Travel doesn’t have to be expensive

Interview with Stephen and Jess from

Tell us about yourself.
We are Stephen and Jess from Flying the Nest we are travel bloggers and YouTube vloggers ( About two years ago to date, we quit our jobs, packed up our home and left to travel the world. We did a full year of travel in our first year and since then we haven’t stopped exploring the world.

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive

You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours. Give me your itinerary.

Wow, 24 hours hey? That’s going to be tight especially flying out of Australia where most of that time will be us getting anywhere haha. Lets just head straight to Vegas and see if I can win some money to extend the trip a bit further.

You have won the lottery. Tell me where you want to live.
I think I would want to live abroad in just about every country that will have me. It would be such an incredible way to see the world by having the time to stop and enjoy each location for an extended period of time. I would certainly base myself out of Europe first, there is such so much to see in that part of the world.

Your favorite travel resource on the web?
YouTube. There are some incredible filmmakers and story tellers on that platform that give a way more personal and realistic view of travel than any blog or travel guide ever will. If a picture tells a thousand words, just imagine what video says.

Stephen and Jess

What’s fuels your passion for travel?
Knowledge. You learn so much from just sitting down and talking to locals, experiencing other cultures. It opens your mind to the world and how not everything is the same as back home.

Why do you write?
To share stories. It’s the main reason we got into blogging as everyone kept asking us where to go, so having a platform that can reaches millions of people is just incredible. You also get feedback instantly, you can make friends from around the world and you also have an ever growing diary you can look back on.

What’s on your bucket list?
To make our bucket list a little more manageable we look at our calendar and sort it out by year. For 2017 we are desperate to get to India, Philippines and Japan.

If you were not travelling what would you be doing instead?
Stephen: Working in marketing.
Jess: Primary School teacher.

Single thing you miss most from high school?
There isn’t anything I miss from high school itself but I do miss having zero responsibilities. Now I have bills and rent to pay instead of blowing all my money on snacks and videogames.

Do you have any advice or tips for aspiring travellers?
My biggest piece of advice is that travel doesn’t have to be expensive. All you have to do is make sacrifices in your day to day life that can grow your savings account very quickly. Skip that expensive $5 take away coffee and instead put it towards a flight. Also if there’s a music festival coming up, you will probably remember exploring Peru than being in a mosh pit.

Language you’d most like to be fluent in?
I think Mandarin or Spanish. Mostly because I think that’s the safe bet to go with. There are so many more people around the world that speak these two languages that it makes perfect sense to learn it.

Can you tell us about your next adventure.
Our next adventure will be ticking off one of our bucket list items. We are heading over to Japan with Geckos Adventures to explore a place that I have been wanting to see every since I very young. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited to go on a trip.

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2 thoughts on “Travel doesn’t have to be expensive

  • 1 February 2017 at 10:23

    Thanks so much for having us guys 🙂


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