Hi there! We’re E and T. Vicariously Here is all about travel. For the past nine and a half years, we have had the great fortune of being able to travel for close to half the year, every year. Over the past 15 years we’ve traveled to 61 countries together. We started out as budget travelers in our twenties (E) and early thirties (T). E began traveling much earlier, and combined, we have been to 73 countries so far, some multiple times (China, New Zealand, Vietnam, and India just to name a few). We have a dream job that allows us to travel 5 months per year! Last summer we added 11 countries. So many wait until retirement to start traveling or think they can’t afford their dream vacation. Our advice: don’t wait! With the right budgeting, planning, and priorities, you can have the vacation you’ve always dreamed of. We’re here to help.
Why Vicariously Here?
In March 2018 T started an English language website. Her vision was muddled (still is…we’d never get anywhere if planning were left up to her), and travel was a small part of it from the beginning. WordPress still had Daily Post challenges back then, and she focused on travel for those. As time went on, she realized there really wasn’t room for a travel blog on the English site and would occasionally bring up the possibility of starting a separate travel website.
A little over a year later, E got on board with the travel website, and Vicariously Here was born. Basically, T is now running two websites…so…we’ll see how it all goes! Whatever happens, surely the time spent developing them is better than the time she used to spend playing Words With Friends and scrolling through Facebook.
We travel more than anyone we know. “We live vicariously through you!” has been said more than once by many of our friends and family. We started this website to help other travelers and to share our adventures with family and friends. We’ll share our years of travel expertise and helpful tips and information about the places we visit and how we manage to travel on teacher’s salaries. In addition to being the brains and travel planner extraordinaire behind our trips, E actually has a degree in Travel and Tourism. She makes amazing trips happen again, and again, and again.
Where We’ve Been
We haven’t finished updating this map yet, but this is a start. The blue markers are all places we have been together. The black markers are places only T has been. The green markers are places only E has been. If you click on the upper right frame in the corner you can open it to view the larger map with more details.
As you can see, we’ve got a lot of catching up to do content wise! Feel free to request a location for us to write about! In the meantime, we’ll be slowly but surely finishing up blog posts on summer 2019 travels. As time permits, we’ll go back in time a bit and also add other tips on traveling without breaking the bank.
Vicariously Here’s 2019 Travels
This summer we went to Eastern Europe and made our way through Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Austria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Qatar! We’re working on posts about these places. Fourteen drafts and counting…. This winter we are headed back to Vietnam, Singapore (T’s first time), and Myanmar!
Join us vicariously on our first 2019 stop! We can’t wait to take you there!
E and T