Hi! We’re Rebecca & Ethan, bringing you tales of woe, folly, and cheap flights as we explore the world.

Embarassing but compulsory crickets on the overrun Khao San Road in Bangkok. We suggest you flee from this place.

We’re from the great city of New York in the exceptional land of no vacation (USA! USA!), where trips are rare. Two weeks of vacation is normal. One third of people have a passport. Crazy! We’d all love to see the world, but for most of us it’s hard to figure out how. BUT – we aren’t doomed, at least not on the travel front. 

We’ve been to over 60 countries in the last few years, while both maintaining so-called respectable careers. This blog is here to tell you how we do it, and about some of the crazy, odd, disturbing, or otherwise curious incidents and adventures that we’ve encountered along the way. Whether it’s getting stuck on an almost unbelievably filthy train for 22 hours in Serbia, sampling hospitals across the world, or just sitting at lovely cafes, we’re here to entertain you with our misfortunes and incite you to book some trips. As they say, book first and think about it later. 

We’ve made travel a priority, and it’s become a huge part of our lives. We’re happier, calmer, and dare we say better at our jobs because of it. 

Whether you’re looking for new trip destinations, strategies for budget travel, or have arrived on this website by mistake, we’re glad you’ve found us. Take a look at where we’ve been, or just dive into the blog

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