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.
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.
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:
1. Palawan, Philippines
3. Jeju Island, Korea
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
6. Koh Rong, Cambodia
7. Cát Bà Island
8. Havelock Islands, India
9. Cebu, Philippines
Komodo Island, Indonesia
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
1. Rhodes, Greece
3. Corsica, France
4. Azores, Portugal
5. Sicily, Italy
6. Hvar, Croatia
7. Iceland8. Faroe Islands, Denmark
9. Capri, Italy
10. Madeira, Portugal
1. Puerto Rico, 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)
10. The Big Island, USA
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
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Efate, Vanuatu
5. The Cook Islands
6. Whitsundays Island, Australia
7. Mo’orea, French Polynesia8. Samoa
10. New Caledonia, France (Pacific Ocean)
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:
Fodors – Here’s Something Else to Worry About When You Travel
Medium.com – 18 Marketing Experts Talk About the Best Backlinking Tactics
Databox – Ideal Blog Post Length: How Long Should a Blog Post Be in 2021? + Facebook vs. Instagram: What’s Better for Organic Brand Building?
Rick Mulready – Celebrating YOUR Wins & Breakthroughs: Episode 500
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?
The Travel Brief – Best Things To Do In Koh Phi Phi Island
Love And Road – 16 Incredible Things To Do In Koh Chang: Best Beaches And Travel Guide
David’s Been Here – Top Things to See and Do in Tivat, Montenegro
Drifter Planet – The Perhentian Islands Travel Guide: Malaysia’s Secret Paradise
Power Bank Expert – Power Banks For Online English Teachers: Powering Your Classroom With Confidence
Travel hacking has helped us travel around the world without breaking the bank… in fact, MOST of our flights are FREE.
Check out our most popular travel hacking posts:
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.
Psst! Want To Be A Travel Blogger?
Recently, we created a guide where we share the 6 steps we took to transform our hobby blog into a 6-figure business. You can grab your free copy of this guide below.
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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.
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!
Mike & Laura