The go-to resource for adventure trip itineraries, destination guides, baby & budget travel tips

Want to learn how to save on flights, travel with your baby/toddler or need a destination guide? After visiting 23 countries, 21 US National Parks and 100+ cities, we’ve got you covered! Travel does not have to be expensive or complicated. And adventure does not have to end once you have a baby. See our posts for details on making travel more accessible to you!

And remember, Always Have A Trip Planned!

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Hi, we’re Natalie and Sam!  Travel has been at the forefront of our lives since we met on a puddle jumper plane in Belize in 2013. Whether we are camping in the Sahara in Morocco, hiking through the rainforest in Hawaii or eating fresh seafood in Portugal, we love the endless adventures travel affords.  Exploring new places, meeting new people, trying new foods and getting outside brings us so much joy.

We are keen budget travelers. Over the past 8 years, while both working W2 jobs and maintaining a budget, we have traveled to 23 countries, 100 plus cities and 21 National Parks.  We started our ‘Always Have A Trip Planned’ blog to share travel tips and tricks we have learned along the way. One of our favorite ways to explore a new place is through hiking. Hiking helps us stay active, affords us some amazing views and is usually completely free. We have hiked all over the world and you can expect some of the best hiking recommendations in almost every one of our destination guides.

In 2021, we added the newest (and cutest) member to our team, our daughter. We have continued to adventure and explore the world with her by our sides. Contrary to popular belief, after you have a baby, adventure does not have to end. It may look a bit different but, in our opinion, it is even more rewarding to explore new places with your little one. No, everything does not go ‘perfect’ traveling with a baby but that just adds to the adventure.

The world is a book and we hope to read as many pages as possible. Sometimes the anticipation for travel is almost as exciting as the actual trip. By always having a trip planned (or, in other words, always having a trip to look forward to), we continue to read the pages of the world and experience the joy that traveling brings.

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Happy traveling and remember, Always Have A Trip Planned!

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