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…

Karpathos: Old-World Greece Meets the Mountains & Sea
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Karpathos: Old-World Greece Meets the Mountains & Sea

At the southeastern edge of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, Karpathos is still largely under the tourist radar, but visitation is growing each year. Why wouldn’t it? The island is made of stunning mountains, surrounded by 100+ gorgeous beaches, has among the mildest winters in Europe, and is home to one of the most traditional villages left…

Rhodes: The Most Popular Dodecanese Island, Greece Goes Green!
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Rhodes: The Most Popular Dodecanese Island, Greece Goes Green!

The largest island in the Dodecanese and historic capital (5,000 years and counting!), Rhodes was the perfect place to start our Greek island-hopping adventure. Ancient acropolises, medieval castles, Ottoman mosques, and Italian spas are surrounded by gorgeous beaches and big dreams for a more sustainable Rhodes! The South Aegean government and TUI (one of the…

Best Islands in the Dodecanese, Greece: 6 Stunning & Sustainable Greek Getaways
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Best Islands in the Dodecanese, Greece: 6 Stunning & Sustainable Greek Getaways

Next up on HoneyTrek’s list of the “World’s Most Romantic & Sustainable Destinations”…The Dodecanese Islands! As a nation, Greece is majorly stepping up its eco-consciousness with a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and this South Aegean archipelago is leading the charge! From Astypalea, who’s swapping out two-thirds of their gas-guzzling cars for EVs, to…

Slovenia Travel Guide: Road Trip from the Alps to the Adriatic
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Slovenia Travel Guide: Road Trip from the Alps to the Adriatic

Slovenia is all the hotness right now. This tiny Balkan country made National Geographic’s Best of The World 2023, was named European Region of Gastronomy 2021, and its capital hit the number one spot for 2022 Best European Destination. And as the first country to be declared a “green destination” and the only one with…

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…

São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret
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São Miguel, Azores: Guide to Portugal’s Best Kept Secret

The Azores are basically the love child of Ireland and Hawaii, with a Portuguese accent. This archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic has volcanoes shooting out of the sea, fishing villages perched on sheer cliffs, calderas nurturing exotic forests, and centuries-old architecture layering on the charm. Each of the nine volcanic islands are unique,…

HoneyTrek 2020 Year in Review & 2021 Travel Preview
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HoneyTrek 2020 Year in Review & 2021 Travel Preview

2020 tested our patience, resilience, and life as we know it. It made us realize the freedoms we took for granted…spending time with friends, dining in restaurants, rocking out at festivals, traveling where we please, and countless other “normal” activities. The global shutdown also showed us how blue the skies can be without all the…

Campervanning Poland in a Pandemic & A New Hope for Travel
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Campervanning Poland in a Pandemic & A New Hope for Travel

We were about to board our plane to Europe, when the travel conference we were going to attend got canceled due to COVID-19. While this gave us pause, it was March 3rd and no one knew the speed and ferocity of the pandemic heading to every corner of the globe. Flights were running on time…