Planting tree seedlings as part of Fathom Travel reforestation efforts in Puerto Plata Dominican Republic

Fathom Adonia Review: Impact Travel in Dominican Republic

In a bare room of a local home on the outskirts of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, there I sat teaching English to a group of about 15 adults who were eager to learn. Slow progress was made practicing the days of the week. But “Thursday” proved to be extremely difficult […]

Heather and John

Big Travel Update: Roaming Around Mexico & Where to Next!

We’re now on our final days roaming around Mexico, so we thought it would be an excellent time for a long-overdue travel update. When this year began, we really weren’t sure what direction we were heading (both literally and metaphorically). Over these past few months we’ve really enjoyed slowing down […]

Avenida Guadalupe is a popular pedestrian street in San Cristobal de las Casas lined with many shops, cafes, and restaurants

Top 15 Things To Do in San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico is a great place to base yourself for countless adventures throughout Chiapas. It’s a lovely and lively town in Southern Mexico, largely inhabited by indigenous people giving it an interestingly flair. Its altitude and mountain location further adds to San Cristobal’s charms while providing for many […]

Cuba travel tips - classic car passing graffiti sign that reads "Cuba"

Cuba Travel Tips You Need to Know (Particularly for Americans)

Right now is an exciting time for travel in Cuba. But before you get on the flight to the island nation, there is a lot of planning that needs to be done and many logistics to understand. You’ll find that traveling to Cuba is just a little different than any traveling to anywhere […]

Chitzen Itza ruins is a popular day trip from Merida

The 15 Best Day Trips in the Yucatan from Merida Mexico

One of Merida’s greatest attributes is its centralized location in the Yucatan. With so many adventures around the Yucatan, this hub city allows for countless opportunities to explore it. You’ll discover an abundance of beaches, Mayan ruins, cities, cenotes, and other attractions scattered throughout the land. All of these day […]

receiving a lowenbrau liter of beer, which costs 10.30 euro and is a great way to enjoy Oktoberfest on a budget

How to Have an Awesome Yet Cheap Oktoberfest on a Budget

Oktoberfest is one of those quintessential travel experiences for anyone who enjoys a beer or ten. It is such a fun event that attracts partiers from around the globe who all descend in to Munich each year. Yet this huge demand for Oktoberfest accommodation, beer, transportation, pretzels, and traditional Bavarian […]

Los Cuatro Yucas at la chaya maya, one of the best restaurants in Merida

The Best Restaurants in Merida Mexico You Need To Try

While living in the “white city” for an entire month, we got the chance to check out some of the best restaurants in Merida Mexico. Armed with a notepad of recommendations and an endless array of restaurants to try, we set out on a mission to explore Yucatecan cuisine. It was a […]

A view of el palcio (the palace) Mayan ruins at Palenque

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Explore the Palenque Ruins, Mexico

The Palenque Ruins are now firmly cemented as the most picturesque Mayan ruin site we’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s a mysterious & magical place to roam around and this photo essay of Palenque is an attempt to show you why. You can spend hours wandering this expansive site, popping in and out of […]

hiking on a trail in patagonia argentina towards the fitz roy mountain

Top 20 Travel Experiences of 2015

This unprecedented second year of non-stop travel has brought us roaming around six different continents and 27 different countries for a total of over 65,000 miles while completely circumnavigating the globe. We’re often asked about our favorite places, which is difficult to pin down because each country we visit has […]

rear view mirror in New Zealand

Our Top 20 Worst Travel Moments of 2015

The end of 2015 also marked the end of our second very full year of travel. What a year it’s been! We managed to accomplish our goal of circumnavigating the globe. Throughout that journey we traveled across six continents while having some great experiences on each of them! But when […]

Havana street with Cuban flag and capital building

21 Misconceptions & Curiosities to Understand Before Traveling to Cuba

Cuba can be quite a curious country. We can easily proclaim that it is one of the most unique and interesting countries of the 50+ we’ve visited during this two-year trip around the world. Between our pre-trip research about Cuba and roaming around the island nation itself, we experienced lots of […]

December 2015 travel route map

Not-So-Monthly Update: Roaming Around the US, Cuba, and Mexico

It’s been way too long since our last update, or any new post for that matter. These last few months have been another whirlwind of travels through the US, into Cuba, and most recently our move to Mexico! It hard to believe a full 24 months of travel is now […]