Svalbard Travel Guide

Svalbard Travel Guide: Plan Your Perfect Visit

Julie Norway, Svalbard 2 Comments

Svalbard. An arctic playground where there are more polar bears than people. This is a land of glaciers, the northern lights, the midnight sun, and frozen tundra. Svalbard may seem barren, but it is filled with arctic wildlife like reindeer, walrus, and polar bears. If you like the idea of exploring the great outdoors, your options are almost endless, winter …

Svalbard Summer Packing List

Svalbard Packing List: What to Pack for the Summer Months

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One of the biggest questions we had while planning our trip to Svalbard was “what do we pack?” Svalbard is located so far north that it’s easy to assume that it will be ice-cold all year round. Good news! That’s not the case, at least not during the summer months. Even so, we packed an assortment of lightweight, warm clothes …

Hiorthfjellet Hike

Kayaking Adventfjord and Hiking Hiorthfjellet: A One Day Adventure in Svalbard

Julie Norway, Svalbard 2 Comments

Svalbard offers a wide range of adventure activites. Ride on a rib boat and search for walrus, kayak in front of an active glacier, or cruise out to an abandoned mining town. For a really cool one day adventure, how about kayaking across Adventfjord and then hiking to the summit of Hiorthfjellet, one of the tallest mountains in the area? …

Kayaking Svalbard

Glacier Kayaking in Svalbard, Norway

Julie Norway, Svalbard 6 Comments

Does the idea of kayaking in icy waters to get up close to a glacier sound like fun to you? If so, put the Icebreaker excursion with Better Moments on your list of things to do in Svalbard. We had a lot of awesome experiences in Svalbard, and this just may be the best one. When we read that we …

Krabi Thailand with kids

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments from Krabi, Thailand

Julie Thailand 8 Comments

Krabi, Thailand…paradise. We spent nine amazing, action-packed days here, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, snorkeling, playing on the beach, and island hopping. Without a doubt this is our family’s new favorite spot in the world. This is such a beautiful place with so much to do…we could stay here a lot longer and never get bored. I took well over a …

Positano, Our Favorite Town on the Amalfi Coast

Julie Italy

One of the “must do” activities while visiting southern Italy is to visit the Amalfi Coast.  This was something we were all looking forward to, a winding, white-knuckle ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. Positano, as would turn out, would be our favorite town on the Amalfi Coast. We toured the Amalfi Coast …

Weekend in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, the Perfect Destination for a Long Weekend Getaway

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Tim and I have never been “beach people.”  We would prefer a good hiking trail or a walk through a brand new city over a vacation at the beach.  That was until we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Tim and I spent a four day weekend here in 2009, on an Overachiever Trip for Tim meeting his sales numbers with …