Join Us On Our Journey
We quit our jobs, sold our belongings, and left our home in the USA travel the world. We’ve created this blog as a space to share our travel stories and help others who aspire to travel. We keep a blog, share photographs, and update our route regularly. We’ve been traveling for several years, gotten married along the way, and learning new skills every day.
With only our packs on our backs, we’ve traveled to over 40 countries in 5 continents. We’ve volunteered along the way helping to rebuilding after an earthquake in Nepal, getting our hands dirty on an organic vineyard in Argentina, and teaching English to a family in Vietnam. We love to hike and adventure; we’ve gone caving in Borneo, hiking to Everest Base Camp, and road-tripping around Belgium to different Trappist breweries. We’ve slept on top of a chicken coup, onboard a houseboat, in a tent at the base of the Andes Mountains, in tea houses in the Himalayas, on Indian sleeper trains and under the stars of the Thar desert. We celebrated our recent honeymoon with a 100 day road trip across the US and are now traveling internationally once again. Join us on our journey as we strap on our packs and ditch the map.
India is a vibrant, busy, colourful place. It can be an explosion of sensations, stifling and stimulating in equal measure. The food, the people, the cultural sights, the smells. It can all seem overwhelming – but with the right planning, India is an amazing place to visit. This is what you should know before you go:
We spend a day in Kas resting up after a few days hiking in the heat on the Lycian Way. Being a large town Kas is equipped with lots of restaurant and lodging options making it a good destination to rest and recharge. In Kas we visit the beautiful Big Pebble Beach and unexpectedly stumble into a sugar filled Bayram celebration.
Urfa, located in the fertile crescent is the birthplace of agriculture. Urfa was home to dozens of diverse civilizations and boasts a 12,000 year old temple. Read more to learn about which ancient sites to visit and which local foods to try in this Arab influenced Turkish city.
Welcome to Gaziantep, inventor of baklava, home to the largest mosaic museum, UNESCO accredited world class cuisine, authentic coppersmith bazaar, and Syrian refugee magnet. Make sure to include this internationally acclaimed culinary city in your itinerary located in the southeast region of Turkey.
We hike to the hilltop Lycian ruins of Phellos on the way to Pinarbasi. We encounter serval unexpected mishaps while trying to locate food and lodging for the evening and ultimately end up in Kas.
No trip to Southeast Turkey would be complete without a visit to the ancient city of Mardin. Read this Mardin, Turkey travel blog and learn about what to do and see in this historic Southeastern Anatolian cultural hub. Learn about Mardin’s highlights and if it’s safe to visit.
Diyarbakir, a city of Kurdish pride, overflows with charm and hospitality. Read this travel blog and learn how to make the most of this wonderful Kurdish City in Southern Turkey.
We continue our hike on the Lycian Way while enduring the heat and admiring the scenery. Locals make sure we are well fed as we pass through a village and town.
Balloons take to the sky in Cappadocia, located in central Turkey. Take a look at this photo blog for all of the travel inspiration you need for a trip to Turkey. Don’t miss beautiful sunrise over rocky Cappadocia as the sky fills with hot air balloons.
A Budget Guide On Things To Do In Van, Turkey - Spend a day at Akdamar Island after visiting the Van Cats Home—then another day at the Muradiye Selalesi Waterfall followed by a sunset picnic at Van Lake after going for a refreshing swim.
Find answers to your Lycian Way Hiking questions. Learn how to prepare for your Lycian Way hike on this scenic and historic walking trail.
Find out about the best hikes and where the best places to stay are in El Chalten, Argentina.
Comprehensive guide on hiking, packing, and staying in Torres del Paine, National Park, Chile.
Want to learn how to volunteer in a foreign country? Want a chance to live your dream life? Learn how to travel for free while living like a local in Argentina.
A high-level overview of our Patagonia route (3 - 4 weeks) including an itinerary and budget.
We spent 492 days traveling around the world and less than $45/person/day. Read to find out more.
An amazing escape into the Himalayans to see Everest Base Camp and the Sherpa culture.
Day 7 of EBC Trek: Prayer flags above Duglha
We spend 5 days hiking the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) in the Colombian Jungle.
After much deliberation I have finally decided on what to take with me on my 12 month journey.
After weeks of deliberating and narrowing down travel insurance policies I have created a computer chart which makes choosing a travel insurance policy much easier.