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 6 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 2 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 …

Earth Trekkers Montenegro

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

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 23 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 33 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

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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 8 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 3 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

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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 2 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 …

Best things to do on Bruny Island Tasmania

6 Must-Have Experiences on Bruny Island, Tasmania

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Bruny Island is one of Tasmania’s southernmost islands. Covered in eucalyptus forests with long stretches of rocky coastlines and beaches, this island feels rugged and remote. But it is just a twenty minute ferry ride away from the mainland of Tasmania. Bruny Island is really two islands connected by a thin isthmus of sand. Approximately 620 people call this island …

Dingle coast

14 Must-Have Experiences in Ireland

Julie Ireland 22 Comments

Ireland is hot right now! This is a country that seems to be on most people’s travel wish list. If you are one of these many people, congrats, you picked an awesome country to visit. With stunning scenery, quaint towns, friendly people, and more green than you could ever imagine seeing, Ireland makes an epic destination. Ireland may look like …

Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland: 24 Hours of Fun for the Whole Family

Julie Scotland 2 Comments

Glasgow is often an overlooked destination in Scotland. Most people tour Edinburgh and then head to the Highlands, for good reason, as both of these places are amazing. But Glasgow is worth a visit. It’s a great Scottish city and all you need is 24 hours to see the best of it. Whereas Edinburgh is perfect for tourists, with its …

Journey through India in Photos

A Journey through India in Photos

Julie India 4 Comments

India is a country of stark contrasts. This is a country of magnificent beauty, ancient temples, towering mountains, steamy jungles, and hot, dry deserts. It’s also a country that is overpopulated and in some areas impoverished. Travel to India and you will love it and hate it, rejoice in its beauty and become disheartened with its squalor, fall in love with …

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Walking the Cliffs of Moher: Doolin to Hags Head

Julie Ireland 5 Comments

The Cliffs of Moher were one of the things that we were most looking forward to on our trip to Ireland. This is wild, rugged, awesome Irish coastline. We couldn’t wait to see these views, hike along the cliffy tops, and enjoy one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks. So, you can imagine our disappointment when we learned that rain was in the …