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Adventurer: Beth is a midwestern bibulous foodie trotting the globe one adventure at a time

4 January 2022

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Hello, travel bugs! My name is Beth and I’m a midwestern bibulous foodie trotting the globe one adventure at a time. I’ve been traveling since I was a teen but the majority of my biggest adventures didn’t begin until my 30s as my husband and I dedicated ourselves to a life mantra of “fewer things, more experience”. 17 countries, 36 US states, and counting! Travel is my true passion and I love sharing my stories with others who want to see the world. For me travel allows us to connect with others and the earth by learning about other cultures, tasting new foods, and getting lost in the moment.

We are able to travel often due to the flexibility of our careers. I am in real estate so I do not have set hours or PTO and I’m on an amazing team that is able to step in for me when I’m gone. My husband has a corporate gig where he works remotely, he’s been there long enough that he has built up 30 days so PTO a year (that’s a lot for the US ha!). You add in weekends and that allows us to trot the globe often.

When we travel we love a mix of activities. We hike, we eat, we walk around cities, we see all the touristy sites, we go off the beaten path, we do excursions, anything that connects us closer to the country or city we are visiting. Some of our top favorite memories have been bathing with elephants in Thailand, hiking up to Humanty Lake in Peru, wandering the streets of Amsterdam, doing tuk tuk karaoke in Cambodia, kayaking near Seward in Alaska, zip lining in Costa Rica, exploring wine country in Guadalupe Valley Mexico, taking a seaplane to Dry Tortugas in Florida, jumping off a high cliff at 7 Sacred Pools on Maui, drinking German beer at Oktoberfest in Munich, the list goes on!I also happen to be a bonus mom to two young girls and we have had a blast teaching them our values when it comes to travel. We don’t take them on every trip but they do get to adventure along from time to time. I hope they appreciate the different perspectives we try to instill in them and I can’t wait to see where they are inspired to go.

Travel often, friends!! The world would love to see you 🙂

Why do you travel and look for adventures?

I love adventure, learning and getting lost. Travel provides so much inner happiness for me because every memory is mine to keep and I can experience them again whenever I choose.

What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?

Pretty much anything! From hiking to trying new foods, from chatting with locals to site seeing, I love it all!

What’s your go-to travel hack?

Dive into Airbnb research. Some places are more than just lodging, they come with an experience. Some of my favorite parts of our travels have been found on Airbnb through the hosts.

Got any gear you can’t travel without?

Packing cubes, foot hammock, deflatable neck pillow, comfortable shoes!

What destination are you eager to go back to?

Thailand will always hold a special place in my heart. South east Asia is the most amazing corner of the world. The people, the culture, the food, the natural beauty, everything is just amazing.

How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?

Always be aware of your surroundings. I avoid dressing like a tourist even though it’s probably obvious. I always take my anti theft bag, it looks like a normal bag but opens from the back.

What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?

Talk to a local and ask them where to eat. Nothing feels more local than dining with them. It’s hard to avoid touristy areas when you want to go site seeing. But never pass up an opportunity to explore off the beaten path areas as well.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

I’ve honestly never thought about this. But I do learn hello, thank you, how much, where is, toilet, and beer in the language of each country we visit. Think best ways to stay safe but also know your priorities 😉

When and where are you next travelling?

South Africa in January and Guatemala in March!

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