Bike the Golden Gate Bridge

Cycling Across the Golden Gate Bridge

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Cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge was one of our favorite experiences in San Francisco. We are always on the search for adventure, and by joining the holiday crowds on a July 4th weekend, this was a bit on the crazy side. Throw in some fog, some wind, and just enough hills to keep things interesting, and you’ve got yourself …

Hiking Yosemite

Mist Trail vs. John Muir Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls

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Hiking to the top of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls is one of Yosemite’s most popular activities. You have several options to get there and the route you choose will have a big impact on what kind of experience you will have. Two trails wind their way up to these waterfalls, the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail. So, …

Hike Yosemite Falls

Hiking to Upper Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Point

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There are a lot of great reasons to hike to the top of Upper Yosemite Falls. From the trail, the views of Yosemite Falls are magnificent. For part of the hike, you are close enough to feel the spray and hear the waterfall thundering down the mountain. Halfway up the climb you get an amazing view of Yosemite Valley, with …

Half Dome with Kids

Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite, A Step-by-Step Guide

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The hike to Half Dome is one of Yosemite’s most challenging and most memorable hikes. On this hike you get to walk on some of Yosemite’s most popular hiking trails, view the Vernal and Nevada waterfalls, and walk through shady forests of Sequoia trees. But the best part of the trail is the final climb on the Half Dome cables …

Half Dome Yosemite

Climbing the Half Dome Cables: A Journey in 18 Photos

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to climb the Half Dome cables? Did you even know that hiking Half Dome was something you could do? I will admit it, just two years ago I saw my first photos of people clinging to the steel cables on Half Dome, climbing one of Yosemite’s most famous icons. Instantly, this hike …

Willis Creek Hike

Hiking the Willis Creek Slot Canyon in Utah

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The hike along the Willis Creek Slot Canyon is so much fun! And to think that we almost skipped this hike. After a long day of hiking and exploring both Bryce Canyon National Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park, we wondered if we should tack on Willis Creek to the end of our day. Would it be worth it?The answer is yes. …

Hiking to Tigers Nest Bhutan

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking to the Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

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The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Takstang, is one of Bhutan’s most recognized spots. Even people on the quickest of tours through Bhutan find the time to make it here. Why? Because this place is extraordinary. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a small collection of buildings precariously perched on a cliff, 900 meters off of the ground. It …

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 is a 360° view of the Shenandoah …

Quiraing Isle of Skye

Hiking the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye

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For one of the most spectacular views on the Isle of Skye, do not miss the Quiraing. These dramatic cliffs are gorgeous, rain or shine. Our Experience Hiking the Quiraing The hike around the Quiraing was high on our list. There is no better way to see the scenery than hiking around it (or maybe, nowadays, flying a drone…but that …

Earth Trekkers Rafting in Argentina

Whitewater Rafting in Mendoza, Argentina

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Whitewater rafting in Mendoza, Argentina is one of the most popular adventure activities in this part of the country. We spent the morning with Potrerillos Explorer Rafting, one of the premiere rafting companies in Mendoza. We had a blast and this was one of our highlights of our recent trip to Argentina. Whitewater Rafting in Mendoza, Argentina The prime spot for …

Hiking in Mendoza Argentina

Hiking to Aconcagua Base Camp in Argentina

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Mount Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the world outside of Asia. At 6,962 meters (22,841 ft) it still does not come within the top 100 tallest mountains in the world!! All of these behemoths are located in the Himalayas, stretching from Pakistan to Nepal to China. Many people travel to Mendoza, Argentina, to go on mountaineering expeditions to summit Mt. …

Rock Climbing Mendoza

Rock Climbing in Mendoza, Argentina with Andes Vertical

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Mendoza, Argentina is famous for its production of Malbec wine. What most people do not know is that Mendoza, Argentina is also an excellent destination for adventure sports enthusiasts. Rock climbing, white water rafting, horseback riding, parasailing, and trekking in the Andes are just a few of the activities to keep visitors busy in between wine tastings. We spent a …

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12 Days in South America: Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina

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Our twelve day tour through Chile and Argentina was quite the adventure. There were moments we loved and moments we hated. This trip, for some reason, seemed so difficult. Never have we had so many things go wrong in such a short period of time. We lived some of those travel horror stories that you hear about from other people …

The Kjeragbolten Hike: A Complete Guide

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The Kjeragbolten hike is one of the most spectacular hikes in the world. We have hiked on some amazing trails around the globe, in countries like Australia, South Africa, China, and Nepal. The four of us agree that the Kjeragbolten hike is still our favorite in the world. To read about our 10 favorite hikes in the world, read this post: 10 …

Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

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The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early altitude sickness, it was difficult to appreciate the true beauty of the trek. Yes, we were amazed at the snowcapped Himalayas …

White Temple Thailand

Cycling to the White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Chiang Rai was our final stop in Thailand. This very small town is located in the far northeast of Thailand, not far from Laos and Myanmar. Here the terrain was mountainous and very lush, with lots of palm trees, tea and rice plantations, and banana trees. Since it was January, it was the cool, dry season, but daytime temperatures still …

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Learning to Rock Climb in Krabi, Thailand

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Krabi, Thailand is one of the world’s best places to learn how to rock climb. Our family has always had an interest in rock climbing but our only real experience so far was a few climbs up the rock wall at our local gym. While in Krabi, rock climbing was at the top of our list for things to do. …

Krabi Thailand with kids

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments from Krabi, Thailand

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Krabi, Thailand…paradise. We spent nine amazing, action-packed days here, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling, playing on the beach, and island hopping. Without a doubt this is our family’s new favorite spot in the world. This is such a beautiful place with so much to do…we could stay here a lot longer and never get bored. I took well over a …