Travel Destinations

Do you need help choosing your travel destinations?

We're here as your expert guides with 22 years of nomadic travel experiences full of insights, stories and tips.

You can read our about page to learn more of that story.

We aren't country counters, choosing instead to immerse ourselves into a region and often revisiting multiple times to those places that captured our heart and soul.

It's about the memories, not checking off lists.

However for the counting part: We have lived in 5 countries, traveled to over 50.

We've traveled in-depth through the following regions: Australia, USA, Southeast Asia, UK, and Africa.

Other travel experts have provided tips and content for us on the destinations you see on this blog.

We aim to share with you information based upon personal experiences NOT desk research or collaborations!

This is real, authentic travel to help you do the same.

CHOOSING YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

When choosing your travel destinations, it depends on factors like:

  • your personal travel style
  • your interests
  • the length of time you have available
  • and your finances.

Figure those things out first, then your options for where you can go start to take shape.

If you need help choosing your destination, check out the following posts filled with useful tips.

Otherwise scroll down to choose the destination you are interested in for many of our tips and highlights.

How to choose your travel destinations

Choosing Your Travel Destinations

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21 tips on how to find cheap flights to anywhere

How To Find Cheap Flights to Anywhere In The World

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19 tips for finding cheap rental cars

Finding Cheap Rental Cars

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18 tips on how to find cheap accommodation

18 Killer Tips On How To Find Cheap Accommodation

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We've already realised that your posts will soon become our Bible once we reach Aus and we just wanted to send you a message to say that in our very daydream-like planning, your blog has been a complete godsend and has helped us to stay on the right path. We cannot wait to get to your beautiful country and start our adventures.

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WHAT DESTINATION ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?

Click the image to visit the articles we have on that region of the world. 

OUR FAVORITES

We get asked all the time what our favorite countries are. It feels like choosing your favorite child - you can't.

You love each country for different reasons and the memories you create there, which are often unique to you.

What we love and why may be different to you!

I mean would riding around the back of a pick up truck for 9 hours up a treacherous muddy mountain road with 20 people from the village plus bicycles, sacks of rice and potatoes and handcuffed prisoners be your idea of a good time?

It was one of our greatest adventures and most told stories ever!! (that was Uganda btw  - hear about it in our podcast episode.)

We're guessing you've looked around our site enough now to resonate with our vibe and style of travel. It's evolved as we have through the years - solo, couples and now family travel.

So in an effort to help guide you more, here are a few of our favorites around the world. Remember we have not been everywhere!!

Hover over each card to reveal the answers. I've tried to put them in order and some may have more than one answer!

Use the search bar to find specific stories and tips on each!

FAVORITE COUNTRIES

  1. Africa
  2. Australia
  3. USA
  4. Thailand
  5. Ireland

FAVORITE FOOD

BEST BEER

  1. Ireland
  2. USA

WHERE WE HAVE LIVED

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Dublin, IR
  3. London, UK
  4. Bangkok, Thailand
  5. Australia (fave Gold Coast)

BEST BEACHES

FAVORITE WINE REGIONS

  1. Australia
  2. France
  3. South Africa

UNPARALLELED ADVENTURE

  1. Africa
  2. Indonesia

BEST ROAD TRIP REGIONS

  1. Australia
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. Europe

FAVORITE FESTIVALS

  1. Pampalona
  2. Oktoberfest
  3. Mardi Gras
  4. Hogmanay

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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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ALL DESTINATION ARTICLES

EP 30: Our Memorable Family Ski Trip in North Idaho

By Caroline Makepeace | May 4, 2021

Listen to the Podcast: Subscribe to the Y Travel Podcast and LEAVE A REVIEW Show Notes We’re headed to the ski fields of Idaho in this podcast episode. At the beginning of Spring, we had […]

17 Fun Things to do in Chattanooga With Kids (3 Day Trip)

By Caroline Makepeace | April 30, 2021

Wow, what a place! Chattanooga, Tennessee quickly jumped up to one of my favorite Southeast USA destinations and made me love Tennessee as a road trip destination even more. I’m happy to share all the […]

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13 Small Towns in the USA we love (so far)

By Caroline Makepeace | April 22, 2021

We have not been to anywhere near enough places in the USA to create a “Best small towns in the USA” list, yet. I don’t think we’ll ever get to every small town, but we’re […]

Highlands Hammock State Park, one of the best things to do in Sebring, Florida

Guide to the Gorgeous Highlands Hammock State Park, Florida

By Caroline Makepeace | April 21, 2021

As soon as we drove into this “land of shade” I relaxed and felt connected. At was as is if the giant oak, pines, and palmettos whispered, “You’re here now, you can breathe again. Just […]

21 Best Places For Families to Visit in Florida

By Caroline Makepeace | April 10, 2021

Florida is a tropical paradise and a fun destination to visit. Don’t miss these places when you visit Florida.

Our houseboat rental in Florida

A unique houseboat vacation rental on the Treasure Coast, Florida (Seclusion+)

By Caroline Makepeace | April 8, 2021

You’re on the Treasure Coast of Florida, of course you want to stay on a boat! Renting a houseboat in Florida was not something ever on our radar, but when the opportunity presented itself on […]

Highlands Hammock State Park, one of the best things to do in Sebring, Florida

Best Things to Do in Sebring, Florida on a 2 Day Trip

By Caroline Makepeace | March 31, 2021

Welcome to Sebring, a slice of Old Florida where ranchers and citrus growers meet with farm to table restaurants, and locals play (alongside, but far away) with alligators, turtles and birds in ancient forests, plentiful […]

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The Perfect Winter Family Vacation in Martin County, Florida (Treasure Coast)

By Caroline Makepeace | March 25, 2021

Delightful. That’s my word for Martin County, Florida Before organizing our winter vacation to this part of the Treasure Coast with Visit Florida, I hadn’t heard of Martin County, Fl. I’m certainly not going to forget […]

Our first family ski trip visiting 3 North Idaho Ski Resorts

By Caroline Makepeace | March 21, 2021

There was a different level of excitement or anticipation on this ski trip to Idaho. An unnerving, fluttering feeling that comes when diving into a true UNKNOWN. From big cities to jungle treks, African safaris, […]

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A Comprehensive Guide: Hiking The Pinnacle Grampians National Park (All Three Routes!)

By Danny Newman | March 3, 2021

Not so long ago, before COVID-19 brought my travels to an abrupt halt, I found myself in a little Australian mining town called Stawell. Now, Stawell was a cool place! But, I’m not gonna lie- […]

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