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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…

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…


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)…


Swimming with Whales on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

  Seeing the Great Barrier Reef was at the top of our must-do list from the moment we started planning to visit Australia.  With global warming destroying the reef even more rapidly than scientists had expected, we knew this would likely be our last…

Male lion yawning in Ngorongoro Crater
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7 Tips for an Epic African Safari

I know what some of you are thinking: Africa is so dangerous – I could never travel there! So many people are wary of going to Africa, which truly breaks my heart. Before you write off an entire continent, understand that Africa is not…

Beaches Travel

One Week in Costa Rica

While there are many things we love about living in Seattle, 6 months of dreary, gray weather each year is NOT one of them. So we escaped to the secluded beaches of Costa Rica for a week, and caught up on half a year’s…