About the Storms

Hi, we’re Jeremy & Kate!

Once upon a time, we bought two plane tickets and didn’t come back.

We are full-time travel bloggers with an insatiable desire to travel the world.

For the last 5 years and counting, we have been following our passions to wherever sounds funky or fun, dazzling or delicious, wild or whimsical–and we’ve been documenting it all here on Our Escape Clause.

The origin of Our Escape Clause is one that is common on the internet: in our years together, Jeremy and I collected a couple of degrees, logged too many hours in office jobs, bought a house, sold a house, and then decided to sell it all and become full-time globetrotters.

The globetrotting was only supposed to last for 6 months, but one thing turned into another, and we never stopped.

Kate and Jeremy Storm standing on the edge of a Mayan pyramid in Becan Mexico, facing each other

Despite the setbacks that 2020 brought both us and the globe, we are continuing to live a life that was once beyond our wildest dreams–now, often with our adorable dog, Ranger, in tow.

Some of our most memorable experiences from traveling the world include camping on a volcano in Guatemala, visiting the Christmas markets of Europe, traveling overland from Mexico to Panama, taking a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, setting off on a self-led safari in South Africa, riding camels in the Sahara, and spending nearly a year eating our way through Italy (over the course of many, many trips).

Though they tend to be quieter months, without a doubt some of our most treasured memories from our years of travel including our time spent “living” for a month or more in various cities around the globe, including in Rome, Florence, Istanbul, Boston, Cape Town, and Bologna.

Kate Storm and Jeremy Storm on a balcony overlooking Positano

About Our Escape Clause

While we occasionally share travel stories or personal reflections on this website, Our Escape Clause is and always will be much more about your travels than ours!

We are dedicated to using this space to share detailed, actionable advice for planning trips around the world, whether that is sharing exactly how to make the most of a week in Italy or where to find the best road trips in the USA.

Our Escape Clause tends to focus primarily on travel in Europe, with a special focus on Italy, as well as on our home country of the USA, but our love of worldwide travel draws us to create content from across the globe, and you’ll find travel tips on places as diverse as South Africa, Mexico, and Mozambique.

kate storm and jeremy storm in front of great pyramid giza

I have a particular love of crafting detailed travel itineraries, so you’ll also find suggested routes for everywhere from Rome and Paris to Mexico City and Istanbul here.

If you’re looking for information on a specific destination, we recommend using our destinations page or the search bar in the top right of the screen to look for content–with over 400 posts on nearly 50 countries, we have an enormous amount of information to share!

If you’d like to get in touch with us, leave a comment on the post you’re reading or shoot us an email at hello [@] ourescapeclause.com. We may take several days to respond if we’re on the road, but we make an effort to answer every email from a reader.

Thank you so much for being here–we are thrilled to have you around!

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