#TravellrStories: New Yorkers Halie & Thomas Prove The Perfect Couple Getaway Exists

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Living amidst the constant hustle and bustle of New York City, couple Halie and Thomas desperately needed a break from the daily grind. As a producer, Halie’s used to organising schedules every day and was put off by the idea of having to plan her vacation as well. 

After being referred to the Anywhr website through a Facebook Travel Group, the two booked a trip with us within 5 minutes. Clearly, getting a personalised trip that they didn’t have to plan themselves turned out to be exactly what they were looking for! 

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While her other half has travelled all over the globe (for both work and leisure), this was Halie’s first time on a proper holiday vacation out of the U.S! A couple of weeks after their Europe adventure, we checked back in with Halie and Thomas over Skype. We could see they were still in the midst of getting over their holiday hangover so it also provided the perfect chance for them to reminisce over the vacation once more. 

STAYING ACTIVE

Although they knew a Getaway-Themed trip would be an ideal break from their everyday routine, Halie and Thomas are adrenaline junkies at heart and couldn’t stand to miss out on participating in any outdoor activities.

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

A mix of our Adventure and Getaway Themes turned out to be the best of both worlds for them. Looking at their pedometers at the end of the day was a good shock, according to Thomas.

“We would see that we had raked up over 20,000 steps a day which shows how much of the city we were able to explore!”

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS…

Serendipity is apparent when exploring places unfamiliar to you, and Halie was no stranger to it. She was so eager to share with us about a chance encounter during the trip. After stumbling upon a woodshop along the streets, they ended up spending almost an hour chatting with the shop owner about the different types of woods he uses to craft the stationery in his store. She’s still in touch with Mr. Woodmaker through email, finding out how to get her hands on more handmade items from him!

Identified as an Epicurean Travellr after taking our Travel Style Quiz, Thomas told us he was not only intrigued by the cuisine of the country we sent them to but the environment around how people dined there, as well as their (super) late dinner time.

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

10 pm was definitely something Thomas was not used too… but at least the company of the locals they met made them feel welcome! And it’s no surprise that Thomas cites this experience as his favourite Mission they embarked on.

From store owners to cab drivers, the New York couple loved interacting with anyone and everyone they chanced upon during their travels.

PICNIC DATE!

When asked if they had a favourite memory from the trip, Thomas instantly mentioned how they both left the beaches in Europe with matching uneven sunburns. He considered the sunburns as a souvenir they both brought back from their trip together. Halie, on the other hand, was quick to jokingly dismiss Thomas’s answer and tell us all about the picnic date they had up in the mountains across their rustic hotel.

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

With an epic cheese platter and a stunning view of the city, they had the best time just lounging and soaking up the atmosphere of a foreign land. From now on, we’re pretty sure their picnic expectations have been raised!

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

A PERFECT PAIR

We couldn’t help but gush as the two talked about how much they complemented each other on the trip. Known as a detail-oriented, Type A individual, Halie was the go-getter and always made sure things were going according to plan. She even arrived at the airport 4 hours early to open her Anywhr Mail and ensure she could squeeze in a bit of planning before their flight. However, her mind was put at ease as she said the details in the Travelogue were more than sufficient.

Thomas, on the flipside, was more relaxed and laid-back, taking time to soak in the atmosphere as they explored from place to place. Together, they made up for where each other lacked and what more could you ask for in a travel partner?

Travelling together provided them with a great way to unwind from their daily routine and spend quality time with one another - which is almost essential to any relationship! The lovebirds took back more than just souvenirs from their trip, and found out how their travel styles complemented each other completely, just like any perfect pair.

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THE START OF SOMETHING NEW…

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

Source: Anywhr Travellrs Halie and Thomas

After their Anywhr vacation, it was crystal clear to us that both Halie and Thomas were captivated by the less-travelled cities we sent them to. They were vocal about how their future travels will definitely follow suit, while Halie even told us that another Anywhr trip is on the cards for her really soon! She used to constantly dream about going to the mainstream locations that her friends couldn’t stop talking about, but now she’s more enthusiastic about taking the route less-travelled for a whole new experience.

Jumping on the bandwagon, Thomas says he is keen to go on more vacations that allow him to uncover what he calls “diamond in the rough” cities because they have their own charm, cleverly summing up their Anywhr experience as a stress-free one to places that few people get to see! 

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AUTHOR: HANEESA

When she’s not reading a novel or watching the latest show on Netflix, you’ll find her endlessly chatting about where she wants to jet off to next. She adores learning about other cultures and uses her background in sociology to understand the world around her.

When she’s not reading a novel or watching the latest show on Netflix, you’ll find her endlessly chatting about where she wants to jet off to next. She adores learning about other cultures and uses her background in sociology to understand the world around her.