Welcome fellow travelers!

We are Chip and Tom Robinson, otherwise known as 2 Wanderin Nomads. This blog was started by Chip several years ago as a way for her to provide readers with budget travel yips and historical tidbits about off the beaten path locations as she found them. It has since become a joint blog as in the recent years Tom has been traveling more and more with her.

Together we invite you to join us on a virtual tour as we travel down the road less traveled creating as many unique memories as we can while standing in the footprints of time.


Chip has been a freelance writer and journalist for more than thirty years. She has a passion for travel and exploring lesser known locations, always searching for the hidden gems and lesser known facts that expose the heart and soul of a location or person.

Tom was medically retired from the U.S. Army and for quite a few years was literally drug around all over by Chip so she could satisfy her wanderlust. Quickly, the travel bug bit Tom and now he is up for new adventures often.

While traveling we use many different accommodations, from sleeping in a tent or travel trailer, hotels, hostels, secluded dry cabins or sharing a private house, we have experienced them all. We have even slept on the floor in the corner of an airport, on a hillside in a picnic area in Louisiana and in a sleeping bag on a picnic table at a rest area in the middle of “no-where” Wyoming.

We like to save as much money as possible while traveling too so I take advantage of as many travel deals and perks as possible, many of which we share with our readers. The majority of the links you see advertised on our blog are for a product or company we have used personally and recommend.

One travel privilege that we have, and use frequently, is Space-A travel. Tom is retired military and we are eligible to use this form of travel free, or for a small fee, some restrictions apply, to travel around the globe. For example, we hopped on a KC-135 Stratotanker out of Lincoln, Nebraska heading to Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2013 because the crew needed flight time. We spent eight hours in wandering around Honolulu visiting historical sites and spent time on the beach in Waikiki. The entire trip took us twenty-two hours and we spent a total of $30. When it started getting dark we headed to the USO back on Pearl Harbor that was open 24 hours. While waiting for our flight back to Nebraska we were able to take a shower, rest in the lounge and eat. We then slept on the flight home. This kind of a spur of the moment trip may not be for everyone, but it worked for us and we are always up for a unique adventure.

We hope that you subscribe to our blog and come along with us on our epic journey through life!