HoneyTrek 2023 Year in Review & 2024 Travel Preview
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HoneyTrek 2023 Year in Review & 2024 Travel Preview

2023 may have been HoneyTrek’s biggest travel year since we started our around-the-world trip 4,363 days ago! We road-tripped 26 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and a total of 20,209 miles—that was just around North America! Across 10 more countries, we backpacked from Germany to Romania, skied Bulgaria, kayaked with icebergs in Newfoundland, sailed around Mexico’s…

Visiting Rwanda: Africa’s Land of 1,000 Hills, Mountain Gorillas, and Sustainable Travel
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Visiting Rwanda: Africa’s Land of 1,000 Hills, Mountain Gorillas, and Sustainable Travel

The Land of a Thousand Hills, home of the mountain gorillas, and the “Heart of Africa,” Rwanda has long captured our imagination. We featured the country in our National Geographic book, even though it was one of the few we had not yet visited, because we knew their remarkable story deserved a spot in Ultimate…

The World’s Most Romantic & Sustainable Destinations
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The World’s Most Romantic & Sustainable Destinations

What are we doing for our 10th year on honeymoon? We’re going on a quest for the world’s most romantic and sustainable destinations! Places that aren’t just trying to be green, but those who’ve made it their compass. Tourism that actively makes the surrounding environment and communities stronger, all while inspiring their guests to do…

The 10-Year Honeymoon: Video Highlights from Our 7-continent Journey
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The 10-Year Honeymoon: Video Highlights from Our 7-continent Journey

January 22, 2022 marked TEN YEARS since we left on our HoneyTrek. It was supposed to be a one-year honeymoon to check off everything on our bucket list, but we quickly realized that’s not what it was about. It is about getting off that track, connecting with locals, and finding (and creating) the good in…

Kinondo Kwetu: Glamping the Kenya Coast
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Kinondo Kwetu: Glamping the Kenya Coast

Anytime you check into a fantastic luxury hotel, you think “I could live like this” but at Kinondo Kwetu, we literally wanted to move in. Sitting on the edge of a sacred forest of Diani Beach, Kenya, this former house became a hotel when the rave reviews and support of friends pushed them to open…

Sindabezi: Island Glamping the Zambezi River
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Sindabezi: Island Glamping the Zambezi River

Loving every moment on the Zambezi river with Tongabezi, we decided to go a little deeper into the wild with their sister property, Sindabezi Island. Tongabezi bought this private isle almost twenty years ago to bring their guests even closer to the African bush. Named by Fodor’s as one of the top ten eco-lodges in…

You Know You’re in Kenya When…
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You Know You’re in Kenya When…

In African travel, Kenya has just about everything—savannah, jungles, mountains, beaches, wildlife, tribal people, colonial charm, and enough character to make you fall in love with the country, quirks and all. After spending one unforgettable month here, you know you are in Kenya when… – Air traffic controllers have to double as game wardens. –…

How to Ride the Local Bus in Africa and Live to Tell the Tale
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How to Ride the Local Bus in Africa and Live to Tell the Tale

While traveling 8,512 kilometers overland from Victoria Falls, Zambia to Lamu Island, Kenya does not quite make us experts in the field…we did learn some very valuable lessons on the mysterious process of African overland travel. Regardless of the name (matatu in Kenya, dala dala in Tanzania, chapa in Mozambique), the main form of transportation…