State by State: New Mexico

I had two weeks off work, most of my friends and colleagues had left Chicago and I’d spent two days in my apartment going stir crazy. On day three I did what has come to be the norm when I have no day job and itchy feet, I rented a…

Five Road Trip Money Savers

Now most of these are going to sound obvious but just making a small adjustment can save you huge amounts on your road trip. I tried all of the following tricks this summer on our four week road trip around the West Coast of America and I was shocked how much…

Cyprus: North & South

Cyprus, North & South Two Unique Trips, One Amazing Island Cyprus is an island I look at as my third home. Every summer during my childhood we visited as a family and then in 2001 my parents relocated there to enjoy this wonderful country for a decade. Of course I took…

5 National Parks for Beginners

So you’ve seen a million Instagram photos of the parks, they look wonderful with their endless trails, rustic campfires and crazy skies. You want to hike, camp and unplug from the hectic schedule life has placed upon you, but you’re not sure where to start…fear not. The national parks are…

First Time Backpacking Asia

Although Thailand wasn’t my first destination, it was my first solo trip and the start of my love for Asia. Having never backpacked before I spent the months beforehand researching equipment, watching out for discounts and sales and trying on endless backpacks to find the perfect fit. The general assumption…

8 Reasons to Road Trip

I suppose being such an advocate for road tripping has caused it, but I’m constantly baffled by people’s reactions when I suggest that rather than head to a busy airport, fly with limited bags and miss out the journey, they should consider the road as an option. If you’re in…

6 Cheap Alternative Activities in Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful city to explore but like any famed metropolis all those activities can start to add up. Before you know it your cheap getaway has turned into a major spending spree just to see the city. Well fear not, I have come up with some of the…

An Alaskan Romance

We walked along the beach in front of the Chicago skyline, I was nervous, not quite shaking but close. I’d been looking for a place to do it for about half an hour and we were getting tired. If I didn’t do it soon the moment would pass and I’d…

Hello Travelers!

Hello and welcome to unearthedworld! We’re so excited about what the next twelve months will bring. This website is coming together quickly, so we’ll be hoping you guys stay with us and enjoy the journey. If you keep a steady eye on us you’ll soon find helpful write-ups on hundreds…