YEEY, Finally back with the #TOTD project! Yesterday I have posted a great interview with one of my lovely IG friends and today it is time for yet another great interview with one, well, two of my IG friends. I would like to introduce you to the lovely couple Brooke and Wilhelm Genn also known on IG as nomadicnewlyweds. [click here for their Instagram account]
These beautiful human beings are a true example of a beautiful couple who truly enjoy life. They are one of my 2 fave IG couples that I have discovered so far. Definitely check out their account for lovely pics, great views and great photography!
First a short message from the #TOTD’s:
Hi there! We are The Nomadic Newlyweds – in everyday life we go by Brooke and Wilhelm Genn!
We met in 2012 and were married just a year later –
we’ve packed every moment of our life together with love and travel! We are everyday people,
we have careers to work around and bills to pay but we prioritize travel because it invigorates our spirits and fills us with positive energy!
1. Where did you go for your first travel experience/holiday?
Within days of meeting one another we were already plotting a California adventure – three months later we hopped on our first flight together! I guess you could say when the love bug bit us, the travel bug did too (Too corny? Sorry!). We spent the mornings strolling Victoria Beach, sharing lattes as the sun rose – and the evenings sipping champagne and dreaming up the life of adventures we were about to set in motion.
2. Which 5 items do you always bring on your travels?
We always pack:
1. Travel Journal(s) (and approximately 5,000 pens)
2. Canon PowerShot (this little point-and-shoot is über convenient and takes killer photos – for a hobbyist at least)
3. Small, flexible tripod (some of our BEST shots are thanks to this $20 investment!)
4. “My Little Steamer” (even if we’re staying in a hostel we still want to look sharp! You can find this little gem here.)
5. Protein bars & fruitsnacks (for nourishment and for Mrs. Nomad’s sweet-tooth)
3. Where are you now and where will you go for your next trip?
Currently we are “home” in Des Moines, Iowa! We moved here about six months ago and are enjoying the adventures the beautiful Midwest has to offer! We’ll be making a few journeys that aren’t too terribly far from home in coming months including Wisconsin (mmm, cheese!) and Michigan (swoon-worthy lake views!). We’re also hoping to get Key West Florida on the itinerary again and we’re hoping to visit a few friends in England in the near future as well!
4. What is your dream destination and why?
We do not have a dream destination, as much as we have a “dream adventure” that we’d like to take. One of our greatest travel goals is to plan an outrageous international trip that includes both of our families – parents (plus one very spontaneous grandma), siblings and spouses! No matter the final locale of this dream trip, the journey will be an unforgettable one if we can round up the whole crew for one big adventure!
5. What is your favorite travel picture that you took and why/what is the story behind it?
Our all time favorite travel photo is at a spot many travelers have seen, but maybe not that way that we have. Days after we said “I do” we were blessed to visit the Eternal City for our honeymoon. The weather in Rome turned out to be so unbearable that we hatched a plan to stay up and tour the city by moonlight and sleep the days away under the slight relief of a dilapidated old ceiling fan. Every night after we stuffed our faces with pizza, and wandered through some of the worlds most beautiful history, we let the cobblestone streets lead us to the majestic Trevi Fountain. This photo brings back cherished memories of our first days as Mr. and Mrs.!
6. If you could take 3 celeb travel buddies on your next trip, who would they be and why?
(FYI: This question is being answered 100% by Mrs. Nomad….)
Seeing as we’re a traveling couple, I’m going to instead choose 3 celeb couples to travel with:
1. Olivia Palermo + fiancé Johannes Huebl
2. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge (Kate and Prince William)
Can you tell I’m basing my decisions almost entirely on whom I’d like to borrow clothes from?! On a more serious note, I think we’d really enjoy the company of couple #3. Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi! They seem remarkably genuine and down-to-earth. Not to mention, Ellen would surely keep us all in stitches laughing!
7. Are you a backpacker (budget traveling) or a flash packer (luxury traveler)? And what was the best backpack/flashback accommodation where you have ever stayed?
Both! Our travel accommodation preferences change depending on where we’re off to (and, of course, what the budget is for said adventure!). Whether it be tent, a hostel or a five star hotel we focus on location, location, location! We always choose somewhere that’s in close proximity to a fun walk or a beautiful view.
The Nomadicnewlyweds where kind enough to share a few of their hotspots with us:
A few of our favorites:
-The Cambrian – Adelboden, Switzerland (perfect for adventure & romance: do yourself a favor…visit, now!)
-Casa Laguna Inn – Laguna Beach, California (the epitome of romance and five star service)
-Hotel Rendez Vous – Kotor, Montenegro (small and rustic (read:old) but with a wonderful, central location surrounded by beautiful old churches + it has it’s own simple-but-delicious outdoor restaurant where we enjoyed live music at night. We found it to be a great deal for the price – plus the photo below is just a short walk from the hotel, where we snagged a private sunset sail!)
Experiencing the world together is a part of who we are as a couple – and if you’re reading this, we’re guessing you’re an adventurer too! We hope our travels have informed or inspired you in some small way.
The Nomadic Newlyweds
I hope you guys enjoyed this edition of the #TOTD ! I am so impressed with this beautiful couple For more information about these 2 visit their website at www.thenomadicnewlyweds.com I love how they are living their life and their loveydovey pics are just too beautiful for words. They actually do remind me of Olivia and Johannes. A wonderful and classy couple that live life to the fullest!
Tomorrow I will have another exciting edition for you!
Love you guys!