Mike and Anne Howard left on their honeymoon in January 2012, and have been exploring the globe ever since. They realized life is short, the world is big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so to kick off their marriage they decided to take a trip around the world, on what has become “The World’s Longest Honeymoon.” Using Anne’s background as a national magazine editor and Mike’s as a digital marketing executive and photographer, they created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey to over 50 countries, and show more people how to mobilize their travel dreams.
Having reviewed over 100 luxury hotels and excursions across seven continents, Mike and Anne know the five-star side of travel, though they also understand how to get to the heart of local culture. Having taught English in tribal Vietnam, housesat in Costa Rica, and ridden local mini-buses across East Africa, they know variety is the spice of life and travel. Their unique journey, savvy tips, and engaging blog have been acclaimed by The Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Mail, CBS Television and more, including Microsoft Windows’ recent TV ad campaign.
As firm believers that love and travel make the world a better place, Mike and Anne Howard continue to spread this message and their know-how as Smithsonian speakers and National Geographic authors. They are thrilled to be keynote speakers opening the second full day of sessions at TBEX International 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel.