John and I agonised for months before setting off on our flashpacking trip around the world. While not at the forefront of our minds, our acceptance as a travelling gay couple was one of the many things we worried about before finally deciding to take the plunge.
It was of little concern to us while we sorted out finances, negotiated career-breaks and sold nearly everything we owned, before we set off on our journey. Has this cavalier attitude, toward our sexuality, come back to haunt us as we travel around the world? In a word, no.