About Us

Champagne in the desert at sunset

Travel Quotes:

“Appreciate each place for what it is and not what it isn’t ” Jason

​”How long from now until hungry?” Maxine

Our Travel Style:

When we’re on a trip, you’ll find us seeking out local places to eat and drink while walking as much as possible. We are also big fans of Anthony Bourdain and have attempted to follow in his footsteps to experience things we may have been too scared to try otherwise. Our motto is “luxury on a budget” and we maximize our trips by participating in a number of travel rewards programs to earn and redeem points.

As professionals who work in operations, we only travel with carry on and help others to adopt this minimalist approach to travel to save time, minimize travel interruptions and to just enjoy the freedom of not being weighed down by possessions.


Who We Are

We’re Maxine and Jason and we’ve been traveling together close to 15 years. Our love of travel to experience new places and revisit places we’ve enjoyed has us jet setting on weekends and for longer periods of time locally and internationally. Hawaii for the weekend? Why not!

Our Blog:

We have been able to curate great itineraries by reading other blogs and this is our contribution to other fellow travelers trying to maximize their time and money to explore off the tourist trap path. Our reviews are honest, detailed, and cover topics that we find are often missing from other reviews (especially those on TripAdvisor).