I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to travel the world. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

Best Travel Towels For Backpacking Around The World

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Best Travel Towels

Okay, we’ll admit talking about the best travel towels may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but they’re an extremely important part of packing. When we first set out to travel we knew the value of having a great compact travel towel. We made sure to order several and try them out before deciding on our favorite. Sticking your average plush cotton towel is not going to cut it. You need a towel that is lightweight, quick dry, compact, and comfortable. We have three recommendations all constructed from different materials. Each material has it’s own qualities and will … Read More

A Year of Traveling the World: 19 Countries in Five Minutes

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one-year-travel-video

We just crossed our first year of travel off the list. We traveled to 19 countries, took 37 buses, 17 flights, 11 trains, 8 ferries, 6 rental cars, saw 78 cities, and slept in 98 beds. So, to celebrate, we took a selection of our favorite clips from our around the world. Safe travels everyone! This is really just scratching the surface of our travels after 365 days of bouncing around the world. Countries visited in order: Latvia Lithuania Poland Cyprus Turkey Italy Morocco Slovenia Serbia Macedonia Albania Montenegro Croatia Greece The Seychelles South Africa Swaziland Mozambique Lesotho Stay tuned! … Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World: One year, 19 countries, and $13,500

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The Cost To Travel The World

It’s officially been a year since we dropped everything, left New York City, and packed our bags to see the world. It was mutually decided that our twenties were too valuable to spend doing something we didn’t believe in. In 12 months we managed to visit 19 countries across two continents: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Morocco, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Lesotho in that order. So much does it cost to travel the world? The Cost to Travel the World When we left we had a decent savings account, but ultimately had no … Read More

We Traveled the World for a Year with a GoPro: Here’s What Happened

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Our Best GoPro Travel Shots From One Year Around The World

So, it’s officially been 12 months since we quit our jobs, left our NYC apartment, and packed up for a life on the road to travel the world for a year. We had so much positive feedback detailing our first six months of travel (told by a GoPro,) that we decided to update everyone on our next six months. If you missed it, feel free to catch up and check out our GoPro travel story from Latvia to Serbia. We pick back up here in Serbia and finish the year at the tip of Africa. Needless to say, it’s been a … Read More

Travel The World Quotes To Get You Inspired

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Travel The World Quotes

I know they are a little cheesy, but I love those travel the world quotes that you see floating all over Pinterest. Whether it be a movie, a book, or a real life quote that I hear in person a quote can stick with me for a long time. It’s funny how quick a good travel quote can bring back a memory, or make me feel an emotion that I have had throughout our travels around the world. Before I forget them, I wanted to compile all these quotes to share with you! Travel The World Quotes To Get Inspired “Jobs fill … Read More

Driving Abroad for the First Time, From Europe to Developing Nations

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Driving Abroad The First Time

Driving abroad for the first time is a fear many have, but is it justified? I recall the ball of nerves Tasha and I were when we first rented a car in Germany, to drive down the autobahn. It was a foreign country, we were young, the car was a manual, and the roads had no speed limit. We didn’t even make it out of the parking lot before I stalled, having the parking lot gate close on me and requiring us to retrieve a new exit pass to get on the road. Not a good start. However, I lived and I’ve … Read More

The Ultimate List of Eco Friendly Products to Take on Your Travels

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10 Environmentally Friendly Accessories to Help You Become Eco-Friendly While Traveling

I went for a walk on the beaches of Crete the other day collecting pebbles and watching the waves carry vacationers to and fro. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw an all too familiar sand dweller. A plastic water bottle. I walked over to it annoyed that no one else had bothered to pick it up and even more annoyed that some human just left it there. I pick it up, curse the human race just a bit, and go to the trash can. I continue my walk and see another water bottle, a plastic straw, … Read More

15 Greece Travel Tips: You Should Know Before You Go

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Greece Travel Tips

It should be no secret the Greek spirit and hospitality is world renowned. Greece has one of the most iconic cultures, histories, and geographies. Greece for us strikes a tender note, it is where Tasha and I fell in love. It launched years of future travel and this very blog. However, like every destination, there are a few things to know before you travel to Greece. Yes – that’s right before you engorge yourself on feta cheese, olives, wine, and dolmades you should take heed. We’ve compiled this list of our best Greece travel tips to help you out before you go, or if you’ve … Read More

Best Carry On Backpacks Of 2017

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Best Carry On Backpacks

Finding the best carry-on backpack for your next trip is critical. I spent weeks going over my choices before purchasing. The result? My favorite bag I’ve ever owned. And it’s still going strong after two years of travel. It’s made it on countless flights, buses, and taxis. And I’ve had it on my back in the Sahara Desert, Rome, The Drakensberg Mountains, and Belgrade. I travel full time so the luggage I carry on a plane is as important, as purchasing a new car is for others. Nothing can make airfare more laborious than being unprepared or having the wrong baggage. After all, … Read More