Hey, we’re Emily and Oli!
We’ve been together 12 years (married for two) and in that time we’ve visited more than 30 countries. We love to explore beautiful places and capture our favourite moments to share with you. Swipe to see some of our recommendations.
Our favourite places
10 places we’d recommend adding to your bucket list
The region spanning southern Argentina and Chile is full of stunning landscapes with mountains and lakes in every direction. It’s a perfect place for hiking and there are trails for everyone. Our favourite areas were Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego and El Chaltén in Argentina, and Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Definitely our favourite of the 14 states we’ve visited so far, Hawaii is paradise. We spent our honeymoon on Maui and our highlights included renting a jeep and driving the Road to Hana, and flying over Haleakala volcano in a helicopter. It’s an expensive place to visit but worth every penny.
We love Italy and our first trip away together was to Florence so Tuscany will always have a special place in our hearts. Emily also spent a semester living and studying in Siena as part of her university degree. Both cities are stunning. Pisa is the third main city in the region and it’s worth a visit to see the leaning tower. There are lots of other smaller towns dotted around that are also really cute, plus the countryside is just beautiful.
4. Colombian Caribbean
The colourful city of Cartagena and the islands of San Andres and Providencia are so vibrant and beautiful. The sea of seven colours lives up to its name and is the clearest, brightest water we’ve ever seen. It’s a great place to snorkel, swim or sail.
5. New Zealand
We’ve visited New Zealand a couple of times as Emily’s sister lives there. It’s full of beautiful scenery. Some of our favourite spots include Queenstown (we got engaged under a willow tree by Lake Wakatipu), the rugged west coast beaches near Auckland like Karekare and Piha, Waiheke (an island off Auckland) with its vineyards and incredible restaurants, and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - an 8-10 hour hike with views of Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings movies), emerald lagoons, lakes and mountains.
6. Easter Island
Such a mystical place! Not the cheapest to visit but definitely worth it. There are so many moai (heads) in various states of repair. We only had three days there so we rented a Suzuki Jimny and drove around the island, visiting all of the main sights. One of our favourite moments was watching the sun rise behind Ahu Tongariki.
7. Las Vegas
We’re not quite sure what it is about Sin City but it keeps drawing us back - we’ve each been six times (five together)! If you like hot sunny weather, luxury resorts with huge pools, amazing food, incredible shows, free cocktails, and card games or slot machines then Vegas might just be the place for you. Oh and don’t forget all the bright lights! We’d recommend a trip to the Neon Museum to see some of the old signs, and if you have time then don’t miss heading to the Grand Canyon while you’re there!
8. Islas Galapagos
The Galápagos Islands are another expensive destination but you can do it on a budget - we managed it by staying on land on a couple of islands, picking budget accommodation, and just doing one big day trip by boat. The towns aren’t very pretty but the uninhabited volcanic islands like Bartolome are stunning. And there really are animals everywhere! The sea lion pups were our favourites but we also enjoyed watching some marine iguanas wrestle!
There’s something magical about the narrow, hilly, cobbled streets of Cusco, Peru. It’s home to lots of old Incan sites like Qoricancha (the most important temple of the Incan empire, which had a church built on top by the Spanish colonisers), Sacsayhuaman, and the 12 angled stone (an example of their perfectionism and building skills). You can also easily take day trips to nearby wonders like Laguna Humantay, Rainbow mountain (Vinicunca), Salinas de Mara and, of course, the must-see wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
By far the most beautiful area of Bolivia and some of the most stunning natural scenery we’ve ever seen lies just outside the town of Uyuni. The town itself doesn’t have much to offer except a few cute little cafes and bars, but it’s the starting point for the one or three day tour of the salt flats and high altitude lagoons - we’d recommend the three day tour. Our favourite part was the red lagoon (Laguna Colorada), which is unlike anything we’ve ever seen - not only is the water a pinkish red colour but it’s filled with flamingos and surrounded by volcanos.