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An above-average travel blog and expatriate resource guide designed by 2 American expats living in Copenhagen. We aim to inspire you to go abroad for a week or forever.

We are Derek and Mike – a couple of gay American expats who love to travel the world. Life abroad has been amazing, never dull and afforded us the opportunity to travel the world.

We want to inspire and equip you to see the world whether it’s for a vacation or to live. Look around and learn more about our travels, our life abroad and the differences between living in Europe and living in America. Use our travel resources to help yourself find your next adventure.

The world knows a lot about America, but Americans know very little about the rest of the world. Let’s change that.

Latest Posts

We love to write about travel and expat life. Take a look at our most recent posts.

When we write about travel you’ll see everything from tour reviews, travel hacks and tips, trip itineraries, city guides and our take on hot topics.

Our posts on expat life offer advice and anecdotes about living abroad. If you’re planning to move to another country or just want to know what it’s like, read on. We share our experiences and perspectives on all the ups and downs of expatriating. It’s not easy, but we learned a lot since moving to Copenhagen and now we live like locals.

Whatever we’re discussing we bring you our perspectives as a gay couple traveling and our lives as gay American expats.

Botswana Safari – How to pick the right safari tour
We loved our Botswana Safari – 2 weeks with G Adventures Botswana & Falls Adventure. See our review and why
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Prague Tour Reviews - Bastai Bridge in Bohemian Switzerland National Park
8 Prague Tour Reviews you Must Read Before you Book
The are so many Prague tours available and many day trips from Prague. We review 8 popular options in our
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Colmar Weekend Itinerary What to do in Colmar
What to do in Colmar – our weekend itinerary in the Alsace
Here is our itinerary for a weekend and what to do in Colmar, France. We spent a long weekend in
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South African passport requirements
South African passport requirements – My travel nightmare
After an amazing tour through southern Africa, an issue with South African passport requirements threatened to derail our entire trip.
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rainbow world map traveling to anti-LGBT countries
Traveling to anti-LGBT countries: why you shouldn’t avoid it
We recently spent time traveling to anti-LGBT countries. It left us with advice and reasons to visit countries even if
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Walking through the Buelé Gate through the Propylea
Athens in one day: a 24-hour itinerary
Here is our one-day itinerary for Athens. We spent 24 hours there last summer after island-hopping around Greece and we
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