TRAVEL INSPIRATION

How can you make travel your lifestyle no matter your circumstances, bank balance or life stage?

You're in the right place. We've done that for over 23 years now.

I've turned up to 3 countries with very little money to my name - only oodles of determination, courage, and flexibility.

I quickly learned that I am powerful and resourceful and when my back is against the wall, I can turn lemons into lemonade quickly.

We made sure this lifestyle would not end once we had kids.

For 13 years now we've made family travel a priority with the last 7 years full time with our two daughters.

We KNOW how to make travel a reality.

On this page, you'll find lots of travel inspiration - why we all love it so much, the challenges we have to overcome to make it happen, and simple tips to stay connected to the dream and make it happen.

We truly believe if we could do it, you can to!

THE BENEFITS OF TRAVEL

Travel is the most amazing wrapped present - the inside is the transformation of you.

I travel because it makes my life so much better in many ways.

And because it makes my life rich and full with wonderful memories of cherished moments around the world with cherished people in beautiful settings.

Here are a few of the benefits travel can give you.

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Let me tell you how you inspired me when I was struggling. It was last year and everything was going down and they were beyond my control and I was like,

"Seriously, what's happening? What did I do to deserve these?

And then I run into your blog. The articles you shared triggered something inside my heart that was burning for a long time but I was automatically ignoring it somehow.

Everyday I was reading your articles and finally decided to take action ...8 months later I came to Shanghai where I didn't know anyone. I launched my website and social media channels. I did a 3 week backpacking trip to Thailand.. I am meeting new people everyday, learning Chinese and Kung Fu, doing weekend get away trips regularly and I get to see a different part of the world which is an eye opening experience.

You guys are doing a great job. I am so happy to have found your blog and hope to meet you one day in person.

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WHAT IS YOUR TRAVEL STYLE?

Click the image to see the articles we have on that particular style of travel.

OUR JOURNEY

After years of searching for ways to create our own business so we could continue to travel and have control over our choices, we eventually discovered travel blogging and knew we had found the ONE.

For 10 years our travel blog has helped us maintain our free and flexible travel lifestyle.

You can find our travel blogging tips and stories here.

Here are a few posts that share our story from solo and couples travel to family travel bloggers.

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Life after full time travel – the ups and downs of settling into Raleigh, North Carolina

Any change of direction brings a period of adjustment. That change comes holding hands with chaos as you tackle a list of endless tasks and a mile of roadblocks. I didn’t think setting back into […]

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You’ve Got Time + The End of a 22 Year Nomadic Lifestyle

Our 1 year USA road trip is over and we’re back in Raleigh! There are a number of reasons why we suddenly turned left towards North Carolina as we drove out of Jackson Hole (an […]

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How (Extraordinary) Travel Blogging Got Us A Green Card in the USA

How travel blogging gave us a US Green Card. It’s incredible to think that our travel blog passion gave us the ultime dream. The right to live in the US permanently.

OUR 23 YEAR TRAVEL LIFESTYLE IN PODCAST

We shared our travel lifestyle story across 5 podcast episodes.

We broke it down into 5 segments:

  • Solo Travel
  • 5 year Honeymoon
  • Dark times + Birth of travel blog
  • Family Travel
  • The last few years in the US

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EP 22: Homeschooling Roadschooling Tips from an Experienced Expert (that’s me!)

Yes that’s me! 15 years teaching in 5 countries, 22 years global travel (best education), 7 years homeschooling while traveling full time with an online business.

YTP EP05: Our 12 Month American Road Trip And Why We Returned To Raleigh

We get a green card, return to Raleigh and continue to travel as a family taking shorter road trips and vacations and our extended 12 month RV road trip across America.

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YTB 04: Family Travel + Australian Road Trip

Welcome to the family travel stage of our lives. In this episode, we’ll share how we incorporated international travel very early in our children’s lives and then made domestic travel a focus.

YTP 03: Dark Times & The Birth of y Travel Blog

What about when things go terribly wrong and you can’t travel? What do you do when you make decisions that negatively impact your life? How do you recover and give birth to something better?

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YTP 02: Our 5 Year Working Honeymoon in Thailand, Ireland, and the USA

Our adventures on our five year honeymoon traveling through South East Asia, the UK, Southern Africa, and the USA! Plus, we share about living and working in Bangkok, Dublin, Broome, WA and Raleigh, NC

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YTP 01: Our Travel Story (Solo Travel & Working Holidays)

In this episode we share our travel story from before we met and how we made travel a priority living our individual lives. We look at solo travel to Europe and Africa and the working holiday experience in London and Dublin

HOW TO CREATE THE DREAM

It's not easy to create your dream life but it is doable and valuable.

I'm a firm believer that creating a dream is more about the journey than the destination.

The journey is where you learn your strengths, assets, gain clarity on what you really want, find ways to serve and connect with incredible people.

You never arrive, so enjoy the process of trying to!

Here are a few tips to help.

10 Principles to Create Awesome Travel Experiences (Every Time!)

I sat down to write a travel manifesto and struggled. Not struggled for something to say, but struggled with too many things to say. Sometimes too much sage advice can overwhelm and paralyze. I decided […]

Best National Parks in the United States

27 easy ways to live sustainably in 2020 (and why you should)

It’s time to make a tiny sacrifice and live sustainably with the planet. Since she gives us everything we need to survive, it seems so stupid to actually say those words. Humans have come to […]

Adventure Cove Waterpark - one of the best things to do in Singapore with kids!

9 ways to unplug from the chaos and plug back in to life

It’s early morning; I’m sitting on my balcony and all hear is the chirping of the birds. I breathe a deep sigh of relief and connectedness. An image of me sitting in the middle of […]

14 ways to improve your life and create your dreams

14 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Life

Are you looking for ways to improve your life? These simple yet powerful ways will help you achieve your goals, improve your mindset, attract more wealth and become a confident creator of any dream.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

Yep. Your travels will be filled with challenges.

Don't worry, we have you covered.

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9 Reasons You Won’t Consider Family Travel (how to overcome them!)

Yep. There are a lot of reasons you won’t consider family travel.  I understand all of them and how they make you believe it’s just not the right time for you now and you’ll all enjoy […]

How Travel Can Change Your Life – from anxiety to confidence

How travel can change your life! Inspiring story of how Lauren changed her life from one of anxiety and fear, to one of adventure and confidence through travel

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How to Overcome the Travel Blues

No not Sunday blues or Monday blues. We’ve all felt slightly depressed when another week of the daily groundhog arrives. We spend those hours of dread dreaming of a life hitchhiking from Mediterranean sunset to […]

Cemetery Beach in the Grand Caymans

6 Challenging Sacrifices of a Life of Travel (Know Before You Go)

Want to live a life of travel? Be sure to understand these six sacrifices that come with long term travel. Accept them and make a plan for them so you can survive a nomadic travel.

FEATURED VIDEO: 10 Principles to Amazing Travel

We take you the principles of our travel manifesto and how to create an amazing travel experience every time!

FEATURED VIDEO: 3 Principles to create your dream life

A motivating and empowering keynote to inspire you to create your dream life and understand the three principles that must be followed to do that ... effortlessly and with joy!

FOLLOW OUR CURRENT ADVENTURES

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.

Be sure to join our free VIP email community - form below - for deeper connection and lots of freebies.

And connect with us on social for live udpates!

4 POWERFUL WAYS TO TRAVEL MORE 

Want to know how we've made a lifetime of travel for 22 years? This is how we make it work and have incredible memories to always share around the campfire.  Pop your name and email to join our community for insider tips and updates!

ALL TRAVEL INSPIRATION ARTICLES

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Lessons from 2020 (+ Joys and Achievements)

The year-long forced winter is ending. We usually write a yearly wrap on the year that was. It’s typically filled with lots of travel and life and business success. This year, as we all know, […]

10 Principles to Create Awesome Travel Experiences (Every Time!)

I sat down to write a travel manifesto and struggled. Not struggled for something to say, but struggled with too many things to say. Sometimes too much sage advice can overwhelm and paralyze. I decided […]

ytravel blog raleigh

How To Stay Calm During Turbulent Times

“These here are crazy times” The lyrics and tune from the song, Onion Skin from Aussie band, Boom Crash Opera runs through my mind multiple times a day. These here are crazy timesTry keeping heart […]

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Why We’ll Still Talk About Travel

I recently prepared a TEDex style talk on travel as a portal for change. I’m still waiting to deliver it, as I’m sure you’ve guessed the conference was postponed and due to go virtual. In […]

4 Powerful Ways to Travel More & Create Better Memories

Want to know how we've made a lifetime of travel for 22 years?

This is what gives us incredible memories to share around the campfire. Join our community for insider tips and updates!

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