Who are we?

Nick and Michelle, of course! But actually…

We are an American couple in our mid-20s who decided to grab life by the horns (or as our parents would say, “lose our minds”), quit our stable jobs and take off on an around-the-world trip.

We both graduated with engineering degrees from Rice University (go Owls!) and worked in energy for a few years. And even though it sounds spontaneous, it took us nearly two years and one false start to pack our things and board that one-way flight.

Our style of traveling is slow (we spend roughly two months per country). We do our best to be environmentally-conscious, and you can bet we have re-usable bags and utensils in our day bag We also try our darnedest to use the most sustainable transport available, which usually means walking or biking!

Lima, Peru - Barranco Boardwalk

This blog is our passion project. We keep it to share our authentic experiences and organize our thoughts on a place! (It’s just how our minds work.) You’ll find helpful travel guides for cities you may have never heard of and practical resources for how you can plan a trip on your own or even start your own blog!

If you want to learn more about us, check out Our Story here! Or if you want to get started on practical content, check out some of our favorite posts:

From us to you, happy adventuring!

Nick and Michelle's Big Adventure