• Stories & Ramblings
  • Happy Birthday Brittany

    I met the most free-spirited/intelligent/beautiful person about four years ago. Six months after that I was lucky enough that she gave me a chance. We’ve been dating ever since. That person is Brittany. Little did I know, meeting Brittany was about to change my life. Besides my parents, she has been the most impactful and positive influence […]

  • Credit Cards
  • The Core Credit Card Concept

    The Core Credit Card Concept (CCCC) is an idea I’ve been pondering over the past few weeks. Haven’t heard of it? That’s because it’s a concept I just made up, so you better get ready! I’ve been analyzing the credit cards that I have and the ones that I pay an annual fee for. In particular, the […]

  • Uncategorized
  • What We’ve Been Up To

    I know we haven’t really been posting lately, so I want to provide an update. This will be a super quick post. We are still here! We got back to the United States a little over 2 months ago. It has been a very busy 2 months for both of us. We decided to move […]

  • South America
  • Inca Trail Photo Essay

    Pete took so many incredible photos in Peru that it feels like a crime not to share them! Here’s our experience of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, told through his photos that I didn’t get to share in my other post. Day One Day Two Sayaqmarka Day Three Puyupatamarca Intipata Winaywayna Day Four Sun […]

  • South America
  • TravelBeet Monthly Recap: May 2017

    I can’t believe I’m typing this, but…our year of endless traveling is over! This will be the last monthly recap of its kind for a while. But please don’t shed a tear – we’re going to continue blogging. We have tons to write about from this past year, and we are definitely not done with […]

  • Stories & Ramblings
  • Superlatives Around the World

    It’s been a little over a year since we set off on our year of traveling! We arrived home about a week ago and are beginning to enjoy all of things we missed. One thing we’re getting prepared for is an onslaught of questions – What was your favorite place? What’s your favorite memory? etc. So to prepare, […]

  • Africa
  • Egypt GoPro Video

    This will be a quick post. We just wanted to share out newest video showing our time at the Pyramids in Egypt! This was a really cool part of our around the world tour and one that I will remember forever. [Brit edit: One of the longest segments in the video is Pete walking back […]

  • General
  • My New Best Redemption Ever

    I previously wrote about my most impressive mileage redemption ever. In that redemption I flew in Aer Lingus Business Class from Boston to Dublin for 25,000 points. That was a fantastic deal and, unfortunately, is no longer possible. A few months ago, we finished flying a redemption that tops even that redemption! We flew from Mauritius to Johannesburg […]

  • South America
  • Our “Meh” Time in Santiago

    I wanted to like Santiago. I really did. After hearing that it’s not exactly an easy city to fall for, I wanted to prove those people wrong, or at least have an open mind. When our plane flew over Chile, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face – it was the most gorgeous, mountainous landscape […]

  • Africa
  • Mauritius: It’s Worth the Hype

    Sometimes, especially after almost a year of traveling, places can start to blend together, no matter gorgeous they are (yes, I’ve written about this before). It takes a lot for something to really stand out – whether it’s in a good or bad way. I sort of expected Mauritius to be the same story, despite hearing […]

  • Africa
  • Cape Town Expenses

    We’d heard that Cape Town was a very affordable destination, but we didn’t realize the extent of its affordability until we actually got there. And man, for the quality, this place is cheap! Even “fine dining” restaurants are extremely reasonably priced. Here is what we spent during our month (28 nights) in Cape Town. Prices […]

  • General
  • A 25,000 Point Mistake

    This is a mistake I made that I’m still in disbelief about. I registered for IHG’s quarter 1 Accelerate promotion on December 15th, 2016. This was the first day you could register and I was excited about what my offers would be. I had some amazing offers. My Offers My offers allowed me to earn […]