Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe

30 Beautiful Places to Visit in Europe (+ Map and Photos)

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It is no secret that Europe is filled with beautiful places to visit. With its grand cities, fairytale-like towns, soaring mountain ranges, and gorgeous beaches, there is a seemingly endless list of gorgeous places to explore. Whether you are planning your next trip to Europe, or just trying to figure out where to travel to next, here are 30 beautiful …

2020 Recap

Our Travels in 2020…Ideas for Your Next Trip

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2020…what a strange, wild ride. This is a year that we wish we could forget but will definitely go down in the history books. COVID-19 took front and center stage, along with everything that comes with it…lockdowns, masks, Zoom calls, social distancing, the race for a vaccine, and a year with little to no travel. But there were also bushfires …

Earth Trekkers 2019

Our Travels in 2019…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

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Each December I write an article recapping our year in travel. Rather than writing a simple overview about what we did, I want to share with you our travels in 2019 and let you know how you can have the same experiences. We visited some amazing places in 2019…it was a year filled with adventures and many brand-new destinations. I …

Earth Trekkers 2018

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 …

Monument Valley

10 Cool Travel Spots to Put on Your Wish List

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Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best …

Travel Books 2017

Our Favorite Books of 2017

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Are you like me? Do you love to read? Travel and adventure are my favorite topics, but every once in awhile, a popular fiction book or autobiography finds its way onto my reading list. Here are my favorite books of 2017. Buried in the Sky In 2008, eleven climbers died while trying to summit K2. Two Sherpas survived and this is …

Travel Quotes

60 Best Travel Quotes (with Photos) to Feed Your Wanderlust

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There’s something about travel quotes. They can be inspirational, thought provoking, or just entertaining to read. For several years now, I have been creating travel quote images…putting our favorite travel quotes on some of our favorite photos from around the world. I share them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, and now I have rounded up the best of the best into this …

Thailand in December

10 Winter Vacation Ideas Perfect for the Holiday Season

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It’s nice to spend the holiday season at home, visiting with family and enjoying the low-key end to the year. But what if you want to get away? With two weekends and two days off of work for Christmas and New Year’s, it’s possible to swing a 10-day getaway without taking too many vacation days. Sounds nice, right?  Most of …

10 Days in Europe Itinerary

10 Days in Europe: 10 Amazing Itineraries

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Europe is such a joy to explore. With world-class cities, medieval towns, historical sites, the snowcapped Alps, gorgeous beaches, and some of the world’s most delicious food, you have the perfect ingredients for your next vacation. If you want to spend 10 days in Europe, we have ten amazing itineraries to share with you.  In this article we list 10 …

Our Family 2016

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2016

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2016 was our first full year living in the US since our trip around the world. In some ways, 2016 felt like a test. After traveling the world, could we balance school, work, sports, and everyday activities with a hefty dose of world travel? The answer is yes. In 2016, we traveled quite a bit…much more than we were expecting …

Fairytale Destinations

Fairytale Destinations: 15 Magical Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

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When you think of fairy tales, what comes to mind? Breathtaking castles, quaint, colorful villages, majestic mountains, all set in a landscape that seems like something out of this world? Well, there are spots on this planet that look like they are plucked right out of the pages of a children’s book. If you want to be whisked away to …

Best Day Hikes in the World

20 Best Day Hikes in the World

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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 …