Ryten Hike

How to Hike Ryten and Enjoy the View over Kvalvika Beach

Julie Norway 6 Comments

The hike to Ryten has all of the ingredients of a perfect Lofoten Islands hike: sweeping vistas across the mountains and fjords, a fun but slightly strenuous hike to a mountain peak, and a breathtaking view of a white, sandy beach. The icing on the cake is a “mini Trolltunga,” an outcropping of rock where you can get creative with …

Hiking Abel Tasman

One Day in Abel Tasman National Park

Julie New Zealand 4 Comments

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest park. Located on the northern coastline of the South Island, Abel Tasman is home to one of New Zealand’s multi-day walking tracks, aptly named the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This is also a great place for kayaking, exploring the wide, empty beaches, and walking on trails amidst a rainforest-type landscape. We planned …

Best Beaches in Aruba

Our Top Ten Beaches in Aruba

Julie Aruba 10 Comments

Aruba is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Long, white stretches of sand, crystal clear aquamarine water, palm trees, and a steady sea breeze to keep you cool…the beaches in Aruba are fabulous! In Aruba, each beach offers a slightly different experience. Some are good for snorkeling, some are secluded and (almost) private, and some …

Natural Pool Aruba

Adventure in Aruba: How to Visit Natural Pool

Julie Aruba 31 Comments

The Natural Pool, also known as “Conchi” in Papaimiento, is a small, naturally occurring pool on the rugged, rocky, volcanic coastline of Aruba. Located in Arikok National Park, getting here is half the fun and adds an element of adventure to your vacation. If you want to take a break from sipping tropical drinks in the shade of a palm …

Giant's Causeway Guide

The Jaw-Dropping Giant’s Causeway

Julie Ireland, Northern Ireland 6 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular. It is so unique in its appearance that it is hard to believe it is real. A stretch of coastline with perfectly formed hexagonal columns, all massed together at the water’s edge…it’s an amazing sight to see. It is worth coming to Northern Ireland just to visit Giant’s Causeway. It’s that impressive. What Is the …

French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

10 Day French Riviera and Provence Itinerary

Julie France, Itinerary 13 Comments

The south of France…the land of beautiful coastal cities, glitzy beaches, vineyards, lavender, and one of the world’s best cuisines.  This is where the rich and famous come to relax and party. It is a land of luxury, with yachts dotting the shorelines, fancy hotels in every city, and epic parties you read about in magazines. If you get your …

Tim Rivenbark

Surfing in Bali

Julie Indonesia 6 Comments

If you read the last post on Ubud, Bali, you learned that we chilled out and did not do much of anything for the five days we were here. For us that is highly unusual. What if I told you that our motivation to get up and explore Bali did not really change once in Seminyak? Bali’s laid back, chill …

Fiji Sunset

Fiji…One Week In Paradise

Julie Fiji 4 Comments

Ahhh…Fiji.  Paradise. Fiji was everything we expected and more. Crystal clear aquamarine water, white sandy beaches, amazing sunsets, beautiful islands. We joke around that Fiji is our vacation from our vacation…a very long vacation, I know.  Here we got some much needed R & R from our fast paced travels around the world. I can’t complain about the challenges and …

Weekend in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, the Perfect Destination for a Long Weekend Getaway

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Tim and I have never been “beach people.”  We would prefer a good hiking trail or a walk through a brand new city over a vacation at the beach.  That was until we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Tim and I spent a four day weekend here in 2009, on an Overachiever Trip for Tim meeting his sales numbers with …