We've built a life around travel for over 25 years, and are here to help you travel more and create better memories.

Caroline & Craig Makepeace, life-long travelers.

We did not ditch the cubicle to travel the world - we never sat in it in the first place.

Travel was, is, and always will be what we create our life around.

We're here to show you how travel can EVOLVE with you, and prove it's possible even with kids.

We've lived in 5 countries, traveled through over 50 countries, and have done it NO MATTER what our life circumstances (that's over 25 years of experiences).

Recent epic adventures include a 12 month USA road trip in an RV, and an 18-month road trip around Australia.

Our home base is now Raleigh, North Carolina. We've traded the full-time travel for shorter trips through the USA, Europe and further afield. While we still travel with our kids, Craig and I take more solo trips now too! 

Allow us to be your travel guides.

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Just why do we love to travel so much? It's an experience that goes beyond checking things off a list and counting countries.

It's about a deeper connection to ourselves, to others, and to Mother Earth.

When we step outside the boundaries of our comforts we get to know who we truly are and expand our possibilities.


We have been exploring the USA in depth for years. Here are a few of our favorites! 

Check out this article if you are having trouble choosing a destination


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We recorded a series of podcasts, to share how we've made travel work no matter our lifestyle.

From solo travel before we met, to couples travel and a 5 year honeymoon, a period of darkness where EVERYTHING went wrong (but gave birth to this family travel blog, to family travel around Australia and a USA RV trip and successful travel blogging and getting a green card to living a more settled life (but still loads of travel!)

A lifetime commitment to travel involves many sacrifices (all of them worth it!) Here is an insight into our life, the challenges we've overcome, and how we are qualified to be your expert travel guides!


Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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And connect with us on social for live updates!

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Don't worry. All will be well.

There are many underneath paths ahead leading to better days.

#dontworryaboutit #roadtripvibes #wyomingskies #roadtripviews #wordsofencouragement
We absolutely love this strategy that helps us save money, travel more, and gives us peace of mind to know our precious cats are well taken care of. 

They stay in the comfort of their home and routine, with round the clock care. Plus, our home is looked after, AND we get to give fellow travelers a place to stay for free! 

Comment PETSITTING, and I'll send you the link to the guide on how it works with @trustedhousesitters

We have a new pet sitter coming tomorrow for our 6-day trip to Wyoming. It's so easy! 

#petsitterlife #travelmoreoften #saveontravel #petowners #petcareservices #petowner #pettravel #travelwithpets
Ready to escape the chaos and reconnect with your inner peace? 🧘‍♀️

Consider taking a personal wellness break.

I escaped for two days to Duck in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in partnership with @allianztravelus.

It's a place that offers isolation, tranquility, and the healing touch of Mother Nature. 🌞

While my overwhelming problems of the past few months did not disappear, taking that time out, even just for a few days, did recenter and ground myself and helped me connect to my power. 

🧘‍♂️ My trip showed me that I have tools at my disposal to help, and upon return, I’ve maintained a better daily practice in using them and making positive changes. 

🎁 Mother's Day is coming up, I couldn't think of a better present for all the moms in your life, yourself included! 

👉 Link in bio @ytravelblog for my latest post on the art of crafting your own personal wellness break. Or go direct to www.ytravelblog.com

#travelhappy #itravelbecause  #allianztravelinsurance
#wellnesstravel #selfcaretip #mombreak #solomomtravel #momtraveler #travelmoms
"Why are you starting your day like this? It's not right?"

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Full episode on @thisisraleigh podcast about Influencer Marketing.

#liveyourdreamlife #travelentrepreneur #influencerlife #entrepreneurpodcast #travelbloggerlifestyle
Sunrise is always worth getting up early for when you're at the beach.

North Carolina has some of the best.

This is a Sunset Beach sunrise.  Don't sleep in when you have a fine weather morning. You just never know what the following days will bring.

This was our first morning, but the second was overcast, so we slept in then!

#beachsunrise #sunsetbeachnc #ncbeaches #ncsunrise #nccoast #northcarolinabeaches #brunswickislands #ncbrunswickislands #sunriselove #ncblogger

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