Photojourney through Ta Prohm

Exploring Ta Prohm, Cambodia: A Photojourney

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Ta Prohm is one of the most popular and most photographed of the temple complexes in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With enormous tree roots snaking across crumbling stone walls, ancient trees towering overhead, and long, dark hallways and courtyards to explore, this is a place that feels mystical and almost secretive. The temples of Ta Prohm date back to the 12th …

Hiking Tre Cime Dolomites

Hiking the Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop

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The Tre Cime de Lavaredo is one of the Dolomites’ iconic views. Three massive rocky prominences rise up from the rolling scenery of the Dolomites, surrounded by amazing views and, during the summer months, wildflowers. As far as hiking goes, this is a relatively easy hike. Tre Cime is great for kids, so if you are here on a family …

Traveling in 2017

5 Things to Know about Traveling in 2017 if you are a US Citizen

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Every year, the nature of travel changes. The world economy, terrorism, politics, and social media all impact the world and how people travel. This year will not be any different, so here are some things you need to know about traveling in 2017. While most of this advice pertains to people in the US, some of this information may also …

Earth Trekkers Scotland

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2016

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2016 was our first full year living in the US since our trip around the world. In some ways, 2016 felt like a test. After traveling the world, could we balance school, work, sports, and everyday activities with a hefty dose of world travel? The answer is yes. In 2016, we traveled quite a bit…much more than we were expecting …

Best things to do in Istanbul

Must-Have Experiences in Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is one of the world’s great cities. There are so many wonderful reasons why you should visit this city. Istanbul is old, dating back thousands of years, and with that, there are so many historical places to visit. Istanbul is gorgeous, with its assortment of mosques and their colorful tile work and dramatic architecture. Istanbul is charming; we met …

Washington Monument and Mall

One Day Walking Tour of Washington DC

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Having lived in Maryland most of our lives, we are lucky to live in such close proximity to our nation’s capital. Washington DC is a place that we visit frequently. With so many museums and historical sights, this city makes an excellent travel destination in the USA. For one day, we acted like tourists, scouting out the perfect walking tour …

Fairytale destinations

Fairytale Destinations: 10 Magical Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

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When you think of fairy tales, what comes to mind? Breathtaking castles, quaint, colorful villages, majestic mountains, all set in a landscape that seems like something out of this world? Well, there are spots on this planet that look like they are plucked right out of the pages of a children’s book. If you want to be whisked away to …

Best things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland: Two Day Itinerary

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Edinburgh is such a great city to explore. Climb a volcano, see where JK Rowling got her inspiration for the Harry Potter series, tour a castle, and learn all about whisky. There is something here for everyone. If you have two days in Edinburgh, you have just enough time to visit the best spots in the city. Follow our itinerary, …

Hiking Old Rag Kids

Hiking Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park (with Kids)

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Old Rag is an awesome hike in Shenandoah National Park. Some say it’s even the best hike in the mid-Atlantic region. We hiked Old Rag in May 2013 and loved it. The Old Rag hike is strenuous, with lots of switchback trails and rock scrambling. The reward from the top of Old Rag are 360° views of the Shenandoah Mountains. …

Best eats in Louisville

Louisville Restaurants: Best Eats in Town

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Many people travel to Louisville to watch the Kentucky Derby or sip bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. But did you know that Louisville makes an amazing spot for a food tour? In 2012, Louisville was the only city in the US to make Zagat’s list of “8 Awesome Foodie Getaways Around the World.” Tim and I spent four days eating …

Best things to do on Bruny Island Tasmania

6 Must-Have Experiences on Bruny Island, Tasmania

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Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s southernmost islands. Covered in eucalyptus forests with long stretches of rocky coastlines and beaches, this island feels rugged and remote. But it is just a twenty minute ferry ride away from the mainland of Tasmania. Bruny Island is really two islands connected by a thin isthmus of sand. Approximately 620 people call this island …

Unique Travel Gifts

5 Unique Travel Gifts Under $35

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Looking for the perfect gift for the traveler you know? Here are five unique travel gifts, all under $35. Feed their wanderlust, make plane flights more enjoyable, or give them awesome travel gear they never knew they needed. 5 Unique Travel Gifts Under $35 Scratch Off Travel Map We are a huge fan of these!! Tyler and Kara both have them hanging in …

Best Louisville

12 Best Things to do in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky…the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Louisville Slugger bats. Named after King Louis XVI of France, the city was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Muhammad Ali and Jennifer Lawrence were born and raised here. One third of all bourbon comes from Louisville. It’s home to several stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. And in …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Guide

Kentucky Bourbon Trail: The Ultimate Guide

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Bourbon is booming right now and so is tourism in Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a collection of nine bourbon distilleries, is drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Touring the distilleries, learning about the origins of bourbon, and tasting lots and lots of bourbon whiskey is an excellent way to spend a long weekend. But there is more …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Best Distilleries to Visit on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is hot right now! Bourbon is booming and during the past several years bourbon sales have been increasing exponentially. With the increasing popularity of bourbon, tourism is up in Kentucky. What better way to learn about and sample bourbon than on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of nine whiskey distilleries. All …

Travel books

12 Great Travel Books to Feed Your Wanderlust

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Reading goes hand in hand with traveling. Books open you up to new places, new experiences, and new adventures, all from the comfort of your own home. They broaden your horizons and sometimes inspire you to travel to new places. Here is a list of our favorite travel books of all time. If any of these books inspire you, click …

Dingle coast

14 Must-Have Experiences in Ireland

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Ireland is hot right now! This is a country that seems to be on most people’s travel wish list. If you are one of these many people, congrats, you picked an awesome country to visit. With stunning scenery, quaint towns, friendly people, and more green than you could ever imagine seeing, Ireland makes an epic destination. Ireland may look like …