Asheville Travel

A Weekend Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Julie United States 2 Comments

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville makes the perfect weekend getaway. There is something here for everyone, whether you are a foodie, a family, a beer aficionado, or an outdoor adventurer. Must-Do Activities in Asheville The Biltmore Estate The Biltmore Estate draws thousands of visitors per year. A trip to Asheville would not be complete without a visit to …

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13 Must-Have Experiences in Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. This was the only large Eastern European city to survive WWII without being destroyed by bombs. With gothic towers, ancient cathedrals, and the largest castle in the world, Prague is one of Europe’s great cities to visit. The list of sites to visit in Prague is long. So long, in …

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One Day Itinerary for Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

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Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks sit side by side in central California. Filled with alpine peaks, deep canyons, and the largest trees in the world, you could spend several days here. However, if you only have one day, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of both parks. We visited Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park on …

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10 Best Things to do in San Diego, California

Julie United States 2 Comments

San Diego is famous for its beautiful beaches, family friendly activities, and its near perfect year-round weather. Tour an aircraft carrier, say hello to the elephants at the world famous San Diego Zoo, go on a day trip to La Jolla, and take your pick of numerous bars and restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter. San Diego makes a great travel …

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Hiking Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains

Julie United States 4 Comments

Summiting Mt. LeConte is one of the Smoky Mountains great hikes. It is a long way to the top but it’s an interesting experience, hiking through caves and along trails that, at times, cling to the side of the mountain. On a clear day, the view from the top of Mt. LeConte can be magnificent. There are several ways to reach …

Southwest Itinerary

10 Days in the American Southwest: The Ultimate Road Trip

Julie United States 2 Comments

The American southwest is one of the USA’s best road tripping destinations. It’s unbelievable how much there is to see and do here. There are the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon, thrilling hiking trails in Zion National Park, and millions of hoodoos to photograph in Bryce Canyon. Are you getting excited yet? The list keeps going, with the sweeping …

Around the World Packing List

Our Around the World Packing List

Julie RTW, Travel Advice, Travel Gear 6 Comments

One of the most common questions we get from people is “how do you pack for a trip around the world?” Prior to our around the world trip, purchasing gear was one of the most time intensive and important things we did. Tim and I made numerous trips to REI and placed many online orders in order to find the …

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10 Great Hikes in Zion National Park: Which One Will Be Your Favorite?

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Zion National Park is one of the best spots in the United States to go hiking. From the awe-inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the family friendly Riverside Walk to multi-day backpacking adventures, there is something here for everyone. Here are 10 blockbuster hikes in Zion National Park. This is not an all-inclusive list, but there is definitely enough here …

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Photographing Waterfalls near Asheville, North Carolina

Julie United States 2 Comments

Last year, we visited Shenandoah National Park in November, chasing the fall colors. This year, I traveled solo to Asheville, North Carolina. Armed with my camera and tripod, I wanted to capture the brilliant fall colors in the area as well as spend some time photographing waterfalls. I arrived in Asheville at the very beginning of November. In some places, …

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Not Your Ordinary Berlin Day Trip: Rakotzbrücke, Gorlitz, and Bastei Bridge

Julie Germany, Poland 0 Comments

If you are visiting Berlin, there are numerous day trips you can take. Leipzig, Potsdam, and Dresden are all within driving distance. However, if you want to go off-the-beaten-path and see several very scenic places, you’ll love this Berlin day trip. In one day, you can visit the photogenic Rakotzbrücke, walk across the fairytale Bastei Bridge, visit pretty little Gorlitz, …

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Day Trip to the Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland

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The Bastei is one of Germany’s most unique landscapes. Giant pinnacles of sandstone rock tower over the Elbe River and the green countryside. Spanning these pinnacles is a stone bridge, dramatic in its appearance, as it connects these towers of rock and then seems to lead nowhere. We visited the Bastei on a day trip from Berlin, combining this site …

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17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Gorlitz, Germany

Julie Germany, Poland 2 Comments

Germany is a country that appears on many travelers’ bucket lists. And why not? It has fairytale castles, beautiful Bavaria, Oktoberfest, and awesome cities. But have you ever heard of Gorlitz? We hadn’t. At least not until we planned a trip to Berlin. I “discovered” Gorlitz when I was searching for unique day trip ideas from Berlin. Colorful photos of …

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Rakotzbrücke: A Fairytale Bridge in Saxony, Germany

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Rakotzbrücke, also called the Devil’s Bridge, looks like something that belongs in a fairytale. This unique looking bridge is tucked away in a small park in Saxony, Germany. Getting here can be a challenge, since Rakotzbrücke is not located near any major city. However, if you combine a trip here with other nearby destinations, you can turn this visit into …

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2 Days in Rome: The Perfect Itinerary

Julie Italy 2 Comments

Rome is one of Europe’s grandest cities. It is a showcase of ancient Western civilization, with marvels such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. It takes days and days to truly explore Rome. The city is enormous and it is filled with enough churches, Roman ruins, and exceptional restaurants that you could spend weeks here and never …

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How to Visit Pompeii when Traveling Between Rome and Sorrento

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A visit to Pompeii is one of Italy’s most fascinating history lessons. Pompeii can be visited as a day trip from Rome, Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. For those in transit between any of these cities, Pompeii makes a nice, quick side trip. Here’s how to do it. Traveling from Rome to Pompeii to Sorrento If you are traveling …

Italy Itinerary

10 Days in Italy: 3 Amazing Itineraries

Julie Italy, San Marino 4 Comments

Italy is a country that is on many travelers’ wish list. And why not? Italy has it all: fabulous cuisine, gorgeous cities, towering mountains and beautiful beaches, and ancient historical sites. Throw in some gelato and wine and you have the perfect ingredients for a memorable 10-day holiday in Europe. For first timers to Italy, Rome, Florence, and Venice usually …