hotel, apartment, hostel, beach shack, yacht, or tent without it on our travels around the world. Looking for a GoPro recommendation? Check out our tips on picking the right GoPro and GoPro accessories!
We Traveled the World for a Year with a GoPro: Here’s Our Story
We left Serbia’s capital city and hit up the countryside
Had to get back to being one with nature, so we explored this Balkan country a little deeper.
We couldn’t go to Skopje and not venture through Matka Canyon
Although Skopje may be the strangest capital city in the world, it’s beautiful in its own way.
We found tranquility on Europe’s most beautiful lake
Lake Ohrid in Macedonia holds a special place in our heart
Then we took to paragliding over the same lake
There is no way we could miss out on soaring over Macedonia’s crown jewel
And then we figured we just couldn’t skip Albania
Seriously this country deserves so much more attention. It’s incredible!
We naturally made our way to Perast, Montenegro after
and got completely lost in the blooming wisteria that spring brought us in Perast
We needed adventure on Hvar, so we rode a quad all through the island
Hvar may just be one of our favorite islands in the world!
Still craving an adrenaline rush, we went white water rafting in Split
You can start thinking of Croatia as an adventure country now
And enjoyed sunsets like these in Croatia
Wondering where to go in Croatia? Why not everywhere!?
Then we made our way to another beautiful European lake
Lake Bled. Slovenia’s famous sight is definitely worth a few days of serenity
And we made a few friends along the way
We stopped at Big Berry camp in the Slovenian countryside for a bit, and never wanted to leave!
It was then time for a little R&R sailing the Mediterranean
Feeling like the little mermaid for a day is never a bad thing, right?
Not too much R&R though. Had to get a little active somewhere!
We are two twenty-somethings who just spent a week on a yacht. No, we aren’t rich.
Jumping into the sea is always so refreshing
The perfect Olympic training center
We docked in Rhodes for a scuba lesson
It was much less scary the second time
And took an overnight ferry to Crete and found this pink sand beach
Crete has so many beautiful beaches, it was hard to pick a favorite!
We had to cross continents at one point
We’ve become very fond of airports
And ended up in The Seychelles on an airfare deal
It’s a hard life
this was paradise on earth
An island group fit for a king
Every day was spent in the sunshine
Even the fish swim right up to you in The Seychelles
Can we live here?
We became friends with the zebras in Swaziland
and ended up falling in love with the Kingdom of Swaziland
and then crossed borders into Mozambique to catch this sunset
Travel the world for a year and find total seclusion and amazing sunsets in Mozambique
While getting up close and personal with wildlife
Have we mentioned that Mozambique is one of top travel destinations ever?
The views never ever got old
We found so many beautiful places and people in Mozambique
We worked with the South African rangers and tracked lions in the Western Cape
We saw more than lions though! Read about our eco-friendly safari here!
We rode into the sunset in Free State, South Africa
We may have snapped a photo or two on top of the Drakensberg
after overcoming complete fear in the Drakensberg
Okay, just one more photo on top of South Africa
A nerve wrecking viewpoint
We took to a little snowboarding in Lesotho
Yes, there is a slope that you can ski down in Africa!
and had one last adrenaline rush to ring in a year on the road
Bungee jumping off the highest bridge bungee in the world
Our twelfth month on the road ended in Cape Town. Here are the views from Table Mountain.
One more shout out from the tip of Africa!
I think we found the most heavenly spot in the world at Cape Point.
So what’s in store for the next six months of travel? We’ll be making our way from Cape Town up to Ethiopia. Make sure to follow along!
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