Welcome! Let’s Explore!
Here, you’ll find a wealth of information and tips to help you plan your next vacation. Whether you’re looking for budget-friendly options, off-the-beaten-path destinations, or the best ways to experience a new culture, we’ve got you covered.
Our team of experienced travelers is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and relevant information to make your trip a success. From finding the best deals on flights and hotels, to discovering hidden gems and must-see attractions, we’ll give you the insider knowledge you need to make the most of your trip.
We also cover a wide range of travel styles, from solo travel and family vacations to romantic getaways and adventurous excursions. So no matter what kind of trip you’re planning, you’ll find valuable information here to help you make it happen.
So, whether you’re dreaming of a luxury beach vacation or a backpacking trip through the mountains, check out our blog for the latest travel tips and inspiration. Happy travels!
With limited vacation days and budget, research and planning are important.
This helps ensure you can experience all the things you want to do and see while also staying within your budget.
Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or a longer, more adventurous trip, our travel tips will help you make the most of your time and money and ensure that your vacation is a success.
About the Founder
Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed is a lifelong learner and educator. She loves to experience cultures, customs, foods, activities, and nature and share her adventures with others. Rachel studied abroad in Spain, volunteered and studied in Costa Rica, and spent a summer in Israel as a volunteer English teacher at a kids’ camp. She’s traveled to many different countries and is working her way through visiting all 50 states. She still has Connecticut, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming left.
Rachel has over 15 years of experience in writing, social media marketing, digital content creation, and search engine optimization.
She founded and sold a site, brand, and community centered around health, education, parenting, travel, and lifestyle topics.
Rachel is a syndicated freelance writer of travel, business, health, and local Austin, Texas events with publications in HuffPost, Hometalk, Matador Network, AP News, MSN.com, and her websites Rachel K. Belkin, Elkin Bay, and Probe the Globe.
Rachel is also an experienced public speaker and has been on TV segments for Fox 7 Austin, KXAN, and CBS Austin and is a professional speaker at conferences and networking meetings for business owners and cancer survivors.
Writers on Probe the Globe
|Alec is an adventure photographer and travel writer with a love of exploring hidden and hard to reach destinations to show off our brilliant planet. His work has appeared in Backpacker, Adorama, and numerous state tourism boards. He’s also a two-time cancer and a bone marrow transplant survivor, hoping to show that there can be a future from this deadly disease.
|Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and founder of Delish Knowledge and Plant-Based Juniors. She focuses on making whole-food, vegetarian eating deliciously simple. Her nutrition expertise and must-make recipes have been featured in Forbes, Today, The Washington Post, Parents, Vogue, Food Network, and more.
|Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, travel enthusiast, dog mom, Type 1 diabetes advocate, and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. On her website xoxoBella, she encourages others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. You can follow Bella on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
|Danny Newman is a digital nomad from the UK who has been writing and travelling his way around the world for the last six years. Alongside his work as a freelance writer, Danny’s the founder of travel and lifestyle website, What’s Danny Doing, as well as the news, lifestyle and entertainment site, Wise Healthy n Wealthy.
|James Andersen is an award-winning journalist and editor who was born and raised in Metro Detroit but currently resides on the shores of Lake Huron in Alpena, Michigan. When he’s not knee-deep in research or writing travel guides for AwesomeMitten.com, he can be found fishing, cheering on Detroit sports teams, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
|Scott and Julie blog at Miles with McConkey. After nearly 30 years, they took a leap of faith to leave the corporate world to enjoy a life of travel and adventure. They hope to inspire you to find ways to travel more and enjoy life now.