Britnee stands on the shore of Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada.

Quick Tips on Visiting Banff National Park

Fact: Lake Louise and Banff National Park are beautiful and you want to plan a visit. Only problem is, so does every other Canada-bound tourist and their car/caravan/coach full of camera-wielding...
Glad we drove out to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

Banff National Park Photo Gallery

We succeeded in our goal to flee across the border for the Fourth of July! And boy, are we glad there's no plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada. What a spellbinding place the Canadian Rockies are,...
The sun sets as festivities continue at North American Indian Days in Browning, Montana.

North American Indian Days Photo Gallery

A quick stop to visit family on our way home from Canada turned out to be a highlight of our whole trip. We were lucky to catch North American Indian Days in Browning, Montana, where Britnee's grandmother...
Osprey Sojourn 80L hybrid backpack
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GEAR REVIEW: OSPREY SOJOURN 80L HYBRID BACKPACK

I finally did it, I got the travel bag I dreamed of during our year of travel around the world: the Osprey Sojourn 80L hybrid pack. If you followed our year of travel, you might remember me complaining...
These turbans are no joke. You can't live without one in the Sahara!
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GEAR REVIEW: SCOTTeVEST TRAVEL BOXERS

SCOTTeVEST sent over a pair of their Travel Boxers, claiming that they could handle the challenge of hot and sweaty travel as well as their competition. That was a few months ago and while I put the boxers to...
We were happy to stop and dismount for an incredible view across the Erg Chebbi dunes as sunset approached.

Morocco Desert Tour Photo Gallery

We were fortunate to land $450 round-trip tickets from Salt Lake City to Morocco this May. Starting in Marrakech, we then traveled in a private 4x4 on a four-day desert tour with Camel Trekking Excursions....
The Q.U.E.S.T. Vest from SCOTTeVest for traveling.
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GEAR REVIEW: SCOTTeVEST Q.U.E.S.T. VEST

I know you've asked yourself this same question when traveling: How can I do it all while packing less? It may have taken me more travel than necessary to answer that, but I'm finally doing more with...
Patagonia Black Hole 32L Review
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GEAR REVIEW: PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE 32L

I was always envious of my wife when she could pack far more in carry-on luggage than me, since her clothing and footwear were much smaller. Sadly, just one of my size-13 shoes would fill up nearly a third...
The Natural History Museum of Utah is as much a museum of fine art as it is one of science and discovery.

A Work of Art, 540 Million Years in the Making

Step into the Past Worlds exhibit, one of ten permanent exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and take a walk through time, exploring prehistoric periods as far back as 540 million years ago....
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BRITNEE’S REVIEW OF HER ORIGINAL PACKING LIST

Is it possible to fit everything you need to live on for one year around the world into a backpack? To go from a 953-square-foot living space and squeezing it into a 43-liter backpack was quite the challenge...
Mark and his Cotopaxi Pacaya jacket at Torres del Paine, Chile.

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL PACKING LIST

Outfitting oneself for a round-the-world trip can be rather daunting and expensive, as you guess what might be needed throughout a whole year of travel. Then, trying to smash it all in a single pack makes...
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HOW MUCH IT COST US TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

It’s time for us to answer the question you’re all wondering — how much did we end up spending to travel the world? First, let's break down the costs into the five “legs” of our trip, grouping...
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THE CULTURE SHOCK OF OUR 27TH COUNTRY

“Reverse culture shock,” a complex we heard so much about while traveling this past year that we assumed it would be inevitable upon our return home. How it would manifest itself we weren’t sure, but one...