Netherlands Trains

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

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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 8 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 6 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 7 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 2 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 …

Nara Japan

Tips to Help You Maximize Your Time while Traveling

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With limited vacation time, it is tempting to pack in as much sightseeing as possible into your holiday. So, how do you maximize your time? Some of these tips require some advance research, such as planning out ahead of time what sights you want to see, their hours of operation, and their locations. By doing a little work up front …

Hiking Yosemite

Mist Trail vs. John Muir Trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls

Julie United States 4 Comments

Hiking to the top of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls is one of Yosemite’s most popular activities. You have several options to get there and the route you choose will have a big impact on what kind of experience you will have. Two trails wind their way up to these waterfalls, the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail. So, …

Antelope Canyon in May

Should You Visit Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon?

Julie United States 31 Comments

With its glowing, red canyon walls and beams of light shining through the dusty air, Antelope Canyon is a breathtaking destination. Two different slot canyons make up Antelope Canyon and both offer very different experiences. If you can only visit one, how do you decide which one? Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon? Antelope Canyon is located in Page, Arizona. Both …

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 …

RTW Plane Ticket

RTW Ticket vs. One Way Tickets, Which One is Better?

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If you are planning to travel around the world, you have two options for booking your flights: a RTW ticket or a series of one-way tickets. Both options have pros and cons, with the main factors being cost and flexibility. If you will be traveling around the world, don’t automatically assume that you need to book a RTW ticket. There …

How much does it cost to travel around the world

How much does it cost to travel around the world?

Julie Travel Advice 14 Comments

One of the most popular questions we get asked is how much does it cost to travel around the world. This was our biggest question too, before we decided to take a big trip like this. It costs a lot less than you probably think. Traveling long term, several months or longer, costs a lot less per day than what …

Travel Photography tips

Capturing the Action: How to Take Great Photos When Traveling

Julie Travel Advice 8 Comments

Traveling and photography go hand in hand. When you are in a new place and experiencing new things, it’s only normal that you would want to get that perfect photo, something to remember the moment by. I love photography. When I travel, one of the things I look forward to most is having a memory card full of beautiful images …

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 …

Traveling in 2017

5 Things to Know about Traveling in 2017 if you are a US Citizen

Julie Travel Advice, United States 5 Comments

Every year, the nature of travel changes. The world economy, terrorism, politics, and social media all impact the world and how people travel. This year will not be any different, so here are some things you need to know about traveling in 2017. While most of this advice pertains to people in the US, some of this information may also …

Unique Travel Gifts

5 Unique Travel Gifts Under $35

Julie Travel Gear 2 Comments

Looking for the perfect gift for the traveler you know? Here are five unique travel gifts, all under $35. Feed their wanderlust, make plane flights more enjoyable, or give them awesome travel gear they never knew they needed. 5 Unique Travel Gifts Under $35 Scratch Off Travel Map We are a huge fan of these!! Tyler and Kara both have them hanging in …

Travel books

12 Great Travel Books to Feed Your Wanderlust

Julie Travel Gear 13 Comments

Reading goes hand in hand with traveling. Books open you up to new places, new experiences, and new adventures, all from the comfort of your own home. They broaden your horizons and sometimes inspire you to travel to new places. Here is a list of our favorite travel books of all time. If any of these books inspire you, click …

Is Loch Ness worth it

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle…Are They Worth Visiting?

Julie Scotland 8 Comments

Without a doubt, Loch Ness is Scotland’s most famous loch. Legend has it that this lake is home to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. People travel all over the world to visit this famous loch, hoping to get a chance to spot the elusive underwater monster. But does that make Loch Ness worth visiting? Our answer is “it depends.” The …

Eilean Donan Scotland

Driving to the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Julie Scotland 37 Comments

The Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. It may seem like a long drive to get there, but by adding in scenic pitstops along the way, you can turn the journey into a sightseeing adventure. In fact, the journey through Scotland is almost as good as the destination! Keep reading to learn how to make the most out of driving …

Climbing Arthur's Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 14 Comments

Arthur’s Seat…a jagged, grassy prominence rising up from the urban sprawl of Edinburgh, offers one of the best views of the city. It’s a short, slightly strenuous hike to the highest point, but absolutely worth it to look out over Edinburgh from this vantage point. What is Arthur’s Seat? Arthur’s Seat is located in Holyrood Park, at the end of …