About Randy and Bethany

Photographer Bethany Salvon and journalist Randy Kalp were professionals in the wedding and newspaper industries before they set their sights on long term travel. Now you can wander with them online as they travel the world in search of the unusual, the mundane, the beautiful and the forgotten. Learn more about them and watch their latest adventures unfold on their eclectic travel website, BeersandBeans.com, and through their social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

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5 Eco-Travel Tips to Make Your Next Trip Greener

5 Eco-Travel Tips to Make Your Next Trip Greener

Randy and Bethany May 28, 2014 4

Hitting the road soon? Hit it a little softer with these five tips for responsible, eco-friendly travelling

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5 Tips for an Overnight Bus Ride

5 Tips for an Overnight Bus Ride

Randy and Bethany March 27, 2014 1

It’s a given that somewhere in the world right now a traveller is speeding through a foreign land on an overnight bus wondering, “My god, how did I get here?” Sometimes it’s just the

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3 Tips for Ringing in the Chinese New Year

3 Tips for Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Randy and Bethany January 31, 2014 0

Lion dances, family feasts, spectacular fireworks and the giving of red envelopes can only mean one thing: Chinese New Year is upon us once again. One of the most celebrated global holidays, this year

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Adventures in Africa: Travel blogger gives his best tips for South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique

Adventures in Africa: Travel blogger gives his best tips for South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique

Randy and Bethany December 19, 2013 1

Southern Africa has got it going on. From Mozambique to South Africa and Swaziland in between, there’s something for everyone. South Africa alone has been described as offering the whole world in one country,

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48 Hours in…Vienna

48 Hours in…Vienna

Randy and Bethany December 17, 2013 0

Vienna has been at a crossroads for some time, lingering somewhere between the imperial grandeur of the Habsburg-era and a modern European city finding its way in the new millennium. In the last several

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3 Colonial Mexican Cities To Visit Now

3 Colonial Mexican Cities To Visit Now

Randy and Bethany October 10, 2013 1

Mexico’s colonial cities were financed in silver, disease and destruction, as the Spanish crown clashed with indigenous civilizations to extend its territories. Despite the devastating effects colonization had on the region, today’s colonial cities

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48 Hours in…Reykjavik

48 Hours in…Reykjavik

Randy and Bethany September 17, 2013 2

Brimming with fashionista charm, Reykjavik is dotted with boutiques, cafés and colorful two-tone houses. In recent years, the capital city has emerged as a hip alternative to major European powerhouses, such as Paris and

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Going Beyond the Safaris: Travel Experts Open Up About Kenya

Going Beyond the Safaris: Travel Experts Open Up About Kenya

Randy and Bethany July 8, 2013 7

It’s well known that Kenya is one of of the best spots in the world to take a safari. But did you know that it is also rife with topographical diversity? I’m talking about

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3 Tuscan Hilltowns You Haven’t Heard Of

3 Tuscan Hilltowns You Haven’t Heard Of

Randy and Bethany May 21, 2013 0

Growing up my friends and I had a spot in the woods we called the 50 footer. It is a deep valley dirt path carved out by the strip miners who once occupied the

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Galapagos Encounters: You Will See These 4 Animals

Galapagos Encounters: You Will See These 4 Animals

Randy and Bethany April 25, 2013 4

I feel a little like Babe Ruth standing at home plate, arm stretched out towards the centerfield wall, calling his shot in the 1932 World Series. The difference is the Bambino only had the

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