Mendoza Wine Region

9 Great Things To Do in Mendoza, Argentina

Julie Argentina 2 Comments

Many people travel to Mendoza, Argentina for the wine. Why not…Mendoza is one of South America’s premiere wine regions. But there is a lot more to do here than just taste wine, especially for those who love getting outdoors. With a location in the foothills of the Andes, there are numerous adventure activities for outdoor lovers. Mendoza, Argentina makes a great …

Wadi Rum Desert Jordan

Journey Through the Wadi Rum Desert in Photos

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The Wadi Rum Desert blew away our expectations. We have heard nothing but rave reviews about this place but still, for some reason, we were blown away by Wadi Rum. Incredible desert scenery, red martian sand, rock arches, bedoin camps, wild camels, desert flowers…this place is gorgeous!! We came to Jordan to see Petra but it was the Wadi Rum desert …

Jebel Burdah Jordan

Hiking to the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge, Wadi Rum

Julie Jordan 7 Comments

Wadi Rum…this is a place that blew away our expectations. Why? Because the hike to the Jebel Burdah Rock Bridge is amazing. The hike is challenging, dangerous, and breathtaking in its beauty. Climbing up the rocky mountains and looking out over the almost martian landscape of Wadi Rum was the highlight of our time in Jordan. Tim and I came …

Hiking to Confluencia

Hiking to Confluencia, the First Aconcagua Base Camp

Julie Argentina 39 Comments

Mount Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the world outside of Asia. At 6,962 meters (22,841 ft) it still does not come within the top 100 tallest mountains in the world!! All of these behemoths are located in the Himalayas, stretching from Pakistan to Nepal to China.  Many people travel to Mendoza, Argentina, to go on mountaineering expeditions to summit …

12 Days in South America

12 Days in South America: Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina

Julie Argentina, Chile 9 Comments

Our twelve day tour through Chile and Argentina was quite the adventure. There were moments we loved and moments we hated. This trip, for some reason, seemed so difficult. Never have we had so many things go wrong in such a short period of time. We lived some of those travel horror stories that you hear about from other people …

Cinque Terre on a Budget

The Cinque Terre for Budget Travelers

Julie Italy 22 Comments

The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most scenic spots. It is here that five colorful, gorgeous towns precariously sit on the hills that tumble into the Mediterranean Sea. The popularity of the Cinque Terre has exploded in recent years, with photos of Riomaggiore and Vernazza plastering the internet. The Cinque Terre was one of our favorite spots in Italy. In fact, …

Kjeragbolten Hike

The Kjeragbolten Hike: A Complete Guide

Julie Norway 51 Comments

The Kjeragbolten hike is one of the most spectacular hikes in the world. We have hiked on some amazing trails around the globe, in countries like Australia, South Africa, China, and Nepal. The four of us agree that the Kjeragbolten hike is still our favorite in the world. To read about our 20 favorite hikes in the world, read this post: 20 …

Cape Town with Kids

5 Days in Cape Town with Kids

Julie South Africa 4 Comments

Cape Town is an excellent destination for families. There is the perfect blend of adventure activities, history, and culinary experiences to keep each member of the family happy. Cape Town with Kids Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for unforgettable views over Cape Town. It helps to book your tickets in …

Knysna Sunset

14 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Africa

Julie South Africa 4 Comments

South Africa is a destination that is perfect for all ages and interests, but it tops our list as one of the best family friendly destinations in the world. Here are 14 reasons why you should consider South Africa for your next travel destination. The Garden Route of South Africa For those with only a little bit of time, this …

Everest Base Camp Trek in Photos

Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

Julie Nepal 24 Comments

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early altitude sickness, it was difficult to appreciate the true beauty of the trek. Yes, we were amazed at the snowcapped Himalayas …

Best Day Hikes in the World

20 Best Day Hikes in the World

Julie 10 Best 108 Comments

Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the awe-inspiring views. The hike that is so enjoyable because the terrain and its views are always changing. The hike that has you saying “Wow!” over and over again. The hike that looks …

10 Days in Norway Itinerary

10 Day Norway Itinerary: Ultimate Road Trip through the Fjord Region

Julie Itinerary, Norway 191 Comments

For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, this Norway itinerary is perfect. In 10 days, you will be able to do four amazing hikes. Be daring and stand on Kjeragbolten, hike out to Trolltunga and pose for the camera, enjoy epic views out to the Atlantic Ocean from Romsdalseggen, and hike Norway’s most popular hike, Pulpit Rock. Mixed in with the hiking …

Jeju Island

Jeju, South Korea in Photos

Julie South Korea 2 Comments

Jeju, a small island off of the southern coast of South Korea, is a hotspot of tourism for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tourists. The island is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, hiking trails, shopping areas, small amusement parks, various museums, and beaches. We heard great things about Jeju so we devoted most of our time in South Korea here. …

Ghost Stories

Do You Believe in Ghosts? and Other Adventures on Tasman Peninsula

Julie Australia 4 Comments

The Tasman Peninsula may look small on a map, but there is a lot to do here. Speed boat cruises, ghost tours, hiking, touring one of Australia’s many penitentiaries, bird watching, whale watching, multi-day trekking…lots of great activities to choose from! The Tasman Peninsula is located one hour away from Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. We used this is our home base …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s Best Single Day Hike

Julie New Zealand 20 Comments

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been labeled as the world’s greatest single day hike. Hearing this gave us high expectations for the day. Honestly, New Zealand has left us feeling a little disappointed with its hikes. The trails have been too manicured, too pristine, almost too safe, if that makes any sense. Don’t get me wrong, the scenery has been …

Marlborough New Zealand

Island Hopping New Zealand Style

Julie New Zealand 2 Comments

Our travels in New Zealand started in Queenstown on the South Island. April in New Zealand is autumn…chilly nights, changing leaves, cooler temperatures. As the weather got colder, we slowly moved north, trying to stay ahead of the cooler temperatures. Over the course of two weeks we gradually moved north into slightly warmer temperatures, traveling from Queenstown up to Wanaka …

Roys Peak Track

Hiking Roy’s Peak Track With Kids

Julie New Zealand 24 Comments

Time to go hiking again!  This time we are in Wanaka, New Zealand, a gorgeous area with lakes framed by beautiful mountains.  It is autumn, a terrific time to be in New Zealand.  The trees are changing color, temperatures are cool but not too cold, and it is low season for tourists. Climbing up a mountainside for unbeatable views makes …