Welcome to A Week at the Beach, where we share our travel stories, and hopefully inspire you – and everyone else – to travel more!


Let us first introduce ourselves: We’re Justin and Annelise, a couple of people living in San Diego, CA, who love travel. We, like so many of you, spend our free time reminiscing about the places we’ve been and dreaming of the places we’ve yet to go.

Justin began traveling on a scholarship for Australian Rules Football and has since explored more than 40 countries. Whether at home or abroad, he believes that every day on the road has unknown potential, and all you have to do is take the first step. Meanwhile, Annelise’s passion for storytelling and impatient feet have taken her to 15 countries, spending extended periods of time in Western Europe and Africa.

At the end of the day, we’re just insatiable travelers who are eager to share our journeys with the world. We collaborate with guest bloggers, travel industry experts, and like-minded folks who are equally interested in encouraging affordable and accessible travel because we believe that everyone can, and should, find the time and resources to travel within their means.