Brent and Michael Are Going Places

Michael Jensen
The adventures, insights, and travel tips of a gay digital nomad couple exploring the world. As featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and in Forbes and the New York Times.
Created 19 Apr 2021
  • Brent and Michael's Secret Travel Hacks, Part 2!
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Still traveling, still hacks I’m a big believer in travel hacks. But I also think that most lists of “travel hacks” are fairly lame or obvious, so I previously wrote about some of our own, better mone...
  • Pic Post: The Swans of Lake Balaton
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 6 10
    Swans are majestic, beautiful looking creatures. With really ugly temperaments. —Michael Gira One of the unexpected joys of becoming a digital nomad has been discovering how much I love photography. A...
  • Hungary? More like Hunkary!
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    And You Thought Grape Leaves Were Just for Dolmas! Oh, Marilla, I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?...
  • How Do We See America Now That We've Left?
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 5
    Hey Michael! Not long ago, you and I had a newsletter debate about our differing feelings about taking pictures while traveling. I thought it might be fun to ruminate on another topic we talk a lot ab...
  • How Does Heath Care Work for a Long-Term Traveler?
    04 Oct 2021 • 17 min read • 2 12
    The author, secretly exhausted from all his research Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a digital nomad, expat, or long-term traveler of some kind. Now what do you do about health care? If you’...
  • My Mom Was Wrong About Travel (But She Was Right About Cleaning the Kitchen Sink)
    01 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 12
    Let’s get one thing clear right from the start: my mother had many wonderful qualities. She was a culturally sophisticated woman who loved books, movies, and theater, and was also an incredible cook. ...
  • Hello From Hungary!
    28 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 4
    Jó Reggelt Kívánok! That means “Good morning!” in Hungarian. For September and half of October, Brent and I are living in a vacation town named Keszthely, on the shores of Hungary’s beautiful Lake Bal...
  • Pic Post: The Best of Lake Balaton
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 0 2
    Here in Keszthely, Hungary, on the shores of Lake Balaton, the lake has become my photographic muse. It’s offered me an endless assortment of birds, boats, and ever-changing sunrises! Subscribe now He...
  • Michael's Five Favorite Travel Movies
    25 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 6
    I’ve wanted to travel for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I wonder why. Was it a trip I took as a small child? An adventurous relative or family friend that inspired my imagination? Except I’m pr...
  • Brent's Five Favorite Travel Movies
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Movies make travel seem so damn romantic! Movies literally show us the world — the most spectacular locations seen from the most interesting angle in the best possible light. They also always turn the...
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