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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Here is where you'll find some of our best travel tips for traveling with kids, saving money for travel, planning your trip, and unbelievable destinations.


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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Verona is a fantastic small city in Italy. They say Paris is the city of love. We thought Verona has just as much romance and charm.

Located a short distance from Venice, we actually stayed in Verona and took the train to Venice for the day (and so glad we did as preferred Verona).

Verona is of course famous for being the setting to Shakespeare’s tragic love story – Romeo and Juliet.

Although it’s a small city, there are plenty of exciting things to do.

See our full list on: yTravelBlog.com (use the search box and type in Verona)

Link is also in our bio.

Is Verona on your wishlist? Have you already been?

#veronaitaly🇮🇹 #veronaitalia #italytraveltips
#italytravels #italytravelguide #italianlifestyle🇮🇹
#visititaly❤️ #verona🇮🇹 #europetrips
If you're looking for a travel book to inspire you to take those risks and live the unconventional life that you dream of, @heleneinbetween new ( and debut) book will help you!

I like how Helene, like us, carved a travel life that satisfied the desire to enjoy the ever changing nature of travel and adventure while balancing the need for stability and comfort.

It is possible.

Two o'clock on a Tuesday at Trevi Fountain will help you gather the courage to take that leap.

The strongest wings are those you grow on the way down!

This book just makes me want to leap back to my early twenties and do it all over again!

#travelbooks #lifeoftravel #travelhappy #unconventionallife
Kylemore Abbey is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions located just over an hour from Galway. 

Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy businessman. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret and his hopes for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting ‘all the innovations of the modern age’.

Today Kylemore Abbey is owned and run by the Benedictine community who have been in residence since 1920.

You can do a self-guided walk to explore the woodland and lakeshore, the rooms of the magnificent mansion, and the gorgeous 6-acre Victorian Walled Garden, Ireland’s largest walled garden.

And on-site is a Café and Garden Tea House, a nice spot to enjoy a warming soup, soda bread, and coffee.

Have you been to Kylemore Abbey?

#kylemoreabbey #westcoastireland #irelandcastles #irelandtravels #irelandroadtrip #irelandtrip #iloveireland🍀 #ireland_travel
Everlasting Love - that song is very fitting. I celebrated my 30th b'day in Dublin's oldest pub way back in 2003 when we were living in Dublin, and the @BrazenHeadDublin that dates back to 1198 will always have a special place in my heart.

When you visit Dublin, I highly recommend a visit. Just a 10 minute walk from Temple Bar District and a good mix of locals and tourists.

GREAT pint of Guinness AND very good Irish coffees!

Very good classic pub food, too (beef stew & fish & chips popular here).

Located on Bridge Street Lower, an area closely associated with the original settlement that eventually became Dublin.

Fun atmosphere & vibes. Cozy indoor seating and cool outdoor patio area. 

If you love historic pubs, don't miss The Brazen Head.

Ahh, take me back for good Irish craic!! 

This love will last forever...

#thebrazenhead #dublinpubs #dublintrip
#dublinattractions #dublinbound #dublinhistory

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