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! 

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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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Would you say yes?

Our jet lagged bodies needed Cafe Montparnasse.

The food was just as good as its pretty exterior.
It was in Montparnasse, across the road from the train station.

We have a post on yTravelBlog.com on Paris with Teens- tips and top things to do.

Our girls loved Paris.

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Oops. Can you believe I did this?

I was up at 4 am to go to Calgary airport flying home from Banff. My fingers were swollen, and I could not put my rings on. 

So, I put them in the safe place in my money belt held tight against my belly. 

In the same place my passport was.

When I got through Immigration and security into the lounge, I went to see if my rings would now fit. 

And discovered my wedding ring missing. 

I think when I pulled my passport out for immigration, it must have gotten caught and flung out without me noticing. 

They would not let me go back to see if I could find it. I phoned Lost and Found as soon as it opened to report it and followed up with them for weeks after. 

No wedding ring. 😢

I kept it safe with me for 21 years of traveling through scores of countries, and then I go lose it with a 4am mini brain explosion.

At least it wasn't my engagement ring as that one has the diamond. They were a set, so my finger feels a little bare. 

I did have travel insurance, so I was able to make a claim and get some money to maybe get a replacement. 

Tell me I'm not the only one who's done this?

What have you lost before? Was it in a "safe space?"

📷 Little Beehive Hike Banff @driftwoodsphotography

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I'm helping to save Christmas, y'all!

This is the fun I get to have on @thisisraleigh 

Loving the seasonal cranberry margarita and festive spirit at @gogoagringo - one of our fave Mexican restaurants in Raleigh.

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Often, the best response is silence.

It allows space for the echo to reflect back what was said and done and perhaps allow for reflection and so long-lasting change.

It won't happen otherwise.

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Do you need a stress ball to deal with your partner?

Do you work with them? Would you or are you sensible enough to know you'd need a volleyball sized stress ball?

Craig and I have been doing it for nearly 14 years now. 

Send help.

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