Travel Bloggers’ Favorite “Shithole” Countries: Why Trump Got it Wrong

"Shithole" countries

“Why are we having people from all these shithole countries come here?” These words of wisdom which recently spewed from President Trump’s mouth were directed at Haiti, El Salvador, and the entire continent of Africa. Not much this guy says can surprise me anymore, but this one actually made me gasp out loud. So I took my outrage to social media (as one does). When I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share stories of their favorite “shithole” countries with…

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Atherton Tablelands road trip

2017 in the Rearview Mirror (and What’s Next for 2018)

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back on an amazing year of travel and getting excited for another one to come! While Aaron is more the fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants type, I’m a BIG planner and lover of lists. In fact, even before we had…

One of the nurses of Uganda working in a refugee camp
Humanitarian Travel Uganda

Local Faces: The Nurses of Uganda

  The Pagirinya Health Center in Adjumani, Uganda where I’m currently volunteering is busy. The small center (more like a clinic by American standards) serves 30,000 people, most of them refugees fleeing violence and famine in South Sudan. The clinic’s resources are limited but…

SLoth SLeeping at the Jaguar Rescue Center near Manzanillo, Costa Rica

Our Favorite Ethical Animal Encounters

It’s no secret: We’re animal lovers. Our dog sleeps in our bed, we swerve wildly to avoid squirrels in the road, and our messenger apps are full of videos with titles like “Kangaroo and Monkey: Best Friends!” So whenever we travel to a new…

A travel first aid kit opened to show the contents inside

11 Things Inside A Nurse’s Travel First Aid Kit

As a nurse who loves to travel off the beaten path, I always try to be as prepared as possible to keep myself and my crew healthy. I can’t count how many times I’ve saved the day with my trusty little travel first aid…


Wildlife & Waterfalls in Australia

Press play to see our adventures in Queensland in 3 minutes! (Be sure to turn your sound on!) Toys used in this video: DJI Mavic Pro drone, Olympus TG-4 underwater camera, and an iPhone 7 (which mostly survived sliding down a waterfall)…

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