• 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 […]

  • Africa
  • TravelBeet Monthly Recap: April 2017

    From east Africa to west South America, we had a lot going on in April! Here are some highlights and fun stories about our past month. Destinations Mauritius: March 25th-April 6th Johannesburg, South Africa: April 6th-7th Buenos Aires, Argentina: April 7th-8th Santiago, Chile: April 8th-16th Mendoza, Argentina: April 16th-19th Buenos Aires, Argentina: April 19th-25th Puerto Iguazu […]