One day in Brooklyn

One Perfect Day in Brooklyn, New York

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Brooklyn is becoming one of New York City’s hot spots to visit. With historic neighborhoods, a fabulous food scene, and some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, this is a great place to add to your New York itinerary. Brooklyn is enormous. I recently read a statistic that if Brooklyn were a separate city, it would be the …

Peru Itinerary

10 Day Peru Itinerary: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, & the Amazon

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Peru is an extraordinary travel destination. With this Peru itinerary, you can visit the historic city of Cusco, tour several small towns in the Andes Mountains, walk on the famous Inca trail, spend a day at magical Machu Picchu, and even explore the steamy Amazon jungle. Peru still remains one of our favorite travel destinations. It’s a fabulous mix of …

Copenhagen Itinerary

One Perfect Day in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen, with its colorful buildings, fabulous food scene, and laid-back atmosphere, is a great city to visit on a European tour. With one day in Copenhagen, you have just enough time to stroll through charming Nyhavn, sample some local cuisine, and visit a museum, all while exploring the city by bicycle. And if you are here with kids, they will …

One Day in Stockholm

One Perfect Day in Stockholm, Sweden

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With one day in Stockholm, you have just enough time to tour City Hall and learn about the Nobel Peace Prize, stroll the photogenic streets of Gamla Stan, and see the Vasa, a warship that was a big “oops!” in Swedish history. For us, Stockholm felt like the best of Paris, Prague, and Copenhagen, all blended together to form a …

Grotto Canyon Hike

Grotto Canyon Hike in Death Valley: Are You Up for the Challenge?

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If you are looking for a challenging hike in Death Valley, Grotto Canyon may be perfect for you. Hike through narrow canyons, navigate your way up and over difficult obstacles, and enjoy this quiet, seldom visited trail in Death Valley. This is a very adventurous hike and only those with prior hiking experience should attempt it. We have tons of …

Las Vegas with Teenagers

15 Things to do in Las Vegas with Teenagers

Julie United States 2 Comments

Is Las Vegas a good place to bring teenagers (or your kids)? Will they have fun? Is there enough for them to do? If you are wondering if you should visit Las Vegas with teenagers, we can help. We visited Las Vegas at the end of December, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. At the time we took this trip, …

Earth Trekkers Death Valley

2 Amazing Days in Death Valley: Our Itinerary from Las Vegas

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If you like the idea of exploring sand dunes, climbing down into an extinct volcano, hiking through canyons, and seeing one of the United States’ most unique landscapes, Death Valley is calling your name. With 2 days in Death Valley, you can see the main highlights, although more time allows you to explore further. Here is our two day itinerary …

Sand Dunes Death Valley

5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

Julie United States 4 Comments

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of …

Mosaic Canyon Hike

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

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Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the …

London Itinerary

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

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There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to …

Red Rock Canyon in December

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

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Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock …

Death Valley Sailing Stones

How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

Julie United States 4 Comments

Death Valley National Park is filled with unusual spots to visit and the Racetrack Playa may be one of the most bizarre. This is the place to see those mysterious sailing stones…the large rocks that somehow glide over this dry, muddy surface, leaving imprinted trails behind them. This is not a spot you can just visit on a whim. Getting …

Death Valley Hike

Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

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The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – …

Valley of Fire

Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Valley of Fire is a brilliant, colorful spot located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. What is the Valley of Fire? The Valley of Fire is a state park located 50 miles …

Earth Trekkers Death Valley

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

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Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t …

Cool Travel Spots

10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

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Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best …

East Side Gallery

5 Day Berlin Itinerary

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If you are planning a trip to Berlin, you should know that there is a lot more to see here than just the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It’s a diverse city filled with world-class museums, beautiful squares to wander through, and …

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A Weekend in Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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In an attempt to catch the last of the autumn colors, Tim and I went a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in early November. We spent a weekend exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, using Gatlinburg, Tennessee as our home base. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the United States’ most visited national park. It actually receives twice …