20 Things to Prepare for Travel in Africa

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Africa Travel Tips

There really isn’t anything quite like traveling around Africa. From the completely (sometimes shocking) cultures, to the vast wildlife, to the mesmerizing landscapes Africa travel is sure to captivate your heart. I’m already crying tears of sadness for the day I have to leave this wonderful continent, but getting used to traveling Africa sure hasn’t been a walk in the park. Here are 20 things to prepare you for Africa travel! Traveling Africa? Be prepared for people everywhere Instead of millions of cars on the road in Africa, you’ll find people. Unless we are on a rural African road there … Read More

What to Pack for Overlanding Africa

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What to pack when you overland Africa

It’s official, after spending two months in Cape Town we have purchased a Toyota Landcruiser and we’re currently driving across Africa! Don’t ask us about all of the logistics, a lot of it we are making up as we go along. It’s just what we do – don’t judge. We dabbled with the idea of taking public transport from Cape Town. Which, would make for some pretty incredible stories. However, we are traveling with a lot of expensive gear and would prefer to have the freedom of our own car especially in the most remote parts of Africa. We spent months planning … Read More

What is a Riad? The Most Beautiful Riads in Morocco

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What is a riad?

What is a Riad? Throughout our whole six week trip in Morocco, we always stayed in a riad. What is a riad you ask? A traditional Moroccan riad is essentially a rectangle house with an interior courtyard. There are typically different rooms on each of the four sides, and most riads are at least two stories high. The middle often has a courtyard with a garden and serves as the “lounge” and eating place for guests. The courtyard in the middle is typically open from the top and is the houses only source of natural light. Often on the top … Read More

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

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

What to Pack for Morocco and Be in Line with the Dress Code

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What to Pack for Morocco

Morocco is a great destination to visit during any month of the year. If you have plans to visit Morocco soon and have no idea what to pack, you’re not alone. Before we went I had no idea of the appropriate clothing, the weather, and what I would be able to buy in the country. We spent six weeks there and I was able to gather insight on the type of things needed for travelers to have a fantastic experience. Of course, there is no “dress code” in Morocco like at a Catholic school. However, conservative dress in an Arabic culture … Read More

15 Movies About Africa to See Before Visiting the Continent

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Movies about Africa

The World Pursuit is headed to Africa this July, and we can not be more excited for this years travel plans. Why else would be making a list of the best films about the African continent? It’s going to be our first journey through this region of the world. We spent six weeks in Morocco earlier this year, however traveling to Southern and East Africa will be a first for us. Besides the never-ending planning that goes into preparing an 8 month (or longer) trip through Africa, we have been brushing up on all the movies about Africa and books … Read More

Travel Scams Around the Globe

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Travel Scams Around the Globe

Scams seem to have just become another part of travel. I’m sure everyone has a great story of that time they were scammed here or that time that man ripped you off there. No matter how long you have been traveling or how many countries you have traveled to, I don’t believe you are ever truly safe from being taken advantage of. I love a good scam story, so I asked travel bloggers from around the globe to share their best one! Travel Scams Around the Globe DJ from Dream Euro Trip got scammed in Belgrade We’ve been taking taxis around the … Read More

This Couple’s Travel Story Told Through A GoPro

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The Best GoPro Travel Shots

It’s officially six-months of our blog being live, and us on the road. So, in celebration we’ve compiled a list of our best GoPro travel photos. We just concluded a month of hanging out in Belgrade and have arrived in a new country for us both, Macedonia. 2016 has even more in store for us, so be sure to check back. We’ll be bouncing around the Mediterranean as the weather makes a turn for the best, before we tackle the Dark Continent. We love taking travel photos with our GoPro. We have no shame in admitting our GoPro is probably one … Read More

Five International Trips to Take with Your Tax Refund

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Income tax returns are due to the American government on April 18th, for the Aussies and Brits this date is October 31st. All over the world tax day is coming up fast! Hopefully, this means a little extra cash in your pocket from last years hard earned work. If you’ve been staring at that desktop photo of Fiji for longer than you can remember then now is the time to take that long deserved trip. Whether it be a long or short vacation go grab your lover, bestie, or family and hop on a plane.  Here are five international trips … Read More