In a sea of several travel blogs, we hope ours floats to the top and helps you plan an enjoyable adventure.

Who says you have to be in your early 20's and without kids to explore the world? We are happy to prove them wrong.

A traveling family exploring one tack at a time.

Thumbtacks
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

November 5, 2017

Getting ourselves out of the high priced excursions, eat-out-every-night and pampered vacation mindset was essential. We are travelers on this trip, not vacationers. If you are unaware of the difference, click here. Below is a short list of ways to save money while on...

October 1, 2017

Here was the moment we had been dreading since we decided to take this world tour, the terrifying 13-hour flight! (I said that last part with a flashlight under my chin.) We did not expect that even getting to that moment would be a few of the most stressful hours we’v...

September 19, 2017

If you are going to Disney World, we have one bit of advice for you… download the My Disney Experience app and utilize the FastPass+. It will save you from standing in lines for hours on rides and attractions.

August 10, 2017

The real question that potential globetrotters should consider is whether they want to Vacation or Travel. This may sound like splitting hairs at first, but it’s important to understand what your travel goals are.

August 6, 2017

We dug our toes into the black sand while looking for sand dollars and later enjoyed a couple’s massage while the rain tinged and pinged off of the tin roof above us. We were accommodated with our own wooden hut on the grounds of the nature preserve, very cool.

May 31, 2017

At this point in the research, I felt good about the value we were getting with our tickets. And then I saw the Kayak quote for Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. The airfare we had purchased for that specific flight cost $301/person, which made up a large chunk of our budget for...

May 29, 2017

While we were on a trip to New Orleans in December 2016, we stopped by the famous Cafe Du Monde for a cup of hot chocolate and a few beignets.

April 26, 2017

The only thing that I was set on seeing while in Mexico, was Chichen Itza. I was shown a cheap tour company by a hostel friend and we set out the next morning. The 3-hour bus ride through the Yucatan allowed me time to bond with my group of co-travelers for that day.

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About Us

Jai is the fearless four year old explorer. Elijah is searching the cosmos for answers. Rian is finding inspiration in everyday objects. All three make up the Hedrick family.

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