Hike the Tatras

Should You Visit the Tatras from Poland or Slovakia?

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The High Tatras are a mountain range that span the border between Poland and Slovakia. This region attracts hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter and is rapidly increasing in popularity. You can visit the High Tatras from Poland or Slovakia. Which one you choose depends on your traveling style and how much time you have to spend …

Lake Tekapo in April

3 Week New Zealand Itinerary: North & South Island Road Trip

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New Zealand…this is the land of fiords, volcanoes, black sand beaches, glaciers, glowworms, hot springs, and breathtaking landscapes. On this New Zealand itinerary, you can road trip through one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Along the way, go hiking, test your wits and go bungy jumping, go wine tasting, and much, much more. It’s no secret that …

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route France

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route

Julie France 2 Comments

The Alsace wine route, located in eastern France, is a wonderful blend of fairytale towns and picturesque vineyards. 3 days on the Alsace wine route gives you enough time to visit a handful of these charming towns and to explore the countryside. About the Alsace Wine Route The Alsace wine route stretches 170 km, starting near Strasbourg in the north …

10 Days in Norway Road Trip

10 Days in Norway: The Fjords and the Lofoten Islands

Julie Itinerary, Norway 7 Comments

10 days in Norway…the options are endless for the best way to explore this gorgeous country. We have been to Norway twice and after each trip we wrote a 10-day Norway itinerary. One itinerary only covers the fjord region, from Stavanger to Ålesund, with epic hikes, fjord cruises, kayaking, and more. Our second itinerary covers northern Norway, starting in Tromsø …

Where to Stay in Barcelona Spain

Where to Stay in Barcelona: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

Julie Spain 2 Comments

If you are trying to decide where to stay in Barcelona, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Barcelona is a large city 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 article, get …

Barcelona Itinerary

3 Days in Barcelona: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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With 3 days in Barcelona, you can visit the icons of this city…Gaudí’s masterpieces (the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and Park Güell), stroll through the Gothic Quarter, dine on tapas, go to the beach, and watch the sunset from a rooftop bar. We put together this 3 day Barcelona itinerary to help you have the best experience here. …

Mather Point

Best Things to do on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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For millions of years, the Colorado River has carved its way through the Colorado Plateau, forming this expansive, awe-inspiring landscape that we call the Grand Canyon. And it certainly is grand. Words cannot describe what it is like to gaze across the Grand Canyon for the first time. On a visit to the Grand Canyon, there is more to do …

Mammoth Cave Tour

How to Plan Your Visit to Mammoth Cave National Park

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Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest cave system, with over 400 miles of explored caves and passageways. On a visit to Mammoth Cave, explore this subterranean world of immense rooms, long canyons, and tight passageways and learn why it is called a “grand, gloomy, and peculiar place” by Stephen Bishop, Mammoth Cave’s most famous guide and explorer. In order to …

Bryce Canyon in May

Utah’s Mighty 5: Travel Guide and Road Trip Itinerary

Julie United States 4 Comments

Stretching across southern and central Utah are five stunning National Parks. Called the Mighty 5, these parks contain some of the most thrilling hiking trails and iconic landscapes in the United States. Stand atop Angels Landing in Zion. Gaze across a wonderland of hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. Explore the Waterpocket Fold at Capitol Reef. Watch the sunrise at Mesa Arch …

Helicopter Tour Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour: Everything You Need to Know

Tim Rivenbark United States 1 Comment

A Grand Canyon helicopter tour can be a thrilling way to experience the awe-inspiring views and stunning beauty that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Soar across the Grand Canyon like an eagle and be amazed by the sheer size and grandeur of the canyon. Helicopter tours depart from Las Vegas, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and from …

Mangart Saddle

Driving to the Mangart Saddle in Slovenia

Julie Slovenia 2 Comments

The Mangart Saddle, also called the Mangart Pass or Mangartsko sedlo, is the highest lying road in Slovenia. It’s a winding, white-knuckle drive through the mountainous region of northwest Slovenia. If you have nerves of steel and want to add a cool mini road trip onto your tour of Slovenia, this is a great option. Our Experience We drove the …

Best things to do in Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef National Park: Best Things to do With Limited Time

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With sandstone cliffs, white domes, arches, and slot canyons, Capitol Reef National Park is a rugged, extraordinary place to explore. This park preserves the Waterpocket Fold, a rippling of the Earth’s crust that is 100 miles long. Not a big fan of hiking? One of the things that makes Capitol Reef so easy to visit is that you can see …

14 Day Italy Itinerary

14 Day Italy Itinerary: How to Spend Two Weeks in Italy

Julie Italy, Itinerary 29 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to Italy, this itinerary is a great place to start. With two weeks in Italy, you can visit the highlights…Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, and the Cinque Terre. Visit ancient historical sites, cruise the canals in Venice, dine on Italian food, go wine tasting in Tuscany, relax on the beach, walk …

Island in the Sky Canyonlands

One Perfect Day in Canyonlands National Park

Julie United States 2 Comments

Canyonlands is an enormous National Park. Over 330,000 acres are filled with arches, buttes, mesas, canyons, hiking trails, dirt roads, campgrounds, and overlooks. It would take days, weeks even, to fully explore all that Canyonlands has to offer. However, if you only have one day in Canyonlands, you have just enough time to visit the highlights. We spent two days …

Fishmongers District Colmar

One Perfect Day in Colmar, France

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Colmar is a picture-perfect town located in the Alsace region of France. This small town, with its colorful, half-timbered houses, overflowing flower pots, and bustling street cafes, looks like it has been plucked right out of a fairy tale. With one day in Colmar, you have just enough time to explore the scenic streets, dine on Alsatian food, go wine …

Trek to Everest Base Camp

How to Trek to Everest Base Camp: Your Questions, Answered

Julie Nepal 2 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable journey. Hike through the mighty Himalayas, visit the monasteries, spin the prayer wheels, and make memories that will last a lifetime. We get a lot of questions about what it takes to plan and then trek to Everest Base Camp. So, I decided to put together a post with our answers to …

Gateway Arch National Park

How to Visit Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis

Julie United States 8 Comments

Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a famous American icon. Since its completion in the 1960’s, the Arch has been attracting thousands of visitors every year. Gateway Arch is one of the newest additions to the long list of national parks, achieving official national park status on February 22, 2018 (Indiana Dunes is now the newest National Park, …

Istria Itinerary

How We Spent 3 Days on the Istrian Peninsula

Julie Croatia, Slovenia 3 Comments

The Istrian Peninsula is a wedge-shaped peninsula located in northwest Croatia. It may look small on a map, but there is a lot to see and do here. Visit charming seaside towns, go cliff jumping at Cape Kamenjak, explore the hill towns, visit Roman ruins, dine on fresh seafood, and soak up the sun at the beach. We spent 3 …

Best View of Krakow

3 Days in Krakow: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Poland 2 Comments

If you are planning a trip to Poland, most likely Krakow is high on your list of cities to visit. Krakow is a beautiful city with a story to tell. It is the perfect mix of historical sites, affordable restaurants, museums, vodka bars, tower climbs, and boutique shops. With 3 days in Krakow, explore the highlights of the city and …

Delicate Arch in December

6 Tips for Visiting Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Delicate Arch is one of the main attractions in Arches National Park. Most likely, this arch is high on your list of places to visit in the park. In order to have the best experience, there are a few things to know before you go. Here are our tips for visiting Delicate Arch. A Few Quick Facts About Delicate Arch …