3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route France

3 Days on the Alsace Wine Route

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The Alsace wine route, located in eastern France, is a wonderful blend of fairytale towns and picturesque vineyards. 3 days on the Alsace wine route gives you enough time to visit a handful of these charming towns and to explore the countryside. About the Alsace Wine Route The Alsace wine route stretches 170 km, starting near Strasbourg in the north …

10 Days in Norway Road Trip

10 Days in Norway: The Fjords and the Lofoten Islands

Julie Itinerary, Norway 5 Comments

10 days in Norway…the options are endless for the best way to explore this gorgeous country. We have been to Norway twice and after each trip we wrote a 10-day Norway itinerary. One itinerary only covers the fjord region, from Stavanger to Ålesund, with epic hikes, fjord cruises, kayaking, and more. Our second itinerary covers northern Norway, starting in Tromsø …

Bryce Canyon in May

Utah’s Mighty 5: Travel Guide and Road Trip Itinerary

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Stretching across southern and central Utah are five stunning National Parks. Called the Mighty 5, these parks contain some of the most thrilling hiking trails and iconic landscapes in the United States. Stand atop Angels Landing in Zion. Gaze across a wonderland of hoodoos at Bryce Canyon. Explore the Waterpocket Fold at Capitol Reef. Watch the sunrise at Mesa Arch …

Mangart Saddle

Driving to the Mangart Saddle in Slovenia

Julie Slovenia 2 Comments

The Mangart Saddle, also called the Mangart Pass or Mangartsko sedlo, is the highest lying road in Slovenia. It’s a winding, white-knuckle drive through the mountainous region of northwest Slovenia. If you have nerves of steel and want to add a cool mini road trip onto your tour of Slovenia, this is a great option. Our Experience We drove the …

10 Days in Slovenia

10 Days in Slovenia: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Slovenia 4 Comments

10 days in Slovenia is the perfect amount of time to visit the highlights of this amazing country. Tour lovely Ljubljana, spend several days exploring Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, journey into the Julian Alps, go on a scenic road trip, and end with several days on the Adriatic Sea on this Slovenia itinerary. Why You’ll Love This Trip This …

Slovenia Road Trip

Slovenia Road Trip: Vršič Pass, Soca Valley & Tolmin Gorge

Julie Italy, Slovenia 2 Comments

On this road trip through northwestern Slovenia, drive the Vršič Pass, visit the Soca Valley and the town of Bovec, explore the Tolmin Gorge, and even go on white-knuckle drive to Mangart, the highest road in Slovenia. If you like scenic drives and want to see a beautiful part of the country, this Slovenia road trip is a wonderful day …

Florida Keys Road Trip

Florida Keys Road Trip: 13 Awesome Things To Do Between Key Largo and Key West

Julie United States 16 Comments

The Florida Keys is one of the best spots in the US to go on a road trip. In just 100 miles, hop from key to key, go snorkeling, dine at seafood restaurants, try Key Lime Pie, go shopping, and enjoy endless views of brilliant aquamarine water. It’s a gorgeous drive with lots to do. Quick Facts about the Florida …

American Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

10 Days in the American Southwest: The Ultimate Road Trip

Julie United States 47 Comments

The American southwest is one of the USA’s best road trip destinations. It’s unbelievable how much there is to see and do here. There are the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon, thrilling hiking trails in Zion National Park, and millions of hoodoos to photograph in Bryce Canyon. Are you getting excited yet? The list keeps going, with the sweeping …

Rakotzbrucke

Not Your Ordinary Berlin Day Trip: Rakotzbrücke, Gorlitz, and Bastei Bridge

Julie Germany, Poland 4 Comments

If you are visiting Berlin, there are numerous day trips you can take. Leipzig, Potsdam, and Dresden are all within driving distance. However, if you want to go off-the-beaten-path and see several very scenic places, you’ll love this Berlin day trip. In one day, you can visit the photogenic Rakotzbrücke, walk across the fairytale Bastei Bridge, visit pretty little Gorlitz, …

Gorlitz in Photos

17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Gorlitz, Germany

Julie Germany, Poland 7 Comments

Germany is a country that appears on many travelers’ bucket lists. And why not? It has fairytale castles, beautiful Bavaria, Oktoberfest, and awesome cities. But have you ever heard of Gorlitz? We hadn’t. At least not until we planned a trip to Berlin. I “discovered” Gorlitz when I was searching for unique day trip ideas from Berlin. Colorful photos of …

Boston Day Trip

Plymouth, Lexington & Concord: A Day Trip from Boston

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There is a lot to see and do in Boston, but if you can pull yourself away for a day, there are several nearby towns that are perfect for a day trip. Plymouth, just a short drive from Boston, is where the pilgrims first made landfall in Massachusetts, establishing one of the oldest settlements in the United States. Follow Paul …

Grand Staircase Road

What’s It Like to Drive Cottonwood Canyon Road?

Julie United States 7 Comments

Cottonwood Canyon Road is a scenic, unpaved road that travels through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It connects the town of Cannonville with Highway 89, just west of Big Water. Tim and I drove this road during our road trip through Arizona and Utah. Since we were traveling from Page, Arizona up to Escalante, Utah, Cottonwood Canyon Road was the perfect shortcut …

Balkan Peninsula Itinerary

11 Day Balkan Peninsula Itinerary: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 23 Comments

This Balkan Peninsula itinerary is perfect for those who want to explore this gorgeous corner of Europe. Tour three countries, visit coastal, medieval towns, cruise the Adriatic Sea, lounge on some of Europe’s most unique beaches, dine on fresh seafood, and climb the highest mountain in the Adriatic Sea, if you desire. Croatia is a joy to explore, Montenegro is …

The Ultimate Guide to Monument Valley for First Time Visitors

Julie United States 33 Comments

With sandstone buttes, colossal mesas, and panoramic vistas, Monument Valley is one of the USA’s iconic landscapes. Sure, it’s possible to drive right through the Valley, visiting the main sites in just two or three hours, but if you really want to explore it, consider spending at least one day here. We were surprised at how much there is to …

Valley of the Gods

Valley of the Gods: Off-the-Beaten-Path in Utah

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If you are visiting the American southwest and are looking for scenic, off-the-beaten-path drive, consider Valley of the Gods. Located near Monument Valley, this area is filled with buttes and mesas and tall rock formations. It doesn’t quite pack the “wow” punch like Monument Valley, but the Valley of the Gods is still a worthwhile visit. Entrance to the Valley of …

Earth Trekkers Montenegro

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

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro 32 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 …

Road Trip Ireland Itinerary

10 Day Ireland Itinerary: The Ultimate Irish Road Trip

Julie Ireland, Itinerary 57 Comments

Ireland is a popular destination on many travelers’ wish lists, for a good reason. This country is a joy to explore, with stunning landscapes, friendly and welcoming people, and ancient historical sites. Don’t let it’s small size fool you…there is a lot to see and do here. On this 10 day Ireland itinerary, tour the highlights of this country. This …

Ring of Kerry Drive

Driving the Ring of Kerry, Ireland

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The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most popular drives. In one day, you can drive through miles of green, rolling hills, explore colorful, Irish towns, and see a fantastic stretch of Ireland’s rugged coastline. It is a beautiful scenic drive and it’s no wonder that it makes it onto so many traveler’s wishlists. We were not so lucky. When you …

Scotland Itinerary

10 Day Scotland Itinerary: Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye

Julie Itinerary, Scotland 36 Comments

On a map, Scotland may look small. But don’t let that fool you…there is a lot to see and do here. From visiting castles to sipping whisky to bagging some Munros to exploring the mystical Isle of Skye…there is enough to keep you busy for weeks. In this Scotland itinerary, you will be able to see the very best of …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Guide

Kentucky Bourbon Trail: The Ultimate Guide

Julie United States 9 Comments

Bourbon is booming right now and so is tourism in Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a collection of ten bourbon distilleries, is drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Touring the distilleries, learning about the origins of bourbon, and tasting lots and lots of bourbon whiskey is an excellent way to spend a long weekend. But there is more …