Welcome! We Are Mike & Laura.

Full-time travelers, digital nomads, part-time RVers, travel hackers, avid hikers, etc, etc.

But in short, we are Mike & Laura.

Mike & Laura Travel

We met in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and after spending several years working in a tourist town, we were ready for a change.

In April 2017, we saved $25,000 in five months, bought a fifth wheel, and transitioned to life on the road.

Our Fifth Wheel

After exploring the US for a year in our fifth wheel, we honed our travel hacking skills and started traveling all over the world for nearly free.

Along the way, we turned our travel blog into a full-time business that’s able to support our world adventures.

We also run another website where we talk about kids toys and this helps us sustain our lifestyle on the road.

Why We Blog

👉 We want to show others how location independence IS possible.

👉 We also hope to encourage others to quit the rat race and pursue goals that make you truly happy.

Through travel hacking skills, remote work exploration, and budgeting tips, we share with you exactly how we made full-time travel a reality and how you can, too.

We’re Visiting The 10 Most Beautiful Islands On Every Continent

Back in 2018, Mike and I decided that we wanted to explore the 10 most beautiful islands on every continent.

Ultimately, this will take us to 70 different islands across 46 different countries and territories. These islands include tropical paradises, vast tundras, mountainous archipelagos, and lush peninsulas.

Here is a list of all of the islands we will be venturing to within the next five years:

Asia

1. Palawan, Philippines
2. The Maldives
3. Jeju Island, Korea
4. Bali, Indonesia
5. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
6. Koh Rong, Cambodia
7. Cát Bà Island
8. Havelock Islands, India
9. Cebu, Philippines
10. Komodo Island, Indonesia

Africa

1. Mauritius
2. Zanzibar, Tanzania
3. The Seychelles
4. São Tomé and Príncipe
5. Sal, Cape Verde
6. Mohéli, Comoros
7. Nosy Be, Madagascar
8. Reunion Island, France (Indian Ocean)
9. Lamu Island, Kenya
10. Djerba, Tunisia

Europe

1. Mykonos, Greece
2. Santorini, Greece
3. Corsica, France
4. Azores, Portugal
5. Sicily, Italy
6. Hvar, Croatia
7. Iceland
8. Faroe Islands, Denmark
9. Capri, Italy
10. Madeira, Portugal

North America

1. Puerto Rico, USA
2. Kauai, USA
3. Kodiak Island, USA
4. Montserrat, UK (Caribbean)
5. St. Lucia
6. Vancouver Island, Canada
7. Corn Islands, Nicaragua
8. St. Martin, France & Netherlands (Caribbean)
9. Cuba
10. The Big Island, USA

South America

1. Easter Island, Chile
2. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
3. Chiloe, Chile
4. Ilha Grande, Brazil
5. Falkland Islands, UK (Argentina)
6. Ilha de Tinhare, Brazil
7. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
8. Isla Navarino, Chile
9. Magdalena, Chile
10. La Blanquilla, Venezuela

Australia/South Pacific

1. Palau
2. Fiji
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Efate, Vanuatu
5. The Cook Islands
6. Whitsundays Island, Australia
7. Mo’orea, French Polynesia
8. Samoa
9. Niue
10. New Caledonia, France (Pacific Ocean)

Antarctica/Arctic

1. Svalbard, Norway
2. South Georgia, UK (Southern Atlantic Ocean)
3. Greenland, Denmark
4. King George Island, Argentina
5. Baffin Island, Canada
6. Andøya, Norway
7. Senja Island, Norway
8. Tromsøya, Norway
9. Lofoten Islands, Norway
10. Macquarie Island, Australia

How Did We Create This List?

It took months of research for us to come up with an accurate list of the most beautiful islands in the world.

We used sources like Lonely Planet, Planet Ware, Travel and Leisure, and CN Traveler to compile our list.

Overall, the islands we included were overwhelmingly labeled as the most beautiful islands in the world.

Follow Our Journey On Youtube

Mike creates all of our travel videos and releases new videos every Wednesday and Sunday.

Be sure to subscribe to our channel for up-to-date travel adventures. We post new videos every Wednesday and Sunday.

Where We’ve Been Featured

We take pride in our collaborations and features. Here are a few places you can find us:

YourParkingSpace – Unique Ways to Make Money with Your Car

The OffBeat Life Podcast with Debbie Arcangeles – Episode 136

Travel Awaits – 7 Places Where You Can Stay in an Overwater Bungalow

Outwit Trade – Best Digital Nomad Destinations In 2020

i-To-i – 3 Side Jobs To Supplement Your Teach Abroad Salary

Ajarn – Teaching English In Thai Schools vs. Teaching English Online

Premier TEFL – Meet Jet-Setting Online English Teacher Laura

Fupping – All You Need To Know About Cambodia in 10 Books

Cheezburger – Secluded Beaches Around the World: Kleftiko Beach, Greece

UpCity – Is Guest Blogging Still A Viable SEO Strategy?

Travel Hacking

Travel hacking has helped us travel around the world without breaking the bank… in fact, MOST of our flights are FREE.

Yes, seriously.

Check out our most popular travel hacking posts:

How to Get Free Flights Around the World

How to Get an Airbnb Discount: 7 Easy Tips & Tricks

The Best Websites for Cheap Flights: How to Save Thousands on Travel

Remote Income

The key to traveling the world full-time is to secure a job that allows you to work remotely.

When we first started traveling, we relied solely on online teaching to support us. This was fine for the cheap countries (Southeast Asia) but didn’t suffice when we wanted to visit more expensive countries.

We decided to focus primarily on understanding the strategies behind monetizing a travel blog. After 16 months, we successfully turned our blog into a 6-figure business.

Below I’ve listed our best blog posts on earning a remote income and funding your world travels.

Teaching English Online with VIPKID

How to Make Money as a Travel Blogger

Psst! Want To Be A Travel Blogger?

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    Travel Resources

    After five years of constant travel, lots of mistakes, and even more triumphs, I’ve pulled together a list of the BEST travel resources available.

    The Very Best Travel Resources for Your Next Trip

    Mike’s Music

    Did you know Mike is a VERY talented musician?

    The coolest part is that he can make friends with just about anyone around the world simply by carrying his guitar around.

    It doesn’t matter if the person can’t speak English, Mike can bond with people over music. It’s amazing.

    Check him out on Youtube!



    Thanks for joining us on this journey!

    Cheers,
    Mike & Laura