Cost to Visit Svalbard

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

Julie Norway, Svalbard 12 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 10 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 …

Pack for Svalbard

Svalbard Packing List: What to Pack for the Summer Months

Julie Norway, Svalbard 4 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 Train Travel

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

Julie The Netherlands 21 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 …

Renting a Car in Europe

12 Things You Should Know about Renting a Car in Europe

Julie Travel Advice 110 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 18 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 …

How to Get to Amalfi Coast

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

Julie Italy 125 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 49 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 …

Muir Trail

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

Julie United States 25 Comments

Hiking to the top of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall 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, …

Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon

Should You Visit Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon?

Julie United States 75 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 …

Plan an Around the World Itinerary

How to Design an Around the World Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, RTW 17 Comments

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?

Julie RTW 2 Comments

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 …

Monument Valley

Capturing the Action: How to Take Great Photos When Traveling

Julie Travel Advice 21 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 10 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 …

Best Travel Books

30 Amazing 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 …

Loch Ness

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle…Are They Worth Visiting?

Julie Scotland 24 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 …

Driving to the Isle of Skye

Driving to the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh or Glasgow

Julie Scotland 70 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 …