Hi! We’re Jack and Gab, two travel junkies exploring the world together. We’re passionate about finding hidden gems in the cities we all know and love, and traveling to the world’s best under-the-radar destinations.
San Diego, California is where we’ve called home for the past two years. We both work full-time jobs, so we travel whenever we have the time. When we’re not traveling, we love cooking and trying new restaurants and foods (especially Asian food!). We’re both total foodies.
We’ve been together for over four years. We met at college at the University of South Carolina. Here’s a picture from when we first started dating, circa early 2015. (I know, the bangs weren’t a good look).
Why We Travel
Travel is our outlet. It allows us to experience different cultures and learn from other people, all while having an incredible time. And while we’re big advocates of any travel, we’re especially passionate about traveling to more unknown destinations.
In 2018, we decided to take our passion for traveling to new places, eating international foods, and experiencing different cultures to the next level: We created Jack and Gab Explore. We hope you love our blog posts and videos as a way to experience the world through a different lens.
Our passion for traveling to unknown destinations started developing during our trip to Peru. After a crowded and lackluster visit to Machu Picchu, we felt slightly let down that the experience wasn’t everything that we had hoped.
The next day, we drove 250 miles south in Peru to a more rural region. Spending the day in Puno felt like a whole other world. The food was incredible, the locals were friendly, and nowhere we went was crowded with people taking pictures.
Thank you so much for following our adventures. If you want to read more about what got us into under-the-radar travel destinations, check out this blog post. Be sure to also follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more frequent updates of where our travels have landed us.
Rapid Fire Questions with Jack
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite country: Switzerland
Favorite way to unwind: Rock Climbing
Favorite Beer: Pacifico
Travel Must-Have: Portable Battery Charger
Favorite Movie: Blow
Favorite Fast Food Chain: Chick-Fil-A
Second Language: Español
Rapid Fire Questions with Gab
Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Favorite food: Beef Lo Mein
Favorite country: Mexico
Favorite way to unwind: Watching Survivor
Favorite Beer: Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour Ale
Travel Must-Have: Netflix
Favorite Movie: Silence of the Lamb
Favorite Fast Food Chain: Bojangles
Second Language: Français