Best Things to do in Piran Slovenia

6 Great Things to do in Piran, Slovenia

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Most of Slovenia is landlocked, with the exception of a tiny sliver of land that stretches out to the Adriatic Sea. Called Slovenian Istria, there are three small coastal towns that dot this short but beautiful coastline: Koper, Izola, and our favorite, Piran. With a colorful main square, medieval walls, a bustling harbor, and lots of great seafood restaurants to …

Dead Horse Point

Best Things to do in Dead Horse Point State Park

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Have you ever visited a place where you didn’t quite know what to expect and then it just blew you away? For us, that was Dead Horse Point State Park. Nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks get all of the attention (and all of the visitors). When looking for more things to do in the area, Dead Horse Point State …

Slovenia Road Trip

Slovenia Road Trip: Vršič Pass, Soca Valley & Tolmin Gorge

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On this road trip through northwestern Slovenia, drive the Vršič Pass, visit the Soca Valley and the town of Bovec, explore the Tolmin Gorge, and even go on white-knuckle drive to Mangart, the highest road in Slovenia. If you like scenic drives and want to see a beautiful part of the country, this Slovenia road trip is a wonderful day …

Arches National Park

10 Best Things to do in Arches National Park

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Arches National Park is a wonderland of desert vistas, short hiking trails, strange rock formations, and you guessed it, arches. Not only will you find over 2,000 arches here, but you will also see hoodoos, fins of sandstone rocks, massive mesas, and balanced rocks. Here are the best things to do in Arches National Park. About Our Experiences in Arches …

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Is the Grand Canyon Skywalk Worth It?

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Located on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk is an easily accessible viewpoint from Las Vegas. It looks and sounds thrilling…a glass walkway perched high above the canyon floor, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. But is the Grand Canyon Skywalk worth it? What to Expect at Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk How Much Does …

Best Views Grand Canyon

16 Amazing South Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

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Epic, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping…these are all words that describe the Grand Canyon. But in all honesty, words, and even photos, cannot quite capture what it is like to stand on the rim and gaze out across the canyon. There are dozens of viewpoints along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Each one of these viewpoints offers a spectacular view, but …

Earth Trekkers

Our Travels in 2018…aka…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

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Every December I write an article recapping our year in travel. It is usually just a brief overview of where we went and what did, told from the perspective of our favorite photos and moments of the year. This time, I want to do something different. Rather than write a simple overview about what we did, I want to share …

Lake Bohinj with Kids

20 Epic Things to do in Slovenia

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Slovenia…this small, mountainous country is one of Europe’s best outdoor destinations. Hike the Julian Alps, explore the karst caves, raft the crystal clear aquamarine rivers, and paddle board on the lakes…these all make the list of the best things to do in Slovenia. If you are planning a trip to Slovenia and need some ideas on where to go, this …

How to Plan a Europe Itinerary

7 Things to Know When Planning Your First Trip to Europe

Julie Itinerary, Travel Advice 7 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to Europe, it can be an overwhelming experience. Where should you go? How much will it cost? How many places can you visit? Does this sound familiar? We get emails every day from people who want advice planning their first trip to Europe. And we see the same questions over and over again. …

Manhattan Hotels

Where to Stay in New York City – Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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If you are trying to decide where to stay in New York City, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. New York City is massive with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this …

Ljubljana To Do List

14 Best Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Lovely Ljubljana…one of our new favorite cities in Europe. This town really made a nice impression on us. It’s colorful, it’s lively, it’s compact, it’s very photogenic, and there are more dragons here than museums. This is the kind of city where it is simply fun to stroll and explore without a long list of attractions to visit. Even so, …

10 Day Poland Itinerary

10 Day Poland Itinerary: Gdansk, Warsaw & Krakow

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On this 10 day Poland itinerary, visit three of Poland’s most famous cities. Start in Gdansk, a beautiful city on the Baltic Coast, where you can stroll through the colorful old town and day trip out to the Baltic beaches or Malbork Castle. Next, journey to Warsaw, a city with a tumultuous past and a very bright future. Finally, the …

High Tatras Hiking Guide

Hiking the High Tatras of Slovakia: How to Plan Your Visit

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The High Tatras of Slovakia are an outdoor paradise. Jagged mountains, emerald green lakes, rugged hiking trails, and cable cars all come together to form the perfect adventure destination. Go on short, easy walks around alpine lakes, ride a cable car to one of the highest peaks in Slovakia, and hike to Rysy, the tallest mountain in Poland. Come explore …

Predjama Castle Slovenia

How to Day Trip to Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle in Slovenia

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With one day, you can easily visit two of Slovenia’s most unique destinations, the Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle. Be amazed as you tour the enormous, subterranean world of the Škocjan Caves. Then visit Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. The Škocjan Caves truly are amazing. I’ve never been “wowed” by a visit to a cave until I saw this place. …

Hiking Julian Alps Slovenia

Hiking the Julian Alps of Slovenia: Vršič Pass to Sleme and Slemenova Špica

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This is a wonderful day hike to do in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. You start at the Vršič Pass, one of the highest roads in Slovenia, and hike to the summit of Slemenova Špica. Along the way, you get to walk through quiet, flower-filled valleys and enjoy spectacular views of the Julian Alps. On a clear day, you are also …

Smoothie

10 Things We Love that Have (Almost) Nothing to do with Travel

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It’s that time of year again…the time when travel gear guides flood the internet just in time for the holiday shopping season. We have decided to do something different. Rather than writing about packing cubes and solar cell phone chargers, we thought it would be more fun to write about some of our favorite things we use in everyday life. …

Best Things to do in Warsaw

15 Best Things to do in Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw is a city with a very tumultuous history. Once called “Paris of the East,” this was one of Europe’s most beautiful cities until it was flattened in World War II. Over the past decades, Warsaw has rebuilt itself, rising up from the ashes and emerging once again as one of Europe’s great cities. Warsaw is well worth a visit …

Visit Rovinj Croatia

Rovinj, Our Favorite Town on the Istrian Peninsula

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Rovinj is a city that tops the favorite list of many travelers to the Istrian Peninsula and we were no different. Why is this town so beloved? Rovinj is romantic, historic, and looks and feels more Italian than Croatian. With twisting city streets, a bustling, photogenic harbor, and some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia, this is a town …

Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which One Should You Choose?

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Hiking the Zion Narrows is a very unique experience. For miles you hike through an endless slot canyon with the North Fork of the Virgin River as your hiking trail. There are two ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike it from the bottom-up, an out and back journey that takes you through some of the most scenic …