Best Day Hikes in the World

20 Best Day Hikes in the World

Julie 10 Best 108 Comments

Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the awe-inspiring views. The hike that is so enjoyable because the terrain and its views are always changing. The hike that has you saying “Wow!” over and over again. The hike that looks …

Milan Day Trip

The Perfect Day Trip to Milan from Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre

Julie Italy 9 Comments

Why go to Milan? It’s the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” one of the most famous paintings in the world. Milan is also home to the Duomo, world-class museums, and trendy shopping areas. Milan is undergoing an architectural Renaissance and is worth even a few hours on the fastest of itineraries. Spending one day in Milan can be …

Hue in Photos

Hue, Vietnam in Photos

Julie Vietnam 13 Comments

Hue, located in central Vietnam, was home to the Nguyen dynasty and it was the capital of Vietnam until 1945. The Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is what attracts visitors to the city of Hue. Scattered along the Perfume River sits the tombs of past emperors. We spent several days in Hue. We toured the Imperial City, watched …

Cappadocia Turkey

3 Days in Cappadocia: The Perfect Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Turkey 42 Comments

Cappadocia…the land of whimsical fairy chimneys and peculiar rock formations. Coming to Cappadocia is almost like visiting another planet. The landforms are so unique that it’s hard to believe they really exist until you see them with your own eyes. With 3 days in Cappadocia, you have the perfect amount of time to visit the main sites. If you want …

Driving in Botswana

Driving in Botswana

Julie Botswana 29 Comments

Botswana is home to several of the world’s best safari destinations, such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, and Chobe National Park. Most people choose to fly into these locations, but those on a budget may not have this luxury. We fell into the category of budget travelers so we chose to drive from South Africa to Chobe National …

Bucket List Travel

Our Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

Julie RTW 20 Comments

There are so many life-changing places in the world to visit. Some are magical, some are ancient, and some are just downright gorgeous. All will have you wistfully dreaming about them before you arrive. After you visit them, they become a part of you, forming lifelong memories and altering the way you see the world. Here are 10 amazing places …

Around the World Questions

Your Questions, Answered

Julie Post-Trip, RTW 6 Comments

Since being home, we get tons of questions about our travels when we get together with friends and family or we meet someone new who knows about our story. Here are all of our commonly asked questions, answered. “What Was Your Favorite Place?” This is always the first question someone asks. We’ve been to a lot of places, so what …

Ranakpur India

How to Visit Ranakpur Temple on a Road Trip through India

Julie India 9 Comments

Ranakpur Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in India, makes a perfect day trip if you are traveling between Udaipur and Jodhpur. We were very pleasantly surprised with the beauty and serenity of this temple.   What is Ranakpur Temple? Ranakpur Temple is a Jain temple located in the state of Rajasthan. Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes …

Funny Travel Moments

Funniest Photos Taken During a Year of Travel

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In thirteen months of travel, we saw quite a few funny things…interesting road signs, things lost in translation, even animal masturbation. Tim and I managed to capture some of the humor on our cameras, and here are our favorite funniest photos. At the Trick Eye Museum in Jeju, South Korea, we had tons of fun posing for the camera. Here’s …

Bhutan India Border Crossing

Crossing Overland into India

Julie Bhutan, India 8 Comments

India…this is a country that we were both greatly anticipating but also a little nervous about. India is sensory overload. It’s in your face with its people, food, smells, sights, and sounds. On October 23, 2014, our five week journey through India began. We were traveling overland from Bhutan, having spent one glorious week in this tiny country nestled in the …

How to Visit Zugspitze

How to Visit Zugspitze from Germany and Austria

Julie Austria, Germany 24 Comments

Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak (2962 meters), is located in southern Germany on its border with Austria. Visiting Zugspitze is a fantastic half day excursion which can easily be accomplished from both Austria and Germany. How to Visit Zugspitze Austria or Germany? Since Zugspitze sits on the border between Austria and Germany, it can be accessed from both of these countries. …

Riding a Bicycle

Just Like Riding A Bicycle

Julie Post-Trip 9 Comments

It’s been a little over two months since we arrived back in the USA. So much has happened. Life has been hectic and insane which is the reason why you haven’t heard from us in a few weeks. In case you have been wondering, here is what we have been up to… Homeowners, Once Again We bought a house, officially …

Lukla Airport Nepal

Flying to Lukla, Nepal: What It’s Really Like

Julie Nepal 10 Comments

Google “world’s most dangerous airport” and the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, consistently makes it onto the list. The geography of the airport’s location combined with factors such as a very short runway and limited electricity make this airport one of the world’s most dangerous. Add in the fact that several of the airlines that fly in and out of …

10 Days in Norway Itinerary

10 Day Norway Itinerary: Ultimate Road Trip through the Fjord Region

Julie Itinerary, Norway 191 Comments

For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, this Norway itinerary is perfect. In 10 days, you will be able to do four amazing hikes. Be daring and stand on Kjeragbolten, hike out to Trolltunga and pose for the camera, enjoy epic views out to the Atlantic Ocean from Romsdalseggen, and hike Norway’s most popular hike, Pulpit Rock. Mixed in with the hiking …

NYC Memorial

How To Visit One World Trade Center

Julie United States Leave a Comment

We are big fans of visiting the world’s tallest towers. One World Trade Center, located in New York City, is the sixth tallest building in the world. As of 2019, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, and the Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower in Mecca, top the list. One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the …