Things to Do in Joshua Tree

Top 10 Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park (+ HELPFUL Tips)

Julie United States 10 Comments

With its desert scenery, hiking trails, rock climbing routes, hidden oases, scenic drives, and trees that look like they have been plucked from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book, Joshua Tree National Park is a joy to explore. In this guide, learn about the best things to do in Joshua Tree National Park with tips to have the best …

Things to Do Virgin Islands NP

Top 10 Things to Do in Virgin Islands National Park

Julie US Virgin Islands 4 Comments

Virgin Islands National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks we have visited. With pristine beaches, secluded coves, and snorkeling spots, a visit here really does feel like you are on vacation. Sip on tropical drinks in the shade of a palm tree, go stand up paddle boarding, visit the historic landmarks, or go for a hike. There …

How to Visit Goblin Valley

Goblin Valley State Park: Things to Do with Limited Time

Julie United States 9 Comments

Goblin Valley is an easy to visit state park that is located in southeastern Utah. With its hoodoos, toadstools, “goblins,” and short but sweet hiking trails, this park is pure fun to visit. Kids, and kids at heart, will LOVE this park!! The main section of hoodoos and goblins is free to explore…there is no need to stick to a …

National Parks Hikes

20 Fun, Short Hikes in the National Parks

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One of the best ways to experience the national parks is from a hiking trail. Hike to amazing viewpoints, deep into the forests, through scenic canyons, and to hidden lakes and waterfalls. Along the way, you have a better chance of spotting wildlife and potentially leaving the crowds behind. Here are 20 fun, short hikes in the national parks. Every …

Best National Parks with Kids

12 Best National Parks to Take the Kids

Julie National Park, United States 15 Comments

If you are planning a family vacation in the United States, the national parks make an excellent destination. There are currently 63 national parks in the USA…that’s a lot to choose from. We have narrowed down the list to 12 great national parks to take the kids. When you are traveling with kids, you want a place that’s easy to …

Grand Canyon Road Trip Itinerary

Grand Canyon Road Trip: 5 Itineraries from Las Vegas

Julie United States 20 Comments

Are you planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? There are many different ways to plan your perfect road trip, depending on how much time you have and your interests. The American Southwest is packed with stunning parks and landscapes, and it is easy to add on places like Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, and Sedona to your Grand Canyon …

Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone Bucket List: 18 Epic Things to Do in Yellowstone

Julie United States 39 Comments

Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of geothermal activity, stunning landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Steam hisses out of the ground along walking trails, bison stop cars in their tracks on the main park road, and technicolor hot springs never fail to amaze even the most seasoned traveler. In this post, learn about the best things to do in Yellowstone National …

Kara on the Eiger Trail

How to Hike the Eiger Trail in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Julie Switzerland 58 Comments

If you are looking for a short but sweet hike in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, the Eiger Trail is a great one to consider. This point-to-point hike follows the north face of the Eiger mountain. Along the way, you get jaw-dropping views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Mürren and also down to Grindelwald. This was one of …

Mighty 5 Itinerary

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

Julie United States 189 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 Water Pocket Fold at Capitol Reef. Watch the sunrise at Mesa …

Things to do in Lake Bled

8 Amazing Things to Do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

Julie Slovenia 15 Comments

Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque spots to visit in Slovenia. This small lake has all of the ingredients for the perfect getaway…a castle perched high on a hillside, a pretty little island to visit, hiking trails, secluded swimming spots, and a fantastic sweet treat. Here are 8 of the best things to do in Lake Bled. The …

Vintgar Gorge

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Vintgar Gorge in Slovenia

Julie Slovenia 25 Comments

Without a doubt, Vintgar Gorge is one of the most magical places to visit in Slovenia. For 1.6 km, boardwalks crisscross their way along the Radovna River, creating an enchanting landscape that is photogenic and fun to explore. Vintgar Gorge is one of Slovenia’s most popular attractions. Vintgar Gorge was one of our top experiences in Slovenia. It’s gorgeous, it’s …

Valley of Fire

16 Best Things to Do in the Valley of Fire, Nevada

Julie United States 94 Comments

The Valley of Fire State Park is a brilliant, colorful outdoor destination located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, scenic drives, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the …

Dubrovnik Walls

A Walk on the Dubrovnik Walls in 20 Amazing Photos

Julie Croatia 1 Comment

We had big expectations for Dubrovnik. This is a city that has been on our travel wish list for years. Why? Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city, with orange-tiled roofs and a stunning location on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Fortresses, ancient medieval towers, and churches dot its skyline. Dubrovnik is a beautiful coastal city with a splash …

How to Visit Uluru

Plan the Perfect Visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta

Julie Australia 4 Comments

For most people, a trip to Australia just would not be complete without a visit to Uluru (aka Ayers Rock). There are a lot of must-have experiences in Australia…Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef, and seeing those crazy kangaroos, but Uluru also makes it high on the list. There is a lot more to do in the Red Centre of …

Aruba Travel Guide

Aruba: Ultimate Travel Guide & Best Things to Do

Julie Aruba 31 Comments

So, you are planning a trip to Aruba? Just so you know, there is more to Aruba than sipping tropical drinks in the shade of a palm tree (although that alone would make for a great vacay). Go snorkeling, learn to kitesurf, explore Aruba’s gorgeous beaches, and take an UTV tour of the island. Whether you are here for just …

Things to do on the Isle of Skye

12 Best Things to Do on the Isle of Skye (+ Map & Photos)

Julie Scotland 44 Comments

The Isle of Skye is one of the best places to visit in Scotland. If you want to see some truly spectacular scenery, then you must come here. We were amazed at the beauty of this island. In this post, we cover the best things to do in the Isle of Skye with tips to have the best experience. Best …

Edinburgh with Kids

11 Awesome Things to do in Edinburgh with Kids

Julie Scotland 9 Comments

Edinburgh is one of the best cities in Europe to take your kids. Visit a castle, climb an extinct volcano, take a Harry Potter tour, learn about medieval history, and pay a visit to a spooky dungeon. What kid would not find this interesting? If you plan on visiting Edinburgh with kids, we have great ideas to make your visit …

48 Hours in Niagara Falls

48 Hours in Niagara Falls: The Perfect Itinerary

Julie Canada, United States 18 Comments

Niagara Falls is a popular destination in North America. Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls has the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, including the mighty Victoria Falls in Africa and Iguaza Falls in South America. Not only can you tour the Falls by boat, helicopter, and your own two feet, but …

Feeding Deer in Nara Japan

Feeding Deer in Nara, Japan

Julie Japan 1 Comment

While getting ready in the morning, I was greeted with Tyler’s typical question, “Mom, what are we doing today?” When I asked them if they wanted to feed deer in Nara, I got a half-hearted yes from both Tyler and Kara. When I asked if they wanted to see more temples, I got an emphatic “No!” from both kids. If …

New Zealand with Kids

Ten Fun Things To Do with Kids on the North Island of New Zealand

Julie New Zealand 12 Comments

The second half of our New Zealand adventure took us through the North Island. Although the North Island lacks the stunning scenery that we were wowed by on the South Island, there are still heaps of fun activities for families. The North Island has it all…beaches, volcanoes, fabulous cities, famous movie sets, more adrenaline generating activities, and even caves filled …