Hi! Traveling is my passion and I’d love to share that passion with you and maybe, just maybe, I can inspire you to pursue your passion as well.

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Vicky and I met on December 23, 2012 when she bought me at a Miami Dolphins football game. We’ve been best friends since! Our first big trip together was to Bali, Indonesia so that country will always have a special place in my heart.

People always ask me, what’s my number one travel tip? Here it is… Always have snacks! 😉


Hi everybody! I’m Vicky and I love to travel!

I’ve dreamed of traveling the world since I was a little kid. I remember looking through my mom’s encyclopedias (yes, those things people used before that Google machine came along) and telling myself that one day I would see all of those places.

My first real chance to travel came after I joined the military. I was stationed in Europe for three years and was able to visit many countries. Since then I’ve managed to travel to a few more. So far, I’ve traveled to over 35 countries in five continents and I’m nowhere near finished.

The thought of going somewhere new gets me so giddy it’s ridiculous. I’ve made a few transitions over the last few years to be able to travel more. First I quit my safe 9-5 job to start working for a company that let me work remotely half of the week. Then I sold all of my stuff and becoming a full time blogger and digital nomad while moving from place to place through house sitting.

Although I may no longer be working a “normal” full time job, I lived that life for a long time; I have always believed that it is possible to travel while having a full time job. Nothing can stop you if you make travel a priority in your life.

With this blog, I hope to inspire others to travel. Whether it’s for a weekend, or for a year. I just want people to get out there!

I am currently based in South Florida and have two main goals:
– To show people that they can travel, even if they have limited time or a limited budget.
– To show how much more there is to Florida than the typical tourist attractions.

Have a question? Feel free to email me at


Alicia and Vicky met in Army Basic Training in 2003 and have been best friends ever since.

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Alicia loves photography, traveling, being surrounded by nature, and backyard farming. Alicia can often be found hiking in the mountains of Colorado or in a local cafe enjoying a nice cup of coffee or tea.

Combining her passion for travel and photography, she loves creating art collections and contributing articles to Buddy The Traveling Monkey.


Mark and Vicky met through Twitter in 2016. First friends for years, they started dating in 2019. He now helps manage the “techy” part of the website and Vicky jokingly refers to Mark as her “IT guy.”

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Mark has always loved to travel. He has been a nomad most of his adult life, having lived in 10 different states.

As a Deaf traveler, Mark is also an advocate for accessibility, inclusion, and Deaf-friendly tourism. You can find out more about Mark and his mission at

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