About Denis & Janine

Who are Denis and Janine?

WE TRAVEL NOT TO ESCAPE LIFE, BUT FOR LIFE NOT TO ESCAPE US.”

Who are Two Hungry Nomads?

We are Denis Defontaine and Janine Ripper aka the Two Hungry Nomads.

Newlyweds who have been together for over 10 years, we’ve been fantacising about our respective food and travel dreams for years and are finally stepping our toes into the waters slowly to change our lives and to hopefully inspire others to do so also.

Over the last few years we have both been ‘reborn’ after leaving the corporate world behind for numerous reasons.

Janine Ripper is one half of Two Hungry Nomads. A writer, blogger, former project manager and avid traveller, Janine ditched the corporate world in 2014  for a gentler and more fulfilling life after burning out numerous times. A mental health advocate, Janine also writes over on Reflections from a Redhead. Janine has a travel dream and introduced Denis to travel beyond Bali and he’s had a case of itchy feet ever since.

Denis Defontaine is the other half of Two Hungry Nomads. An artist, cook, father, Liverpool fanatic and Business Analyst. Suffering a near-death experience in 2013 (a life changer for both Janine and Denis), Denis was reborn, rediscovering his love for art and his food dream. He is solely responsible for encouraging Janine to love and eat food again, as well as to actually like cooking, thus she is no longer as skinny as a rake.