Who We Are

Medellin, Colombia

Scott I hold graduate degrees in mechanical and biomedical engineering, and patents for medical implants. Most recently I have worked as a management consultant helping healthcare and consumer product companies with their business/brand strategies. I enjoy problem-solving, photography, cooking, and being a student of the world.


Sylvie I’m a certified elementary education teacher with a fondness for early childhood education and child development. I love nature, adventures, and sunscreen. Cats and chocolate make me smile. I enjoy practicing yoga, learning about different cultures, and trying as many new street foods as I can, especially desserts.

Our Travel Style

Experience: We explore cities on foot, hike as often as we can, meet new people, learn about different cultures, try new foods, visit historical and cultural sites, seek out new experiences, and share life’s joys with those around us.

Volunteer: Our first backpacking trip was a 16 month “sprint” around the world; we wanted to do and see it all! The experience truly changed our lives. At this point, however, we are being more intentional about where we travel and how we spend our time. We're settling in for longer, digging deeper, and finding volunteer opportunities within local communities. We are both TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certified.

Photograph: Scott takes landscape, real-estate, and food photographs. I sell my work on various websites, travel guides, magazines, and to businesses around the world. To view my photography and work with me please click here.

Brand Ambassadors: We are lucky to represent brands that we believe in and whose products we feel passionately about. Our journey wouldn’t be the same without their gear. We want to thank Six Moon Designs along with UGQ & Enlightened Equipment for working with us and allowing us to represent them.

See our in-depth 16 month travel budget here & download it for yourself here

Where We've Been