Pompeii

How to Visit Pompeii when Traveling Between Rome and Sorrento

Julie Italy 0 Comments

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 …

Nara Japan

Tips to Help You Maximize Your Time while Traveling

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With limited vacation time, it is tempting to pack in as much sightseeing as possible into your holiday. So, how do you maximize your time? Some of these tips require some advance research, such as planning out ahead of time what sights you want to see, their hours of operation, and their locations. By doing a little work up front …

Hiking Yosemite

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

Julie United States 0 Comments

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, …

Antelope Canyon in May

Should You Visit Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon?

Julie United States 4 Comments

Antelope Canyon, with its glowing, red canyon walls and beams of light shining through the dusty air, is a breathtaking destination. Two different slot canyons make up Antelope Canyon and both offer very different experiences. If you can only visit one, how do you decide which one? Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon? Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona. Both …

Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Travel Advice 0 Comments

With everything that goes into planning a long-term trip, designing your around the world itinerary is the fun part. This is when dreaming of far off places becomes a reality. Do you want to travel to London, Bangkok, the Great Barrier Reef, or Machu Picchu? On an around the world itinerary, you can visit them all! Here are our tips …

RTW Plane Ticket

RTW Ticket vs. One Way Tickets, Which One is Better?

Julie Travel Advice 0 Comments

If you are planning to travel around the world, you have two options for booking your flights: a RTW ticket or a series of one-way tickets. Both options have pros and cons, with the main factors being cost and flexibility. If you will be traveling around the world, don’t automatically assume that you need to book a RTW ticket. There …

How much does it cost to travel around the world

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

Julie Travel Advice 12 Comments

One of the most popular questions we get asked is how much does it cost to travel around the world. This was our biggest question too, before we decided to take a big trip like this. It costs a lot less than you probably think. Traveling long term, several months or longer, costs a lot less per day than what …

Travel Photography tips

Capturing the Action: How to Take Great Photos When Traveling

Julie Travel Advice 4 Comments

Traveling and photography go hand in hand. When you are in a new place and experiencing new things, it’s only normal that you would want to get that perfect photo, something to remember the moment by. I love photography. When I travel, one of the things I look forward to most is having a memory card full of beautiful images …

Traveling with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Julie Travel Advice 2 Comments

Traveling with kids can be exciting, frustrating, and a little nerve-wracking all at the same time. Sure, you want to share the world with your kids, but what about getting through the airplane flight, touring museums, or just enjoying a nice dinner? Here are some tips and tricks we have learned from traveling with our own kids. Traveling with Kids …

Traveling in 2017

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

Julie Travel Advice, United States 4 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 …

Unique Travel Gifts

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 …

Travel books

12 Great Travel Books to Feed Your Wanderlust

Julie Travel Gear 9 Comments

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?

Julie Scotland 6 Comments

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 famous 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 …

Eilean Donan Scotland

Driving to the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Julie Scotland 9 Comments

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. It may seem 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 …

Climbing Arthur's Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 4 Comments

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 …

Edinburgh Castle in July

Edinburgh Castle: Things to Know Before You Go

Julie Scotland 6 Comments

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 …

Riomaggiore Cinque Terre Italy

The Cinque Terre for Budget Travelers

Julie Italy 2 Comments

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, …

Phu Quoc Sunset

101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie Post-Trip, RTW, Travel Advice 12 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 7 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? …