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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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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And connect with us on social for live updates!

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Never mind how beautiful the Rocky Mountains are in Canada. What about these animal crossings?

They build them over the highways so animals have a safe crossing.

I love it!!

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✔️ Northern Lights, y'all ⭐️

This totally was not on our itinerary for our Banff retreat with @macs_explore 

Imagine walking out of the restaurant and seeing the lights dance in the sky?

It was incredible. We only had our phone cameras, which did a great job of capturing the colors.

Have you seen them before?

This was my first time and I'm in love!!

We were so lucky too as it's not the season for it, nor the optimal evening time, AND we had light pollution around.

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Watch all the fun we had on our 8 day Danube  River cruise in Europe with @AvalonWaterways (sponsored). 

Take a tour of the ship with us and see our cabin, the restaurant, the activities, the scenic views, and the highlights from each destination in Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Full video link in our bio: @ytravelblog 

#avalonwaterways #AvalonInView 


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I'll be coming back for more. 

Thank God for Canada, eh?

They're upleveling a much loved ( and missed) Aussie favorite - chips and gravy - with chunks of cheese curd.

Taste sensation. And this was gluten free!!!

What else do I need to try while in Canada? ( I'm in the Banff area for 6 days ( first poutine stop - Calgary)

see more in stories! 

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