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Just imagine yourself checking out of your hostel in Barcelona and dashing a 1/2 a mile in a mad rush to catch your train to Paris. Exhausting right? Now imagine doing this with 75 lbs on your back… Yes, I have witnessed this self-inflicted torture in action. The solution: Pack lighter! Trust me, your shoulders & back […]


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 […]


Just like home is where the heart is, the holidays are where the heart is. Traveling back to your hometown for the holidays to see your loved ones is awesome…. but it can be expensive and downright exhausting. If you don’t believe me, just try catching a connecting flight in the JFK airport on the Wednesday […]


“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 a couple years since our RTW trip (how time flies!), but I continually get emails from both strangers and friends looking for travel tips as they gear up for long-term travel. “What should I pack?” “Where should I go?” “Should I be worried about getting sick on the road?” So, to help break […]


With our recent move to Portland, Tony and I are loving the ability to kick our feet back, explore our new hometown, and to finally setup some roots after being on the road for almost two years. As much as we are loving being homebodies right now, the one thing that we miss from our […]