The Wander Years
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xo nic & kaleb

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Our great escape

In 2015, we planned our great escape: a mid-life crisis of epic proportions. In 2018, we quit our jobs, sold our house, and set out on what is sure to be the greatest adventure of our lives. We started traveling in April of that year working our way through the beautiful landscapes of South America. So far, we’ve climbed 16,000 ft peaks in Peru, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos, and gawked at anacondas in the Amazon…and that’s just the first 6 months. Join us as we discover this great big world of ours and a little about ourselves on the way.

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A little bit luxe.

Our travel style.

It was about a month in when talking to a fellow traveler while in Minca Colombia, that we officially got deemed “Flashpackers”. Immediately our minds went to images of Flash Dance with scantily clad men packing their jockstraps. After that beautiful beat, it then dawned on us that we identify as a hybrid of typical backpackers and those who like to lux it up a bit: staying in some nice hotels as well as hostels, going on tours, eating in some fancy restaurants and in local markets, etc.

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Fellas, ever wondered what you should pack for a month or more of travel? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.


The wander twins


One part Californian. One part Hoosier (people who hail from Indiana…long story.). That’s the recipe for disaster…er…or for the dynamic duo who own The Wander Years. Frustrated with with our mundane lives behind desks and screens, we decided to hit the road and follow one of our passions: traveling the world. If you’re interested in learning more about us and our antics: feel free to read more here.

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