2022 HoneyTrek Year in Review & 2023 Travel Preview
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2022 HoneyTrek Year in Review & 2023 Travel Preview

2022 was our 10th year on honeymoon, Buddy the Camper’s 5th year in the family, and the year we reached the 70th country on our 7-continent journey. Hitting a decade of nomadic living, we felt a deep sense of gratitude. Back in 2012 we started traveling to celebrate our marriage, but as the years have…

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…

Bucket-List Destinations You Can Actually Afford
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Bucket-List Destinations You Can Actually Afford

Bucket list is often a euphemism for the dreams I’ll get to someday. Why wait– especially when many of these epic destinations are way more affordable than you think. We’ve been honeymooning since 2012 and have experienced world wonders across the seven continents and kept our average budget under $40 a day per person. Of…

Petra, Jordan: The Local Way
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Petra, Jordan: The Local Way

Following the snaking slot canyon, swirled with red, purple, and gold sandstone, we entered the 2000-year old city of Petra. Once a trade hub linking China, India, and southern Arabia with Egypt, Greece, and Rome, this Nabataean kingdom was sophisticated, exotic, and in a league of its own. Temples, amphitheaters, and mausoleums were carved into…

Indonesia: Lombok & The Gilis Gone Wild
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Indonesia: Lombok & The Gilis Gone Wild

A string of tiny tropical islands, fringed in coral, dotted with palm-trees, and traveled only by horse cart and bicycle…the Gilis are a place of traveler legend. Our boat skidded onto the shore of Gili Trawangan, the biggest isle in Lombok’s six-mile-square archipelago. Three naked kids splashed around in the water, while their grandpa in…

Komodo, Indonesia: Diving and Dragons
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Komodo, Indonesia: Diving and Dragons

A message popped up from our travel buddy Deb, “Want to dive Komodo?” Visions of nine-foot-long dragons attacking our air supply went through our heads. “Let’s do a liveaboard in Komodo National Park, I hear the diving is killer.” Gulp. Deb is a proper scuba junkie with 357 dives around the world, and counting. So…