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Visit Lukomir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uncontained Life

Time Travel, Bosnian-Style

Time travel is possible. Ok. Maybe not in the most technical sense. But, as those of us who love to travel know, there are moments and places which make time travel feel possible. And a trip to visit Lukomir, the most isolated highland village in the Dinaric Mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina…definitely one of those times. How exactly […]

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Traveling as a Couple, Uncontained Life

One Year of Uncontained Life

Can you believe it? We can’t. It has been one year since we left our Long Beach, California home to become full-time travelers. Since then, we have visited 18 countries, flown on 23 airplanes, partnered with over a dozen small businesses and three tourist boards, drank more than 2000 cups of coffee, and published 110 […]

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Travel After Terrorism, Paris, Uncontained Life

Travel After Terrorism

As the stories of heroism, survival, and horror continue to emerge in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris–a city I love, and have lived in–I’ve been thinking about what, if anything, I ought to say here, to you: people who come to this website because you love to travel, and dream of seeing […]

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The Mindful Traveler’s Checklist

You all know we like to keep it fun here on the blog, but we also want to make sure we’re giving you the travel tips and resources that will help you most when you’re on the road. Justin and I started UncontainedLife.com because we believe being a mindful traveler leads to better experiences—better for you, […]

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Counting the Cost of Long Term Travel

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen Six months ago, this quote was a pretty good encapsulation of Justin’s and my understanding of what it meant to pack our lives into backpacks and embark on our long term travel adventure. And while I wouldn’t say the […]

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