Falling in Love with Brac

Why We Fell in Love with Brac Island, Croatia

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Island hopping is one of the most popular things to do in Croatia. So, how do you decide which islands you should visit? Go to Hvar for luxury and nightlife, Mljet for nature and tranquility, and Vis for its beauty and food scene. We chose Brac for its hiking and its amazing beach, Zlatni Rat. Brac (pronounced brach) is somewhat of …

Lake Skadar National Park

Photographing the Famous View of Lake Skadar: Pavlova Strana

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Montenegro is full of surprises. For a small country, it is filled with amazing sites, the most popular being the Bay of Kotor and the coastal towns. But the real surprises of Montenegro are inland. Places like Skadar National Park. When I saw images of a lush, green, “Horseshoe Bend” type place and learned it wasn’t too far from Kotor, …

Croatia in April

A Walk on the Dubrovnik Walls in 20 Amazing Photos

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We had big expectations for Dubrovnik. This is a city that has been on our travel wish list for years. Why? Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city, with orange-tiled roofs and a stunning location on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.  Fortresses, ancient medieval towers, and churches dot its skyline. Dubrovnik is a beautiful coastal city with a splash …

Earth Trekkers Montenegro

10 Epic Days on the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

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For 10 awesome days we toured the Balkan Peninsula, visiting Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. What an incredible trip. From walking the medieval walls in Dubrovnik to viewing the spectacular landscapes of Montenegro to getting a history lesson in Sarajevo, this is one of our favorite trips of all time. Here are the highlights from our whirlwind tour of the …

Overlooking Trogir

Walking through the Beautiful Town of Trogir, Croatia

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Trogir was our introduction to the gorgeous towns that line the Dalmatia Coast of Croatia. And what a great way to start our tour of Croatia…Trogir is a gem that should be included even on the fastest of itineraries. Trogir is located just thirty minutes west of Split by car. The old town is located on an island, accessible by bridges …

Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Plan the Perfect Visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta

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For most people, a trip to Australia just would not be complete without a visit to Uluru (aka Ayers Rock). There are a lot of must-have experiences in Australia…Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef, and seeing those crazy kangaroos, but Uluru also makes it high on the list. There is a lot more to do in the Red Centre of …

Taj Mahal

Our Around the World Itinerary

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In 2014 and 2015, we spent 13 months traveling around the world. If you are considering long-term travel and need some inspiration, or just want to find out what we did, here is our around the world itinerary. An Overview of our Trip   Duration: 13 months, 396 days Countries visited: 35 Continents: 5 Distance traveled: 87,314 miles Nine of …

Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

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With everything that goes into planning a long-term trip, designing your around the world itinerary is the fun part. This is when dreaming of far off places becomes a reality. Do you want to travel to London, Bangkok, the Great Barrier Reef, or Machu Picchu? On an around the world itinerary, you can visit them all! Here are our tips …

Hiking Abel Tasman

One Day in Abel Tasman National Park

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Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest park. Located on the northern coastline of the South Island, Abel Tasman is home to one of New Zealand’s multi-day walking tracks, aptly named the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This is also a great place for kayaking, exploring the wide, empty beaches, and walking on trails amidst a rainforest-type landscape. We planned …

RTW Plane Ticket

RTW Ticket vs. One Way Tickets, Which One is Better?

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If you are planning to travel around the world, you have two options for booking your flights: a RTW ticket or a series of one-way tickets. Both options have pros and cons, with the main factors being cost and flexibility. If you will be traveling around the world, don’t automatically assume that you need to book a RTW ticket. There …

How much does it cost to travel around the world

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

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One of the most popular questions we get asked is how much does it cost to travel around the world. This was our biggest question too, before we decided to take a big trip like this. It costs a lot less than you probably think. Traveling long term, several months or longer, costs a lot less per day than what …

Vietnam Things to do

12 Must-Have Experiences in Vietnam

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Vietnam is the perfect mix of the past, present, and future. Explore the ancient Imperial Palace in Hue, tour rapidly growing Ho Chi Minh City, and watch as the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang puts on a pyrotechnic show. The cuisine in Vietnam is phenomenal. I would travel back to Vietnam just for the food…it’s that good. But there are …

Innsbruck Austria Vacation Planning

8 Great Things to do in Innsbruck, Austria

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Innsbruck is a colorful, picturesque city nestled in the Austrian Alps. Its biggest draw is its location. Innsbruck sits in a valley and it surrounded by enormous, snow-capped mountains. This is a city with endless views…ride cable cars to the mountain peaks, visit a ski jump, or climb the Town Tower for unbeatable views. With its close proximity to Italy and …

Garden Route beach

Road Trippin’ on the Garden Route of South Africa

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Driving the Garden Route of South Africa is an amazing journey. Not only is the scenery gorgeous but the opportunities for action-packed activities are almost endless. Feed an African elephant, walk a cheetah, ride an ostrich, go whale watching, hike amazing Robberg Peninsula, and even go shark cage diving if you dare. South Africa is such a wild place to …

Tasman Island Cruise Photo

The Tasman Island Cruise: One of the Best Ways to Experience Tasmania

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Looking to add a little adventure to your trip to Tasmania? Then put the Tasman Island Cruise on your list. This was one of our favorite experiences in Tasmania and we highly recommend it. What is the Tasman Island Cruise? The Tasman Island Cruise is a scenic speedboat tour along the stunning coastline of the Tasman Peninsula. On this 3 hour …

Himeji Castle Japan

Day Trip to Himeji Castle in Japan

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Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan. If you are staying in Kyoto or Osaka, Himeji is easily accessible, making this a fantastic day trip to consider. What is Himeji Castle? Himeji Castle is a brilliantly white castle located in Himeji, Japan. It is called Hakuro-jo or Shirasagi-jo (“White Egret Castle” or “White Heron Castle”) for …

Travel Photography tips

Capturing the Action: How to Take Great Photos When Traveling

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Traveling and photography go hand in hand. When you are in a new place and experiencing new things, it’s only normal that you would want to get that perfect photo, something to remember the moment by. I love photography. When I travel, one of the things I look forward to most is having a memory card full of beautiful images …