Hey! We’re Kara and Nate, a couple of high school sweethearts who have made our dream of long-term travel a reality. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we’ve been traveling the world full-time for the last 4+ years and documenting our daily adventures on our YouTube channel. In December of 2019, we completed our goal of visiting 100 countries!
In January of 2016, we moved out of our apartment, sold our cars, put all of our stuff in storage, and boarded a one-way flight to Tokyo, Japan. The original plan was to spend one year seeing as much of the world as possible before we headed back to Nashville where we would settle down, get serious about our careers, and start a family…
Thankfully, things don’t always go as planned. Here we are 2.5 years later and still on the road. YouTube has turned into our “career,” and we’re living a life better than we could have ever imagined!
If you somehow stumbled upon this site without coming from our YouTube channel, this video will catch you up on our first two years of travel.
Not Your Average Travel Blog
We’ve chosen to document our daily travel adventures on YouTube and Instagram. So, instead of talking about our travels for a third time here on the blog, we’ve devoted it to creating useful resources around the three topics we’re most passionate about: travel hacking, YouTube, and entrepreneurship.
Before we left to travel we saved up over 2 million miles and points through travel hacking strategies that I’ll teach you here on the blog. We’ve used these miles and points to save well over $20,000+ in travel expenses over the last few years. I want to teach you how to do the same. If you want to learn how you can take your next trip for pennies on the dollar using miles and points, check out the resources below.
30 Days to Becoming a Travel Hacker
Before we started this YouTube channel in January of 2016, we knew very little about filming and editing videos. We knew even less about growing a YouTube channel. Here we are 2.5 years later, we’ve published over 500 videos, our channel has over 225,000 subscribers, we won a Shorty Award, and we’re making a full-time living creating travel videos. If you have a crazy dream (like we did) to create a business around sharing your passion through video, check out the resources below.
Kara’s Behind the Scenes Guide to Creating a Vlog
Income & Expense Reports
Before we left to travel we saved up $30,000 hoping that would cover the cost for 1 year of full-time travel. From the beginning, I (Nate) tracked our expenses religiously because I knew the more money we saved, the longer we could continue traveling.
Then, 6 months into traveling, we made the decision to attempt to turn our YouTube channel into a business that could make us enough money to continue traveling after the first year. Ever since, I’ve been publishing reports of our income and expenses here on the blog.
The first full report I posted was in July of 2016. We made a grand total of $603.26 that first month, and we spent WAY more than we made. Click the link below to see how far we’ve come!
Read Our Income & Expense Reports
Travel with Us!
Last year we came up with a crazy idea to put together a one week Vespa tour through our favorite region in Italy. In just a few short weeks, 45 viewers from around the world will be joining us here in Le Marche, Italy for a week of eating delicious pasta, tasting the local wines, eating way too much gelato, and cruising around on Vespas. It’s going to be incredible, and we want to do more trips like this in the future. If you’re interested in joining us on a future trip, click the button below to let us know!
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