Traveling in 2017

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

Julie Travel Advice, United States 0 Comments

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 …

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5 Unique Travel Gifts Under $35

Julie Travel Gear 2 Comments

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 …

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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 …

Is Loch Ness worth it

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle…Are They Worth Visiting?

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Without a doubt, Loch Ness is Scotland’s most famous loch. Legend has it that this lake is home to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. People travel all over the world to visit this infamous loch, hoping to get a chance to spot the elusive underwater monster. But does that make Loch Ness worth visiting? Our answer is “it depends.” The …

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Driving to the Isle of Skye, Scotland

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The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. It may feel like a long drive to get there, but by adding in scenic pitstops along the way, you can turn the journey into a sightseeing adventure. In fact, the journey through Scotland is almost as good as the destination! Keep reading to learn how to make the most out of driving …

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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 …

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Edinburgh Castle: Things to Know Before You Go

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Rising up from the center of Edinburgh is the famous Edinburgh Castle. Wherever you go in Edinburgh, there it is, the castle, proudly towering over the rest of the city. With its prominence and history, visitors arrive by the hundreds every day to tour its sites. Did you know that Edinburgh Castle is the most visited tourist attraction in Scotland? Since …

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The Cinque Terre for Budget Travelers

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The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most scenic spots. It is here that five colorful, gorgeous towns precariously sit on the hills that tumble into the Mediterranean Sea. The popularity of the Cinque Terre has exploded in recent years, with photos of Riomaggiore and Vernazza plastering the internet. The Cinque Terre was one of our favorite spots in Italy. In fact, …

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101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 7 Comments

Looking for great travel tips and advice? We spent 13 months traveling around the world, visiting 35 countries. In total, we have traveled to 50 countries across six continents. We have learned a lot and want to share our knowledge with you. Here are our best travel tips after traveling around the world 1.  Go somewhere new every year. 2. …

Earth Trekkers Cape of Good Hope

How to Visit the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa

Julie South Africa 5 Comments

The Cape of Good Hope is a popular excursion for visitors staying in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a beautiful spot, with unpredictable weather, baboons that will boldly try to raid your car, and adorable penguins playing in the ocean. If you are traveling to Cape Town, don’t miss this amazing place! What is the Cape of Good Hope? …

Travel with a Peanut Allergy

How to Travel with a Peanut Allergy and See the World

Julie Travel Advice 19 Comments

Do you want to travel more but have a food allergy that is holding you back? Stepping foot into a foreign country, a place where peanuts are served and you don’t speak the language, can be a terrifying experience. We have been there and done that and want to share our experiences with you. We want to show you how …

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China Travel Tips: Things To Know Before Traveling to China

Julie China 6 Comments

Traveling through China can be a very rewarding experience but it does come with its share of challenges.  With the right expectations and a little preparation (such as reading our China travel tips), China is awesome. This post was updated November 2016. Many people travel here on a tour, eliminating the challenges of arranging itineraries, transportation, hotels, and meals.  As …