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

Do you need help choosing your travel destinations? Whilst we’re not in the business of actually booking trips for others, we can certainly offer you expert guidance on how to choose a destination that meets …

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21 tips on how to find cheap flights to anywhere

How To Find Cheap Flights to Anywhere In The World

Besides learning how to find cheap accommodation, learning how to find cheap flights to anywhere in the world will help you to reduce your other big travel expense. Thankfully, there are strategies and tips we can …

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19 tips for finding cheap rental cars

Finding Cheap Rental Cars

Need tips on how to find cheap rental cars? If you love taking road trips with kids and your parents, read on. The 19 tips below and our recommended search website will help you find your …

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18 tips on how to find cheap accommodation

18 Killer Tips On How To Find Cheap Accommodation

Where you sleep at night is one of your major fixed travel expenses, so learning how to find cheap accommodation will help you to keep more money in your pocket for spending on activities. Fortunately, …

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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.

y Travel Reader

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

Best kid friendly hotels in Las Vegas

5 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Las Vegas (+ how to save money)

By Caroline Makepeace | September 18, 2020

Believe it or not Las Vegas with kids can be a fun vacation! If kids live there, kids can visit too. Our girls have been to Vegas three times and loved it for its big […]

Pacific Northwest road trip

7 Great Pacific Northwest Road Trip Ideas (For Fall 2020 or anytime)

By Caroline Makepeace | September 17, 2020

For spectacular scenery of rugged coastlines, jagged mountain ranges, lush rainforests, crystal clear luminous lakes and rivers, and vast stretches of volcanic wilderness, it’s hard to beat a Pacific Northwest road trip. We spent most […]

14 Fun Things To Do In Las Vegas with Kids (adult’s enjoy these too)

By Craig Makepeace | September 15, 2020

Should you visit Las Vegas with kids? We say why not, and down below we share all the fun things to do in Las Vegas with kids that us adult’s enjoyed doing too! Once again […]

6 best places to visit in Washington State

6 Best Places to Visit in Washington State on a Road Trip

By Caroline Makepeace | September 14, 2020

I didn’t have any kind of expectations or hope for our Washington State road trip, which was a good thing, because it ended up being one of my favorite states on our US RV trip. […]

Drive 75 Mile Beach - things to do on Fraser Island

12 awesome things to do on Fraser Island

By Craig Makepeace | September 13, 2020

Discovering all the incredible things to do on Fraser Island was a highlight of our road trip around Australia. Here are our top 12 highlights on this stunning Queensland island including beach driving and dingo watching!

25 Favorite Things to Do in Raleigh, NC (Our Locals Guide)

By Caroline Makepeace | September 1, 2020

Okay, so this post has been a long time coming – like 14 years coming! Not sure why it’s taken us awhile to write a post on our favorite things to do in Raleigh, NC, […]

16 of the Most Fun Things to Do in Outer Banks, North Carolina (don’t miss #12)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 27, 2020

After experiencing many of the fun things to do in Outer Banks and its natural beauty, we can report that this destination is just heaven. There’s over 100-miles of some of the best beaches in […]

Great Australian Bight Marine Park

15 Best Australian Road Trips (adventure + beauty)

By Craig Makepeace | August 26, 2020

Where do you go on a road trip in one of the most beautiful (and vast) countries in the world? Start with one of these 14 road trips!

Things to do in North Florida

18 Fantastic Things To Do In North Florida (escape the typical crowds)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 24, 2020

Leave behind the well-known Florida destinations and head to a quieter, more rural experience in Natural North Florida. One where your bliss is kayaking down meandering rivers, cooling off in refreshing luminous-blue natural springs, and […]

SAvannah Georgia as a stopover podcast

EP 23: Savannah, Georgia as a road trip stopover

By Caroline Makepeace | August 24, 2020

We love to stop in Savannah, Georgia on our road trip to Florida. Find out why it’s a beautiful destination and the perfect half way point. Plus tips!

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