Devils Garden Trail

Devils Garden Trail: The Best Hike in Arches National Park

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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

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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

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 Slovenia

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. …

Lake Bled

8 Amazing Things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

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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 in December

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

Julie United States 3 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 …

Earth Trekkers Death Valley

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

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Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t …

Gettysburg Battlefield

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

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

Julie United States 3 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 …

Falling in Love with Brac

Why We Fell in Love with Brac Island, Croatia

Julie Croatia 3 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 …

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

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 26 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 …

Taj Mahal

Our Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 38 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 …

Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

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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 …

Hiking Abel Tasman

One Day in Abel Tasman National Park

Julie New Zealand 2 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 …

Aruba Travel

Aruba: The Ultimate Vacation Guide

Julie Aruba 17 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 …

Best Beaches in Aruba

Our Top Ten Beaches in Aruba

Julie Aruba 7 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 …

Tower Bridge

The London Bucket List: 50 Must-Have Experiences

Julie England 3 Comments

If you are planning a trip to London, how do you decide where to go? London is massive. And London ruled the world for a good chunk of history, and during that time, stocked its museums with artifacts from around the world. It takes days, weeks really, to see the best of London. Trying to figure out what to do …

Traveling with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Julie Travel Advice 4 Comments

Traveling with kids can be exciting, frustrating, and a little nerve-wracking all at the same time. Sure, you want to share the world with your kids, but what about getting through the airplane flight, touring museums, or just enjoying a nice dinner? Here are some tips and tricks we have learned from traveling with our own kids. Traveling with Kids …

Earth Trekkers Scotland

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2016

Julie Travel Inspiration 2 Comments

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 …