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Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Are "Ultimate Travel Buddies" — With a One-Way-Ticket Style!

The Vanderpump Rules couple share their mutual love for "adventure," plus their spontaneous approach.

Vanderpump Rules coupleTom Sandoval and Ariana Madix are all about traveling together in search of adventure — and their unfettered approach to international travel in particular might give some more structured types a bit of anxiety.

“We’re really good travel buddies, that’s for sure,” Tom says (clip above).

Ariana totally agrees. “It’s always been adventures with us,” she says. “The trip on the RV… that’s not what it’s like when it’s just me and you, but camping, wine country, and Nascar was like an adventure — and we like to go on adventures together all over the world.”

The couple went down a list of places they’ve been together: Belize and Honduras in Central America, and Cozumel in Mexico.

Domestically, they also went to Lake Tahoe, which straddles California and Nevada, as well as to St. Louis and home to Florida.

Further afield, they went to Australia twice.

“The first time we went to Australia, we went all over,” Ariana explains. “This time, we were just in the major cities because we decided to bounce over to New Zealand [too].”

As for their strategy when traveling abroad — well, it’s a bit of fly-by-the-seats-of-their-pants spontaneity!

“What we like to do is buy a one-way ticket, and then we’ll talk to people and people will give us recommendations on things to do and places to go, and then we’ll buy a one way ticket from there and another one way ticket from there,” Ariana says. “And then we just have to figure out if we can actually get the travel visas to get into that country. But we’re privileged to be American citizens, and it helps.”

As for that unstructured approach to traveling, Tom says he was never scared they’d run into logistical trouble.

Ariana felt a little more weight from the situation, telling Tom playfully, “You didn’t plan anything! It’s a little scarier for me because i’m actually the one who has to plan!”

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