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Welcome to The Smart Route

Browse the Trip Reports, Hike Guides, or Top Ten lists, or search for a place or topic to help you plan the perfect trip.

About me

My name is Beau Livengood - I'm a travel professional and a professional traveler. One of my goals in life is to have a higher number of countries visited than my age. So far, so good. I live in Cleveland, Ohio, with my wife Amanda and our twin children and we travel every chance we get.

Why The Smart Route?

The hardest part of planning a trip, for me, is trying to figure out how to fit everything together. I usually have an idea of a place we want to go or one or two things I want to do, so I spend minutes on the “what” and hours on the “how.” The Smart Route was created so you can find expert advice along with itineraries from other travelers to help you plan the perfect trip.