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

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

The Day I Became a Nazi Fascist, and How My Hair Bore The Blame

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The Day I Became a Nazi

There are three things I don’t look forward to when traveling – laundry, redeye flights, and haircuts. Thankfully the last one only needs to happen about every three to four months for me. However, when I am traveling I usually double that and push it to eight. I’ve gotten my hair cut once while abroad at a salon in Italy, and it was fantastic. The stylist and I couldn’t understand each other, but I brought her a photo of what I wanted and she went to work. She chopped eight inches of my hair, and I can honestly say it … 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

Balkans Travel Itinerary: The Best Eastern European Cities to Visit

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10 Amazing Cities for Balkan Travel

On our last European tour, we spent almost half of our time on a trip through the Balkan region, which is home to some of the best Eastern European cities. From Albania to Romania, every country and location has something unique to offer. The Balkans are slightly less traveled than Western Europe, they are more affordable, and are filled with friendly locals. It all adds up to make one of our favorite regions to travel through in Europe. It’s hard to pick favorites, but here are our top cities for the best Balkans travel itinerary, in no particular order. Not sure what or where the … Read More

15 Balkan Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go

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Balkan Travel tips

The Balkans are a terrific place to travel. One of our favorite regions we’ve been in Europe. However, before you travel the Balkan region there are some tips you should know. When it comes to Balkan travel tips we should clarify what we mean by “Balkans”. Where exactly is the Balkan Region? And what exactly is it? The easy answer would be the geographical definition of the Balkans, which is the region encompassing the Balkan mountains. This can include Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Croatia, and Albania. However, the Balkan Region is viewed much more as a cultural region. Therefore, we … Read More

Slovenian Food and Drink You Gotta Taste At Big Berry

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Going Local in Slovenia Bela Krajina

Two Weeks of Slovenian Food Along The Kolpa We spent two weeks along the Kolpa River, enjoying fresh local Slovenian food products, the countryside, and the teal colored river. The Bela Krajina region, like the rest of Slovenia, is fertile and produces plenty of great regional specialties. Our hosts at Big Berry were sure to take advantage of a wide range of the local cuisine and suppliers in the area. In addition to enjoying the wonderful river, we spent our days visiting these local purveyors.  Ghee, It’s Magical Our favorite Slovenian food product highlighted by camp was also its closest to home–made by … Read More

Where to Go in Croatia on Your Vacation

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The Ultimate Road Trip Through Croatia

Wondering where to go in Croatia? Croatia continues to pop up on more traveler’s radars as a hot destination. The medieval walled coastal cities are backdrops to popular TV Series and movies, while the region of Istria could be confused with Tuscany with its artisan products and hilltop towns. When I first visited Croatia back in 2013, I thought of it as an unheard of destination and to most Americans it was, but when I visited I learned of its longtime popularity with the Slavs, Italians, and Germans. In recent years, the secret appears to have gotten out to the rest of the world. When we returned in 2016 … Read More

Bela Krajina, Slovenia: Big Berry Makes This Quiet Countryside Glamorous

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Glamping in the Slovenian Countryside

News flash! I am not camping person.  I love being outdoors, I love adventure activities, and I absolutely cannot stand being in a room without a window connecting me to the sun. However, if you throw me in a tent and tell me to shower in the river I may kill you in your sleep. So when the opportunity to “glamp” in Bela Krajina, Slovenia came about I was ecstatic. You mean to tell me I can be one with nature while still having access to a hot shower, comfy bed, AND WiFi? Sign me up! Springtime finally rolled around and … Read More