Krakow Poland

Best Things to do in Krakow, Poland

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Krakow, Poland…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. It’s a lot like Prague, only with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring …

Auschwitz Birkenau Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau: How to Have the Best Experience

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Auschwitz-Birkenau, also simply called Auschwitz concentration camp, is the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland near Krakow, this museum attracts over 2 million visitors per year. A visit here is somber, emotional, and thought provoking, and it is a must-do on a visit to Poland. There are numerous options for getting to and touring …

San Marino Europe

San Marino: Europe’s Most Underrated Destination?

Julie Italy, 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 6 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 …

Overlooking Split Croatia

Top Ten Things to do in Split, Croatia

Julie Croatia 9 Comments

Split, the second largest city in Croatia, is a mix of modern life and ancient history. With ruins dating back to the Roman Empire, a bustling waterfront, and fresh seafood served daily at many of the restaurants in town, Split is well worth a visit on a tour through Croatia. How much time do you need? One day is just …

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 4 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

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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 …

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip

Day Trip to Masada and the Dead Sea

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Visiting Masada and the Dead Sea together makes the perfect day trip from Jerusalem or other locations in Israel. They are located right next to each other, so visiting them on the same day is easy and convenient. Getting to Masada and the Dead Sea Israel is a small country, not much bigger than New Jersey. The roads are in excellent …

Western Wall Jerusalem

30 Things To Do in Jerusalem, Israel

Julie Israel 4 Comments

Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities in the world. This is where Jews built their sacred Temple, Mohammed rose to heaven, and Jesus was crucified. Laden with history, a joy to wander through, Jerusalem is one of the world’s greatest cities. There is a lot to do here. When I came up with our list, I was surprised to …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 12 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. Before traveling here, we were familiar with Angkor Wat, but we did not know much about the surrounding temples, of which there are …

Sukhothai Thailand

Visiting Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, Ancient Cities of Siam

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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 …

Ephesus

7 Experiences to Have in Selcuk, Turkey

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When you visit Selcuk, Turkey, there is more to see than the ancient city of Ephesus. You can also tour a mosque, visit an Ancient Wonder of the World, and see where the Virgin Mary lived after the death of Jesus. Here are our recommendations of things to do in and around Ephesus. The Ancient City of Ephesus Without a doubt, …