Posted by Sterling Laudon on August 17, 2017

How much does it cost to travel in Southern Africa for 10 weeks (plus some sweet islands in the Indian Ocean)?

In total, Sarah and I spent $7,556.35 USD and 160,000 airline points. This was our total spending for two people, including flights to and from Africa. Prior to our 2017 Southern Africa trip, we received several nervous questions about “what is this going to cost?” To answer that question, we meticulously tracked each Rand, Rupee,

Posted by Sterling Laudon on July 10, 2017

Orangutans in Borneo: A Guide to Tanjung Puting National Park

Sarah would tell you the highlight of our trip to Indonesia was seeing orangutans in Borneo. We got engaged in Indonesia, but still—orangutans in Borneo. In Indonesia, we visited Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Komodo Island. None compare to mythical Borneo. More specifically, Tanjung Puting National Park—possibly the coolest place in the world to see orangutans.

Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 4, 2017

Cheat Sheet for Passport DC Embassy Open Houses

Each May during Passport DC, embassies in Washington, D.C. host free open houses on consecutive Saturdays. In 2017, May 6 is “Around the World Embassy Tour” and May 13 is European Union Open House. The best embassies have cool exhibits, native food and drinks, and short lines for admission (see cheat sheet below). The event

Posted by Sterling Laudon on May 3, 2017

What did we pack for 10 weeks in Africa followed by 6 weeks in Canada?

Sarah and I are spending four months in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, and the Yukon. With help from a world weather guide: Weather to Travel, we have loosely planned our itinerary around weather. April to June should be sunny and dry in southern Africa. June to August should be warm with

Posted by Sarah on November 1, 2016

The not-so-hidden camping spot next to Firefly Music Festival

In 2016, we failed to buy camping passes for Firefly Music Festival. A few days before the festival, we realized they were sold out (oops). We tried everything we could think of: Craigslist, message boards, Reddit. This is the story of how we accidentally ended up with the BEST camping spot ever for Firefly Music Festival—and why

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Currently exploring: Montana


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  • Ever feel like you are standing in a Van Gogh painting? #montana #montanamoment #postimpressionism #morelikesurrealism
  • Bull elk fending off challengers to his harem during the rut. #montana #montanamoment #elk #fall #nicerack
  • Sea gulls joined us for the final float of the year! Also saw cranes, hawks, and pelicans! 🦅 #montana #montanamoment #birding
  • Clouds! 😍😍😍😍
  • Caught a garter snake! #inlove #soexcited #lovereptiles #snake #gartersnake