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Gemma, 34 ex-Teacher of Politics + Current Affairs, sugar addict

I’m the most ‘rational irrational’ person Craig has ever met. I like to make a plan, then I think of all the possible things that could go wrong with that plan. My biggest achievements are trekking 96 miles of the West Highland Way in Scotland, boarding down an active volcano in Nicaragua, and surviving three weeks in a tent, coast-to-coast USA.

I’m a massive advocate for Scotland – she’s a beaut. I also enjoy planning outfits and strutting in said outfits. I can’t travel without my tweezers or my Macbook.

One of my highlights of the trip so far – getting hitched in Austin, Texas! I’m the fingers and lens behind the blog. Craig carries the bags and looks good in photos.

Craig, 36 Superstar tradesman, music addict

I’ve been chasing bikes and gigs around the world for most my twenties. I’m a big fan of the Moto GP (Barcelona, Valencia, Assen), every GP has a unique vibe and there’s always a good mix of friendly people.

Out of all the festivals I’ve been, South by Southwest in Austin is hard to beat. I enjoyed everything the bars of Downtown Vancouver had to offer back in 2006 but returning to hike, bike and hit the slopes topped it!

I can’t travel without Spotify, it changed my life. No highlights, we’re actually living the dream! Planning is overrated.

We met in 2012, booked our first big adventure to Southeast Asia in 2013, testing the waters for an 18-month career break to travel the Americas and Europe in 2015.

Now we have an eclectic mix of countries (who counts?!) spanning four five continents under our money belts (including Colombia, Cambodia and Cuba to name a few); it’s fair to say we’re not shy of travelling.

We love the outdoors, attending gigs/festivals, and are partial to a party (maybe not as hard as we used to now we are in our 30s!)

At Two Scots Abroad, we pride ourselves on creating ridiculously useful travel guides and packing lists to get you moving from armchair to airport.

We believe that you don't need to typecast yourself as one type of travel fan.

Just because you are currently carrying a backpack, it doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a spa retreat or road trip to Iceland next year!

Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, The Stans, Bristol and Cornwall (England), and more of Scotland's islands. OK, we'll pretty much go anywhere! What's on your travel agenda?

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Life update: I quit high school teaching!