Our six weeks in Japan were unforgettable. Getting the chance to see how cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto differ was quite an experience. Mixing in time along the countryside in Kyotango was a treat. The stillness and peacefulness of our lakeside guesthouse were fantastic as we listened to the water while falling asleep at night. Sumo Wrestling was a highlight and a sports bucket list event I have imagined for years. Spotting a Geisha in Kyoto was an incredible moment to capture the beauty … [Read more...] about Podcast 32: Japan Travel Part 2 (Sumo Wrestling, Geisha, and the Countryside)
Matt and Nikki Javit had fun lives in Indianapolis. They loved hanging out with their friends, spending quality time with their family, and making new connections in their vast network.
They were both considered very successful in their careers, and they loved their bosses and co-workers. But the desire to travel full time was always on their minds, and they knew the window would be soon closing to turn a dream into reality.
So on February 21, 2017, with their single backpack each, they flew to Santiago, Chile with the one-way ticket that would start their journey around the world. Checking off bucket list locations like Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, The Sistine Chapel, and The Taj Mahal, they are creating new exciting lists every week on where they want to explore next.
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Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Buenos Aires is one of the most romantic. And, the Iguazu Falls will have you in awe of the beauty, magnificence, and endless natural splendor. It has been unmatched in our travels around the world. 2.5 times the size of the Niagara falls, its the world’s largest waterfalls system, and rightly named to the New 7 Wonders of Nature List and should be on everyone’s bucket list. This two-week trip was memorable for many reasons. … [Read more...] about Podcast 31: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires (Brazil & Argentina)
Visiting Machu Picchu is a bucket list travel location for many travelers. It was absolutely a location that we had to see on our journey. While making your trip to see the historic Inca ruins, you will likely spend time in Cusco, Peru. We think you should visit for more than just a day or two discovering this historic city. With some much to uncover in the city and countless day trips to be had to see Inca ruins nearby, we stayed longer than a week in Cusco. In this episode, we give you the … [Read more...] about Podcast 30: Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru (Bucket List Journey)
Our first three weeks traveling Japan have been unforgettable. Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi), Kobe, Osaka, Koyasan, Nara. There are so many positive things that we will share in this podcast episode. Railway system, umbrellas, 7-Eleven’s, vending machines, baseball games, Temples, and incredibly kind people. We love our time here. Halfway through our time in this gorgeous country and we have so much to share. Tune in to find all that we are enjoying, experiencing, and observing as we … [Read more...] about Podcast 29: Japan Travel Part 1 (Our First 3 Weeks)
Chile has many destinations that you will want to add to your travel list. Santiago as a mega city but beautiful location, Vina del Mar, and Valparaiso as coastal paradises, Antofagasta as a growing hotbed on the coast, and San Pedro de Atacama for being one of the most gorgeous locations on the planet. We loved our time in Chile as we started off on this journey around the world. We still have many friends from our time in this beautiful country as well as fond memories of climbing steep … [Read more...] about Podcast 28: Chile Travel – Santiago, Valparaiso, San Pedro de Atacama (& Other Beauty)
One of the most unique and untouched places on the planet, the Galapagos Islands, was a bucket list location for us as we set out on our journey. We loved taking in the gorgeous beaches, hidden diving opportunities, and exotic animals. Swimming with sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and stingrays made the trip unforgettable. We managed to make the trip on a budget and found creative ways to save money and make the most of our time. In this podcast episode, we share tips to help you have a … [Read more...] about Podcast 27: Galapagos Islands (One of Earth’s Most Unique Locations)
We cannot believe how fast the last 18 months have gone on the road. In this episode, we reflect back on the journey and detail all of the places we have visited so far. The path has been fantastic. We then talk through the last week of traveling which took us to the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia for 5 days to enjoy the thriving technology hub of Europe. We enjoyed walking around the walled town and meeting other travelers. Then we discuss our flights from Tallinn to Copenhagen, Denmark to … [Read more...] about Podcast 26: Estonia to Qatar Night Trip (Reflection of 18 Months)
Can you imagine having a free place to stay in amazing places like Paris, Tokyo, or Zurich? It is possible by taking care of pets and watching homes for vacationers in cities around the world. Do you need someone to watch your pets when you vacation but hate paying the fees of a kennel or pet sitter? This is a great way to have a responsible, verified person watch your home and take care of your pets for free. We break down all of the facts of pet sitting in this podcast episode. We also talk … [Read more...] about Podcast 25: Free Travel with Pet and House Sits (3 Weeks in Zurich)
Have you ever wanted to discover the islands that look like the ones in the Corona commercials where there is a single palm tree with a small hut? Well, you can find about 360 of them just off the coast of Panama in the San Blas Islands. We had a wonderful time on a private yacht exploring the islands after spending time in Panama City and Casco Viejo. Panama is a beautiful place to visit to give yourself an international experience while not venturing too far away from the States. We highly … [Read more...] about Podcast 24: Panama City, Casco Viejo, and San Blas (Sailing Adventure in Panama)
There are many ways to see the beauty of the Croatia Islands whether it is with a fantastic company like The Yacht Week or on your own schedule using ferries to find the hidden treasures within each island. Hvar, Milna, Vis - they are all worth your time. Croatia is a country of fewer than 5 million people but in the top 20 in tourist destinations around the world because the Adriatic Sea gives a gorgeous setting whether on land or out on the sea. We discuss why we loved Croatia on our first … [Read more...] about Podcast 23: Croatia Island Travel (Yacht Week & 2 More Weeks Exploring)