National Parks with Kids

10 Best National Parks to Take the Kids

Julie National Park, United States 5 Comments

If you are planning a family vacation in the United States, the national parks make an excellent destination. There are currently 62 national parks in the USA…that’s a lot to choose from. We have narrowed down the list to 10 great national parks to take the kids. When you are traveling with kids, you want a place that’s easy to …

Earth Trekkers 2019

Our Travels in 2019…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

Julie Travel Inspiration 10 Comments

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 …

Jungfraujoch

A Visit to Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe…Is It Worth It?

Julie Switzerland 6 Comments

A trip up to Jungfraujoch is one of the most popular things to do in the Bernese Oberland. Stand on one of the highest points in the Swiss Alps, walk through an ice cave, play in the snow, get panoramic views over the Alps, and hike out to Mönchsjochhütte. This high alpine experience has a huge price tag. Also called …

Ponte dei Salti

How to Visit Ponte dei Salti, Verzasca Valley, Switzerland

Julie Switzerland 4 Comments

Ponte dei Salti is a medieval-style bridge that is located in the Verzasca Valley in southern Switzerland. It looks like something right out of a fairytale, this double-arched bridge that spans a crystal clear, aquamarine river. Right around the corner is the tiny town of Lavertezzo, and with its stone buildings and church, complements the bridge perfectly. On a hot, …

Fira to Oia Santorini

How to Hike from Fira to Oia, the Most Beautiful Walk on Santorini

Julie Greece 5 Comments

Walking from Fira to Oia is one of Santorini’s top experiences. Hike along the rim of a caldera, explore the towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira, and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the islands. If you go the entire distance, you will walk just over 10 km (about 6 miles). The walking path is a mix …

Acropolis

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens

Julie Greece 7 Comments

The Acropolis is the centerpiece of Athens. Rising up from the city center is a rocky, fortified, limestone plateau, topped with the Parthenon and several other ancient monuments. For most visitors to Athens, a visit to the Acropolis tops the list of things to do, making this a very popular place to visit. If you want to know how to …

Devils Garden Hike

Devils Garden Trail: The Best Hike in Arches National Park

Julie United States 6 Comments

The Devils Garden Trail has all of the ingredients for a perfect hike in Arches National Park. If you hike the entire 7.2-mile loop, you get to see eight arches! Along the way, go rock scrambling, hike along fins of sandstone rock, and enjoy some of the best views of the park. What makes the Devils Garden Trail so great …

Dead Horse Point

Best Things to do in Dead Horse Point State Park

Julie United States 5 Comments

Have you ever visited a place where you didn’t quite know what to expect and then it just blew you away? For us, that was Dead Horse Point State Park. Nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks get all of the attention (and all of the visitors). When looking for more things to do in the area, Dead Horse Point State …

Earth Trekkers 2018

Our Travels in 2018…aka…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

Julie Travel Inspiration 6 Comments

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 …

Tolmin Gorge

How to Visit Tolmin Gorge in Slovenia

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The Tolmin Gorge is one of many gorgeous places you can visit in Slovenia. Walk along the crystal clear Tolminka River, photograph the moss-covered canyons, and walk on a suspension bridge high above the gorge. What is Tolmin Gorge? Tolmin Gorge, also called Tolminska Korita, is a 1 km long gorge located on the southern end of Triglav National Park. …

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 …

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

Julie United States 6 Comments

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock …

Visit Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Experience from a Teenager’s Perspective

Tyler Rivenbark United States 7 Comments

On a weekday in July, Kara, Grandmom and I spent our day at Gettysburg National Military Park. We spent almost one full day here and filled up our time with different tours of the park. There is plenty to do here in one day and every experience is unique. Tyler is the author and photographer for this post. A Brief …

Devils Garden Grand Staircase

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Devils Garden in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Julie United States 12 Comments

Devils Garden is a fun to explore, scenic spot to visit in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If you have plans to drive down Hole-in-the-Rock Road, here are five reasons why you should visit Devils Garden. #1 This Place is a Beauty! With hoodoos, crazy rock formations, and arches, Devils Garden is a beautiful spot to visit in Utah. #2 It’s …

Brac Croatia

Why We Fell in Love with Brac Island, Croatia

Julie Croatia 12 Comments

Island hopping is one of the most popular things to do in Croatia. So, how do you decide which islands you should visit? Go to Hvar for luxury and nightlife, Mljet for nature and tranquility, and Vis for its beauty and food scene. We chose Brac for its hiking and its amazing beach, Zlatni Rat. Brac (pronounced brach) is somewhat of …

Montenegro Itinerary

10 Epic Days on the Balkan Peninsula: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 40 Comments

For 10 awesome days we toured the Balkan Peninsula, visiting Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. What an incredible trip. From walking the medieval walls in Dubrovnik to viewing the spectacular landscapes of Montenegro to getting a history lesson in Sarajevo, this is one of our favorite trips of all time. Here are the highlights from our whirlwind tour of the …

Around the World Itinerary

Around the World Itinerary: 13 Months & 35 Countries

Julie Itinerary, RTW 50 Comments

In 2014 and 2015, we spent 13 months traveling around the world. If you are considering long-term travel and need some inspiration, or just want to find out what we did, here is our around the world itinerary. An Overview of our Trip   Duration: 13 months, 396 days Countries visited: 35 Continents: 5 Distance traveled: 87,314 miles Nine of …

Plan an Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 6 Comments

With everything that goes into planning a long-term trip, designing your around the world itinerary is the fun part. This is when dreaming of far off places becomes a reality. Do you want to travel to London, Bangkok, the Great Barrier Reef, or Machu Picchu? On an around the world itinerary, you can visit them all! Here are our tips …