How We Lost 100lbs while traveling!

Travel Weight Loss

As two people who love both food and traveling keeping off the excess pounds can seem really overwhelming.  But in the last year of traveling, we have lost a combined weight of 100 pounds!  Below is part one of our weight lost series! Here are a few helpful tips and tricks for travel weight loss, so that you can live your life without gaining weight. You are in a new location and want to try new things, and we completely understand. This series is not about giving up but in learning to adapt a new lifestyle.  Now we will say this next sentence many times. There is no quick fix and even though Aaron and I have lost 100 pounds we still have a way to go.  [...] Continue Here!

The Best Hammock: ENO or Grand Trunk

Hammocking in the trees of Hawaii

When talking about what is the best hammock for someone new to hammocking there are always a lot of worry. What is the best, or will last the longest, or is the smallest? This is one of the biggest debates I hear because having a good hammock can come in handy for travelers and adventures of all sorts.  

ENO hammock on the beach
Emily’s ENO hammock

In our opinion, two brands usually stand out among the rest. ENO and Grand Trunk. So, asks the mysterious person in the back row “Which of these hammocks do I buy?” Hopefully we will be able to make your decision a bit easier! Emily bought an ENO DoubleNest hammock in 2015 and, I went out and bought a Grand Trunk Double Parachute Nylon hammock! Hey, a couple that travels together, can still disagree which hammock they prefer. 🙂 So together we are able to give a good comparison of the two brands. Maybe it will help you decide which will be best for you. For the sake of this post, we will only be talking about our own personal two person hammocks.[...] Continue Here!

Cheapest Cities in Europe to Visit

When most people write about cheap European travel, they usually tend to leave out most of Eastern Europe. That is a terrible mistake to make, because this region houses some of the cheapest cities in Europe. Infograph of Cheapest European Cities

We are currently living in Ukraine about four hours from Kiev (the cheapest European city to visit).  For those of you who do not know how to convert pounds to dollars, 15 pounds is roughly 20 dollars. So in Kiev according to this chart, it will cost you about $20 a day, which is a steal! But it gets better, we never go to Kiev because it is too expensive  for us compared to our town! In Ukraine outside of Kiev, Lviv, and Ivano Frankivsk you could easily live on $10-15 a day.[...] Continue Here!

Can’t Miss Activities on Mackinac Island

Can't miss activities on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island State Park Sign
Mackinac Island

When life starts moving too fast head to place where fast doesn’t exist, visit Mackinac Island. From being young at heart and traveling down memory lane (if you are confused go read our posts on Disney part 1 and part 2), now let’s travel back in time to when cars were a dream of the future.
Located in Lake Huron this little gem stands above the rest.
This was one of the first trips that we (two life travelers) embarked on so Mackinac Island holds a dear place in our hearts. Below are some of the cheapest and best places, spaces, and activities you can do on the island. I hope you love it as much as we do! 
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Top 5 Best Surprise Finds at Disney World

Welcome Back!

So if you are confused as to why this say “Welcome Back” make sure to check out our first set of amazing finds in Disney World here! To anyone out there who has traveled you know it is a fine balance between planning and being flexible to the new situation that change those plans. Sometime you stumble onto an amazing find and it becomes a highlight of the trip. These finds were not very busy (which is good when you are at Disney World) and were easily the high points of our trip. Here are our top 5 most amazing undercover finds at Disney.[...] Continue Here!

Disney World Planning Tips

Ah, Disney World, land of unrealistic expectations about love, and extremely happy workers and like us, Disney is where all little kids at heart want to start their adventures. In the winter of 2016 Emily and I began recording our journeys so that when we finally started our blog (this blog) we would remember all the amazing things we have done and all the amazing things we want to share. In May of that year I graduated from college and when asked what I would do next I simply responded “I’m going to Disney World!” [...] Continue Here!

The Power of “Yes”

If you don’t read anything else in our blog I hope you at least read this post. This is the single largest piece of advice I can give on how to live an adventurous fulfilling life. And it will blow your mind. The secret?Say “=&0=&.”To anything and everything….well within your own limits obviously. You will be surprised how much the world opens up to you if you just accept it. Emily and I spent three months working on a farm in Hawaii (which will be covered in a later post) and I originally told Emily, “No, there is no way we can do that, yet alone afford it. But, as she always does, she changed my mind and I said “Yes”.If you go to a new place, or meet new people and someone asks you if you want to see something in the town or if you want to go to a bar, (if you are comfortable and they aren’t creepy) GO. I have eaten some of the best, cheapest, and most interesting food in my life by trusting the people that live in the area. Granted, not every time is a success. Somethings are just terrible, boring, or not something you find interesting. But in my experience even those make for a hell of a story. And yes, this blog is about how to do amazing things, be spontaneous, and cross things off your bucket list while still staying on a budget and planning. Throughout this blog you will see why these things are not contradictions. Plan, but be ready to completely scrap the plan if an opportunity arises.The bottom line is that MOST people are not trying to ruin your day. Most people want to help. LET THEM. Be bold, be brave be adventurous.

So…Do You Come here Often?

Well, here we go. The first blog post.

We have been trying to decide if we should write a blog for the past year and it finally feels like the right time. If you took the time to read our About Us page, you already know the basics about us and who we are. But, it doesn’t really go into too much detail. So let’s start with the basics, shall we?

Who The Hell Are You Guys?

Well, we are currently Peace Corps volunteers serving in Ukraine as Community and Economic Development volunteers. Emily is working with an organization that focuses on clean energy and sustainability. Aaron works with a collaborative and educational workspace for civil society members. We love to run, cook, make fun of each other, imitate animals, and watching Bob’s Burgers.[...] Continue Here!