Heather is pointing to Africa

Travel Update Part 2: Where We’re Roaming Around Next!

This is Part 2 of our long overdue travel update. You can see Part 1 here, which recaps the last few months of what has now become a 2.5 year trip around the globe. But let’s move on to the question that we’ve been getting a lot lately… Where in […]

white villages of the Alpujarras spain

A Long Overdue Travel Update: April-June 2016

So where in the world did we last leave off? We checked in with our last big travel update during our final few days roaming around Mexico. Since then we’re torn through 10 countries and now here we are in Spain once again getting ready to pack our bags for […]

Oaxaca is a colonial city in Mexico with walkable streets and is surrounded by mountains

Top Things to Do In Oaxaca Mexico Travel Guide

Oaxaca is often cited as one of the cultural and culinary hubs of Mexico. After basing ourselves there for a month to explore the colonial city in depth, we certainly would agree. Yet while culture and delicious food were highlights in Oaxaca, we discovered much more. There are fantastic adventures to […]

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 to Munich each year. Yet this huge demand for Oktoberfest accommodation, beer, transportation, pretzels, and traditional Bavarian outfits all […]

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 […]