“Crunchy” and “Eddy” aren’t your typical tour operators. When someone asked them if they could provide personal security detail services in a few of the countries they had already been deployed to while in the military, they jumped at the opportunity. But, what was supposed to be a simple security job turned into a “tour” when they started getting asked to bring clients to places that people don’t generally get to see in those areas. “It was the ‘aha’ moment for us,” said Eddy, “We thought ‘why don’t we make a business out of this?’Read More
Reflecting on 365 days of continuous travel, having visited 17 different countries on 4 different continents, doing most of it while pregnant, and having a baby in a foreign country. Cheers to another year of adventure!Read More
The best places to visit in Cairo, Egypt. Must see places in Cairo, Egypt. Can’t miss places in Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Egypt. The pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx of Giza. The Egyptian Museum. Memphis & Shakkara. Pharaonic Village. Fayoum Oasis - Wadi El-Rayan. Madinaty City or New Cairo City. Al Mokattam Mountain Coptic Cave Churches. The Hanging Church, the Cavern Church & the Ben Erza Synagogue. The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. The Salah Al. Din Citadel & Alabaster Mosque. The Mosques of Al-Rifa’i and Sultan Hassan.Read More
When we first learned that we were pregnant, less than 2 months into our multi-year travels around the world, we had two options: 1) end our travels early and return home or 2) have our baby while we were traveling.
Returning home would end our travels because, as full time travelers, we are exempt from paying for the mandatory U.S. medical insurance required by the Affordable Care Act - as long as we are outside of the country for at least 330 days out of the year. If we were to return, we would not only have to pay for our airfare (roughly $1,250 each from where we would be when we needed to return), but we would also have to back-pay for that medical insurance as we would no longer be exempt. The penalty is either…Read More
Safaris near Cape Town, South Africa? We went to 3 different Private Game Lodges and took pictures. Best safari near Cape Town? Check out our other article to learn what to expect at all of the game lodges near Cape Town. See the Big 5: Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Cheetah, Lion as well as many other animals such as Giraffe, Hippo, Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu, Springbok, Ostrich and more! A gallery of our favorite photos from the safaris we went on near Cape Town, South Africa!Read More