About us

We’re practical people that like to explore. These are the fields notes for our adventures. We often spend a whole day exploring a new area and walking 15 miles on foot to see all the different parts an area has to offer. Then, we get home and obsessively research the history of the area to find out how it used to be and how it came to be the way it is.

Our traveling style is a mix of off-beat attractions, historic sights, and whatever our feet take us to. We enjoy eating at Michelin restaurants, cheap diners, or even rat prepared on the side of the road. We CouchSurf, rent houseboats, and stay in 5-star hotels. Sometimes we rent cars, but typically stick to public transit to get around when visiting other places, sometimes preferring instead to walk 20 miles in a single day just to see as much as possible.

After a decade in New York City, we recently relocated to Toronto. Because it was so difficult to find the information we needed to immigrate, we’ve created the guide we wish we’d had.


from NY to TO
Cori Carl

Cori Carl

Cori is a communications consultant for mission driven organizations. She’s also a lifelong history nerd who spent much of her childhood in archives and museums with her dad. You can verify her professional credentials at coricarl.com.



Where we’ve been

North America // Central America // Europe // Asia

Countries // Aruba // Austria // The Bahamas // Belgium // Belize // Bosnia // Canada // Croatia // Czech Republic // Denmark // England // France // Germany // Guatemala // Hungary // Iceland // Ireland // Israel // Italy // Jamaica // Liechtenstein // Mexico // Monaco // The Netherlands // Northern Ireland // Norway // The Philippines // Poland // Portugal // Scotland // Slovenia // Spain // Sweden // Switzerland // Thailand // Turkey // UAE // USA //

USA // Alabama // Alaska // Arizona // Arkansas // California // Colorado // Connecticut // Delaware // DC // Florida // Georgia // Hawaii // Idaho // Illinois // Indiana // Iowa // Kansas // Kentucky // Louisiana // Maine // Maryland // Massachusetts // Michigan // Minnesota // Mississippi // Missouri // Montana // Nebraska // Nevada // New Hampshire // New Jersey // New Mexico // New York // North Carolina // North Dakota // Ohio // Oklahoma // Oregon // Pennsylvania // Rhode Island // South Carolina // South Dakota // Tennessee // Texas // Utah // Vermont // Virginia // Washington // West Virginia // Wisconsin // Wyoming //

Canada // British Columbia // Ontario // Quebec //

As seen in

AM New YorkBankrateBBCBrokelyn CBCG1 GLOBOGlobal NewsHuffington Post  National Postnguoi dua tinNY Daily NewsXO Jane

Hire us

If you’re a company or tourism organization and you’d like us to share an adventure with you, contact us to discuss partnering with your brand, sponsoring posts, advertising on our site, or having us on your press trip.

Need to reach the right audience?

We are women, homeowners, remote workers, tech nerds, digital nomads, explorers, walkers, hikers, newlyweds, lesbians, writers, young professionals, researchers, developers, designers, amateur historians, urban explorers, transit lovers, photographers, flashpackers, mid-range travelers, traveling couple, Americans, expats, CouchSurfers, roadtrippers, home exchangers, mail artists, fluxus enthusiasts, cartophiles, film aficionados, millennials, street art lovers…

Digital nomads

Unlike many travel bloggers, we have a home base — Toronto, Canada. We aren’t living on the road; we’re American expats who work remotely. We have a beautiful home in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Cori has been working in the digital marketing space since 2000. We both maintain our 9-5 jobs, we just happen to be lucky enough to have jobs that allow us the flexibility of working on the road while remaining 100% debt-free. In addition to 15 Miles, we also provide digital strategy consulting and web development services.

Cori uses an Android. We have macs, pcs, Chromebooks, and tablets (and still manage to travel light enough that we never check bags, ever).

Former New Yorkers

We spent a decade in New York City before immigrating to Canada. After exploring every single neighborhood in the five boroughs on foot, we have a unique perspective of the city.

Queer travel

We met on OKCupid and later got married in New York’s City Hall on our lunch break in 2014. Cori was once featured in Out in Jersey and was in a full-color above-the-fold picture in the Asbury Park Press for her queer activism. We go pretty far off the beaten track, so we certainly don’t limit ourselves to cliché gay destinations.

Solo female budget travel

CouchSurfing took Cori to 30 countries. She’s stayed in squats and luxury homes. She’s prepared gourmet meals from food gathered out of dumpsters in several countries and cooked with hundreds of people. She traveled for a year in Europe and the US with a budget of $5k — and had money left over by the end of it. Since then, she’s hosted over 100 travelers from around the globe while living in Germany, the US, and Canada. We have friends all over the world.

We can help you

  • Grow your international user base for your app or software
  • Connect with travelers and digital nomads

We love helping people discover

  • The best places to work remotely
  • Unusual attractions
  • Amazing food around the world
  • The best travel gear
  • The most useful apps, software, and tools
  • Unique destinations for women travelers, solo travelers, and LGBT travelers
Where you can find us

We are based in Toronto and are always looking for great experiences in Canada.

Our families are on the Jersey Shore and Cape Cod, so you’ll find us there frequently.

Cori’s office is in Manhattan, which brings us back to NYC a few times a year.

Check out our past and future travels:


United Arab Emirates
San Francisco
New Orleans


North Carolina
South Carolina
Los Angeles




Niagara Falls



London, UK
Brussels, Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Russange, France

Trier, Germany
Koblenz, Germany
Bonn, Germany
Cologne, Germany
Zagreb, Croatia
Szczecin, Poland
Berlin, Germany
Asbury Park, NJ

New York, NY
Hamilton, ON
Brantford, ON
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Cape Breton, NS
New Hampshire
Cape Cod, MA
Seattle, WA
Vancouver, BC
Victoria, BC


We do not write about places or things we have not experienced personally. All reviews reflect our honest opinions; sponsorships do not guarantee a positive review. We don’t recommend gear we don’t like or places that weren’t great, even if it was free.

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