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Yellowstone in 2009. The Poconos in 2011. These were our only experiences camping as a couple and both were great, but they were car camping trips and we obviously didn’t do them very often. But ever since we moved to Portland, OR last year, one of the main goals has been to explore more of the […]


There are no good or bad travel adventures. Just great stories. Repeat this to yourself frequently. That disgusting hostel in the Atacama Desert in Chile? It will be a hilarious anecdote later. That nightmare of an overnight Bolivian bus ride across the mountains in a thunderstorm? An epic tale for later. That time you got […]


“You should meet us in Berlin.” We had hung out a few times in Buenos Aires and had instantly bonded over our passion for business. But were we really going to change our travel plans to meet up with this couple in Berlin a few months later? Of course we were. “You’re totally invited to Hawaii […]


In 2012, we traveled outside of the US for an entire year. Our experiences were our own, but there were some universal lessons learned that every longterm traveler knows. If you haven’t traveled longterm, you might recognize these lessons as well. But nothing brings them into more clarity than seeing them at work for 12 straight […]


Now this topic might not be the sexiest of travel problems, but it is definitely the one that made me curse the most whenever we were running late and I was trying to solve the jigsaw puzzle that was my backpack. Meg never fully appreciated my difficulty in packing size 13 shoes for travel until she saw […]


It’s been almost two years since we finished our around the world trip. While we haven’t stopped traveling, our pace has definitely slowed down. I don’t think we’ll ever top 14 countries in one year! This site has grown a lot since we started writing on it and even more since we finished our trip, so we […]


The Basics Of Dealing With Money While Traveling If you’re anything like me, trying to figure out how you are going to travel with money is a headache. When we were planning our around the world trip, worst case scenarios easily flashed in front of me. I wondered what I would do in a foreign country if I lost my wallet, got my credit card stolen, or […]


The “Cliff Notes” Version The mountains and woods of California. Portland, Oregon. Cincinnati, Chicago, & financial freedom. That’s the shortest possible summary of our life to date, so let me explain just a bit more… The Mountains And Woods Of California We touched on this occasionally (but even then only briefly) over the past year, […]