San Marino Europe

San Marino: Europe’s Most Underrated Destination?

Julie San Marino 10 Comments

San Marino is a tiny, independent nation completely surrounded by Italy. It has a spectacular location, nestled in the mountains near the Adriatic Sea. The capital city, also called San Marino, is a maze of hilly, medieval streets, dotted with cafes and small shops. From the guard towers and the piazzas, the views over the surrounding countryside are gorgeous. San …

Mostar in April

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina: How to Plan the Perfect Visit

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina 4 Comments

The town of Mostar is one of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s most popular destinations. With cobblestoned streets, old stone buildings, and its beautiful bridge spanning the picturesque Neretva River, this town looks like it was plucked from the pages of a fairytale. This small town attracts thousands of visitors per year. Seeing Stari Most, the Old Bridge, is the highlight of …

Croatia in April

A Walk on the Dubrovnik Walls in 20 Amazing Photos

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We had big expectations for Dubrovnik. This is a city that has been on our travel wish list for years. Why? Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city, with orange-tiled roofs and a stunning location on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Fortresses, ancient medieval towers, and churches dot its skyline. Dubrovnik is a beautiful coastal city with a splash …

Giant's Causeway Guide

The Jaw-Dropping Giant’s Causeway

Julie Ireland, Northern Ireland 2 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular. It is so unique in its appearance that it is hard to believe it is real. A stretch of coastline with perfectly formed hexagonal columns, all massed together at the water’s edge…it’s an amazing sight to see. It is worth coming to Northern Ireland just to visit Giant’s Causeway. It’s that impressive. What Is the …

Star Wars Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael: One of Ireland’s Most Unique Destinations

Julie Ireland 6 Comments

Skellig Michael is a rugged, remote island located just off the western coast of Ireland. Those who travel here rave about it. And now, with the lure of seeing where Star Wars: A Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are filmed, visitors are arriving by the hundreds to this island. I have to admit, when we watched Star Wars: A Force …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 10 Comments

Zhangjiajie, China…a place you may never have heard of but have seen if you watched the movie “Avatar.”  When we learned that there was a place on earth that served as the inspiration for one of its most scenic landscapes, we put it at the top of our list. Zhangjiajie…the Inspiration for the landscape in “Avatar” This place is Zhangjiajie, …

Three Days on Ha Long Bay with Galaxy Cruise Lines

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The grand finale of our tour of Vietnam was a three day cruise on Ha Long Bay with Galaxy Cruise Lines. Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s most famous sights…thousands of small limestone mountains filling the bay, not far from the South China Sea. This is a popular tourist sight and another UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting thousands of …

Wishing We Had More Time in Hoi An

Julie Vietnam 17 Comments

I had read that Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s best destinations, but I had no idea how much we all would love it here. There is something in Hoi An for everyone…a quaint, old town perfect for strolling, shopping, and dining, awesome beaches for the kids, and a perfect mix of countryside and villages to be explored by motorbike. …

Earth Trekkers Cambodia

Temple Overload in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Julie Cambodia 10 Comments

People from around the world travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to tour Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument.  We were no different. We had a week to explore Siem Reap and all it had to offer. This post was updated January 2017. Before traveling here, we were familiar with Angkor Wat, but we did not know much about the …

Sukhothai Thailand

Visiting Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, Ancient Cities of Siam

Julie Thailand 5 Comments

As we traveled north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai we paid a visit to two of Thailand’s most popular historical sites, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai.  Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are important places in Thai history.  Tyler and Kara honestly weren’t thrilled about touring more ruins and temples, but here they got to explore by bicycle, one of our …