• mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 mahabis interviews // sarah and stefaan

 

Before we begin, could you introduce yourselves and talk us through what you do?

Hello! We are Stefaan and Sarah, travel photographers and co-founders of Miles & Miles, an interdisciplinary brand that creates beautiful stories across media. In 2012 we left our design jobs in NYC to travel for over a year and haven’t stopped since. We use photography, videography and social media to collaborate with brands we believe in and to share our experiences traveling the world together.

 

You've traveled together all around the world, which destinations were your favourites?

There are so many it’s hard to choose! But, a place we haven’t stopped thinking about since we left is New Zealand. If you love amazing food, mind-blowing geography, and insanely friendly people you will be in heaven there.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 

 

Where on your travels did you find most relaxing?

We traveled all over Southeast Asia for three months, our route taking us through Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and finally Thailand where we stayed for 3 weeks. Although being on the move constantly is very exciting, it can be exhausting as well. Sometimes you just need to stop and enjoy where you are for a while, and Thailand was where we felt most relaxed doing just that.

 

Where do you plan on wearing your Mahabis? Will you take them with you on your travels?

Surprisingly we just bought our first home! This of course won’t slow down our travels, but we are certain we’ll be wearing our mahabis at home and while we’re traveling too. Being comfortable while we’re on the road is a must, so having elements that bring a sense of home with us no matter where we are in the world are crucial.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 

Which countries are you planning on visiting next?

We have an ongoing list of places to see, next up we’re hoping to get to Japan, Scandinavia, and Mongolia!

 

How do you like to relax when you are traveling?

Sometimes the most exhausting part of travel is the sense of urgency to see everything. After years on the move we’re able to accept that we won’t always see it all, so we make sure to take the time to slow down and enjoy where we are in the moment. Even if that means skipping the Eiffel Tower to stay in and watch movies all day! Also, we always make time to be close to the ocean, that’s the most relaxing place in the world for us.


How do you balance your work, personal life and time to travel?

We feel very lucky that our work and travel go hand in hand. When we’re traveling for a job we do our best to extend our trip and make our own time to explore. When work slows we plan personal adventures to places we’ve been wanting to visit and always make sure to surround ourselves with friends and family no matter where we are.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

  

What three non-essential items do you always take with you on your travels?

You learn to pack light when you travel, so non-essential items rarely join us for our adventures. Three things I (Sarah) absolutely cannot leave home without my Nemo travel pillow, chapstick and my camera of course.


When you're at home, how does your downtime differ to when you are travelling?

When we’re home we cook a lot and get our fill of friends and family. When we’re traveling we always embrace the food and culture of wherever we are so that inevitably involves eating out a lot more. Although we do cook when we have an airbnb somewhere new, we spend a lot of our time exploring the foods of the country we’re in.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

  

If you had an extra hour in the day, how would you spend it?

The more time outside the better, so an extra hour exploring somewhere new everyday would be wonderful!

 

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mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 mahabis interviews // sarah and stefaan

 

Before we begin, could you introduce yourselves and talk us through what you do?

Hello! We are Stefaan and Sarah, travel photographers and co-founders of Miles & Miles, an interdisciplinary brand that creates beautiful stories across media. In 2012 we left our design jobs in NYC to travel for over a year and haven’t stopped since. We use photography, videography and social media to collaborate with brands we believe in and to share our experiences traveling the world together.

 

You've traveled together all around the world, which destinations were your favourites?

There are so many it’s hard to choose! But, a place we haven’t stopped thinking about since we left is New Zealand. If you love amazing food, mind-blowing geography, and insanely friendly people you will be in heaven there.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 

 

Where on your travels did you find most relaxing?

We traveled all over Southeast Asia for three months, our route taking us through Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and finally Thailand where we stayed for 3 weeks. Although being on the move constantly is very exciting, it can be exhausting as well. Sometimes you just need to stop and enjoy where you are for a while, and Thailand was where we felt most relaxed doing just that.

 

Where do you plan on wearing your Mahabis? Will you take them with you on your travels?

Surprisingly we just bought our first home! This of course won’t slow down our travels, but we are certain we’ll be wearing our mahabis at home and while we’re traveling too. Being comfortable while we’re on the road is a must, so having elements that bring a sense of home with us no matter where we are in the world are crucial.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

 

Which countries are you planning on visiting next?

We have an ongoing list of places to see, next up we’re hoping to get to Japan, Scandinavia, and Mongolia!

 

How do you like to relax when you are traveling?

Sometimes the most exhausting part of travel is the sense of urgency to see everything. After years on the move we’re able to accept that we won’t always see it all, so we make sure to take the time to slow down and enjoy where we are in the moment. Even if that means skipping the Eiffel Tower to stay in and watch movies all day! Also, we always make time to be close to the ocean, that’s the most relaxing place in the world for us.


How do you balance your work, personal life and time to travel?

We feel very lucky that our work and travel go hand in hand. When we’re traveling for a job we do our best to extend our trip and make our own time to explore. When work slows we plan personal adventures to places we’ve been wanting to visit and always make sure to surround ourselves with friends and family no matter where we are.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

  

What three non-essential items do you always take with you on your travels?

You learn to pack light when you travel, so non-essential items rarely join us for our adventures. Three things I (Sarah) absolutely cannot leave home without my Nemo travel pillow, chapstick and my camera of course.


When you're at home, how does your downtime differ to when you are travelling?

When we’re home we cook a lot and get our fill of friends and family. When we’re traveling we always embrace the food and culture of wherever we are so that inevitably involves eating out a lot more. Although we do cook when we have an airbnb somewhere new, we spend a lot of our time exploring the foods of the country we’re in.

 

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

  

If you had an extra hour in the day, how would you spend it?

The more time outside the better, so an extra hour exploring somewhere new everyday would be wonderful!

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet.

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