“The Escape Manual is a blog for everyday couples who want to experience the thrill of travel, but are not quite sure where to start.”

One of our very first conversations centered around all of our previous travel experiences. Between the two of us, we had lived in 9 countries and travelled to over 40 countries combined.

We shared a love for travel and experiencing different cultures, and our recognition of that in each other was instant.

During our time dating long distance, we dreamed of the day when we would be able to travel the world with our (future) family. We longed to create lasting memories similar to that we were so privileged to experience with our respective parents.

Now, as a family of 3 (we welcomed our son into the world in 2019), we realize that creating those experiences isn’t always as easy as your social media feeds would suggest.

You see, Adulting is hard and while we’re at a place in our lives where we’ve achieved success in our personal and professional lives, we recognize that it’s so easy to get into a rut. 

The Escape Manual was born out of a passion to reclaim joy, by ‘Escaping’ the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy the fruit of our labour.

By sharing our experiences, tips and reviews, our goal is to help you experience the joy of family travel (with less stress).

Whether you’re struggling with money to pay for travel, feel held back by the schedule of a 9-to-5, or simply get stressed at the thought of planning a trip in the first place, we’re here to guide you!

In addition to our full time jobs and responsibilities we are both passionate about increasing our income potential by creating multiple streams of income.

I (Amara) focus on helping others start and grow purposeful and profitable blogs.

Bernie is co-founder of an organization that mentors black youths looking to pursue careers in tech.

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The Escape Manual blog is all about sharing our passion for family and travel with you.

We also have a Youtube channel where we share family VLOGS.

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