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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 …

Natural Pool Aruba

Adventure in Aruba: How to Visit Natural Pool

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The Natural Pool, also known as “Conchi” in Papaimiento, is a small, naturally occurring pool on the rugged, rocky, volcanic coastline of Aruba. Located in Arikok National Park, getting here is half the fun and adds an element of adventure to your vacation. If you want to take a break from sipping tropical drinks in the shade of a palm …

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 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 …

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. …

Hiking McAfee Knob November

Hiking McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail

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McAfee Knob is one of the most popular hikes in Virginia. It’s also the most photographed spot along the Appalachian Trail. For hikers, this is a great one to add your list. This hike has always been popular with hikers, but it has recently become even more famous. In 2015, McAfee Knob was featured in the movie “A Walk in the …

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Walking the Cliffs of Moher: Doolin to Hags Head

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The Cliffs of Moher were one of the things that we were most looking forward to on our trip to Ireland. This is wild, rugged, awesome Irish coastline. We couldn’t wait to see these views, hike along the cliffy tops, and enjoy one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks. So, you can imagine our disappointment when we learned that rain was in the …

Isle of Skye Itinerary

The Perfect Isle of Skye Itinerary

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s hottest destinations. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the island to see its breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, and stunning coastline. So, how do you plan the perfect Isle of Skye itinerary? Whether you have one, two, or three days (or more, if you are really lucky!), we have great suggestions to …

Old Man of Storr Scotland

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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If there was one thing we wanted to see on the Isle of Skye, it was the Old Man of Storr. The Old Man of Storr is iconic Scotland: spiky pinnacles of rock set against the backdrop of rolling green hills and the coastline of the Isle of Skye. This image is featured in Scotland guidebooks, blog posts, and travel …

Rubha nam Braithairean Scotland

Rubha nam Brathairean: Isle of Skye’s Hidden Treasure

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Rubha nam Brathairean, also known as Brothers Point, is a hidden treasure on the Isle of Skye. Overlooked (or unheard of) to most visitors, our visit here was one of the highlights on our trip to Scotland. The views of the peninsula are stunning. And because very few people know about this gem, you just may have it all to …

Climbing Arthur's Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

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Arthur’s Seat…a jagged, grassy prominence rising up from the urban sprawl of Edinburgh, offers one of the best views of the city. It’s a short, slightly strenuous hike to the highest point, but absolutely worth it to look out over Edinburgh from this vantage point. What is Arthur’s Seat? Arthur’s Seat is located in Holyrood Park, at the end of …

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 …

Mendoza Hiking

Mendoza Itinerary: How Much Time Should You Spend Here?

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How much time is the perfect amount to spend in Mendoza, Argentina? That depends on what you want to do. If you travel here only to tour the wine regions, a few days is all you need. If you want to add in adventure activities and day trips outside of Mendoza, more time is needed. Check out our Mendoza itinerary …

Uco Valley

Best Things to do in Mendoza, Argentina

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Most people travel to Mendoza, Argentina for the wine. Why not…Mendoza is one of South America’s premiere wine regions. But there is a lot more to do here than just taste wine, especially for those who love getting outdoors. Being located at the foothills of the Andes, there are numerous adventure activities for outdoor lovers. Mendoza, Argentina makes a great vacation spot …

Hiking Wadi Rum

Journey Through the Wadi Rum Desert in Photos

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The Wadi Rum Desert blew away our expectations. We have heard nothing but rave reviews about this place but still, for some reason, we were blown away by Wadi Rum. Incredible desert scenery, red martian sand, rock arches, bedoin camps, wild camels, desert flowers…this place is gorgeous!! We came to Jordan to see Petra but it was the Wadi Rum desert …

Tim Rivenbark Jebel Burdah Rock Arch

Hiking to the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, Wadi Rum

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Wadi Rum…this is a place that blew away our expectations. Why? Because the hike to the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge is amazing. The hike is challenging, dangerous, and breathtaking in its beauty. Climbing up the rocky mountains and looking out over the almost martian landscape of Wadi Rum was the highlight of our time in Jordan. Tim and I came …