FIRSTLY, We love to travel! …and that is why we do this.

Hi, we are Jim and Tania.

We love getting out to see the world and discovering new places… the more off the beaten path, the better! That is who we are and what we do, and we have been doing it for quite a few years (22+ if anyone is counting). We started traveling as sweethearts before the kiddos came along. Then the kids came, and we just took them with us! Now that they are grown and off on their own adventures, we are faced with this new chapter in life and realize that we just want to travel more! We would love for you to come along as we set out to discover more of the world, deep culture, down and dirty.

At a certain point, however, we realized that if we were going to be able to keep on traveling like we want to, we were going to have to learn how to support ourselves while doing so. So here we are. Outlined below are a few disclosures that the FTC really wants us to make clear to all of you, our beloved readers, about how we are supported by our work on this blog.


You can trust us!

We promise to maintain the strictest editorial integrity in all that we share with you, both on this website and on our social media channels. We know that if we give you lousy advice you probably won’t be back. The commitment we have made to our readers, is to only ever promote products, brands, and travel destinations with which we have had first-hand personal experience and have found value. These are things we think our readers would like to know about and benefit from.

No additional cost to you.

Using the links throughout this site to make your purchases and bookings is at no additional cost to you and will sometimes get you rewards in return (such as signing up for the first time with Airbnb or Uber). Doing so does, however, provide us a return for the time and effort required to provide you with our recommendations, which we hope you find helpful. Curious about something in particular? Let us know!

Curious about something in particular? Let us know!


Native Shopping Ads

We use Amazon’s Native Shopping Ads throughout this website as a source of online income. The content of these ads may be based on your shopping history or the content of that particular page. When you click on these ads and subsequently make a purchase on Amazon within 24 hours of clicking on the link, we get a small (pennies on the dollar) commission. Using these links do not change the price you pay.

Affiliate Links & Programs

There are affiliate links from various companies (including Amazon,, and other businesses we have partnered with) sprinkled throughout this site. When you click on one of these links and make a subsequent purchase or booking (again, usually within 24 hours), we earn a small commission. The amount of the commission we receive is, again, usually pennies on the dollar and never affects the price you pay for the product or service.

Brand Partnerships

We love working with brands and destinations to help get the word out about what makes their product or destination unique and worth trying out! Sometimes we get monetary compensation, meals, accommodations, experiences, flights, swag, etc provided to us in exchange for our services. These perks never, ever change our opinion on the product. We only work with companies we feel good about and trust. We can only live with ourselves if we report honestly! If we received compensation for our opinion and services, we will say so in the post.


Freelance Writing, Photography, & Graphics

Sometimes we provide articles and photos for other online or print publications. They need content and we can provide it!


From time to time, we will partner with entities to provide advice and support for things such as getting started, online presence, setting up or streamlining websites, setting up social media channels, developing a social media strategy, photography coaching, IT services, or anywhere else our skills can be applied to help others.

Work with us!

Do you represent a brand, product, or amazing destination and want to let the world know about it? We would love to see what we can do to both help you reach your goals, and provide our readers with valuable information and recommendations!

You can reach us at hello [at] for any comments or inquiries. We would love to hear from you!

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