Working in the travel blogging industry has many rewards, one of which is enabling us to meet a whole host of new friends around the world that share our interest in travel and wanderlust! Today we are delighted to welcome Peter Korchnak and Lindsay Sauve from the uniquely named travel site – Where Is Your Toothbrush?
Please feel free to comment, ask questions and connect with the Peter and Lindsay using their various social media fronts listed below.
We would like to give a special THANK YOU to the folks over at Where Is Your Toothbrush?for taking time to interview with us!
Name: Peter Korchnak and Lindsay Sauve
Introduction: We are Peter Korchnak, of Kosice, Slovakia, and Lindsay Sauve, of Placerville, California. When not traveling, we live in Portland, Oregon.
Website: Where Is Your Toothbrush?
What is your favorite aspect of traveling and if you are a travel blogger, why did you decide to create your website?
We love the freedom to decide what to do with our time. No one is telling us where to be and when, it’s all up to us. It has taught us to be more mindful, more deliberate (though not necessarily more planned), and more responsible about our time.
We love our little travel blog, which is just about 13 months young now. We write Where Is Your Toothbrush? for four reasons:
- To document through writing and photography our travels around the world for our friends and family and any other good soul that comes along;
- To provide helpful tips/advice/information for those who want to travel long-term and those who visit places we’ve visited;
- To process and first-draft material for an eventual book or two about Toothbrushism, our travel philosophy (see below); and
- To hone our craft as travel writers in order to break into the world of travel writing.
Travel blogging has been a lot of fun and we look forward to many more months and years of it to come.
How many continents have you visited?
How many countries have you visited?
What is your favorite destination in the world and why?
This is one of the most difficult questions about the trip (we’re bracing ourselves for, “How was your trip?” when we return in less than a month). Toothbrushism means that home is where our toothbrushes are. We’ve made ourselves at home in every place we’ve visited, whether the process was smooth or challenging.
Having said that, we gauge our love of a place by whether we’d like to return there. We love visiting Slovakia because it is Peter’s homeland and because we always discover new facets of it. We are definitely going back to the Greek islands because they are spectacular and we love the culture and the pace. Thailand – Bangkok and beaches. Malaysia – food. Australia – the bush. Argentina – Patagonia and asado. Bolivia – Uyuni Salt Flat.
We could go on. But then, if you can say why you love someone (or some place), do you really love them?
If money/time was no object and you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why?
With unlimited resources, we’d travel and write about it indefinitely. We’d make sure to visit all the countries and islands of the world plus Antarctica. The next place we would visit would probably be Iceland, a country we skipped this time around due to cost and time.
Which of the following gadgets do you take on your travels?
Laptop, Phone and Camera….Do a headlamp and a water filter count?
What is your preferred method of transport?
Complete the following, “Everywhere I go, I visit….”
…a market, a cemetery, and a train station, if there is one.
Here is your chance to sell yourself and your website! Tell us some more information about yourself, what your travel philosophies & future plans are and anything else that people may find interesting to read about…
Years ago one of us said the following:
“Why don’t we quit our jobs and travel the world someday.”
While the idea, the plan, and the itinerary transformed several times over the years, in June 2013 we found ourselves boarding a plane with enough savings to travel the world for one year. We had sold our house, our car, our stuff and transformed our lives.
We changed our our idea of home. No longer is home simply a roof under which we stored our possessions. No longer is home just one location or one city or one country. Home is wherever we can get a cup of coffee, take a nap, or go on a bike ride. Home is Santorini, Greece. Home is George Town, Malaysia. Home is Bariloche, Argentina. Home is where we happen to sleep at night. Home is where our toothbrushes are!