Via is Italian for “street.” Many people travel for landmarks in big cities, but it’s hard to experience the real city this way.
In English “via” also means traveling through…
- traveling through (a place) en route to a destination.“they came to Europe via Turkey”
- by way of; through.“they can see the artists’ works via a camera hookup”
To truly experience a city you have to walk the streets. No tour buses, no taxis. We’re talking foot (or bike) to pavement through the hustle and bustle.
Walking through the streets provides flexibility. Pass by a weird alley? Walk through it – you might find your favorite bar in the world. See a colorful building around the corner? Check it out, there could be an entire neighborhood painted just for you. Get lost? Good. That’s the perfect time to experience something new.
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Ok via, why do you travel?
Our favorite question. Because it makes us better. Travel forces you to realize what is important in life. (Spoiler alert – it’s not the beanie babies in the attic).
Over time we realized the most important thing to us is experiencing life. Not suburban America, big house, SUV and 2.5 kids kind of of life. A different kind. One where traditional pressures aren’t a thing and where we focus on experiences and culture that drive our decisions. Sure, some are judgmental – but let them be.
A travel site was born.
We get it, there are a ton of travel blogs and websites out there. We made our first travel blog in 2010 – RIP blogspot – and the zest for travel just kept coming. While on our honeymoon we realized travel sites focused on a few things: budget travel, seeing major cities, and luxury travel. These are all fantastic topics and we have our go-to sites for advice, but most lack a real feet-on-the-ground itinerary.
Our mantra: always keep moving.
We created a website to give some advice and hopefully inspire people to get out of their comfort zone. We live and breathe Anthony Bourdain’s quote, “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody.”
Let’s seize the day together.
Via Travelers is built for people who grab that flight deal and show up without plans. The type of person who says “one day in Paris is better than none,” and hops on an 8-hour flight.
Stick with us and experience the best culture of each city, directly from the street view.
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