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

Ecotourism in South Africa at Gondwana Game Reserve

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Ecotourism at Gondwana Game Reserve

We pulled into Gondwana Game Reserve, eager and ready for our week at their new tented eco-camp to experience ecotourism in South Africa. We had only done one self-drive safari through Kruger National Park and were more than ready to see more giraffes, buffalo, and (maybe) even the elusive cheetah in South Africa. We pulled into the main reception area of Gondwana, where a stunning lodge awaited us with a pool and high-speed WiFi. “This can’t be right,” we thought. Then appeared Brendan, a ranger that completely fit the part of a hardcore South African conservationist. He informed us that we … 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

The Best Place to Stay in Hvar & What to Know About the Island

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Adventure in Hvar

There is rarely a destination that is only for one type of tourist, but some go beyond. The island and town of Hvar seem to deliver on almost all levels. Looking for the best place to stay in Hvar? You won’t be disappointed with the amount of choices here. It is a posh island getaway that serves up a laid-back Mediterranean vibe rich with heritage and history. The welcoming atmosphere on the sun-drenched island of Hvar is renowned making it a well-known destination, yet it seems poised to grow even larger. As celebrities like Beyonce, Prince Harry, Brad Pitt and … Read More

Why Terrorism Will Not Stop Me From Traveling

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Why terrorism will not stop me from traveling

It seems that this past year has been the year of terror in our world. Forget about global warming sending us into an apocalypse, there are crazy people on this planet that just want to beat mother nature to it. Next week will be the six-month mark since we left home for an indefinite life on the road. Besides spending six weeks in Morocco, we have traveled through Europe the entire time. The first wave of terror hit us the night we landed in Istanbul on November 13, the night of the Paris attacks. I won’t deny that we were … 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

Travel Backpacks For Europe And Beyond

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The Best Backpacks for Europe

The Best Travel Backpacks For Europe Finding the best travel backpack for your European backpacking trip or any trip for that matter is a serious decision. There are hundreds of backpacks out there to carry around the globe. Travel styles vary and so do backpacks, but where do you start? Is there a one size fits all travel pack? Probably not. However, I’ve compiled a list of what we deem the best travel packs for Europe and beyond. When it comes to backpacks there are three main types and each comes with its pros and cons. The three general styles … Read More

Why Don’t Americans Travel Internationally?

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Why Don't Americans Travel Abroad

“Danke,” the cashier says to me as I walk away with my groceries from one of the supermarkets in Turkey. I am not German. And despite the name Natasha, I am not Russian either. Then I must be from Scandinavia, Australia, or The Netherlands. Nope, Nope, Nope. I go on to tell them I am from the United States. Usually, the country does not register until I finally just say “America.” Most of the time I get a cheerful and friendly response, once in a while I will get resentment. But more often than not I will just get confusion. “Wow, Americans … Read More

Living in NYC on a Budget: How We Saved Over $50k to Travel the World

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Living in NYC on a Budget

Living in NYC on a budget is a phrase that contradicts itself to most degrees. If you’re familiar with our blog you may be wondering how two twenty-somethings have been fortunate enough to travel so much. It’s the number one question we receive, and I myself was always very curious years before we left on this life of adventure how people do it. Over the past seven or so years I have saved up, left to travel, depleted the savings, saved up again, deplete again…etc. That’s what we do. Save and work. We didn’t have much money when we moved to … Read More