Alaska Cruise part 1: Vancouver and Ketchikan


For Sara’s parents’ 40th anniversary, we are taking a one-way cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage, and stopping in Denali National Park before returning back to the US. It should be a great adventure! We are currently in our first port …

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Hanging Up Our Backpacks


This post is probably long over-due, but I’ve probably been holding off on writing it since I’m still in denial. It’s official: our long-term traveling, for now, is over. As a matter of fact, we gave back my backpack that …

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Road Tripping in the USA


For the last 5 weeks, we’ve been road tripping across the USA. We tried to keep a running dialog of our trip on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow us on those channels. We didn’t post much on here, …

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Top 5 Experiences in Europe


Continuing on with the Europe Top 5, here are our best experiences in Europe this past summer: Honorable mention: Seeing President Obama in Warsaw, Poland We had a couple of days in Warsaw, and were quickly surprised that nothing we …

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Top 5 Places We Visited in Europe


Like we did for Southeast Asia and South America, here is our list of favorite places we visited in Europe! Honorable Mention: Rome When in Rome, where all roads lead, nothing was built in a day (sorry, idioms are fun). …

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Chimp Trekking in Gombe NP


Coming to east Africa, one of our must-do trips was doing gorilla trekking in Uganda. We started looking into it very early on, but were rather taken aback by how expensive it was. Trekking permits cost $600 per person per day, …

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Safari at Ruaha NP


With about a month left in Tanzania, we came to the realization that our time was running out, and if we wanted to see more of the country, we had to act fast. Another volunteer had recommended last minute safaris …

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Kyle and Sara Go West

In our last travel update, we mentioned we’re looking to settle down in Missouri soon. And that is mostly true. Sara is interviewing for jobs in Missouri, but we still have another month or so before everything is finalized. I am …

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