Celebrating 50 Countries of HoneyTrek

50 Countries in 50 DaysWe left New York in January 2012 with the goal of taking a year-long honeymoon and checking off all the things on our bucket list. The Great Wall of China, Rio’s Carnaval, the Northern Lights, Victoria Falls, the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, Machu Picchu…all these sights were as incredible as we imagined, but what we didn’t expect? The people across the globe would inspire us just as much. People helped us when we got in a bind, invited us into their homes, and genuinely wanted to share a piece of their country and their hearts. The countless people that have touched our lives —from those we’ve met on the road to the friends following online— are a main reason we are still nomadic after 1,762 days.

To celebrate our 50th country together, each nation, and its incredible people, we decided to post a photo every day for 50 days. One picture could never capture the magic of a country, but we tried to share a variety of landscapes, cultural scenes, and unforgettable moments. If you want to comment on any photo, just click it to continue the conversation on Facebook. We always love to hear from you!

Country #1: Cuba

 

Country #2: Zambia

 

Country #3: Argentina

 

Country #4: New Zealand

 

Country #5: Myanmar

 

Country #6: Tanzania

 

Country #7: Turkey

 

Country #8: Nepal

 

Country #9: Norway

 

Country #10: Laos

 

Country #11: Brazil

 

Country #12: Switzerland

 

Country #13: Vietnam

 

Country #14: Peru

 

Country #15: Ireland

 

Country #16: Mozambique

 

Country #17: Thailand

 

Country #18: Mexico

 

Country #19: Wales

 

Country #20: China

 

Country #21: Indonesia

 

Country #22: South Africa

 

Country #23: Bolivia

 

Country #24: Spain

 

Country #25: Philippines

 

Country #26: USA

 

Country #27: Ecuador

 

Country #28: Hungary

 

Country #29: Malawi

 

Country #30: Costa Rica

 

Country #31: France

 

Country #32: Japan

 

Country #33: Northern Ireland

 

Country #34: Dominican Republic

 

Country #35: Lesotho

 

Country #36: Uruguay

 

Country #37: Belize

 

Country #38: Scotland

 

Country #39: Australia

 

Country #40: Nicaragua

 

Country #41: Canada

 

Country #42: Bahamas

 

Country #43: Chile

 

Country #44: Kenya

 

Country #45: England

 

Country #46: Cambodia

 

Country #47: Portugal

 

Country #48: Jamaica

 

Country #49: Antarctica

 

Country #50: Croatia

 

Fifty countries of couples travel has changed our lives.
We hope it has inspired you to explore the world with the one you love!

 

30 thoughts on “Celebrating 50 Countries of HoneyTrek

  • November 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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    Your photos are absolutely stunning. It is also just wonderful that you are living the nomadic lifestyle. It is no secret, this is the life I long for. My husband is a dad (I’m a stepmom) so that has grounded us until his youngest turns 18. I was on the road about a half the year for my job, but I want my travel to be for pleasure going forward (with a little business mixed in from time to time). Seven more years ;). In the meantime we will enjoy our vacations throughout the year, but you have certainly given us both something to very much look forward to.

    • November 19, 2016 at 10:21 am
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      Heather, we’re happy to hear you have the travel bug with plans to pursue those dreams–don’t let them escape you! And just putting it out there, it’s possible to travel for a year with kids and a little world schooling : )

  • November 19, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    Dear Mike and Anne wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoying your blog/website!
    You are so inspiring and you give others the courage to dream those dreams and start fulfilling
    them!
    We have traveled to about 65 countries and I have often thought what shall I do with my
    incredible experiences. Seeing your photos makes me think I should put together my own
    book of journeys along with the photos. So thank you for the energy around that!
    Blessings and smiles~ Nancy

    • November 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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      You should absolutely put a book together! It’s so nice to have all those incredible memories in one place…and we’d love to see it 🙂

  • November 19, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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    I love these photos, they are beautiful. I have to say that I really love the rainbow in the picture from Zambia. They are simply amazing!

    • November 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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      Victoria Falls is rainbow mania! A visit to Zambia is unforgettable, especially when you combine Livingstone with safari in South Luangwa. Hope you go, Cindy!

  • November 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm
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    Wow, congratulations on your incredible adventures! Your photos are inspiring, especially the Kenya and Chile shots. 😉 Travel does teach us so many wonderful things, and it’s lovely to see who you’re enjoying your travels together so much. Do plan to visit us in Canada in 2017 – we’re having a big 150th party!

  • November 19, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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    Beautiful photos. You have gotten around to some great places. I would love to get to some of these locations soon.

  • November 20, 2016 at 2:14 am
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    Beautiful and loooooooooooooong post 🙂
    Congratulations and so happy for the two of you and wish you all the best for your future adventures. Loved the photos as well.

    • November 20, 2016 at 11:42 am
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      Lol so many countries, it had to be long to get all 50 in! Thanks for your well wishes, same to you!

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:46 am
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    You really inspire. Traveling is such a great art and if the opportunity arises, it is great to do so. These pictures are amazing. I love Zambia photo. Wow. I love this post. Thank you for sharing.

    • November 20, 2016 at 11:38 am
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      Stephanie so glad you liked the post and it could provide a little inspiration!

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    Professional quality stunning pictures. If they were blown up, you would feel you were standing right there. What a journey…50 countries. Must be difficult to pick favorites.

    • November 20, 2016 at 11:40 am
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      Punita…each country is special so we truly can’t pick favorites. Glad the photos drew you in, these were some incredible moments.

  • November 20, 2016 at 10:45 am
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    These are gorgeous. What wonderful adventures and explorations. Congratulations on hitting 50. Wishing you many more years of amazing travel. Cheers!

    • November 20, 2016 at 11:36 am
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      Thanks so much, Rosemary! We adored everyone of these countries and we can’t wait to experience more cultures!

  • November 20, 2016 at 6:22 pm
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    Wow! You guys put me to shame! I’ve got some catching up to do.

  • November 20, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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    I haven’t been to any of these locations. I’ve only heard of about half of them. I must be living in a closet, right?!? I see so many beautiful places that must go on my travel bucket list.

    • November 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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      So many incredible countries get so few visitors…the good news being they are often untainted by tourism and offer the most culturally rich experiences. Hope you consider some these far-flung places for your next trip!

  • November 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm
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    These photos are stunning! I especially love your volcano in Nicaragua & the leopard in South Africa! This is such an inspiring post!

    • November 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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      That leopard experience was insane, as was watching the lava churn. Glad you enjoyed the post, Mike!

  • November 20, 2016 at 11:01 pm
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    Oh wow what a collection! Every photo I was like “Oooh” then “AAAH!” then “WOW!” and it just kept getting better and better! How incredible – what an amazing journey you have had around the world and the photos are absolutely stunning too. Very inspiring!

    • November 27, 2016 at 11:44 am
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      Juliette, glad the photos were a pleasure the whole way through! It has been amazing journey for sure!

  • November 21, 2016 at 10:42 am
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    Wow, all of your pictures are breathtaking! What a great way to reflect on your travels. I absolutely love your picture of Thailand! That needs to be framed, among many of your other ones, and put on your wall!

  • November 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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    Congratulations!!! I wish to reach this milestone soon!! Cheers to the next 50!

    • November 26, 2016 at 2:09 pm
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      Thanks so much, Carla! It’s amazing that even at 50 countries that’s only a fraction of the world! Gotta keep exploring!

  • November 21, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Congratulations on your half century. Photos are excellent and self-descriptive.

    • November 26, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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      Half century, I like it. Imagine how many places we can explore in 50 years!

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  • January 9, 2017 at 3:40 am
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    You’ve been really great! But…what about Italy..? ; )
    My very best regards.

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