On the Road with Kym & Em

Mar 29, 2012

Today I'm so excited to be collaborating with one of my newest all time favorite peeps in the world:
 Kym from Adventures of Kym & Dustin
(sometimes I like to think we are best friends separated a birth)
We both share an incredible love for travel, beer, our pups, and our men (in that order) so we thought it would be necessary to interview each other on our favorite topic um ever, Travel.
I can't wait for y'all to meet this sweet little lady, she's truly the greatest!
. . . below are my questions with Kym's answers.

On the Road with Kym & Em, commence!

1) Of course a camera is the most necessary travel essential (ranking right above your husband) but what else is currently at the top of your travel necessity list?
Good coffee is a necessity. I bring a French press or VIA and my tiny camp stove to heat water when we are driving through the country. It’s impossible to find a coffee shop in the middle of the Yukon and being a spoiled Seattle barista I become impossible to deal with when I don't have coffee. I also consider Dixie a travel necessity because she goes everywhere with us! The best part of my day is when we stop to take a break from driving to play with her.

2)Finding amazing food is always a huge priority on our trips, what is your favorite meal you have found in all your travels?
Mangoes in Hawaii!!! Dustin and I agree, we had a mango on the beach for breakfast every morning while we were camping on the Big Island. I have to warn you though, once you have a Hawaiian mango you will never be able to buy them from the grocery store ever again.

3) This is probably the worst question of all, but of all the cities you have called home (just the top three most amazing cities in America: Seattle, San luis Obispo, Jackson Hole, and Juneau. Tough life, I know) which is your favorite and why?
Jackson, Wyoming for sure! In the winter we were outside everyday working as guides and giving dogsled tours. In the summer we were in our garden, sitting in our hammock, fly fishing in the river by our house, hiking with the dog, and spending the evening by the bon fire. It was a perfect mountain life. We lived on a dirt road a few miles from a hot spring.

4) Show me your favorite travel pics! (OK no, this wins the worst question award cause it is probably impossible to pick just one, feel free to show me a million)

5) What are y'alls favorite travel blogs or travel websites?
I have started to really like Pinterest for travel ideas. Besides that I stick to reading blogs.
The Forgotten Compass is one of my favorites! Jessica was my co worker during my first year as a dogsled guide. She is an avid hiker looking for adventure and she can tell a good story!
 A few of my daily reads are-
Life of Something New 
Dashboard Diary- obviously!!!

6) It’s not a real road trip without good music, tell me your required tunes for the road!
This list could get really long... a few artists who’s music I could put on shuffle and be happy for hours are-
Breathe Owl Breathe, Mason Jennings, Jolie Holland, Neko Case, Bob Dylan, Zac Brown Band, and Trampled by Turtles-  
We also really like listening to podcasts and audiobooks because they keep us awake on long drives!

7) What’s the best travel advice you have ever been given?
The best advice so far has been- “Do it while your young!” The only problem with this advice is that we don’t plan to stop traveling when we get “old”.

8)What is currently topping your travel bucket list?
I really want to go to Machu Picchu, New Zealand, Japan, Costa Rica, Egypt, and Texas. I’ve never been to Texas or anywhere in the south so I’m really curious about it!
I think we are planning a Southern Road trip in late September! Cant wait!

9) It's not like y'all to settle in one place for so long! Where to next? 
Well, first were going to Alaska to work for the summer. In September we are free to roam. I’ve been thinking about Colorado, California, or back to Seattle. Seattle is awesome, I just miss sunny days! We are open for suggestions.

10)Totally unrelated to travel, but I’m pretty sure Charlie and Dixie are long lost best friends! Tell me why Dixie is the greatest pup in the world!
Yes, I think Dixie and Charlie would love each other! They could run around and eat powdered donuts together! Dixie is getting good at adapting to new situations. She doesn’t mind living on a glacier, flying in helicopters, she can climb trees taller than me, she also teaches us new tricks and we pretend we taught them to her. Having a dog makes life at least 98% funner!

Be sure to check out her blog to see her questions and my answers later today (and send her some love while you are there!)


Kelsey Bang said...

What a fun trip! One of my favorite traveling blogs is travelingtriplets.com (and now yours to). I love that you bring your dog with you! I want a puppy dog so bad! Thats so cool you get to travel alot! I cant wait to hear about Alaska! I have always wanted to go there!

Unknown said...

fun!!!! so fun. That last picture is pretty crazy. I haven't come across very many traveling blogs- so I'm happy to know I must get my search on! Love this post.

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Love this! Sounds like such fun adventures. I love Mason Jennings too! Happy to hear of more fans!



his little lady said...

all of these images look like so much fun! and new zealand is DEFINITELY on the top of my traveling list with the hubs. :)
xo TJ

Ivy said...

How fun!! I just stumbled across your blog, and I totally LOVE it!!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Fun! I love to travel and I'm def trying to do it while I'm young and single lol :)

These are amazing pics!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Unknown said...

looks like you guys have had amazing travels!! loved reading about them.

Sara Louise said...

I was feeling totally lame because I haven't been to Seattle, San luis Obispo, Jackson Hole, or Juneau (but I really really want to, especially Jackson Hole) but then I read that Kym hasn't been to Texas and since I'm from there I don't feel so bad anymore. PHEW!
There are just way to many places to see. I need to win the lotto like now :)

Kym+Dustin said...

Oh Wow! All your comments are so awesome!!! I cant wait to check out all of these blogs! Blogging just keeps getting funner and funner!
Nice to meet all of you!

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