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…

Our Favorite Fall Destinations (Not Just for Leaf Peepers)
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Our Favorite Fall Destinations (Not Just for Leaf Peepers)

We love fall for the foliage it brings, but even in places that don’t get the classic autumn colors, traveling from September-November brings tons of other benefits: lower prices, fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, and more. Looking to our National Geographic book, Ultimate Journeys for Two–a compilation of our 75 favorite destinations in the world–we chose…

Best Winter Destinations: Where snow and ice is a good thing
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Best Winter Destinations: Where snow and ice is a good thing

If you can handle freezing temperatures, so much more of the year and world will open up to you. Put on the right gear and a snowy forest looks ideal for a hike, a glacier invites a climb, and an iceberg-filled lake inspires a kayak session. Cold is just a frame of mind, and those…

Brazilian Carnival…Beyond Rio
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Brazilian Carnival…Beyond Rio

Some people think Brazilian Carnaval is just a debaucherous four-day party in Rio de Janiero but the rest of the country would have to disagree. Months leading up to Fat Tuesday, even the tiny towns are constructing elaborate floats, practicing samba routines, and gearing up for this nationwide party. Beyond the grandstands of Rio, here…

Sleeping on Volcano Avenue
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Sleeping on Volcano Avenue

We drove from Quito down the Pan-American Highway, the storied road from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, towards the highest active volcano in the world…Cotopaxi. It towered over us at 19,347-feet, growing even taller with a steady stream of smoke and ash. We rounded the gravel road and the charming Hacienda el Porvenir appeared, nestled…

The Gaucho Spirit of the Pampas
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The Gaucho Spirit of the Pampas

“People from the city would think I’m a gaucho,” says Sebastian Goñi, the owner of Candeleria del Monte estancia, with a laugh. He was born a Buenos Aires city boy but always felt more connected to his family’s ranch in the Pampas, Argentina countryside. So ten years ago he quit his job in marketing and…

A Modern Indigenous City: Otavalo
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A Modern Indigenous City: Otavalo

Every city in Ecuador has a small indigenous population…but in Otavalo they aren’t at the fringe, they are at its heart. The Otavalos are an industrious group of skilled craftsmen and savvy business people. They have managed to keep their traditions of weaving, painting, and carving, and ditch the middleman to garealize the full potential…

The Adventure Capital of Ecuador: Baños
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The Adventure Capital of Ecuador: Baños

If someplace is called “The Adventure Capital of _______,” you know we’ll will be there. Baños de Agua Santa is where the Andes slope into the Amazon, waterfalls gush from the mountains, and adrenaline-junkies play in their wake. River rafting, canyoning, ziplining, rock climbing…you name the adventure activity and this spunky little town has it…