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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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.

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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

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Why You Should Visit Wrightsville Beach, one of the Best Beach Towns in North Carolina (and our fave!)

By Caroline Makepeace | July 15, 2020

Thinking about where to travel next? Or a beach vacation anytime of the year and looking for the best beach towns in North Carolina? Below we share why we love Wrightsville Beach, why it’s one […]

EP 18: Family Getaway to Charming Beaufort, SC

By Caroline Makepeace | July 8, 2020

Beaufort, South Carolina is a charming, historical Southern town on the Intracoastal waterway. It’s surrounded by beaches (without crowds) delicious seafood and history

Fun things to do in downtown Las Vegas

14 Classic and Fun Things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

By Caroline Makepeace | June 15, 2020

Downtown Vegas is not the seedy and dangerous place it once was. The last 5 years has seen the beginnings of change and exciting revitalization. It has so many parallels to Downtown LA which was once a […]

Best places to go in North Carolina mountians

Top Places To Go in the North Carolina Mountains (Western NC)

By Craig Makepeace | June 10, 2020

Now that we live permanently in Raleigh which is a great base to explore the Tar Heel state, we’re excited to start taking road trips and visit all the best places in North Carolina mountains.  […]

ATV Adventures - Best things to do in St. George Utah

13 Places to See in Utah No One Tells You About

By Caroline Makepeace | June 6, 2020

From spooky slot canyon hikes to ATV adventures over the sand dunes of one of the most colorful and spectacular state parks we’ve visited, we’re sharing those hidden secrets of Southern Utah.

BEst day trips from Raleigh

4 Incredible Day Trips from Vegas (less than 2 hours drive from the strip)

By Caroline Makepeace | June 5, 2020

Wow! Vegas offers outstanding natural beauty away from the Strip. Trade those chips for adventure!

Wrightsville Beach - one of the best places to visit on a East Coast road trip

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida)

By Caroline Makepeace | May 29, 2020

Are you planning a South East Coast road trip? Let us help you with our top suggestions on places to visit on the East Coast between North Carolina and Florida. While we haven’t been everywhere, […]

Chimney Rock NC

Climb 499 Steps To The Top of Chimney Rock, NC for Incredible Views!

By Caroline Makepeace | May 28, 2020

Chimney Rock State Park is one of the most popular parks to visit in Western North Carolina. And climbing the 499 steps to the top of Chimney Rock is one of our top suggestions for […]

Best things to do in Lake Lure NC

Slip Into Serenity With These 8 Things To Do In Lake Lure, NC

By Caroline Makepeace | May 26, 2020

Discover the best Things to do in Chimney Rock And Lake Lure NC for serenity and fun. Lake Lure near Asheville North Carolina is one of my favorite places in the US.

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Lower Calf Creek Falls: An Extraordinary Hike Not to Miss in Utah

By Caroline Makepeace | May 21, 2020

A Utah road trip through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, takes you to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. It’s a Utah hike that WOWS!

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