Savannah Grace

#TRLT Tuesday Traveller – Anisa

Today’s #TRLT Tuesday Traveller is Anisa of @2travelingtxns!  Anisa was raised in Texas, but after college, her career took her to Phoenix and eventually to the Big Apple. Together with her friend Katherine, she runs the Two Traveling Texans blog. She has been to 33 different countries across five continents (and counting). She likes to combine her love for travel and sports – she has traveled to a Dallas Cowboys football game in London and several Longhorn football games in California. Anisa enjoys running and yoga, and typically racks up 15,000 steps each day. She does have a full-time job, but tries to travel as much as possible. Through the blog, she wants to help you make the most of your vacation days, too.

anisa with poppies

Anisa by the Tower of London in 2014, when they had the poppies art installation.

Q. Why do you like taking The Road Less Travelled?

A. I really enjoy taking the road less traveled to learn and experience new things. I really like sharing those hidden gems with others.

Q. What are your top five destinations?

A. Italy, Australia, China, Chile, and St. Martin.

Q. What destinations are you most keen to visit? 

A. Iceland, New Zealand, Bora Bora, Galapagos, Belize, Croatia, and Portugal.

Q. Share the story of one of your favourite travel photos.

Anisa Basque Country Cider House

Basque Cider House – Anisa making new friends at the Basque Cider House

A. I was recently in the Basque Country in Spain. I wanted to get the local experience, so I spent an evening at a Cider House. I met an older gentleman who would use his cane to hold the glass when he was getting cider and also to drink it. Even though we couldn’t speak the same language, we bonded and before I knew it, I was using his cane for the cider, too. It may not be the best picture, but when I look back at the photo and think about that night, I just can’t help but laugh and remember how much fun we had.

Q. How did you find out about #TRLT Twitter Chat and what do you love most about joining/the community? 

A. I found out about #TRLT last summer when I started blogging and joined twitter, so I have been a part of the community for about a year now.  I try to join when my work schedule allows (I do still have a full-time job).  I enjoy the chats because I have learned lots of great tips, seen some beautiful pictures, and met some great people.

Q. What is the best piece of travel advice you can share? 

A. Always leave some buffer time in your planning. You never know when you are going to see something that you want to check out or run into a traffic jam. It’s better to have a little extra time to relax than miss your train/bus/plane/tour.

White temple Thailand

White Temple Thailand – The White Temple in Chiang Rai is one of the most beautiful temples Anisa has visited.

joffre lakes canada

Joffre Lakes Canada – After short drive from Whistler Canada and a bit of a hike, Anisa reached one of the Joffre lakes – the color of the water is unreal.

grand canyon

Grand Canyon – Anisa splurged on a helicopter tour from Vegas to the Grand Canyon – definitely an experience she won’t forget.


Dubai – Anisa’s dreams of staying at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the world’s only 7 star hotel, but for now she will settle for photographing it.

andes in chile

Andes – Anisa spent a day in the Andes during her trip to Chile in 2011.

downtown nyc

Downtown NYC – While Anisa was born and raised in Texas, she has been calling NYC home the last 12 years.

central park nyc

Central Park – Central Park is Anisa’s favorite place in NYC and she tries to spend as much time there as possible.

breakneck ridge hudson valley

Breakneck Ridge Hudson Valley, NY – Anisa loves hiking and this was the view from Breakneck Ridge, the hardest hike she has ever done.

thames in London

Thames in London – Anisa makes several trips to London each year so she can spend time with her English boyfriend.

roatan honduras

Roaton – Anisa’s favorite type of vacation is a beach one. The beach in Roaton, Honduras was practically deserted when she visited.

Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace – Anisa really enjoyed visiting Gyengbkgung Palace in Seoul and seeing the changing of the guard.

Feel free to leave questions for Anisa in the comments below and be sure to follow her on social media:

Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Website

If you LOVE travelling as much as we do and want to share your stories and pics with like-minded people, join us today at 1pmNYC/6pmUK time on Twitter for chat on AWE! Don’t forget to use the #TRLT hashtag. See you then!

For more info on how to participate in #TRLT on Twitter and what our upcoming topic and Qs are, click HERE.

Stay tuned for next week’s interview with #TRLT Tuesday Traveller – Kaitlin Denny

Savannah Grace

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  1. Savannah – Thanks so much for sharing my story with your readers and hosting my favorite twitter chat – TRLT!

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