“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.”
Susan Sontag


Thanks for stopping in!

Please, allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re Daniel and Amanda, the founders of La Vida Viva Travel. LVV Travel is an adventure and budget travel website that provides quality travel writing, photography and videos.

For us, it’s about living and loving life – whatever that looks like for you. We know that not every person has the means and the time to travel the way we do, we just want to inspire you to go somewhere you haven’t been and explore a little wider. And hopefully, our website will help you to do just that!

Our style of travelling is what a friend of ours dubbed ‘middle-class backpacking’. Our aim is to travel on a budget and to keep costs as low as possible without compromising too many of the things we love such as good food, a comfy bed and a hot shower. There are just some things you can’t give up!

On our site, you’ll find photos, videos and writing to spark your desire to explore this beautifully created earth. We’ll share our adventures, stories, honest reviews and practical tips. Although we are by no means experts, we share our experiences, mistakes and successes so that you can make the most out of your travels, time and money.

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What started out as Amanda’s dream of a solo trip around South America turned out to be a shared dream for our first year of marriage. So, as soon as Daniel put a ring on it, the planning began. 6 months after saying ‘I do’, we set off on our one year adventure starting in South America with our backpacks, cameras and dreams of travelling and photographing the world around us.

We also love to share and so, LVV Travel was born.

We realised after 6 months that a year was not going to be enough so slowly…we added…another month here, another month there and then suddenly our 12-month trip turned into 18 months.

Now, we’ve got dreams of travelling…well, permanently. It’s a little crazy, we know.

Again, thanks so much for stopping by and if you’ve made it this far, you may as well subscribe and be our friend forever.

Happy exploring! Don’t forget to say hello.

D + A

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