Arthurs Seat

Arthur’s Seat: Climb an Extinct Volcano in Edinburgh

Julie Scotland 32 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 …

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle: Important Things to Know Before You Go

Julie Scotland 29 Comments

Rising up from the center of Edinburgh is the famous Edinburgh Castle. Wherever you go in Edinburgh, there it is, the castle, proudly towering over the rest of the city. With its prominence and history, visitors arrive by the hundreds every day to tour its sites. Did you know that Edinburgh Castle is the most visited tourist attraction in Scotland? Since …

Cinque Terre on a Budget

The Cinque Terre for Budget Travelers

Julie Italy 30 Comments

The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most scenic spots. It is here that five colorful, gorgeous towns precariously sit on the hills that tumble into the Mediterranean Sea. The popularity of the Cinque Terre has exploded in recent years, with photos of Riomaggiore and Vernazza plastering the internet. The Cinque Terre is one of our favorite spots in Italy. In fact, …

Travel Tips

101 Travel Tips After Traveling Around the World

Julie RTW, Travel Advice 84 Comments

Looking for great travel tips and advice? We spent 13 months traveling around the world, visiting 35 countries. In total, we have traveled to 67 countries across six continents. We have learned a lot and want to share our knowledge with you. Here are Our Best Travel Tips after Traveling around the World 1.  Go somewhere new every year. 2. …

Cape of Good Hope

How to Visit the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa

Julie South Africa 11 Comments

The Cape of Good Hope is a popular excursion for visitors staying in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a beautiful spot, with unpredictable weather, baboons that will boldly try to raid your car, and adorable penguins playing in the ocean. If you are traveling to Cape Town, don’t miss this amazing place!  What is the Cape of Good Hope? …

Peanut Allergy

How to Travel with a Peanut Allergy and See the World

Julie Travel Advice 187 Comments

Do you want to travel more but have a peanut allergy that is holding you back? Stepping foot into a foreign country, a place where peanuts are served and you don’t speak the language, can be a terrifying experience. In 2014 and 2015, we traveled around the world with our peanut allergic son and want share our experiences with you. …

Pisa Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa: Things to Do & How to Plan Your Day Trip

Julie Italy 28 Comments

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, overrated tourist attraction or worthwhile destination? Regardless if you think Pisa is overrated or worthwhile, it still can be a lot of fun doing silly poses in front of this crooked icon of Italy. What’s even better is that a day trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa can be quick and easy to do. …

China Travel Tips

China Travel Tips: Things To Know Before Traveling to China

Julie China, Travel Advice 48 Comments

Traveling through China can be a very rewarding experience but it does come with its share of challenges. With the right expectations and a little preparation (such as reading our China travel tips), a visit to China can be an amazing experience. Many people travel here on a tour, eliminating the challenges of arranging itineraries, transportation, hotels, and meals. As …