We are Gigi & Nico, A BEACH TRAVEL COUPLE and we run a travel blog called beachaddicted.com
Beach Addicted is a place where we share the best holiday destinations we have visited during our travels. We focus on beach destination as we love the sea, water and the vision of the tropics. We search for the remote perfect postcard beaches and islands and share them with our lovely audience.
I am Gretka, but friends call me Gigi. Originally from Slovakia, I have lived in 6 foreign countries so far (Italy, UK, Russia, Netherlands, Poland and Germany).
When I was 18, I left my home country as I always wanted to see the world. Travel to new places, get to know new cultures, see how other people live. Why? It excites me to live in different countries and that’s why I have been moving around since I’m 18. I did my Bachelor degree in London in translation and interpreting. During my study exchange in Saint Petersburg I met Nico. We have a lot in common, we love to travel and see the world. We love to try new things and we are open to a new opportunities. After my studies, I decided to go into business and management. However, 3 years working in the retail industry made me realize that I need more in my life. Of course, I learned a lot and I enjoyed working as a Store Manager but with each year my passion for traveling became bigger and bigger.
Why do I love the tropical life?
Ocean and salty water were always something which attracted me and inspired me already in my childhood. As a child, I was often sick, and my parents took me for the first time to Italy to get better. I fell in love with the sea immediately. Since then, I developed a special relationship with the sea.
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”
I am Nico, and I am originally from Germany. I studied business. I don’t remember why. Now, I am happy to travel the world with my better half. My new job description is straightforward and fits my inner German. I organize transport, plan how to get to places, maintain our equipment and try to keep Gigi from buying to many souvenirs 😀 I love traveling because I want to discover new countries. Get to know their culture, history and political set-up. I like to talk to locals to find out how they live and what they think about their country. I usually read as much as I can about the countries we visit.
WHY DID WE WE QUIT OUR CORPORATE JOBS?
We want to explore our beautiful world and our mission is to show other people and other couples that it is possible to break through the stereotypical routines and follow your dreams. Life is too short and we want to experience life together, not just dream about the destination by looking at the computer screen with lovely wallpapers displaying paradise beaches. We want to visit these type of places. We feel like we can do better things than being stuck in one place and in one job from 9 till 5. So we packed our stuff and bought one way tickets to Indonesia with big plans to explore Southeast Asia. Since then we are 8 months on the road and have traveled to 8 countries in South East Asia. At the moment we are exploring South America.
WHY BEACH ADDICTED?
We love hanging around stunning beaches and we are always looking for the perfect spots. We created this blog to share with you the most beautiful beaches and stunning holiday destinations which we visited during our travels. We will also share with you useful tips, travel hacks and our itineraries for the countries we have been to.
Beach addicted is not only about sipping coconut drinks on stunning beaches, reading a book in a palm’s shadow but also discovering underwater life, surfing, trying new water sports, hanging out in cool beach bars, dancing under the stars and listening closely to what the ocean whispers.
Now, who likes to spend some time on the beach?