What happens when you mix the internet with a bunch of avid travelers excited to share their stories? You get a whole globe… explored!
Globe Explored is a joint project of 2TravelDads and Travelationship, two families who travel continually, capturing amazing experiences to share and help YOU plan your own adventure exploring the globe.
Whether we are sticking close to home or wandering through the mountains of Africa, Globe Explored is your go-to resource for finding vetted travel plans and hearing stories from the people out there blazing the trail. But it’s not all remote hiking!
The Explored Family of Blogs
Here’s where things get interesting. We, along with our besties around the USA and the Globe, are bringing all of our tips and mishaps, as well as our absolute favorite cultural and nature experiences, into one hub: the Globe Explored.
As we continue to grow our projects and business, we’ve learned that partnering with locals and avid travelers is a great way to share even more of what makes travel awesome. Given that we can’t be all places at once, we’re working with friends and operators we’ve met along the way to create a whole other collection of websites, perfect for planning unforgettable travel.
An eco-friendly travel blog, Travelationship.com is run by Matt and Heather who have traveled to 67 countries on six different continents together. They are here to share their experience’s with you, to ensure you have the best adventure possible. It is also important to remember that we all only have one home and we are all responsible for taking care of it, so they will be pointing out destinations and companies that treat the environment with respect.
The latest from Travelationship…
- Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Worksby travelationship on May 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Last Updated on September 3, 2022 by travelationship Saltpeter. Do you know what it is? I didn’t, but the word sure did conjure up some awkward images. For most of us born after the Great Depression, we know saltpeter as potassium nitrate. Up until about the 1930s, saltpeter works were a booming industry in Chile, … Read More… The post Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works appeared first on Travelationship.
- George Town, Penang, Malaysia: Things to Know Before You Goby travelationship on May 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Last Updated on September 3, 2022 by travelationship George Town, Malaysia, is a quaint little town located on the island of Penang in the Malacca Strait on the West side of Malaysia. The cities of Melaka and George Town were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008 for their multicultural heritage and architectural wonders. … Read More… The post George Town, Penang, Malaysia: Things to Know Before You Go appeared first on Travelationship.
- Maynard’s Street Art Obsession: George Town, Penang, Malaysiaby travelationship on May 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm
Last Updated on September 3, 2022 by travelationship George Town on the island of Penang is home to some of the most renowned and interactive street art. Going to Malaysia and taking the trek to Penang is like a pilgrimage for street art enthusiasts. Working the pieces into the surrounding environment is something of a … Read More… The post Maynard’s Street Art Obsession: George Town, Penang, Malaysia appeared first on Travelationship.
2TravelDads Share LGBTQ Experiences
2TravelDads is the original LGBTQ Family Travel Blog, blazing the way for other non-standard families to travel to previously overlooked destinations or places the LGBTQ community would normally avoid. We share the struggles we’ve faced and the surprising gems and welcomes we’ve had along the way. Traveling as a family is one thing, traveling as an LGBT family is completely something else. As the kids get older, more and more we’ve found that education and travel go hand in hand, so that’s become a guiding element as we continue on our parenting and blogging journeys.
The latest from 2TravelDads…
- 6 Beautiful Scenic Drives on the Big Island of Hawaiiby Rob Taylor on March 9, 2023 at 1:15 pm
These Scenic Drives on the Big Island of Hawaii are not to be missed. Take in the best sights of the island, including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Waipio Valley and the Kona Coast. Top picks for road trip stops and views of the Big Island. The post 6 Beautiful Scenic Drives on the Big Island of Hawaii appeared first on 2TravelDads.
- Staying at the Samoset Resort in Winter: a Snowy Luxury Experience in Rockland, Maineby Rob Taylor on March 5, 2023 at 2:16 am
The Samoset Resort in winter is one of the best Maine experiences you can have in the cold. From beautiful accommodations to easy access to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, this resort hotel is a unique and wonderful choice in MidCoast Maine. The post Staying at the Samoset Resort in Winter: a Snowy Luxury Experience in Rockland, Maine appeared first on 2TravelDads.
- Visiting Maine in Winter: a Guide to Having a Beautiful Visit with Lighthouses and Snowby Rob Taylor on February 23, 2023 at 4:32 pm
If you love snow, good food and the coastal vibe, visiting Maine in winter is for you! This guide to off-season travel to Portland and Midcoast Maine is ideal for enjoying the outdoors, museums and lighthouses along the coast. Recommendations for where to stay and how to plan a winter trip to Maine. The post Visiting Maine in Winter: a Guide to Having a Beautiful Visit with Lighthouses and Snow appeared first on 2TravelDads.
Paddle Your State – Kayaking Adventures and More Across North America
Founded in 2020, PaddleYourState.com is the go-to resource for finding great places to kayak, SUP, canoe and raft in the USA and Canada. Local paddlers and tour guides help make Paddle Your State a great website for planning outdoor travel, with environmental impact and fitness in mind. From easy paddling on jungle rivers in Florida to group rafting trips in the Rockies, you’ll find it all.
The latest from Paddle Your State…
- Kayaking in Skagit County: Tulip Country and Bald Eaglesby Paddling Destination on February 24, 2023 at 5:49 pm
Kayaking in Skagit County ranges from wide rivers with bald eagles lining the shore to tidal flats and bays. See our top picks for kayaking in La Conner and the Northern Puget Sound. The post Kayaking in Skagit County: Tulip Country and Bald Eagles appeared first on .
- Kayaking Kauai: Paddling the Garden Island of Hawaiiby Rob Taylor on January 3, 2023 at 2:25 pm
Kayaking on and around Kauai is an awesome experience to add to your Hawaii vacation. With navigable rivers, bays and epic sea kayaking, we’ve pick spots for beginners and experienced kayakers visiting Kauai. The post Kayaking Kauai: Paddling the Garden Island of Hawaii appeared first on .
- San Juan Islands of Washington State: Beautiful Sea Kayaking Destinationby Rob Taylor on December 17, 2022 at 3:29 pm
Kayaking in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound is a beautiful, but challenging activity. The best way to experience the rocky coves of the islands, check out our top picks for where to launch, and SAFETY information for sea kayaking. The post San Juan Islands of Washington State: Beautiful Sea Kayaking Destination appeared first on .
St Augustine Explored – Florida Adventures Around the Oldest City in the USA
StAugustineExplored.com is a project in cooperation with both local writers and businesses in St Augustine. The website aims to be an organic planning tool for visitors to North Florida providing reviews, itineraries and directory listings of all tourism-centric elements of the Nation’s Oldest City.
We provide opportunities for local businesses to both provide information for the site as well as partner with us to share their story. Think of it as “Here’s where we went today. You can too!” about everything in our hometown.
The latest from St Augustine Explored…
- The GTM Research Reserve: the Best Nature Spot to Explore in St Augustineby admin on February 26, 2023 at 1:33 pm
Exploring St Augustine’s GTM Research Reserve is a great way to both learn about nature and have the best beach day imaginable. Watch for wildlife and find shark teeth at this beautiful preserve. The post The GTM Research Reserve: the Best Nature Spot to Explore in St Augustine appeared first on St Augustine Explored.
- Staying at The Local, St. Augustine, FL: a Pink Vintage Roadside Motel to Loveby admin on October 5, 2022 at 5:59 pm
Review of the Local Inn St Augustine, Florida. Located on Anastasia Island, this vintage Florida roadside motel is a fun, comfortable and budget friendly hotel in St Augustine close to the beach and downtown. The post Staying at The Local, St. Augustine, FL: a Pink Vintage Roadside Motel to Love appeared first on St Augustine Explored.
- Unique Museums in St Augustine for History, Oddities and Treasureby admin on September 24, 2022 at 4:10 am
There are so many museums in St Augustine, as it is the oldest city in the USA. From downtown to Uptown, we’ve got our top picks for a fascinating day. The post Unique Museums in St Augustine for History, Oddities and Treasure appeared first on St Augustine Explored.
Maine Explored – the Best of the Northeast USA
Maine is a gorgeous place that many people only dream of visiting. For those who do get to explore Maine, they see that it’s a very delicate place, balanced between the need for tourism and the scarcity of resources and infrastructure to sustain out-of-state travel. That’s where we come in! Working with local Mainers, MaineExplored.com is where we help people plan trips to and learn about Maine and hot to visit respectfully. It’s a very compelling project and one that we can’t wait to see grow.
The latest from Maine Explored…
- The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland: Wyeth and Beautiful Art in Midcoast Maineby admin on March 5, 2023 at 2:13 am
The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine is a great place to visit if you’re into American art. The focus on Maine artists, including Andrew Wyeth, make for a great activity in MidCoast Maine. The post The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland: Wyeth and Beautiful Art in Midcoast Maine appeared first on Maine Explored.
- Wildlife in Maine: Spotting Exciting Moose to Beautiful Puffins and Everything in Betweenby admin on March 3, 2023 at 11:47 pm
There is a lot of wildlife in Maine if you are patient and know where to look. Between unique animals, including moose and puffins, and more common but still amazing wildlife, such as black bears, this guide will help you spot them all (with some luck!). The post Wildlife in Maine: Spotting Exciting Moose to Beautiful Puffins and Everything in Between appeared first on Maine Explored.
- Visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay on the Midcoastby Kelly Blanchard on February 24, 2023 at 5:06 am
This is everything you need to know about visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, from the famous Trolls to special events. Details about seasonal happening and types of gardens found at the CMBG in Boothbay on the Midcoast. The post Visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay on the Midcoast appeared first on Maine Explored.
Washington Explored – the Pacific Northwest Experience
Washington-Explored.com blends the best of the Pacific Northwest: hiking, the water, amazing food, wine country and indigenous history. Our goal as we continue to build Washington Explored is to create a hub for all elements of travel to the Evergreen State. Featuring unique and sustainable lodging, wildlife watching, and National Park and city guides, we’re making it the one-stop-shop for Washington travel!
The latest from Washington Explored…
- Cape Disappointment State Park and Ilwaco, a Beautiful SW Washington Escapeby admin on February 27, 2023 at 12:40 pm
Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco is NOT a disappointment at all! An awesome destination for hiking, biking and lighthouses, Cape Disappointment is great to visit in summer or storm season. Check out things to do and where to stay here! The post Cape Disappointment State Park and Ilwaco, a Beautiful SW Washington Escape appeared first on Washington Explored.
- Kayaking in the Tri Cities Area of Washington Wine Countryby admin on August 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm
Kayaking in the Tri Cities of Washington State is a fun and VERY DIFFERENT sort The post Kayaking in the Tri Cities Area of Washington Wine Country appeared first on Washington Explored.
- Washington City Guidesby admin on August 22, 2022 at 4:49 pm
Did you know that there are more big cities in Washington than just Seattle? It’s The post Washington City Guides appeared first on Washington Explored.
The Keys Explored – Island Hopping in the Florida Keys
We spend so much time in the Florida Keys and area always bringing friends to the Keys that we just had to put all of that knowledge and energy somewhere. TheKeysExplored.com is our outlet for resort reviews, road trip itineraries, paddling spots and even recipes from the Florida Keys. Like with our other Explored sites, we partner with locals and tourism operators to share the best of the Florida Keys.
The latest from The Keys Explored…
- Visiting the Florida Keys in Summer – Planning Fun and Staying Cool in the Hottest Monthsby admin on February 24, 2023 at 3:45 am
Visiting the Florida Keys in the summer is fun and beautiful, but it can be hot and humid. Tips for keeping cool, having fun during the busiest time in the Keys and information about Hurricane Season travel. The post Visiting the Florida Keys in Summer – Planning Fun and Staying Cool in the Hottest Months appeared first on The Keys Explored.
- Florida Keys Food: Restaurants & Recipes from the Keysby admin on September 1, 2022 at 3:16 pm
Florida Keys restaurants and recipes are unlike any else. From fried grouper to Key Lime Pie, we’ve got the best places to eat in the Keys and how you can cook it all at home! The post Florida Keys Food: Restaurants & Recipes from the Keys appeared first on The Keys Explored.
- Towns of the Florida Keysby admin on September 1, 2022 at 2:51 pm
The towns of the Florida Keys are not as many as you’d expect. While the main keys along the Overseas Highway are well settled, there are only a few specific townships: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West. The post Towns of the Florida Keys appeared first on The Keys Explored.
- Florida Keys Hotels & Resortsby admin on September 1, 2022 at 1:44 pm
Sharing the details of a hotel or resort experience is one of my favorite things to do, and the Florida Keys are full of wonderful places to stay. From luxury resorts to vintage roadside motels, the Keys have something for everyone (and nearly any budget). The post Florida Keys Hotels & Resorts appeared first on The Keys Explored.
- Florida Keys Road Tripsby admin on September 1, 2022 at 11:49 am
There may only the be Overseas Highway that connects all of the small towns of the Florida Keys, but there are many different ways to explore and lots of different road trip plans. The post Florida Keys Road Trips appeared first on The Keys Explored.
Travel Olympic Peninsula – Digging into the Rugged PNW Coast
I know: “Don’t you already have a Washington website?” Yes; we do, but the Olympic Peninsula region of Washington is very different from the rest of the state. Much like our project for Maine, TravelOlympicPeninsula.com focuses on planning responsible, respectful travel to the OP. Being a primary outdoors destination for Seattle residents, there’s a lot of traffic to the Peninsula and sometimes visitors don’t realize what they’ve signed on for. We’re here to change that and support people making informed travel decisions that they’ll love.
The latest from Travel Olympic Peninsula…
- Hiking Hurricane Ridge: the most popular hiking destination on the Olympic Peninsulaby Travel Olympic Peninsula editor on August 22, 2022 at 7:07 am
One of the most scenic hikes on the Olympic Peninsula may be Hurricane Ridge. Located The post Hiking Hurricane Ridge: the most popular hiking destination on the Olympic Peninsula appeared first on Travel Olympic Peninsula.
- Long Beach Peninsula in the off-season: 15 must do activitiesby Travel Olympic Peninsula editor on August 22, 2022 at 4:37 am
The Long Beach Peninsula is famous across the northwest as an incredible beach getaway during The post Long Beach Peninsula in the off-season: 15 must do activities appeared first on Travel Olympic Peninsula.
- Best Fall Hikes in Olympic National Parkby Travel Olympic Peninsula editor on August 20, 2022 at 6:41 pm
Olympic National Park has world class hiking all year long so don’t let the rain The post Best Fall Hikes in Olympic National Park appeared first on Travel Olympic Peninsula.
Savannah Explored – Coastal Georgia and the Most Picturesque City in the USA
SavannahExplored.com is so much fun to work on! We purchased a historic flat at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia in 2021 and have been working on restoring it (a never-ending project) all the while exploring every facet of Savannah. From the Historic District to Tybee Island and the rest of Coastal Georgia, we’re sharing it all and working with local tourism partners to stay up to date on Savannah.
The latest from Savannah Explored…
- Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia – the BEST Living Historyby admin on March 20, 2023 at 4:13 pm
The closest Civil War fortress to Savannah, Old Fort Jackson is easy to visit when you’re in Savannah. Find out what you’ll see, check out the living history and get a different insight into the historic side of the area. All the need to know tips here. The post Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia – the BEST Living History appeared first on Savannah Explored.
- Fort Pulaski National Monument: Things to Do, Beautiful Sights and a Ghostly Lighthouseby admin on March 18, 2023 at 2:31 pm
Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah is one of the most interesting Civil War era sites to visit in Georgia. From cannon blasts to incredible architecture and even a lighthouse, Fort Pulaski at Tybee Island is a great day trip. The post Fort Pulaski National Monument: Things to Do, Beautiful Sights and a Ghostly Lighthouse appeared first on Savannah Explored.
- Guide to Exploring Bonaventure Cemetery: Savannah’s Beautiful Garden Graveyardby admin on March 4, 2023 at 2:01 pm
Visiting Bonaventure Cemetery is a must when you are in Savannah. See what to expect, when to go and even find a historic tour of Bonaventure. FAQ and photography tips as well. The post Guide to Exploring Bonaventure Cemetery: Savannah’s Beautiful Garden Graveyard appeared first on Savannah Explored.
If you’re interested in having us help tell your local story and partner up to encourage responsible tourism and supporting local businesses, please let us know! We love projects like this and are happy to share.