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Welcome to 2 Travel U – travel tips for families and more!

Whether you’re preparing for the next family vacation or interested in traveling the world, we all have some questions in common:

  • “International travel seems too expensive. How we can get the money?”
  • “We often see ads for “travel deals”, how do know if they’re real?
  • “How do I save money on flights, accommodation, and other big expenses?”
  • “How should we begin to plan our trip?”
  • “Is it dangerous to travel abroad?”
  • “Where should we go?”
  • “We want to travel the world but don’t know where to start.”

Since we began our adventure in 2013 of traveling the world our experiences have given us the answers to these questions and much more. Now you can use this website to save time searching the internet and get started with your journey.

How It All Began

Walt family in Thailand now and then

Let me know if this sounds familiar: Wake up… everyone in the house gets ready for work, school, etc… rush off to start the day… leave work / school to get home… a couple of hours of family time… & it’s off to bed… repeat the next day. Then the much anticipated weekend arrives & you’re so busy jamming fun time in between errands that Saturday & Sunday are a blur!

This is what our typical life was like, but we’ve decided to make a change… A big change!

Let’s backtrack a little & tell you more about how & why this came about. I’m sharing in the hope that you’ll see it’s not bravery or lunacy that brought us to the decision to travel the world, rather a desire for something better. The purpose of sharing is also to let you know we didn’t win the lottery or claim a huge inheritance & just how feasible this adventure really is.

In March of 2013 I turned to my wife and said, “I think my internet marketing business could support us as live and travel n South America. What do you think?” Not only did she excitedly agree, but she encouraged us to travel the world!

Jaco Costa Rica - enjoy the beach

By the middle of August 2013 we had sold our house, cars, and all of our stuff in Florida to begin our adventure. Me, Meredith, and our 2 sons (ages 8 and 5 at the time) were on our way. We traveled to 19 countries, spanning 5 continents during our 1st year!

Since then we’ve lived in Costa Rica, South Africa, Thailand, and China. Our love of travel and exploring new cities will always be a part of us. We’ve been to over 55 countries and hundreds of cities. Now we want to share our experiences with you in the hope to make your next adventure a memorable experience.

Here are some of the people that have inspired me and taught us to live abroad:

Nomadic Matt – Solo traveler with wonderful tips and personal experiences to get you excited!

Tim Ferriss – His book “The 4-Hour Work Week” was one of the 1st books to get me on the path to internet marketing and finding a better way to make money for myself. Learn from his book and blog for practical strategies.