about the adventurologists

We aren’t one of those full-time traveling families. We are normal people who live and work in beautiful Malawi, with real jobs and everyday responsibilities. But we are also serious about making adventure happen in the midst of normal life.

We hope that we can inspire you to make adventure happen in the midst of your day-to-day life, too.

Stacy Leigh & Josh

a man and a woman smiling on a beach they are both wearing hats and rash guards Malawi Lake Malawi Mangochi
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An Itinerary for 2 Perfect Days in Istanbul

We had the opportunity to spend two days in Istanbul on our way to another destination, and it was the perfect amount of time necessary to see the main sites of this fascinating historical city.

ruins of a basilica in ancient philipi, greece

Visit Greece: Ancient Philippi

Located just 2 hours from Thessaloniki, the ancient city of Philippi is at the same time easy to get to and off the beaten track. Amidst these ancient ruins, you can imagine the Roman legions facing off in the Battle of Philippi or the Apostle Paul walking the city streets.

The zomba plateau sits over the town of zomba, Malawi, green and beautiful, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above

5 Reasons to Make Malawi Your Next International Destination

Malawi is a small country in southern Africa that many people have never even heard of, but it has so much to offer! With a diversity of landscapes, and much fewer tourists than more popular African destinations, Malawi is an up and coming travel destination that you won’t want to miss.

Visit Malawi: Blue Zebra Island Lodge

We have twice now been to Blue Zebra Island Lodge on Nankoma Island in Lake Malawi, and both times we absolutely loved it! It has been, without question, our favorite place we’ve stayed in Malawi.

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ruins of a basilica in ancient philipi, greece

Visit Greece: Ancient Philippi

Located just 2 hours from Thessaloniki, the ancient city of Philippi is at the same time easy to get to and off the beaten track. Amidst these ancient ruins, you can imagine the Roman legions facing off in the Battle of Philippi or the Apostle Paul walking the city streets.

hagia sophia in istanbul

An Itinerary for 2 Perfect Days in Istanbul

We had the opportunity to spend two days in Istanbul on our way to another destination, and it was the perfect amount of time necessary to see the main sites of this fascinating historical city.

four kids children sit at a table at a Malawi roadside restaurant Kips

Eating at Malawian Roadside Restaurants

Finding yourself as an azungu (foreigner) at lunchtime far away from recognizable restaurants in the city can be intimidating. Thankfully, most small towns in Malawi have simple roadside restaurants that you can safely taste with a little bit of “need to know” information.

Monkey Bay Beach Lodge in Malawi on Lake Malawi sits in front of a hill with a bright sunny sky and large grassy lawn

Visit Malawi: Monkey Bay Beach Lodge

Monkey Bay for sure lives up to its name: it’s full of monkeys! And Monkey Bay Beach Lodge is no exception. You can watch the cheeky monkeys play in the trees while you have coffee by the shore of Lake Malawi or kayak around Monkey Bay in this cozy little gem of a lodge.