whatifwewalked

Luke & Nell | Travel Couple

What if we walked? 👣👣 ➳ We travel, we walk, we write & photograph ➳ Now: Italy ➳ Our nice blog:

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On top of the tower - This little lane is literally marooned on a piece of rock 300m above the ground, can you believe that? Beyond these people's garden borders and the end of that street there is just a sheer drop. This is one of the last days we were in Umbria (this is Lazio, but let's not quibble). We've found exploring this splodge of inland Italy so amazing and unexpected. We suppose it's surprised us to find a neighbour of Rome and Tuscany so beautifully untouched, so wild. Come here if you can. • • • • • #lovelettertoeurope #italy #lazio #lazioisme #loves_italia #igersitalia #prettylittleitaly #ilikeitaly #whatitalyis #italy_vacations #civitadibagnoregio #kings_villages #borghitalia #smalltown #italianlifestyle #travelcouple #travelinspo #inspiremyinstagram #bestdiscovery #amazingplace #speechlessplaces #lppathfinders
Always taking the time to see places we've dreamed of ― In the last days before we road tripped out of Italy we visited Bagnoregio, the magical island village. We went at sunrise and walked right in. It was unbelievable, and reminded us to always make space in your life to go to those bucket list places. Don't let them pass you by. Now we are thinking about trips for 2019, and travelling to new and exciting parts of the world. Where's somewhere you've always wanted to go? • • • • • #italy #ig_italy #through_italy #prettylittleitaly #topeuropephoto #kings_villages #bucketlisters #welivetoexplore #bestdiscovery #instatravel #speechlessplaces #borghitalia #wanderwithpurpose #capturemoments #culturetrip #teamkaptainkenny #theconstantlycurious #ichosetowander
Day 2 in the mountains ― We don't think we've ever regretted hauling ourselves out for a sunrise hike in the mountains. And Umbria does not disappoint! What a magical time to be alive. Extra points if you spot the little house! • • • • • #travelcouple #globecouples #creativetravelcouples #adventuretogether #adventureinspired #welivetoexplore #ilikeitaly #italy #ig_italy #umbria #wanderwithpurpose #hikinglife #hikingadventures #forgeyourownpath #speechlessplaces #stayandwander #capturemoments #theconstantlycurious #ichosetowander
Wild horses couldn't drag us away ― Before we left Umbria, we took a hiking trip up in the mountains, to Monti Sibillini National Park. We walked some of the best trails we've found out here, following shepherds as they roamed the hills and semi-wild horses as they roamed the plains. Turns out also Nell is slightly afraid of horses. Juuust slightly - they look so powerful y'know? But not to worry, this herd was supremely unconcerned with us walking through. So beautiful! Although admittedly this photo might not be as calm as it appears. • • • • • #wildernessnation #passionpassport #ilikeitaly #italy #ig_italy #umbria #theglobewanderer #earthfocus #landscape #shewhotravels #mountaingirls #stayandwander #capturemoments #welivetoexplore #wanderingfeatures #liveoutdoors #travelcouple #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #ichosetowander
All change ― Although we're back in the UK now, we're back to roaming around Umbria and the Italian autumn has finally arrived! It's the sweetest time to be outside 🍁 • • • • • #umbria #ilikeitaly #italy #theglobewanderer #stayandwander #countrysidewalks #aseasonalshift #thatautumnmagic #wanderingfeatures #wanderfolk #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Something happened in October 2017 ― None of you know this, but this month is our first anniversary month - last October we got married! And not just married - we eloped. In the most old fashioned sense of it: up to the wild west coast of Scotland. Just us two. Up to this beach. It was originally something we weren't going to share but 12 months on, we realised our elopement was a lot to do with our life of travel, of our belief in slowing down, taking time to breathe and think. Of doing things in our own way. And we know a lot of couples (married or not) interested in travel and having experiences over stuff might find this interesting. We hope you do! So we've blogged about it. And the link is in our bio. Photo: @bill_baillie • • • • • #travelinspired #theglobewanderer #travelcouple #couplephoto #couplegoals #coupleslovetravel #creativetravelcouples #ouradventure #elopementlove #visitscotland #storiesfromscotland #hiddenscotland #thisisscotland #culturetrip #iamtb #wanderfolk #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny
Rome-ing around ― Strolling around cities is one of our favourite types of travel. It's your own pace in a busy place, and you can see so much. As Luke is frankly obsessed with maps, we're always trying to find the most interesting routes through cities - why we have a Slow Cities segment on our blog. Over the summer we tried something different and visited Rome with the @luxecityguides app in hand. They kindly gave us their Rome guide with all kinds of walking routes around the city. Gelato stops were included at our request (ha no not really, they were already in). It was a new experience for us, following routes over creating them ourselves, and loved not knowing what we'd find. Although ok, we knew the Colosseum was probably popping up somewhere, for us the journey is as important as the destination. We picked our top 4 Luxe Rome walk itineraries - they're in the link in our bio. #luxeloves • • • • • #rome #visitrome #topromephoto #theprettycities #italy #travelinspired #theglobewanderer #living_europe #europevacations #travelcouple #couplephoto #coupleslovetravel #creativetravelcouples #culturetrip #iamtb #wanderfolk #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny
Mornings at the 'dying city' ― Have you seen this village before? We have! In fact we're obsessed. Civita di Bagnoregio -just a smidge over the border from Umbria into Lazio- has been on our must-see list for a long, long time. It's a village teetering on rock, only connected to the world by this one footbridge. The whole place is impossible, and one of the most amazing sights we've seen with our own eyes. Sidenote: can you see the man dragging wood up to the village ahead of us? • • • • • #italia #italy #discoveritaly #whatitalyis #lovecivita #civitadibagnoregio #lazioisme #borghitalia #kings_villages #travelinspired #theglobewanderer #living_europe #europetravel #speechlessplaces #coupleslovetravel #creativetravelcouples #culturetrip #iamtb #wanderfolk #morningslikethese #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny
Finished our little walking journey in Umbria. We started in Assisi in August and ended up here, in sweet Spoleto. As always, looking back it feels like quite the trip: we've been along olive grove trails and pilgrim paths; through Roman towns and villages toppling off hillsides; we've seen wild boar, and their hunters; castles, cathedrals, culture. Still got more to show from Umbria, but look back at our photos and tell us what your favourite place was en route! • • • • • #italia #italy #umbria #spoleto #ig_italia #travelinspo #theglobewanderer #travelcouple #living_europe #roamearth #tlpicks #travellingthroughtheworld #iwalkedthisstreet #lppathfinders #culturetrip #pathport #suitcasetravels #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Castles on the horizon ― Excited to see this ahead of us: it's the 14th century fortress of the town of Spoleto, Umbria. You can also just about see the 13th century aqueduct bridge that leads to it too. We've been having a think about what's next for us. Always on these long walks, as walking does wonders for clearing your mind. Have you tried it? If not you should! • • • • • #italia #italy #umbria #spoleto #ilikeitaly #europeadventure #adventuretravel #travelcouple #creativetravelcouples #coupleswhotravel #beautifuldestinations #widenyourworld #stayandwander #welivetoexplore #folkmagazine #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Autumn journeys ― Okay this is Umbria but we're back on the blog today with our guide to short hikes on the Isle of Skye! We've been a couple of times and that island has some wild magic to it. It's also a near perfect place to walk, especially in autumn when the days can be clear and the colours change. Link in the bio for our recommendations • • • • • #italia #italy #onfoot #travelinspired #theglobewanderer #adventuretravel #travelcouple #living_europe #beautifuldestinations #roamearth #widenyourworld #wanderfolk #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Tripping along above the morning clouds ― It's not from a drone, it's from a path! High above Campello Alto, a tiny village of 57 people lassoed together by a medieval wall, and marooned in cloud. From here we walked right down to and through the village and couldn't decide which was more amazing: the Umbrian mountains or the Umbrian fort? Swipe to get a closer look. • • • • • #speechlessplaces #umbria #italia #italy #ilikeitaly #whatitalyis #ig_italia #italian_places #hikingadventures #morningmood #folkscenery #folkgreen #borghitalia #living_europe #beautifuldestinations #roamearth #widenyourworld #modernoutdoors #mytinyatlas #postcardsfromtheworld #wekeepmoments #intravelist #passionpassport #worldwanderer #adventureinspired #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Living the mountain life in Umbria ― Back on the walking tracks of Umbria, and beyond hilltown Trevi things are getting wilder. These are the beginning of the Apennines, the mountains that run like a spine from the north to the south of Italy. Side note: anyone know how hard it is to balance on a fence like this? A fat spider ran over my hand about five seconds after this photo, jeez what a picture that is! • • • • • #whatitalyis #umbria #italy #italia #ilikeitaly #yallersitalia #europeanadventure #roamtheplanet #speechlessplaces #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #girlswhohike #modernoutdoors #mytinyatlas #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
You, me and the camera makes three ― As well as walking from place to place, a lot of our time is taken up with photos. We are constantly trying to capture where we travel to, and the experience of walking together. This often involves leaning and hanging and climbing to find the 'right' one, aha. So it only feels right to include that part of our lives here too. Swipe right to see the shot Nell got, but we think we like this first one best for the story - because it's our story. A lot of you on this app must enjoy taking photos too. What do you like taking photographs of? What're you trying to capture? These are questions we are always asking ourselves, so we'd be so interested to hear how you answer. • • • • • #discoveritaly #umbria #whatitalyis #italia #italy #borghitalia #prettylittleitaly #ilikeitaly #kings_villages #ourplanetdaily #worldnomads #coupleslovetravel #stayandwander #culturetrip #mytinyatlas #speechlessplaces #passionpassport #travelcouple #creativetravelcouples #iamtb #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Welcome to Trevi ― Umbria is a mine of beautiful hilltop towns, but Trevi might be one of the most beautiful. It's an ancient Roman town known for olive oil, a peachy pink spiral, built up towards Monte Serano behind. It seems like one of the least known but you can -like us- walk here from Spello, the next town along, through yellowing fields and olive groves. It was totally worth it. • • • • • #beautifuldestinations #umbria #discoveritaly #whatitalyis #italia #italy #kings_villages #stayandwander #bestdiscovery #travelcouple #culturetrip #passionpassport #shetravels #sheisnotlost #femmetravel #iamtb #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
October arrives ― It's still warm in Umbria at the moment, a balmy 25° out and about exploring today. But we're beginning to feel a chill in the air, a crinkle in the leaves, just an edge of something. Do you like that change-of-season feeling? It's so interesting to experience in different parts of the world! • • • • • #umbria #discoveritaly #ilikeitaly #italia #italy_passion #borghitalia #lifeinitaly #italytravel #prettylittleitaly #stayandwander #exploremore #facadelovers #travelcouple #culturetrip #flashesofdelight #passionpassport #shetravels #intravelist #traveltagged #iamtb #girldiscoverers #theconstantlycurious #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
This is what Umbria looks like ― In all the guidebooks Umbria is called 'the green heart of Italy'. We guess because it's so totally covered in forest: olive groves and cypress trees and cloud pines. We are walking from place to place but generally spend most of our time under the trees. So if you were wondering - this is what it's like in Umbria, a pale green landscape glinting in the evening light. • • • • • #italy #ilikeitaly #whatitalyis #umbria #italytravel #prettylittletrips #beautifuldestinations #coupleswhotravel #travelcouple #creativetravelcouples #travelustcouples #welivetoexplore #wandermore #goneoutdoors #finditliveit #adventuretravel #mylpguide #teamkaptainkenny #ichosetowander
Back in Umbria! ― We're not here much longer -about a month- and it occurred to us this morning that there's still so much we want to see and do in this region. Spello is a bit of a must-see in Umbria we think, full of golden streets like these! • • • • • #italy #ilikeitaly #whatitalyis #umbriacuoreverde #umbria #borghitalia #kings_villages #mytinyatlas #hikingculture #lppathfinders #walkingtour #speechlessplaces #darlingescapes #wearetravelgirls #shetravels #streetshot #instatravel #wanderlust #pathport #culturetrip #passionpassport #iamtb #TKKitaly #theconstantlycurious #ichosetowander
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