Iceland Travel Tips

Iceland Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Iceland

Julie Iceland 2 Comments

Planning a trip to Iceland can be very exciting. Whether you plan to be here for just a few days on a long layover or spend an extended amount of time exploring the island, there are some things you should know before you go to Iceland. Here are our Iceland travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience …

Greece Travel Tips

Greece Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Greece

Julie Greece 3 Comments

Planning a trip to Greece can be very exciting. This country offers a wonderful mix of ancient, historical sites, breathtaking scenery, and of course, those amazing Greek islands. While you are in the planning phase, there are some things you should know before you go. Here are our Greece travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience in …

How to Visit the Parthenon

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens

Julie Greece 6 Comments

The Acropolis is the centerpiece of Athens. Rising up from the city center is a rocky, fortified, limestone plateau, topped with the Parthenon and several other ancient monuments. For most visitors to Athens, a visit to the Acropolis tops the list of things to do, making this a very popular place to visit. If you want to know how to …

Where to Stay in Barcelona Spain

Where to Stay in Barcelona: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

Julie Spain 6 Comments

If you are trying to decide where to stay in Barcelona, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. Barcelona is a large city with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this article, get …

Helicopter Tour Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour: Everything You Need to Know

Tim Rivenbark United States 4 Comments

A Grand Canyon helicopter tour can be a thrilling way to experience the awe-inspiring views and stunning beauty that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Soar across the Grand Canyon like an eagle and be amazed by the sheer size and grandeur of the canyon. Helicopter tours depart from Las Vegas, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and from …

Gateway Arch National Park

How to Visit Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis

Julie United States 8 Comments

Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a famous American icon. Since its completion in the 1960’s, the Arch has been attracting thousands of visitors every year. Gateway Arch is one of the newest additions to the long list of national parks, achieving official national park status on February 22, 2018 (Indiana Dunes is now the newest National Park, …

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Is the Grand Canyon Skywalk Worth It?

Julie United States 24 Comments

Located on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk is an easily accessible viewpoint from Las Vegas. It looks and sounds thrilling…a glass walkway perched high above the canyon floor, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. But is the Grand Canyon Skywalk worth it? What to Expect at Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk How Much Does …

How to Plan a Europe Itinerary

7 Things to Know When Planning Your First Trip to Europe

Julie Itinerary, Travel Advice 64 Comments

If you are planning your first trip to Europe, it can be an overwhelming experience. Where should you go? How much will it cost? How many places can you visit? Does this sound familiar? We get emails every day from people who want advice planning their first trip to Europe. And we see the same questions over and over again. …

Manhattan Hotels

Where to Stay in New York City – Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

Julie United States 2 Comments

If you are trying to decide where to stay in New York City, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. New York City is massive with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this …

Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which One Should You Choose?

Julie United States 4 Comments

Hiking the Zion Narrows is a very unique experience. For miles you hike through an endless slot canyon with the North Fork of the Virgin River as your hiking trail. There are two ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike it from the bottom-up, an out and back journey that takes you through some of the most scenic …

Nordenskioldbreen

Svalbard Budget Guide: How Much Does it Cost to Visit Svalbard?

Julie Norway, Svalbard 9 Comments

Do you have big dreams of visiting Svalbard? Then you probably also have the question how much does it cost to visit Svalbard? The short answer: it can be very expensive. We spent four days in Svalbard at the end of June 2018. Here is our Svalbard budget, with a full cost breakdown of flights, activities, food, and accommodations. Why …

How to Visit Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle: Plan the Perfect Day Trip from Gdansk

Julie Poland 4 Comments

Malbork Castle is Poland’s most famous castle. It’s also the largest castle in the world, classified by surface area. Located just a short distance from Gdansk and easily accessible by train, Malbork Castle is one of the best day trips to take from Gdansk. In this article, get a brief history of the castle, learn how to get here, and …

Svalbard Summer Packing List

Svalbard Packing List: What to Pack for the Summer Months

Julie Norway, Svalbard 2 Comments

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 …

Netherlands Trains

Netherlands Train Travel: How to Book Your Tickets and Use the Trains

Julie The Netherlands 3 Comments

One of the best ways to get around the Netherlands is by train. Trains are cheap, fast, and a very convenient way to travel. Plus, they make day trips from Amsterdam a piece of cake. In this post, learn all about Netherlands train travel, how to book your tickets online, and useful tips for using the trains and storing your …

Rent a Car in Europe

10 Things You Should Know about Renting a Car in Europe

Julie Travel Advice 71 Comments

Having a car provides a lot of freedom and convenience when traveling through Europe. You can travel at your own pace, stop frequently to take in the view, and get to some places that are difficult to reach with public transportation. However, there are some things to know about renting a car in Europe. Knowing these differences in advance can …

Easter in Paris

Easter in Paris: How to Have the Best Experience

Julie France 12 Comments

Easter in Paris…sounds nice, doesn’t it? Spring flowers, warm temperatures, enjoying the view from the Eiffel Tower. Sure, that sounds nice, but it’s not always the reality. You could get cold weather, rain showers, and long queues to get into the most popular tourist destinations. I would love to tell you that Easter in Paris is a glorious experience, but …

Amalfi Coast Travel

How to Travel from Rome to Sorrento, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

Julie Italy 92 Comments

How to travel from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast can be a little confusing. You can’t simply hop on a train in Rome and ride it all of the way to Sorrento or Positano. In this post, we explain your different options for getting around this region. Rome to Naples By Train Whether your final destination is Sorrento, …

Pompeii

How to Visit Pompeii when Traveling Between Rome and Sorrento

Julie Italy 39 Comments

A visit to Pompeii is one of Italy’s most fascinating history lessons. Pompeii can be visited as a day trip from Rome, Sorrento, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. For those in transit between any of these cities, Pompeii makes a nice, quick side trip. Here’s how to do it. Traveling from Rome to Pompeii to Sorrento If you are traveling …