UNPLUG from the chaos, follow your BLISS, TRAVEL more and create better MEMORIES


Proving travel does not have to stop after kids!

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 23 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.

Allow us to be your travel guides.

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"Your blog has inspired me to stop waiting around for "the perfect opportunity" or "the perfect time" to do things and just go ahead and make it happen." - Cynthia

"Thank you so much for your words of encouragement about traveling.  You are truly amazing, and I cannot believe you both follow your dreams to the extent of packing up and leaving to the next destination your hearts are taking you to.  As I read each one of your stories, I place myself inside them and imagine how in touch with nature I would be if I did the same as you both." - Jenn

"Your words help me continue to live the adventurous lifestyle we live, especially when everyone tells us to stop. We have found ourselves here in Switzerland for a brief stay in the Alps and are off to Chamonix France today. I love your emails and wanted you to know what a wonderful impact your have made on my life." -  Meggan

"I want to say thank you for all you do. Because of your post on where to see Kangaroos in Australia, my family and I ended up at Pretty Beach on our way up to Sydney. It has been one of our most memorable stops yet!! We are on an around the world trip for the year and here in Australia your blog has me saying Lonely Planet who? It's not a lonely planet, it's a friendly planet with yTravel Blog at hand. Thanks again and keep up the great work!"

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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.


One of the hardest questions anyone asks us (And they ask a lot) is What is your favorite country or destination?

We love so many places for so many different reasons. It's impossible to choose. Here are a few of our favorite regions. 

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


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, to family travel and successful travel blogging. 

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.

Be sure to join our free VIP email community and get lots of freebies plus insider tips.

And connect with us on social for live updates!

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This is what gives us incredible memories to share around the campfire. Join our community for insider tips and updates!

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