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Osprey Giveaway! And Get More Updates Straight From Steph + Megan

By Megan Stetzel | November 15, 2017

Ok, ok, ok! We’ve realized that you actually want to hear from Steph and I more often. We get it! So we are revitalizing our newsletter and ramping it up with more personal updates of our journeys! If you are curious what life is like when you uproot your family, dog and baby under 2 […]

Welcome to Why Wait to See the World!!

By Steph | February 26, 2017

Wow. Things sure look different around here this morning! If you didn’t see the warning in the last post were are probably pretty shocked when you clicked over to Twenty-Something Travel (or possibly Forks and Footprints) and ended up here. Surprise! What happened?? I got old is what happened! Well among other things. For years […]

Where Will You Travel in 2017?

By Steph | January 2, 2017

I haven’t slept much lately. Not for any glamorous reason, but because I have a four month old baby with serious FOMO. Girl is not a fan of sleep, which makes me sad because sleep is SO GREAT and I kind of miss doing it. Pray she sees the error of her ways soon. As […]

Travel Disasters

By Steph | August 22, 2016

Welcome to the second week of my maternity leave! I’ve got a ton of amazing guest posts lined up, with a different theme each week. This week we are talking about travel disasters. We’ve all had them. For me it was this insane day in Phuket, among others. Kay also wrote about her crazy appendicitis story […]

Major FOMO and Missing BlogHouse Philadelphia

By Steph | June 30, 2016

Long time readers will know that Bloghouse is my baby. I nearly went insane trying to concurrently plan Bloghouse Toronto and my own wedding, and had a blast at Bloghouse Chicago a couple years ago. From the first one in Besalu, Spain to last year’s even in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mike and I have both been […]

The Best of Twenty-Something Travel in 2015

By Steph | December 30, 2015

It’s always so hard to write these yearly round-up posts because SO MUCH happens in a single year around here. How do you distill all the travel, the personal stuff, the staff changes and the business growth into one semi-interesting blog post? Personally 2015 was a pretty good year. I did some traveling to new […]

Introducing Megan Stetzel!

By Steph | December 14, 2015

A year and a half ago I introduced you guys to Kay and Jessica, two brilliant twenty-somethings who have been contributing amazing content to Twenty-Something Travel ever since. Today I’m thrilled for you to meet TST’s newest staff writer, Megan! I met Megan this past summer at BlogHouse Milwaukee and was super impressed with her […]

My Dream Winter Road Trip Down the California Coast (PLUS: Win $200 from Enterprise)

By Steph | February 4, 2015

So it’s the middle of winter. In Seattle. Truthfully it’s not as bad as everyone warned me about, but it’s still a bit dreary. When it’s like this I switch to my default mode: obsessive trip planning. I just can’t help it and I’ve planned about 5 concrete trips in the past two weeks (more […]

Crossing Anything Off Your Travel Bucket List

By Guest Poster | October 31, 2014

The following is a guest post, written by Ben Nemtin, of The Buried Life. Even though I’m not personally a Bucket List person, many people are, and few have taken it far enough to get their own show on MTV. Basically, these guys are experts. Plus they are promoting an excellent contest with Contiki. Check it […]

#NoRegrets Moments Every Traveler Should Experience

By Steph | September 11, 2014

This post is written by me, brought to you by Contiki I was originally going to write about bucket lists, but seeing as my feelings on the subject really haven’t changed over the years, I decided to make a list that is more abstract but, in my view at least, more meaningful. Instead of places […]

A Late Summer Getaway to Panama City Beach

By Steph | September 8, 2014

Every summer around the end of August I start to feel really antsy. No matter how much I’ve traveled earlier in the season, the knowledge that the warm weather and free-spirited feeling of summer is slowly ebbing away makes me desperate to take advantage of the time that is left. I’m not taking a late […]

5 Years of Twenty-Something Travel (!!!)

By Steph | July 21, 2014

Yeah I really can’t believe it either. In July 2009, I sat down at my computer and started the website that would completely change my life. I bought a domain, because I thought it would make me look more serious, and chose the name Twenty-Something Travel because I wanted to convince other people my age […]