Travel Content Creators & South America Backpacking Experts
Alex Koumi & Joe Bayfield
We are both recovering Londoners. Koum (the ginger one), a recovering accountant, and Bayf (the non-ginger one) a recovering teacher. Everyone calls us by our last names.
Our eyes were opened to the joy of travelling in 2014 during our first long trip backpacking around South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
It took us 5 years after that to realise that living in the big smoke and seeing the world on two week holidays once a year just wasn’t enough for us, so we decided to turn our passion into a lifestyle.
We took the plunge in April 2019, quitting our jobs and setting out to explore South and Central America for 18 months.
We started in LA, crossed the border into Mexico and spent 5 months there, then flew to Ecuador. From Ecuador we made our way down into Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and then Chile (with a brief 1-week jaunt to Rio for carnival).
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis sent us home 12 months into the trip, but every cloud has a silver lining. We are now working day and night on our blog and Instagram to become the no.1 go-to blog for backpackers heading to South and Central America. Fingers crossed we will be back on the road in 2021!
For as long as possible, we will be trying to avoid the question… shall we go home?