#ITravelBecause: Santa is My Wingman
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#ITravelBecause: Santa is My Wingman

In order to make a surprise holiday visit to our family, we attempted a bold travel maneuver—even by HoneyTrek standards. We would leave Vermont in the afternoon, drive five hours to make our family tree-trimming celebration in Pennsylvania, then wake up at 3am to hop a flight to visit the other half of our family…

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…

The Great New Zealand Campervan Adventure Begins!
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The Great New Zealand Campervan Adventure Begins!

Imagine arriving to the shore of a glacial lake, surrounded by yellow poplar trees and snow-capped mountains and saying, “We’re home.” This my friends, is campervanning in New Zealand, where each night you stop at an absurdly gorgeous place, make a home-cooked meal, open a bottle of Marlborough wine, and then wake up to a…

The Back Roads & Warm Hearts of Thailand
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The Back Roads & Warm Hearts of Thailand

Sometimes the biggest snafus turn out to be the best experiences and our botched road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai, Thailand is at the top of that list. We’d heard great things about this 600km loop through the mountains and villages of the Mae Hong Son province so we rented a proper 500cc motorcycle…

Hitchhiking in Cambodia
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Hitchhiking in Cambodia

As the saying goes, it’s about the journey not the destination, and this could not be more true of our renegade road trip through northwestern Cambodia. We’d heard that within a couple hundred kilometers of Siem Reap was the mother of all overgrown tree temples, a former Angkorian capital, and finally a 1000-year old clifftop…

Eye-opening Cambodia
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Eye-opening Cambodia

Departing Thailand and entering Cambodia was like stepping back 50 years in time. It’s a fascinating country full of charms but cloaked with melancholy. Among the smiling children, waving grannies, chatty vendors, meditating monks, you can’t help but feel a sadness. Cambodia lost 34% of its population to the Khmer Rouge genocide and with a…

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…