Bucket List Destinations

Top 10 Bucket List Destinations

There are so many life-changing places in the world to visit. Some are magical, some are ancient, and some are just downright gorgeous. All will have you wistfully dreaming about them before you arrive.

10 Countries We Would Travel to Again

Typically, we do not return to many places. There are just too many new places in the world to explore. But if we ever did go back, which countries make the list?

Fairytale Destinations: 15 Magical Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

There are spots on this planet that look like they are plucked right out of the pages of a children’s book. If you want to be whisked away to some of the most magical places on Earth, check out these fairytale destinations.

10 Cool Spots for Your Travel Wishlist

Here are ten cool travel spots that we think will make great destinations for your next vacation. Who knows, maybe one of these will become your favorite vacation spot this year.

10 Winter Vacation Ideas Perfect for the Holiday Season

It’s nice to spend the holiday season at home, visiting with family and enjoying the low-key end to the year. But what if you want to get away? Here are 10 vacation ideas for your winter holiday season.

Trending Destinations

10 Days in Europe: 10 Amazing Itineraries

With world-class cities, medieval towns, historical sites, the snowcapped Alps, gorgeous beaches, and some of the world’s most delicious food, you have the perfect ingredients for your next vacation. If you want to spend 10 days in Europe, we have ten amazing itineraries to share with you. 

40 Epic Things to do in Iceland

This small country is one of Europe’s best outdoor destinations. Go on an epic road trip, see the northern lights, walk on a glacier, visit more waterfalls than you can count, journey into the unique landscape of the Highlands, stand on volcano, relax in a hot spring, or hike some of the most scenic trails in the world

3 Month Southeast Asia Itinerary & Travel Planning Guide

Southeast Asia is the land of ancient temples, tropical beaches, metropolitan cities, mountain villages, and cultural experiences. This itinerary allows you to see the highlights of this part of the world and to immerse yourself in the local culture.

One Week in Europe: 25 Epic Itineraries

With one week in Europe, you have an infinite number of possibilities for coming up with your “perfect” itinerary. Here are 25 wonderful ways to spend one week in Europe.

Norway Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to do in Norway

Norway is the land of fjords, quaint fishing villages, Vikings, trolls, the northern lights, the midnight sun, scenic drives, and some of the best hikes in the world. If you are planning a visit to this amazing country, here are 20 of the best things to do in Norway.

14 Must-Have Experiences in Ireland

With stunning scenery, quaint towns, friendly people, historical sites, dramatic coastal cliffs, and emerald green landscapes, Ireland is an unforgettable travel destination. Here is our list of our favorite experiences in Ireland, a good starting point for having the best holiday here.

20 Amazing Things to do in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

The Jungfrau region is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations for tourists. This area is so quintessentially Swiss, an alpine wonderland with Swiss chalets, alpine meadows, cable cars, mountain villages, and rustic farms.

25 Amazing Things to do in Egypt

For many first-time visitors to Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, and the archaeological treasures in Luxor make the must-see list. But Egypt offers many more exciting experiences. Discover the best of Egypt in this post.

10 Days in the American Southwest: The Ultimate Road Trip

The American southwest is one of the USA’s best road trip destinations. There are the breathtaking vistas of the Grand Canyon, thrilling hiking trails in Zion National Park, and millions of hoodoos to photograph in Bryce Canyon. Explore these places, and more, on this incredible road trip.

20 Best Places to Visit in Italy

The food, the wine, the history, the art and architecture, the quaint, hillside towns in Tuscany, and the underrated Dolomites…there is something here for everyone. Here is a list of Italy’s best destinations, a good starting point for having the best holiday here.

Looking for Adventure?

50 Adventures to Have in Your Lifetime

Walk on the Great Wall of China, swim with sharks, chase the northern lights…what’s on your travel bucket list? We picked out 50 unforgettable adventures that we plan to have in our lifetime. We hope this list inspires you, as well.

20 Best Day Hikes in the World

Where can you go to find that perfect day hike? The hike that leaves you breathless as you climb the summit of the mountain. The hike with the awe-inspiring views. The hike that has you saying “Wow!” over and over again. Here is our list of the best day hikes in the world. 

8 Amazing Slot Canyons to Explore in the American Southwest

Fun to explore and extremely photogenic, slot canyons provide a unique hiking experience. We have assembled a short list of some of the best slot canyons in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

Get more ideas for your next big adventure on our Adventure page. And if you have kids, don't miss our Family Adventures page.

Where We’ve Been

Our Travels in 2020...Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

Despite COVID-19, we managed to travel quite a bit in 2020. We are extremely fortunate to live in the United States, where there are many outdoor places to explore. Visits to national parks, hiking, and road trips were the perfect way to get out and travel safely, in this year of social distancing.

Our Travels in 2019...Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

2019 was a year filled with adventures and exciting destinations. We visited some new places (Iceland, Egypt and Greece) and revisited some old favorites. Rather than writing a simple overview, we share our travels and let you know how you can have the same experiences.

Our Travels in 2018...Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

We visited some amazing places in 2018...Germany, Slovenia, France, Norway, and many more. In this post, learn how you can have the same experiences.

Our Travels in 2017...Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. We took advantage of summer vacation and holidays to get out and explore the world.

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2016

A recap of our travels in 2016.

One Year Around the World

A recap of our one year trip around the world.

Books, Movies & More

60 Travel Quotes to Feed Your Wanderlust

There’s something about travel quotes. They can be inspirational, thought provoking, or just entertaining to read. Here are some of our favorite travel quotes and favorite photographs from our travels.

My Life as a Travel Blogger...An Unexpected Journey

What started out as a little travel blog to keep friends and family up-to-date on our around the world trip has grown into something much bigger. This unexpected journey has been a life changing experience, not only for me, but also for Tim, Tyler, and Kara.

12 Great Travel Books to Inspire You to Travel More

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.

Best Travel Movies to Inspire the Wanderer in You

Movies have a way of bringing the world to our TV sets. They can be inspiring, they can be motivational, and they can make us want to go out and explore the world. Here are 15 of the best travel movies to inspire your wanderlust.

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

- Dalai Lama