Welcome to Breathe With Us! We’re Hugo and Cristina, an expat couple on a quest to travel and explore the world’s best cultural and natural destinations. Let’s take some time for a brief introduction about us.
Since we’ve been together, travel has grown to be one of the top things we do. We have pretty much two possible states: travelling or preparing to do so. In the last few years, we’ve been to over 20 countries, collecting plenty of memories and also new ideas for the future along the way. We love to read, watch, discuss and breathe things that revolve around travelling.
In 2014, our professional lives led us to the big metropolis of London, United Kingdom, from the small (but cute) town of Aveiro, Portugal. We’re currently based in central London and this is the place we’ll call home for a while.
We’re not full-time travellers, but we make the most of the time we have available, including annual leave, bank holidays, long weekends and even work related trips. Last year alone we spent close to one-third of the time on the road!
Here’s a small presentation video.
Who we are
Portuguese outdoor lover and sports addict, currently exploring the streets of London one run at a time. I’m into everything that allows me to stay active, being it running, tennis, swimming and others. Traveling and exploring new places is a natural thing for me and what I most enjoy doing. The thought of moving abroad from my home country was something that was there for a long time and I’m definitely not done settling. Will see where life leads me next.
Born and raised in France, I studied and worked in Portugal for a few years before moving to England. I was not destined to stay put. I will admit I love my sofa, and I could stay hours (days?) on it without complaining. But when comes the time to start a new trip with my husband, nothing can stop me from seeing the wonders of this world. Exploring, hiking, enjoying every breath, I have to make it count!
Travel and writing
We tailored our travel taste over the years. Nowadays, we focus mostly on nature, outdoors and adventure travel, whilst looking for unique heritage and cultural experiences. You might also find us doing some occasional city-trips. These themes heavily influence our articles and writing.
We’re neither backpackers or luxury travellers. We do splurge once in a while, but our main requirement is to find quality accommodation, whether it’s a hotel, b&b or apartment. We care about our comfort but don’t overspend on it. We rather use it for something else on our trips, like activities or attractions. Same applies to food, we taste a bit of everything, using the same principles.
Our articles showcase our personal view on the destinations we visit and our goal is to share the knowledge we acquire from travelling. Being able to inspire others to travel is very important to us.
Where we’ve been
We’ve been to many places, including some of the most spectacular out there and are constantly looking for new ideas for our next travels. For a better idea of the territory we’ve covered so far, check out our destinations page. It’s all in there!
Find all the information on how to contact us here.