Product Reviews

Best Gifts for Travelers 2017

By Megan Stetzel | November 23, 2017

As the holidays come upon us, far too quickly, it seems, Steph and I wanted to give our loyal readers some ideas for their holiday wishlists! Whether you’re a traveler looking for new gadgets and gear to ask for from your loved ones, or you’re planning your first adventure and don’t know what you need, […]

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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 […]

The Most Stylish Men’s Travel Clothes

By Steph | September 27, 2017

This one is for the gentleman out there who like to travel but don’t like to look scrubby doing it. My husband has the coolest job. You see, his company is 100% remote, which means he can work from anywhere in the world. Not only that, but they are constantly flying him to meetings in […]

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Best Carry On Luggage: Because Backpacking Isn’t Forever

By Megan Stetzel | August 10, 2017

It has happened. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life where a backpack is not my preferred way to pack my belongings when traveling and may not be the best carry on luggage option out there. Eventually, I guess we all get to that stage of the game. I’m not saying that there […]

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The Best Travel Backpack for Your Next Adventure

By Megan Stetzel | May 4, 2017

I recently had a friend ask me for suggestions for a backpack for her move to Southeast Asia coming up. I spent a year living in Bangkok, Thailand myself and have spent ample time backpacking around the world and have learned what goes into picking the best travel backpack out there. There are a couple […]

Booze and Boos in Tacoma – Tales from a Seattle Ghost Tour

By Steph | January 9, 2017

I haven’t exactly been doing much high-flying international travel lately. In fact, back when Marcella was just a tiny thing, there were times where I’ve barely left the house for days. I’m a firm believer however that travel is more than just an action you take, it’s an outlook on life. With a little curiosity […]

Remembering Maui: Finally Getting my Videos in Order with ClipFix

By Steph | May 3, 2016

Over a year ago I promised you guys a video of humpback whale watching off the coast of Maui. That never happened. Instead of being mature and taking the blame though, I’m going to blame it on Mike. I don’t take a ton of videos on vacation (I feel so awkward on camera) but my […]

Planning Our Japan Itinerary Using Trip30

By Steph | January 27, 2016

I’ve been talking about it nonstop for weeks, but I’m not sure I ever formally announced int on the blog so here we go: Mike and I are going to Japan in March! Nothing sponsored, nothing work related. Just 3 pure weeks of traveling, experiencing and eating one of the most interesting countries on earth. […]

The One Thing I Never Leave Home Without

By Steph | November 9, 2015

There are travel questions that are hard to answer. What’s your favorite country? For example, always leaves me sorting through a plethora of choices (Vietnam, no… Italy, no… Mexico, no…). Then there are some really easy questions like What Do You Never Leave Home Without? It’s my kindle. My kindle is my most valued travel […]

Starting a Travel Blog That Matters- Part One: The Basics

By Steph | July 24, 2015

I quietly celebrated a major milestone this week. On July 23rd, 2009, I published my first blog post on Twenty-Something Travel: The Twenty-Something Travel Manifesto. Six years. Six years! I’ve been travel blogging for six years, and during that time I’ve gone from 79 page views my first month to over 150,000 views a month […]

The World Of Innovation: A Techie Traveler’s Dream

By Kay Rodriguez | December 23, 2014

In October, staff writer Kay Rodriguez took a trip to New York with Microsoft. Here is what she learned: A slow, nondescript elevator took a somewhat haphazard group of us up to the top floor of a seemingly ordinary apartment building. We stood, making light jokes in between gaps of breathy silence, a random assemblage […]

5 Reasons to Trip Plan with Trover

By Steph | November 11, 2014

Since it appears to be travel planning week here on Twenty-Something Travel, I wanted to introduce you guys to a new website that I have been playing with, somewhat obsessively, for the last couple of weeks. It’s called Trover and it’s the social travel planning site we’ve all been waiting for. Now before you ask, […]