about us

Welcome to the Yabatravellers world!

 

A few words about us…

We are George and  Vasiliki greek couple from the beautiful island of Crete sharing a common passion for travelling and new adventures. We currently live in the city of Athens and work in the aviation industry! We cannot resist our wanderlust, so we constantly pursue it as well as our passion for exploring the world and getting involved in new adventures. We enjoy good food no matter if it is thai street food or a luxurious meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. We have a soft spot in travelling by plane, exploring unknown destinations and getting the gist of the knowledge offered to us from every voyage. We usually spend our time reading about travelling or searching for new hotels. But when we don’t, we either enjoy watching movies or revealing our cooking skills. Which phrase describes us best?

 

 I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the planet” Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Meet Vasiliki

This is Vasiliki at the Taj Majal

This is Vasiliki at the Taj Majal

There has been a lot of dispute over the species in which she belongs to. She must be something between fish (Dori the fish, due to her forgetfulness) and bird, although I have reached the conclusion that she is mostly a type of seabird unable to fly( in real life only, because in an imaginary situation she flies all over the globe). Beyond all shadow of a doubt, she is the largest emperor-penguin ever discovered in planet earth and can be found in all quarters of the world, while, in Asian countries she is widely known as “Vasilis” (which is the male version of  her real name, as noone has been able to pronounce her real one correctly in these countries). She feeds mainly on snacks, and by that we mean a wide range from a simple hot dog to a delicious oyster stew with chestnuts.

 

Meet George

This is George in Amsterdam

This is George in Amsterdam

This is George in Amsterdam.

George is what I like to call troubleshooter! He is a typical problem solver! He can keep his cool even when you lose your engagement ring the day before (just saying!). A characteristic motion of his, is the relentless leg shake he does, literally whenever and wherever he sits at! Favorite food…burgers! He is a gadget freak and adores dwandling over Youtube! He does everything with passion or not at all! He can sell ice to an Eskimo (that’s probably how he got me as well!) He enjoys giving romantic surprises and leaving funny post-it notes all over the house. When we travel, his backpack and positive attitude are his priorities. He is obsessed with his hair but he is gradually overcoming it.

 

A few background information on how our Travel blog started

 

How it all began

The birth of our travel site began while we were travelling! While we were wandering around the exotic scenery of Indonesia, among the rice paddies and palm trees, we officially decided to start recording our travel adventures as a couple. It was the time when the need for creativity met the need for endless wandering. This is how Yabatravellers came to being.

Many trips, flights, endless hours spent writing articles and photoshooting followed. And it all happened because we were hoping in the back of our heads, to create a place that would be something more than a plain travel website for planning a trip, maybe something closer to a touch of joy and inspiration as we, ourselves perceive it, for all those out there who promised  themselves a life flooded with adventure.

 Our aim

Through our very own travel experiences in Greece and the rest of the world, we aspire to “illuminate”  the secret sides of travelling, to share tips & tricks, advice, offer travel guides and breathtaking photo galleries with all of you.

It is our desire to motivate each and every of you, even those with a lower budget, without lacking in style or quality, to love, as much as we do, adventurous vacation and appreciate the beauty of each landscape.

But… what Yaba really means?

It means love! It is a wrd from our own secret dictionary. It’s a kind of couples inside jokes, so this is how we call each other and we love sharing it with you!

What you can find in Yabatravellers Site

 

Tips &Tricks 

Advice on whatever has to do with travelling, flight organization, tips on packing your suitcase properly, how to discover the best prices possible and many other useful tips

Destinations

Destinations that we ourselves have travelled, information, photo galleries and travel guides so that we can help you organize your upcoming travel or to give you some ideas.

Lifestyle

Flavors and delicacies that are a must-eat in each destination, reviews of our  favorite restaurants, hotels as well as travel products. You will also find interesting editorials and inspirational posts browsing our site

 

What is so special about Yabatravellers and worths discovering though? 

We differ because we are the first Greek Travel & Lifestyle Bloggers couple. That is to say that here, you will come across with various information, ideas, advice and whatever concerns travel-junkie couples like us, always with a twist of humour. For this reason, our blog has a separate section for couples travel only!

For more adventure, inspiring images, or just a simple “hi!” connect with us on social media : facebook page, Instagram and twitter! For more voyeuristic vides visit our Youtube channel.