See where we’ve been & plan your own journey
Your wanderlust is about to be sparked! From some of the world’s biggest cities to remote villages, come along with us on our journey. We love putting together detailed itineraries with our favorite hotels, beaches, restaurants, small towns and adventure activities. And we share our blunt and honest opinions – if we didn’t love a city, we’ll tell you. You won’t don’t have to deal with the stress of planning a trip; all you need to do is start daydreaming of your next vacation!
Bolivia was probably the country we knew least about before we set off on our trip, and it didn't cease to amaze us. From bustling La Paz, to the Amazon jungle, to the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, we had quite the adventure in this seldom-visited country.
Knowing what this country has gone through in recent years, the spirit of the Cambodian people has never been higher. With white sand beaches, incredible foods, and jaw-dropping temples, Cambodia should be on everyone's backpacking list.
We spent more than a month in this small but diverse country. We traveled to the enchanting Galapagos islands, had an adventurous week in the mountains, explored colonial cities, partied on the beach, and even worked on a remote organic farm. Our time in Ecuador was unforgettable.
Iceland is a land where barren volcanoes are set against moss-covered lava fields, and towering waterfalls and black sand beaches reside in one place. It's like all the natural wonders were thrown together, stirred up and plopped out into one volcanic island that has more beauty than your eyes can handle.
Crazy. That's the word just about every traveler uses when describing India. Whether they're exploring the deserts of ancient Rajasthan, or the holy center of Varanasi, or the beautiful Taj Mahal. We can't wait to return and backpack the rest of this mind-boggling country.
Though we only visited two islands in this sprawling country, we felt like we got a good taste of Indonesian culture. With welcoming people, delicious food, and sunsets that take your breath away. Bali and Gili Trawangan are islands we will travel back to soon.
We spent a little over a week in this majestic country and fell in love. Follow us on our adventures through the back streets of Kyoto, multiple attempts to see Mt. Fuji in Hakone, and our crazy nights in Toyko. Japan has everything for all types of travelers.
While less traveled than some of its neighbors, Laos is no stranger to tourism. Tubing in Vang Vieng has long been on the classic backpacker itinerary and crossing the border from Thailand to Laos is a traveler’s right of passage. But venture just a bit off the well-trodden tourist path and you’ll discover a country so real and raw you’ll feel as if you’re the only foreigner to lay eyes on the thatched roof villages and forested hills.
We’d heard other travelers rave about Myanmar’s welcoming people and land that has not yet been ruined by tourism, and they all told us the same thing: “Go soon before it turns into another foreigner-filled Thailand.” In Myanmar, we biked past ancient temples, hiked to hidden waterfalls and hot springs and saw hot air balloons dot the golden-hued sky at sunrise in Bagan. Myanmar is a country we fell hard for.
Trekking in Nepal was on our bucket list for as long as we can remember. We met many backpackers in Asia that were able to hike to Everest Base Camp on a budget and we decided now is the time. Our trek to EBC was one of the biggest adventures of our lives. Continue reading to see how you can make it happen too!
There is so much more to this country than Machu Picchu - although it is pretty spectacular! In Peru, we ate some of the best food, hiked through the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world, and surfed the sand dunes of Huacachina. Our time in Peru was quite an adventure!
We traveled from the white sand beaches of Boracay, to the jungle in Bohol that’s mostly untouched by tourism, and ended our trip surrounded by the jutting seaside cliffs of Palawan. Each island in the Philippines we visited had its own beauty and charm, and we decided early on that it certainly won’t be our last visit.
While teaching English through the EPIK program, we have traveled many parts of this amazing country. From Seoul to Busan, and numerous hiking treks and festivals, we want to experience everything South Korea has to offer.
Thailand is a place packed full of budget travelers and expats, gorgeous beaches and lush mountains, delicious food and party hot-spots. Follow us along on our journeys from Bangkok to Krabi to Chiang Mai to Pai. Thailand should be on every backpackers travel list.
Turkey is one of those magical countries that you never want to leave. Istanbul is such a unique place, truly where west meets east, Europe meets Asia. The hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia are stunning, the hot springs of Pamukkale are mesmerizing, and Antalya, Olympos, and Kas are beyond beautiful. This country is perfect for all types of people from backpackers to luxury travelers.
From the glossy lakes of Minnesota, to the endless mountains in the Pacific Northwest, the United States of America has it all. We are so thankful to call the "Land of the Free" our home. One of the best ways to see this massive country is to take a road trip. Come with us as we share our campervan tips, tricks and stories.
Backpacking for over five weeks in Vietnam was nothing short of incredible. Vietnam has some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. The people are friendly, the food is fantastic and the culture is rich. This vast country is one of my favorites on Earth.
Shortly after getting married, we quit our nine-to-fives and left behind everything that didn't fit in our backpacks. We've learned that this world is too big (and too interesting!) to stay in one place. We believe that with a little courage and inspiration, everyone has the power to follow their dreams. READ MORE