ABOUT US

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We are two best friends who have mastered the art of exploring a new city. We’re professional bar hoppers, pub crawlers, and food testers, and you’ll never see us zipping around, checking things off a list of “must-sees.”

Together, we’ve stayed in a château in the middle of the French countryside with only a Dutch film crew and a pack of German Shepherds with us on the premises. We’ve driven across Ireland without a valid license, toured Switzerland by train, downed pint after pint in the Irish countryside, gotten locked in an Austrian dungeon in the middle of the night, and we regularly assure ourselves that savings accounts only exist to get us from one trip to the next.

Whether we’re traveling together or apart, we’re sharing every detail along the way. Maybe we haven’t seen the Spanish Steps due to the world’s worst hangover, but we think we’ve got traveling the globe down to a science.

theromanticAshley “the romantic” Chalmers // While her very first trip abroad with her family may be the most memorable—who can forget a Beatles’ tour of London & Liverpool?—she didn’t realize her passion for traveling until her boyfriend-now-husband took her on a whirlwind tour of Greece… and proposed in Santorini! They’ve learned a lot since their first trip together, and in March 2013, the pair decided to abandon life in New York City to tackle their very first long-term trip: a five month RTW adventure. After spending one year in the French countryside drinking all the wine and eating all the cheese, the two have officially settled down in London for the foreseeable future.

thewinoCarolyn “the wino” Wilson // After two sojourns abroad, first an undergraduate student and then as a very sorry excuse for a graduate student, she’s learned how to make the most out traveling on a tight budget and a short attention span. She can tell you when and where it’s NOT appropriate to get a little tipsy (on the steps of the Notre Dame with your mother) and where it’s perfectly acceptable to throw back a pint or two (anywhere on the Emerald Isle). She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, where they try their very best to balance “real-world” jobs with an incessant case of wanderlust.

25 Comments

  1. Lisa R
    August 2, 2011 / 14:23

    Can’t wait to read more and I love the photos!

  2. Louise Peters
    August 2, 2011 / 16:12

    Love It. Looking forward to more adventures.

  3. Donna D'Angiolini
    August 5, 2011 / 14:51

    Love it!
    Where to next?

  4. Eileen Chalmers
    August 5, 2011 / 15:25

    I hope you both have a great time this weekend, whatever you are wearing!

  5. Pamela
    August 7, 2011 / 10:39

    Hello from a kindred spirit! If I’m home for more than a week, I get antsy and my suitcase gets lonely. I usually travel alone, but would love to party on the road with you girls!

  6. October 12, 2011 / 13:09

    Sounds like such an adventure! I think I’m going to have a love-hate relationship with your blog, hate for the times I’m not on the road myself 😉

  7. 50 States Design Project
    December 30, 2011 / 10:05

    Sweet. Keep it up 🙂

  8. January 13, 2012 / 15:56

    Love this blog ~ flashbacks to my early twenties! Life lessons more important than any school…. well for the most part ~ Miss traveling ~ certainly don’t miss my hangovers!

    For your inspiration and lighting the way for those lucky enough to experience vicarious wildness I have chosen your blog to be MY first recipient of The Candle Lighters Award ~ to accept your award and also to come see our web and blog on your award page ~
    http://angelslightworldwide.com/2012/01/13/candle-lighter-award/
    Angel Love & Guidance,
    Aurora & Brian

  9. January 13, 2012 / 16:37

    !! Thank You ~ : ) Keep the party & travel up ~ you may ‘hear’ Angels when your older!! Just like us…..

  10. January 19, 2012 / 16:27

    Hilarious! Can’t wait to read more about your adventures! You both sound like a lot of fun. 🙂

  11. June 11, 2012 / 17:03

    Haha! Love it 🙂

  12. January 30, 2013 / 21:33

    Food poisoning in Egypt, eh? Glad I wasn’t the only one praying to the toilet, especially at the Egyptian Museum while refusing to give them $ for toilet paper! haha

  13. April 21, 2013 / 00:40

    Your title and tagline make me think of the world as a better place.

    • April 21, 2013 / 03:01

      everyone would be better off with a constantly full wine glass, le duh. thanks for your comment!
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