Where Have We Been?


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Where Have We Been?

Our travels started in December 2015 and we are still going strong. We spent three months driving around the US and Canada in the middle of the winter; before setting off to Africa and the Middle East for one year. After a quick stop to visit family, we were off again in year two visiting New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific. 2018 has been a year in Southeast Asia. We have made Bali, Indonesia our home base, while also Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Thailand.



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Sunset at Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida



Our Highlights from 2018 in Southeast Asia:

  • Spent one week in Bali with our best friends visiting the best Bali has to offer. Link to article HERE.

  • My sister visited us in Sabah, Malaysia. We hiked Mount Kinabalu and had an amazing safari on the Kinabatangan River seeing orangutans and proboscis monkeys. Link to article HERE.

  • We spent six weeks exploring the stunning islands of the Philippines. Link to article HERE.

  • Went tomb raider at all the amazing temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

  • Island hopped around Krabi, Thailand with our awesome friends.

  • Moved to Ubud, Bali for a couple months and visiting nearby Nusa Penida. Link to article HERE.

  • Explored the best waterfalls that Bali has to offer. Link to article HERE.

  • We saw volcanoes, temples, and waterfalls in East Java.

  • We hiked Mount Rinjani, explored waterfalls, and relaxed in south Lombok.

  • Family visited us in Indonesia, and we sailed around the Komodo Islands.

  • We drove a scooter across Flores visiting rice fields, volcanoes, and Mount Kelimutu.

  • We ate our faces off in Hanoi, Vietnam and drove a motorcycle over the Ha Giang loop.


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Our Highlights from 2017 in New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific: 

  • Buying a campervan and backpacking across New Zealand. Link to article HERE.

  • Hiked over 500 miles in 50 days, including the Great Walks of New Zealand. Link to article HERE.

  • Exploring the islands of Fiji. Link to article HERE.

  • Riding a bicycle around the island of Savaii in Samoa. Link to article HERE.

  • Relaxing on perfect white sand beaches in Vanuatu.

  • Diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Link to article HERE.

  • Road trippin through the Outback.

  • Exploring all the amazing places on the Great Ocean Road. Link to article HERE.

  • Finding picture-perfect beaches and stunning rock formations in New South Wales. Link to article HERE.

  • Hiking for three straight weeks in Tasmania. Link to article HERE.

  • Spending a perfect week with our besties in Bali. Link to article HERE.



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Sunrise in Australia

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Sunrise at Haven Lake in the Western Arthurs, Tasmania

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Viti Levu in Fiji

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Dart Glacier, Cascade Saddle hike in New Zealand



Highlights from 2016 in Africa and the Middle East

We visited 14 countries in Africa, spending 8 months total in Africa during 2016. We then spent 3 months in the Middle East visiting 6 countries. Some of our top highlights from Africa and the Middle East are:

  • The Namibia deserts and Etosha National Park. Link to articles HERE.

  • Cape Town. Link to articles HERE.

  • Self-driving on safari in Botswana. Link to articles HERE.

  • Beach camping in Mauritius. Link to articles HERE.

  • Avenue of Baobabs, Grand Tsingy, and Iles Aux Nattes in Madagascar. Link to articles HERE.

  • Hiking Mount Kenya. Link to articles HERE.

  • Hiking to the world’s largest lava lake in the Congo. Link to articles HERE.

  • Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Link to articles HERE.

  • Safari at Masai Mara

  • Beaches of Seychelles HERE.

  • Dallol and the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia HERE.

  • The temples, history, White Desert and scuba diving in Egypt HERE.

  • Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan HERE.

  • Camping in Jebel Shams and Wadi Shab in Oman

  • Wine tasting and Baalbek ruins in Lebanon HERE.

  • Exploring North Cyprus, ruins in Limassol and Paphos, and the beaches in South Cyprus HERE.


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Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

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A Lion stalking in Uganda

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Saint Saba Church in Bsharre, Lebanon



Highlights from our 3-month US and Canada Road Trip in 2015 – 2016:

We spent three months driving across the United States and Canada, driving from San Francisco to New York. We first went up to Vancouver and across Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway. After visiting Banff and Jasper, we drove south hitting up national parks in Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. We got back to warm weather driving from Texas to Florida. The last leg of our trip was from Key West, Florida up to New York City. We visited 22 U.S. states and 18 National Parks along the way and several ski resorts. Some of our highlights on this trip were:

  • The Oregon coastline and Colombia River Gorge waterfalls. Link to article HERE.

  • Skiing at Whistler

  • Exploring Yoho, Banff, and Jasper in Alberta. Link to article HERE.

  • Skiing at Jackson Hole

  • Exploring Southern Utah and going to The Wave. Link to articles HERE.

  • Camping in Big Bend National Park. Link to article HERE.

  • Going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  • Camping in Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. Link to article HERE.


Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Exploring the hallways at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

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Hiking in the Zion National Park, Utah

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Oregon Coastline





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4 comments on “Where Have We Been?”

  1. Mattia Reply

    Your idea could not ne better. You are a great man, Timon. I wish you all the best whatever choice you will be intended to make for your future life with Yana

    • Beard and Curly Reply

      Hi Mattia, how are you brother!? Are you still in Milan. Glad that you reached out. We are enjoying our lives traveling and have some fun plans for Australia and Indonesia coming up. Hope all is well. Timon

  2. Sean Gateley Reply

    Fantastic site, we’re looking at travelling soon and will be using your tips and itinerary’s as a helpful guide.
    You mentioned you might be travelling to Thailand soon, be sure to check out Chiang Mai, it was our favourite place when we were there!

    • Beard and Curly Reply

      Hi Sean,

      We are glad you find our website helpful. Where are you planning to travel? We spent three weeks in Thailand last month, and we were in Chiang Mai for 10 days. Agree, it was an awesome spot and our first time there while in Thailand. It is a perfect place for digital nomads as well, so we are thinking of going back one day! Hope all is well.


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