“Traveling is the best education. It’s about learning and understanding the world.”

1. What did attract you to accept the proposal to come and visit Catalonia
We had visited Barcelona once before but we wanted to explore more of the region. Particularly the Pyrenees and coast.

2. How and when did you start to use Instagram/to make videos from your trips / to write about them…?
We actually weren’t huge on Instagram when we visited Catalonia but it was there that we were inspired to use it more. It is such a visual medium and Catalonia is so beautiful, we found it the perfect way to share our travel experiences from the region. Since then it is one of our most engaged social media followings. We share images of landscapes, wildlife, culture and architecture and we feel that Instagram is a perfect fit for travel. We have been inspired to visit a place based solely on a photograph and Instagram can really inspire wanderlust.

3. Do/es Instagram/your blog/ your videos have changed the way you travel?
Definitely. We started traveling in 2000 when there wasn’t social media or (many) blogs. We were completely disconnected and had to wait until we came home to share our experiences with our friends and family. We always took a lot of photos, shot videos and wrote stories in long emails to our friends and families, but nothing was immediate. When we came home, we found it difficult to convey the excitement and in the moment feelings we had while traveling. Now we can show people what it is like in real time and convey how we are feeling at the time.

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4. Tell us one thing that you will never forget from your visit to Catalonia
Ooh, there are so many things, the Pyrenees, the nightlife of Barcelona, the wine…it’s endless. But the one thing that sticks out the most for us was our first F1 Race at Circuit de Catalunya. We have watched it on TV, but to be there in person was a real thrill.

Sometimes the best travel experiences come out of an unplanned moment.

5. Can you briefly describe in 140 characters the places you have visited (Barcelona, Costa Brava, Pyreness…)?
Catalunya is the perfect all around destination. With beaches, mountains, city life and culture, it has something for everyone.

Catalunya is the perfect all around destination. With beaches, mountains, city life and culture, it has something for everyone.

6. Which is the best advice you have received?
Be flexible. You may have a set itinerary in mind, but when things change, roll with it. Sometimes the best travel experiences come out of an unplanned moment.

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7. What does travelling mean to you?
Traveling is the best education. It’s about learning and understanding the world. It breaks down barriers and prejudice and shows everyone that people are more similar than they think. We have made some of the best friends traveling and have cherished each experience.