About Us

Thanks for stopping by! We’re so excited to share a piece of our lives with you on Dose of Discovery. Keep reading to find out more about why we started our blog and who we are!

What is Dose of Discovery?

Dose of Discovery is a place where you’ll find inspiration to get out and explore – whether it’s in your home town, across the country or halfway around the world. Here you’ll find our itineraries, stories about our trips, planning tips and much more.

We’ve both been traveling for many years, locally and internationally, and found that friends and family frequently reach out for information on our trips – how we planned, where we went, what we did, etc. Originally, we tracked everything in a Google Doc that we shared but decided that we could better help others by starting Dose of Discovery. Trip planning can be complicated and overwhelming, but we hope to provide you with the information and inspiration that you need to discover new destinations.

Who are Ben and Bethany?

Both growing up in the Midwest, neither of us travelled extensively when we were young. We graduated from college in 2011 and both accepted jobs with a large consulting firm, leading to several years on the road. We met at a company Whirlyball event (if you’ve never played, think basketball, lacrosse and bumper cars all at the same time – it’s as epic as it sounds!) in 2013 and soon started dating.

We spent the next two years dating long distance and traveling throughout the US on weekends. In the summer of 2015, we packed up Ben’s belongings, strapped his mattress to the roof of a rental car, and drove from Minneapolis to Chicago, where we both currently live. We both love travel (obviously), fitness, all things outdoors, personal finance, and good food/wine/beer.

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions about trips or just want to connect, leave a comment or connect with us through social media!