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We love travel stories! We have so many, but these are just a few that we actually put into writing, check them out!

Our Favorite Travel Stories

Mt Cook is one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand and a scenic helicopter flight is the best way to see it! See all our amazing photos and story here!

The Acatenango Volcano hike is the most popular trail in Guatemala. From the top you can watch the Fuego Volcano erupt almost every 30 minutes! Read about our experience here!

truth about living in a van

We lived in our self-contained van for four months in New Zealand. It sounds like fun, but didn't come without its challenges.

We went to New Zealand on a working holiday and based ourselves in the most beautiful place, Queenstown. It wasn't cheap, but it sure was fun!

We got our Sri Lankan drivers license and rented a tuk-tuk (three wheeler) for one entire month. This is how we were abe to explore the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka!

Brazilians sure know how to party and in Rio de Janeiro they take it to the next level on New Years Eve! See just how crazy 2 million people on one beach is, here!

Our Craziest Memories

It was time to buckle down and learn some Spanish finally! We signed up for a two week course and settled in Sucre.

Imagine, spending a few nights in one of Asia's most vibrant cities, in one of the largest and busiest apartment building. Let's just say, it sure was an experience!

Elephant Safaris sound like tons of fun, and while it was neat to see wild elephants, there were a few things about the experience we were shocked about!

Travelling comes with risks and an unlucky encounter in Salvador, Brazil lead us to getting held up at gunpoint. Despite this, we continue to travel but the memory will live with us forever! See what happened here!

There have been times where we have made poor decisions in order to save money. Crossing one of the most dangerous boarders at night was one of them. Read about the scary journey here!

A vacant farm, small plane, and some friendly Bolivian locals - that's all we needed for a fun time skydiving in Santa Cruz!

Since the mines in Potosi, Bolivia opened hundreds of years ago more than a million people have been killed here. These days it is still one of the most dangerous mines in the world. We ventured down to support the miners and deliver donations!

Its the biggest party in the world and we got right in the thick of it at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival celebrations!

From meeting an american drug trafficker locked up in the San Pedro prison to riding the Death Road (the world's most dangerous road) - had had some memorable experiences in La Paz , Bolivia.

The Great Outdoors

cahuita national park

Cahuita National Park is one of the best national parks in Costa Rica. Filled with wildlife from the ground to the sky it is a must visit! Find out what animals we saw here!

Five days hiking, enjoying nature, and learning about the Incas. An unforgettable experience with a passionate guide!

The Kepler Track is arguably New Zealand's best Great Walk. The 4 day journey was breathtaking and sharing this moment with you is really something special.

puha beach

Only a short drive from Auckland is one of New Zealand's most popular beaches... Piha Beach. Piha is a spectacular place to explore and a must do! Read about our adventure here!

Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The 5 day "W Trek" is one of the best ways to explore the national park and it was also our first ever hike! Find out how we went here!

Overly touristy, super expensive, and a headache to get there...is it worth it? Here's our story as to why this "Wonder of the World" is worthy of that title.

Guest Authors

"What makes the city of Agra hold an important place in the world map is the very renowned masouleum of love – Taj Mahal! The ivory white majestic marble structure is a symbol of undying love built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife."

“There are only two things I want you to do for me in Guatemala, Bianca, you have to go to the bakery and get the best warm chocolate croissant you will ever taste in your life...and hike Acatenango.”

"Broken down in a dangerous neighborhood we couldn't walk the streets alone. In fact, an armed escort was ordered when we wanted to go buy water!"

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