Travel Thoughts


How to find good internet while traveling

We've been to roughly 30 countries so far, and here's how we find good internet while traveling. Not having internet isn't an option for us. Here are the things we've learned to continue to work...

Airbnb has replaced hotels

After staying in several Airbnb locations across many countries, I can safely say that Airbnb has replaced hotels for us. Everything the hotel does, Airbnb does better That's a bold statement, but let's take a closer...

Travel Gear

Here's the stuff we've used to make our travels go smoothly.  Because we travel as light as possible, the things we do carry have to be exceptional.  These are those things. Icebreaker clothing: These are...



Pai, Thailand: the latest town to be ruined by backpackers

Sitting in Pai, Thailand, I have a sense shame as a traveler by being associated with backpackers.  On the one hand, traveling breeds business opportunities and distributes money to places where there's very little...
Hobbit hole in Hobbiton, NZ

Hobbiton, New Zealand: Tourist Farm

The Shire sets from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are available to visit in Matamata, New Zealand. It's located on a farm and surrounded by other sheep and cow farms. The...
Alicia & John - Great Barrier Reef - GoPro underwater Selfie

Becoming a PADI Certified Diver while traveling

Diving has become one of our favorite activities.  It's actually not too hard to become a certified diver while on a trip!  Getting an Open Water diving certification can take between 2-4 days depending...

Who We Are and What We Do

Alicia & John - Great Barrier Reef - GoPro underwater Selfie

About Alicia and John

John and Alicia met the summer of 2006 in Minnesota and got married November 2009 in Aruba.  We discovered early on that we're good...

What is a Digital Nomad?

I have never gotten more blank stares than when I tell people that I'm a digital nomad.  The questions answered in this FAQ-like article...