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Want to travel, but have no idea where to start? You’ve landed on a page for any and all travel inspiration! This page here contains all posts from the past to the present. You’ll find hundreds of ideas of places to see and tips on traveling here. Get lost in these posts to fuel the wanderlust inside of you!


 
  • 10 Things to do on Hvar | Hvar Travel Guide

    10 Things to do on Hvar | Hvar Travel Guide

    Hvar is a small island off the coast of Croatia. With fairly easy access to and from the island, many travelers choose to visit Hvar. While you can make a day trip to Hvar, there are so many things to do on Hvar that you may just want to stay longer.  Take these ten things Read more about 10 Things to do on Hvar | Hvar Travel Guide[…]Read More »
  • How to Get to Hvar | An Island in Croatia

    How to Get to Hvar | An Island in Croatia

    If you didn’t know, Hvar is actually an island off the coast of Croatia. And… Hvar Town, the main town on Hvar – most likely where you’re looking to head… is NOT where the ferry drops you off.. So how will you get to Hvar, and even further.. How to get to Hvar (the town)?? Read more about How to Get to Hvar | An Island in Croatia[…]Read More »
  • The Best Place We’ve Ever Stayed | Hotel Skalinada on Hvar, Croatia

    The Best Place We’ve Ever Stayed | Hotel Skalinada on Hvar, Croatia

    To be honest, reviewing Hotel Skalinada is our hardest review to date.  Not because Hotel Skalinada wasn’t good or didn’t meet our needs. It’s because finding words to review this place is nearly impossible. Just thinking about our experience at Hotel Skalinada brings tears to my eyes. Hands down, without a shadow of a doubt, Read more about The Best Place We’ve Ever Stayed | Hotel Skalinada on Hvar, Croatia[…]Read More »
  • Five Things to Do in Zadar | Your Zadar Travel Guide

    Five Things to Do in Zadar | Your Zadar Travel Guide

    Zadar is a city almost directly in the middle of the Dalmatian Coastline of Croatia. It’s well known for the party scene, however, there’s much more that Zadar offers. We’re sharing things to do in Zadar all relatively close to the center, along with day trips to make from Zadar and where we recommend staying. Read more about Five Things to Do in Zadar | Your Zadar Travel Guide[…]Read More »
  • 12 Things to Know About Renting a Car in Croatia

    12 Things to Know About Renting a Car in Croatia

    Croatia is best seen and explored when you have your own transportation. Luckily, renting a car in Croatia is cheaper than most other countries, and is a super easy process. But like all rental car experiences, there are a few things to know before renting a car in Croatia.   1. Location Matters Before you Read more about 12 Things to Know About Renting a Car in Croatia[…]Read More »
  • Sea Kayaking in Croatia | The Adriatic Sea with &Adventure

    Sea Kayaking in Croatia | The Adriatic Sea with &Adventure

    When people talk about Croatia, they talk about three major things. Plitvice Lakes National Park, the party scene in most of the bigger cities, and sea kayaking in the Adriatic Sea. Sea kayaking in Croatia is a major adventure traveler must do, and kayaking in Hvar has got to be the best place to sea Read more about Sea Kayaking in Croatia | The Adriatic Sea with &Adventure[…]Read More »
  • Villa Diana | A Cozy, Modern Apartment Stay in Zadar, Croatia

    Villa Diana | A Cozy, Modern Apartment Stay in Zadar, Croatia

    The best way to save money while traveling is by making your own food. So when searching for accommodation, it’s nice to look for a place that includes a kitchenette to cook your own meals. Villa Diana in Zadar offers a kitchenette and more. Staying in Zadar at Villa Diana will give you a modern Read more about Villa Diana | A Cozy, Modern Apartment Stay in Zadar, Croatia[…]Read More »
  • Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?!

    Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?!

    So, I (Heather) am back in the United States. Yes, not we… just me, myself, and I. This is a first. A Big First. And I’m still not sure how I feel about it.   If you followed along with our Instagram posts, you know Jay and I just had the trip of a lifetime. Read more about Wait, What?! Heather’s in the States?!?![…]Read More »
  • 10 Things to do in Croatia | Your Croatia Guide

    10 Things to do in Croatia | Your Croatia Guide

    Croatia is a country with gorgeous mountains, breath-taking waterfalls, and crystal clear seas. While visiting Croatia there are a few things you shouldn’t miss. Take these 10 things to do in Croatia and plan the trip of a lifetime! Just be forewarned—you may never want to leave!   It’s pretty easy to see why we Read more about 10 Things to do in Croatia | Your Croatia Guide[…]Read More »
  • A Relaxing and Romantic Stay in Zadar | The Art Villa Ines

    A Relaxing and Romantic Stay in Zadar | The Art Villa Ines

    When searching for a place to stay in Zadar, we scoured every different booking site, read review after review of the best areas to stay in Zadar, and spent hours trying to find a place that’s outside of the touristy scene Zadar typically offers. When we came across the Art Villa Ines, we knew we Read more about A Relaxing and Romantic Stay in Zadar | The Art Villa Ines[…]Read More »
  • Driving Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park | A Croatia Roadtrip Itinerary

    Driving Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park | A Croatia Roadtrip Itinerary

    While driving Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park in a day isn’t the most ideal, it’s still an obtainable goal. And hey, even if Dubrovnik is five hours away from Plitvice Lakes, that still closer to the lakes than your hometown, so get on it! Yes, you read that right. Driving Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes Read more about Driving Dubrovnik to Plitvice Lakes National Park | A Croatia Roadtrip Itinerary[…]Read More »
  • 9 Things to do in Dubrovnik | Your Dubrovnik Travel Guide

    9 Things to do in Dubrovnik | Your Dubrovnik Travel Guide

    After booking flights to Croatia, we were pumped to be spending ten days in the beautiful country. To be honest, we weren’t planning on spending any of those ten days in Dubrovnik, but one thing led to another, and we stayed two days in the hillside of the city. The view was just too good Read more about 9 Things to do in Dubrovnik | Your Dubrovnik Travel Guide[…]Read More »
  • Where to Stay in Dubrovnik | Old Town Dubrovnik vs. Hillside Dubrovnik

    Where to Stay in Dubrovnik | Old Town Dubrovnik vs. Hillside Dubrovnik

    There’s no doubt that Dubrovnik offers a great, warm weather vacation. But has Dubrovnik become too overcrowded and touristy? In our opinion, yes. It’s super touristy, but we try to find ways to escape the tourism wherever we travel, and the location of where you’re staying in Dubrovnik can make or break your time in Read more about Where to Stay in Dubrovnik | Old Town Dubrovnik vs. Hillside Dubrovnik[…]Read More »
  • One-Day Dubrovnik Itinerary | Your Travel Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia

    One-Day Dubrovnik Itinerary | Your Travel Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Not going to lie here, when we booked our flights to Croatia, we weren’t planning on spending any time in Dubrovnik. From everything we read, it was a bit too touristy for us. But after falling in love with the views from our villa on the hill, we ended up spending two nights, and one Read more about One-Day Dubrovnik Itinerary | Your Travel Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia[…]Read More »
  • Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen

    Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen

    When planning a holiday in Scotland, it’s a complete shame if it’s surrounded solely around cities.  However, we understand that sometimes the city is where we (you) have to be, and in those cases, we always look for something connected to nature. The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa was just that. The Marcliffe offers a lovely Read more about Marcliffe Hotel and Spa | The Most Desirable Stay in Aberdeen[…]Read More »
  • Breaking Expectations Society Puts on Birthdays

    Breaking Expectations Society Puts on Birthdays

      Societal birthday expectations made me think this year, my birthday should have been on April 16th, or even on April 14th… but certainly not on April 15th.     April 15th – the day my birthday comes on every year, because well, it’s my birthday – should not have been my birthday. It wasn’t Read more about Breaking Expectations Society Puts on Birthdays[…]Read More »
  • Why We Travel || Our Idea of the Life We’re Called to Live

    Why We Travel || Our Idea of the Life We’re Called to Live

      Wondering why we travel? Sometimes we wonder too! And while it’s not easy to answer that question, we’re hoping this explains a bit more of why we travel and live the life we do.   Lately, it seems like around every corner tragedy strikes. There is so much bad in the world, but here’s Read more about Why We Travel || Our Idea of the Life We’re Called to Live[…]Read More »
  • Gear Review : The MPowerd Luci Solar Light

    Gear Review : The MPowerd Luci Solar Light

      What better way to enjoy light than having a light powered by the sun?! The MPowerd Luci solar light produces hours of light after a relatively short charge. It’s free energy in a compact, lightweight, waterproof product!     We had never even heard about the Luci solar light until we were doing our Read more about Gear Review : The MPowerd Luci Solar Light[…]Read More »
  • What You Need to do Before Traveling Abroad

    What You Need to do Before Traveling Abroad

      Planning a trip outside your home country is an extremely exciting time. However, with that excitement comes a bit of stress. Before traveling abroad to relax on a beach or backpack through a foreign country, you’ll need to do a few things. Take care of these nine things and enjoy your vacation with a Read more about What You Need to do Before Traveling Abroad[…]Read More »
  • Practical Information for Renting a Car in Iceland

    Practical Information for Renting a Car in Iceland

      The best way to reach all the beauty that Iceland offers is by renting a car. You simply cannot get to all the less touristy spots, or hidden gems of Iceland without your own transportation.  However, there’s lots to consider when renting a car in Iceland. We’re sharing ten things you need to know Read more about Practical Information for Renting a Car in Iceland[…]Read More »
  • 11 Things Not to Do While Traveling || What to Avoid on Your Next Adventure

    11 Things Not to Do While Traveling || What to Avoid on Your Next Adventure

      Everyone talks about things to do while traveling, but what about the things not to do while traveling? With plenty of ideas on what you should do, we’re sharing things you shouldn’t do on your next adventure. Learn from our mistakes, and don’t do these things abroad!     1. Don’t take taxis. Taxis Read more about 11 Things Not to Do While Traveling || What to Avoid on Your Next Adventure[…]Read More »
  • How to Survive Madrid | Visit Madrid Like a Local

    How to Survive Madrid | Visit Madrid Like a Local

      When visiting a big city like Madrid, everyone needs some tips on how to survive it. Yes, of course you want to avoid being pickpocketed, but there are more tips for how to survive Madrid than that! Be in the know about where to go, what time to avoid the touristy crowds, and how Read more about How to Survive Madrid | Visit Madrid Like a Local[…]Read More »
  • 8 Things You Can’t Travel Without | Travel Essentials for Your Trip Abroad

    8 Things You Can’t Travel Without | Travel Essentials for Your Trip Abroad

      When planning a trip abroad, or in your home country, there are certain things you can’t travel without. Each time we travel somewhere new, we always have a bag with the following gear inside! Some of these may seem silly, but trust us, you’ll be thanking us for each of the items on our Read more about 8 Things You Can’t Travel Without | Travel Essentials for Your Trip Abroad[…]Read More »
  • Bigger, Better Plans | When Things Don’t Go as You Think They Will

    Bigger, Better Plans | When Things Don’t Go as You Think They Will

        There is no doubt in our minds that the Lord moved us to Scotland January 2016 to embark on a master’s in physiotherapy for Jason. However, what we didn’t know was that His plans for our lives over here were going to be different than the average physio student. A few weeks ago, Read more about Bigger, Better Plans | When Things Don’t Go as You Think They Will[…]Read More »
  • Why You Should Have a Poland Bucket List | Visit This Underrated Country in Europe

    Why You Should Have a Poland Bucket List | Visit This Underrated Country in Europe

      We’ll be the first to say traveling in Europe is expensive. However, experiencing the rich history, dreamy buildings, and great food doesn’t have to break the bank. Poland is one of Europe’s hidden gems. You can experience the true European feel on a much smaller budget in this country, and we’re sharing why you Read more about Why You Should Have a Poland Bucket List | Visit This Underrated Country in Europe[…]Read More »
  • 12 Things to do in Gdansk | A Travel Guide to this Hidden Gem of Europe

    12 Things to do in Gdansk | A Travel Guide to this Hidden Gem of Europe

      A trip to Poland isn’t complete without visiting the town of Gdansk. With the picturesque streets, uncrowded pathways, and a lovely waterfront, Gdansk makes for a guaranteed relaxed holiday. We’re sharing twelve things to do in Gdansk, including the best food, where to stay, and what to expect on the streets!       Read more about 12 Things to do in Gdansk | A Travel Guide to this Hidden Gem of Europe[…]Read More »
  • Cheap Travel Destinations || Places to Travel on a Budget in 2017

    Cheap Travel Destinations || Places to Travel on a Budget in 2017

      What’s a new year without making a list of goals and dreams for the upcoming year? Whether you write it down, or simply have it in your head, we’d bet your thinking about all that you’ll accomplish in the year 2017. With traveling being high on many people’s bucket lists for 2017, we’re sharing Read more about Cheap Travel Destinations || Places to Travel on a Budget in 2017[…]Read More »
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

      Something about this time of year makes it the best time of the year to many. Whether it’s time with friends and family, a time to step back and look at your life in a new perspective, or just the joyfulness that fills the streets, this time of the year is magical. For us, however, Read more about It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year[…]Read More »
  • 12 Things to do in Madrid | Your Guide to the Big City

    12 Things to do in Madrid | Your Guide to the Big City

      Although Madrid is the capital of Spain, it doesn’t really boast a capital feel. With no real iconic photo or place to visit in Madrid to put a picture with the city, it’s hard to know what to do upon arrival. Before you head to Spain’s capital, be sure to check out this list Read more about 12 Things to do in Madrid | Your Guide to the Big City[…]Read More »
  • Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk | A Cozy Hotel Just Off the River

    Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk | A Cozy Hotel Just Off the River

      The restaurant pictures of the Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk are what completely sold us on this hotel. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find out this hotel is more than just a cozy looking restaurant. The Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk is a lovely place to stay while in Gdansk.     With Read more about Q Hotel Grand Cru Gdansk | A Cozy Hotel Just Off the River[…]Read More »
  • 10 Things to do in Warsaw | Traveler’s Tips for Poland’s Capital

    10 Things to do in Warsaw | Traveler’s Tips for Poland’s Capital

      Poland’s capital is full of rich history. Everywhere you go within the city of Warsaw, you can feel and see the history around you. But there’s more to Warsaw than remnants of World War II. Get inspired for your trip to Poland’s capital with this list of ten things to do in Warsaw.   Read more about 10 Things to do in Warsaw | Traveler’s Tips for Poland’s Capital[…]Read More »
  • Westin Warsaw | A Luxury Stay in Warsaw

    Westin Warsaw | A Luxury Stay in Warsaw

      Typically when we travel, we camp, CouchSurf, or AirBnB. However, when we booked our trip to Poland, we planned on splurging on a nice hotel. Scouring different booking sites for hotels, the Westin Warsaw stood out to us with its 8.9/10 rating from over 2,500 reviews! The Westin Warsaw is hands down the place Read more about Westin Warsaw | A Luxury Stay in Warsaw[…]Read More »
  • From Checked to Carry-On | Downsizing Your Luggage

    From Checked to Carry-On | Downsizing Your Luggage

      Let’s face it, traveling with checked bags is a nuisance. Baggage fees, waiting in line to check the bag at the airport, and fearing losing your luggage in transfers can all be avoided by downsizing your luggage to a carry-on. It sounds like a daunting task, but it’s really not as hard as you Read more about From Checked to Carry-On | Downsizing Your Luggage[…]Read More »
  • Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle

      Our first time to Edinburgh was only after 11 months of living in Scotland. We knew heading into a big city, we wanted to find as many escapes from the city feel as we could. We’ve come up with Seven of Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems, all of which will get you off those busy streets Read more about Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems | Seven Things to See Other Than the Edinburgh Castle[…]Read More »
  • Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras

    Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras

      It’s no wonder why so many people say a visit to Edinburgh during the Christmas Season is a must. Edinburgh hosts loads of Christmas festivities scattered throughout the city, with the major attraction being the Edinburgh Christmas Market right in the center. With great food, lovely handmade crafts, and even carnival rides, the Edinburgh Read more about Edinburgh Christmas Market, A Wee Beer Festival, and Weekend Extras[…]Read More »
  • 5 Tips to Flying Budget Airlines Including Luggage Guidelines

    5 Tips to Flying Budget Airlines Including Luggage Guidelines

      It’s no question that budget airlines provide extremely cheap rates. Flying roundtrip between countries for sometimes under 40 USD can save you loads while traveling. However, flying with budget airlines can be expensive if you don’t know these few tips.     TIPS FOR FLYING BUDGET AIRLINES 1. Pack Light Each checked bag is Read more about 5 Tips to Flying Budget Airlines Including Luggage Guidelines[…]Read More »
  • Toledo – A Full-Day Trip from Madrid

    Toledo – A Full-Day Trip from Madrid

        If you’re in Madrid for a few days, a day trip to Toledo is highly recommended.  Toledo is a small town on a hill surrounded by a river flowing through the canyon below. The tiny streets mixed with the historic buildings gives Toledo a two thumbs up from us!     Now, we Read more about Toledo – A Full-Day Trip from Madrid[…]Read More »
  • Find the Cheapest Flights for Your Next Vacation

    Find the Cheapest Flights for Your Next Vacation

      Finding flights is one of the most stressful parts of traveling. With so many different websites to purchase tickets, it’s hard to know if you’ve found the cheapest flights.  We have flown more times than we can count and have a couple tricks up our sleeves for finding the cheapest flight possible.     Read more about Find the Cheapest Flights for Your Next Vacation[…]Read More »
  • The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

    The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

        A Fiddle Festival?! Who wouldn’t want to experience that?? For nearly thirty years, the Shetland Islands in Scotland have held an annual Fiddle Festival. It’s a true taste of Scottish culture mixed with Shetland love, and is loads of fun!     During Jason’s placement in Shetland, we wanted to get in on Read more about The Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival[…]Read More »
  • Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK

    Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK

      When we moved to the UK, we both wanted to make the most of how close everything within the EU is. Being from the states, we used to only dream of taking a four-day weekend to explore another country. Here in Scotland, that dream has turned into a reality! We knew that once the Read more about Madrid – The Result of a Four Day Weekend While Living In The UK[…]Read More »
  • How We Have Stuck To Our Budget While Traveling For Over Two Years

    How We Have Stuck To Our Budget While Traveling For Over Two Years

        Making a budget and actually sticking to that budget are two completely different things. Staying within your budget is hard to do at home. Add some traveling to that, and the task becomes nearly impossible. But you can do it! Sticking to your travel budget doesn’t have to be as hard as it Read more about How We Have Stuck To Our Budget While Traveling For Over Two Years[…]Read More »
  • Gear Review: Hario Coffee Grinder : All About That Hand Ground Morning Coffee

    Gear Review: Hario Coffee Grinder : All About That Hand Ground Morning Coffee

      Coffee is better when it’s freshly ground! The smell, the taste, and the satisfaction of fully preparing the coffee yourself makes that first sip so much sweeter. The Hario Coffee Grinder is the perfect way to grind fresh coffee every morning!     When searching for a coffee grinder, we had three things in Read more about Gear Review: Hario Coffee Grinder : All About That Hand Ground Morning Coffee[…]Read More »
  • How to Save Money While Road Tripping in The United States

    How to Save Money While Road Tripping in The United States

      Road Tripping in The United States should be on everyone’s bucketlist! The United States offers absolutely breathtaking views ranging from gorgeous mountains to red rock canyons. We spent two months road tripping in The United States, and ended our trip in utter amazement at how beautiful the US really is! Learn all our secrets to a cheaper Read more about How to Save Money While Road Tripping in The United States[…]Read More »
  • Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement

    Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement

        How can it be that Jason’s second clinical placement has already come and gone? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were moving to Scotland? The past ten months in Scotland has absolutely flown by, and our six weeks in the Shetland Islands is no exception. Our time in the Shetland Islands came and Read more about Six Weeks in The Shetland Islands : Jay’s 2nd Clinical Placement[…]Read More »
  • 10 Ways to Travel for Free

    10 Ways to Travel for Free

      Travel for free?! Who wouldn’t be up for that?? Before we started traveling, we had no idea of all the possible ways to travel for free. Yeah, we knew of a couple ways, but man… the possibilities are endless.     We’ve shared how to make some cash before you leave, but what about Read more about 10 Ways to Travel for Free[…]Read More »
  • Gear Review : Aeropress Coffee Maker : Our Go To Morning Coffee Maker That’s Ready Within Minutes

    Gear Review : Aeropress Coffee Maker : Our Go To Morning Coffee Maker That’s Ready Within Minutes

        Coffee, coffee, coffee. Who loves coffee?? We sure do thanks to our Aeropress Coffee Maker!! Making coffee in the morning can be a drag. Good news for you; the Aeropress Coffee Maker changes that messy, time-consuming job to an easy morning brew ready in minutes!!       I’m sitting here drinking my Read more about Gear Review : Aeropress Coffee Maker : Our Go To Morning Coffee Maker That’s Ready Within Minutes[…]Read More »
  • 9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday

    9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday

    Shetland is an absolutely stunning part of Scotland, or rather the world for that matter. A Shetland holiday comes at the cost of going somewhere extremely remote, however, the remoteness is precisely what makes a Shetland holiday the finest! Being unprepared for Shetland can ruin your trip, so we’ve come up with nine tips for Read more about 9 Things You Need to Know for Your Shetland Holiday[…]Read More »
  • How to Travel : Taking the Initial Leap

    How to Travel : Taking the Initial Leap

    Last week, we shared a bit about Last week, we shared a bit about who we are and we promised to share how we took the initial leap this week. And while we will hold true to that promise, you’ll find taking the initial leap isn’t as romantic or carefree as people think it is. Today Read more about How to Travel : Taking the Initial Leap[…]Read More »
  • Six Hidden Gems in London

    Six Hidden Gems in London

    When thinking of a trip to London, most people imagine the postcard perfect phone booths and red double decker buses, or the iconic images of the Tower Bridge and Big Ben. However, London has way more to offer. There are six hidden gems in London that need to be on your must see list for Read more about Six Hidden Gems in London[…]Read More »
  • The Two Behind Arbours Abroad

    The Two Behind Arbours Abroad

    Seeing how we share every bit of our current lives with you, we thought we should rewind a bit and tell you where the heck Arbours Abroad came from. For our friends and family that have been around from the beginning, this will be a trip down memory lane. To all you new readers, we Read more about The Two Behind Arbours Abroad[…]Read More »
  • NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland

    NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland

    NorthLink Ferry offers the most affordable transportation to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen. However, that affordable price comes at the cost of an 8-14-hour ferry ride! Wandering how you’re going to survive this journey?! We’ve got all the tips you need!!     Our Experience   Here ya have it… when we were taking the Read more about NorthLink Ferry : Your Gateway to Orkney and Shetland[…]Read More »
  • 11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK

    11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK

    Moving to the UK can be both exciting and extremely scary all at the same time. When you move to a new place, especially a new country, it often seems like you’re going in blind. During our move to Scotland, we found eleven things that we think everyone should know when moving to the UK. Read more about 11 Things You Should Know When Moving to the UK[…]Read More »
  • The Best Island Hopping from Koh Phi Phi

    The Best Island Hopping from Koh Phi Phi

      We promise there’s more to Koh Phi Phi than wild backpackers, booze cruises, and buckets. There are loads of ways to spend your time outside of being hungover on the beach, dripping sweat hiking up to the viewpoint, or being harassed by taxi boat drivers. How does a trip island hopping around Koh Phi Read more about The Best Island Hopping from Koh Phi Phi[…]Read More »
  • Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip

    Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip

    As most of you know, we are absolutely loving our time here in Scotland. In fact, we’re absolutely loving every blessing of our lives the Lord has poured out on us, and school in Scotland is definitely one of those blessing. It’s crazy the way the Lord intervenes in our lives and how perfectly He Read more about Our London Getaway – A Quick Celebratory Trip[…]Read More »
  • Full Day Elephant Tour with Loolu Tours

    Full Day Elephant Tour with Loolu Tours

    A visit to Chiang Mai usually consists of some sort of elephant tour. With full and half day elephant tours, overnight tours, and week-long volunteer experiences, it’s difficult to choose which trip is best for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our full day elephant tour with Loolu tours, and hope to reveal the ins and outs Read more about Full Day Elephant Tour with Loolu Tours[…]Read More »
  • Why We Love ZZ House…And Why You Will Too

    Why We Love ZZ House…And Why You Will Too

    Choosing accommodation can be a stressful part of planning a trip. Finding accommodation where you don’t get bed bugs or feel unsafe can be tricky and exhausting. Not to mention choosing a location that suits you best, all while staying within your budget… do you have a headache yet?! When we traveled though Chiang Mai, Read more about Why We Love ZZ House…And Why You Will Too[…]Read More »
  • The Best of Bangkok’s Floating Markets

    The Best of Bangkok’s Floating Markets

    If you ask any traveler their plans for Bangkok, Thailand, a visit to one of Bangkok’s floating markets is typically at the top.  However, upon arrival to Bangkok, traveler’s find out that visiting on of the floating markets isn’t the easiest task to check off their bucket list, and often people leave it unchecked. Don’t Read more about The Best of Bangkok’s Floating Markets[…]Read More »
  • Not Your Average Two Week Thailand Itinerary

    Not Your Average Two Week Thailand Itinerary

    Are you heading to Thailand and don’t know what to see and do? Have you heard of the gorgeous country side, breathtaking temples, and turquoise oceans, but don’t know where to find them? Yeah, us too… We went to Thailand thinking we could just move from place to place at ease and experience it all. Read more about Not Your Average Two Week Thailand Itinerary[…]Read More »
  • Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai

    Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai

    Naturally, when people talk about the Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai, images of the Grand Canyon in the United States pop in our mind. For us, the words Grand Canyon scream a natural canyon as far as the eye can see, carved by a raging river that flows at the bottom. In reality, the Grand Read more about Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai[…]Read More »
  • We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update

    We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update

    We haven’t given everyone an update in quite some time as to how we are doing and what we’re up to… so we thought we would share a bit with you all!!   First off… We went to Thailand for a month back in July. If you missed that trip, head here to see all about Read more about We’re Back in Aberdeen… Our September Update[…]Read More »
  • Koh Phi Phi Restaurants

    Koh Phi Phi Restaurants

    With TripAdvisor being a huge scam leading to higher prices at restaurants, and not truthful reviews, we decided to make our own reviews of Koh Phi Phi Restaurants.  We’ve included pictures of the different restaurants we visited and the reviews on the restaurant as a whole. If you need a better idea of where the Read more about Koh Phi Phi Restaurants[…]Read More »
  • Koh Phi Phi Accommodation

    Koh Phi Phi Accommodation

    Finding accommodation can be one difficult task. It’s even more difficult when pictures online are out of date, showing resorts in their prime, and reviews of places are as different as black is from white. We had a couple of really nice experiences with our Koh Phi Phi accommodation, and would recommend them both to Read more about Koh Phi Phi Accommodation[…]Read More »
  • Koh Phi Phi: Know Before You Go

    Koh Phi Phi: Know Before You Go

      With so many islands in Thailand, and gorgeous pictures of each one floating around the web, it’s hard to make a decision on which island is right for you. We spent a week on Koh Phi Phi finding all the ins and outs of the island to help make your decision easier. You’ll find Read more about Koh Phi Phi: Know Before You Go[…]Read More »
  • Five Day Koh Phi Phi Itinerary

    Five Day Koh Phi Phi Itinerary

    Who wants to stress about making sure to experience a place to its fullest while on a short vacation?! We don’t think many of you will be jumping up and down saying “I do! I do!”, so we put together a five-day itinerary for Koh Phi Phi. You’ll find it full of relaxation time, snorkeling, Read more about Five Day Koh Phi Phi Itinerary[…]Read More »
  • Two Nights in Pai, Thailand

    Two Nights in Pai, Thailand

    Pai, Thailand is an area of Northern Thailand about three hours outside of Chiang Mai. The road leading to Pai has 762 curves, up, down, and around mountains. However, the relaxed feel of Pai is absolutely worth the absurd amount of corners on the way there! This itinerary of Pai is based out of Chiang Mai. You can Read more about Two Nights in Pai, Thailand[…]Read More »
  • Chiang Mai Three Day Itinerary

    Chiang Mai Three Day Itinerary

    You’re heading to Chiang Mai and need a little inspiration on how to spend your time there. We’ve created a three day Chaing Mai itinerary for you to get the most out of your holiday. With over 300 Wats, beautiful landscapes surrounding the city, and amazing street food, you don’t want to miss any of the Read more about Chiang Mai Three Day Itinerary[…]Read More »
  • How To See Bangkok in Three Days

    How To See Bangkok in Three Days

    Typically the cheapest flights in and out of Thailand involve Bangkok International Airport (BKK). While Bangkok isn’t the most ideal place to spend your time in Thailand, the country’s capital offers some beautiful attractions. Keep reading to find how to make the most out of you time in Bangkok.   DAY ONE: ARRIVE TO BANGKOK    Read more about How To See Bangkok in Three Days[…]Read More »
  • Four Ways to Camp for Free in the United States

    Four Ways to Camp for Free in the United States

    The United States is full of great campgrounds ranging in prices from free to over 30 USD. (Yes, over 30 USD for camping… that’s California for ya.) Paid campgrounds tend to have fresh water, bathroom facilities, RV hookups, and camp hosts. If you can pass on these things, you can camp for free! We’ve come Read more about Four Ways to Camp for Free in the United States[…]Read More »
  • Top Two Offline Travel Apps

    Top Two Offline Travel Apps

    If you’re planning a vacation and you’re feeling uneasy about the outrageous data usage fees abroad, we’ve got you covered. We have two travel apps that are must haves to any trip, abroad or close to home!   Keeping in mind the lack of data usage while traveling and a traveler’s budget, we’ve found two Read more about Top Two Offline Travel Apps[…]Read More »
  • Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday

    Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday

    With a month off and a small budget accompanied with a huge desire to go to Southeast Asia, we decided it was finally time to make it happen.  We bought our tickets to Thailand a week before flying out and had no real plans of what we would see or do. We just had to Read more about Time For Thailand.. Our Summer Holiday[…]Read More »
  • Cinque Terre, What’s That?

    Cinque Terre, What’s That?

    So, you’ve heard about Cinque Terre and have seen pictures of the gorgeous cliffside villages, but still don’t quite understand what Cinque Terre is. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. After spending an entire day researching about Cinque Terre, we still didn’t quite understand it. We thought, if we researched all day and couldn’t really understand Read more about Cinque Terre, What’s That?[…]Read More »
  • Camping in Deiva Marina

    Camping in Deiva Marina

    Camping while visiting Cinque Terre is a great way to save your budget. With the amount of campgrounds in the area, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with searching for the right place! So, search no more, we’ve done the research for you!!   We know you don’t want to spend your time in Read more about Camping in Deiva Marina[…]Read More »
  • Deiva Marina, Cinque Terre

    Deiva Marina, Cinque Terre

    After loads and loads of research of where to stay while visiting Cinque Terre, we decided to stay in Deiva Marina — a supposed “20-minute” train ride to the first of the five cities in Cinque Terre. Now, we say supposed “20-minute” ride because in reality the time it takes is more like an hour. Read more about Deiva Marina, Cinque Terre[…]Read More »
  • Italian Vacation

    Italian Vacation

    Vacation season is upon us and boy do we have everything at our fingertips!!   We have absolutely loved traveling through Scotland in our beloved van, Isobel!! However, when Jay was told he had a week off in the middle of June, we were prepared to leave Isobel and explore elsewhere! Guys, get this… not Read more about Italian Vacation[…]Read More »
  • Thermas Del Daymen… Uruguay Hot Springs

    Thermas Del Daymen… Uruguay Hot Springs

    We went from being showered by the falls at Iguazu Falls, to relaxing in the thermal pools at Daymen Hot Springs; and while it all sounds lovely, it was one stressful time.     Way back when we were in Puerto Natales, we had our debit card information stolen at one of the ATMs. We Read more about Thermas Del Daymen… Uruguay Hot Springs[…]Read More »
  • Iguazu Falls… A Must Read in the Shower

    Iguazu Falls… A Must Read in the Shower

    Pictures can only go so far when trying to tell a story of an event in one’s life. Yes, they are important and a picture can say a million words, but to completely understand Iguazu Falls from somewhere afar, you have to do a bit more than read this post, watch the videos, and look Read more about Iguazu Falls… A Must Read in the Shower[…]Read More »
  • The Black Isle

    The Black Isle

    If The Black Isle isn’t on your must see list of Scotland, it needs to go on it now! It’s an absolutely remarkable area of the country and certainly not one to miss! You can get to The Black Isle by bus from Inverness, and honestly can see all major parts of the isle with Read more about The Black Isle[…]Read More »
  • Cromarty

    Cromarty

    The Black Isle is our new back yard, and man, are we stoked about it!  Often times when talking to people about Inverness, The Black Isle comes as a highly recommended place to see. After spending a weekend in The Black Isle, we couldn’t agree more.     This last weekend marked the end of Read more about Cromarty[…]Read More »
  • Moving to Inverness

    Moving to Inverness

    So we moved to Inverness. Here’s the questions I presume are going through most of your heads. First, what in the world/where in the world is Inverness? And second, didn’t we just move to Aberdeen, why are we moving again?   I guess I should back up a bit.   With Jason’s physiotherapy program (physical Read more about Moving to Inverness[…]Read More »
  • Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More!

    Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More!

    The cutest little place that started as a fishing village, now thriving on the distillery in the heart of the town. Yes, we learned on our distillery tour that the town of Oban was once a small fishing village. The potential the village held was huge, and in 1794 Hugh and John Stevenson grabbed hold Read more about Oban.. A Distillery And So Much More![…]Read More »
  • Glen Etive

    Glen Etive

    We have yet to leave a glen disappointed. Each and every glen we have been to, regardless of rain or shine, has been beautiful in its own way. The nature each glen provides seems to be different from the last, and Glen Etive had a sweet twist.   {Traveler’s Tip… Heading west on A82, you Read more about Glen Etive[…]Read More »
  • Ushuaia

    Ushuaia

    We finally made it to the end of the world!!     After finishing up our trek in Torres Del Paine, we hopped on a bus and and made our way south! Little did we know, we were in for a real treat on our bus trip! Upon boarding the bus, we received a nice Read more about Ushuaia[…]Read More »
  • Glen Lyon

    Glen Lyon

    Here in Scotland a glen is a canyon.. and there are many, many, many of them to explore! One of our favorite glens thus far has been Glen Lyon, a surprise stop on our trip over to Oban!   With a six-day break, we had to head out in Isobel for a bit. Our game Read more about Glen Lyon[…]Read More »
  • Torres Del Paine.. Read at Your Own Risk

    Torres Del Paine.. Read at Your Own Risk

    When we were “planning” our trip down to South America, we had two must do’s on our agenda. Machu Picchu (which you can read about here) and Torres Del Paine. The gorgeous pictures all over every social media account had us hooked on seeing this beautiful place with our own eyes. Fair warning here.. after Read more about Torres Del Paine.. Read at Your Own Risk[…]Read More »
  • Torres Del Paine.. Trail Talk

    Torres Del Paine.. Trail Talk

      Something you have to see to believe. And we mean really see it.. Not one of those fly down, spend three days doing the “W” trek as quick as you can and then fly home. We mean.. slow down, take it all in, and really enjoy the beauty of this amazing national park.   Read more about Torres Del Paine.. Trail Talk[…]Read More »
  • Skye to Aberdeen.. Part Four

    Skye to Aberdeen.. Part Four

    Let’s talk about traveling through Scotland… With Scotland being the relatively small country that it is, one can really get from one place to another in no time at all. (That coming from two native Oregonians who drive the length of Oregon in four hours.) I know, some people reading this think four hours?! That’s Read more about All Posts[…]Read More »
  • The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip

    The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip

    Isle of Skye is 50 miles long and 25 miles wide, but with the ragged coastline and multiple sea lochs, the coast of Skye includes over 400 miles of beautiful scenery. These crazy sea lochs led our second loop of Skye to be not a loop at all, but rather a crazy, squiggly line down Read more about The Western Side of Skye.. Part Three of the Inaugural #VanTrails Trip[…]Read More »
  • Dare to Dream

    Dare to Dream

    Sitting at home today cozied up on my couch with a cup of coffee and the snow falling outside, I had a reality check. Actually, honestly, I don’t know if it can be called a reality check. It’s this underlying message that keeps getting in my head time and time again, and today, I’m finally Read more about Dare to Dream[…]Read More »
  • The Northern Loop of Skye

    The Northern Loop of Skye

    Rolling over and coming to the realization that wow, we are in Skye at the trailhead of our very first hike in the area was really like a dream. It was one of those times where you try hard to focus on whether or not this was reality. The reality part sunk in once we Read more about The Northern Loop of Skye[…]Read More »
  • Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails

    Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails

    Heading out of Aberdeen, we decided to make our way up the coast over to Inverness, and then through The Highlands into Skye. Oh man the freedom of being in our own car.. no, our own van. How do we explain the giddiness that shook down to our souls, the joy streaming through the smiles Read more about Aberdeen to Skye.. Inaugural trip for #VanTrails[…]Read More »
  • Spring Break

    Spring Break

      Bikinis, sun kissed skin, and margaritas on the beach right?? Or rather, scarves and beanies, rain, rain, rain, and hot chocolate in the van!! Yes, we chose rain over sunshine.. but we had to get to Skye!!   Skye?!?! What’s Skye? Where’s Skye? Why would you go there?!   When talking with locals about Read more about Spring Break[…]Read More »
  • Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom

    Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom

    There are many things to think about when purchasing a car in the UK. Being a foreigner on top of being a student makes things a bit more tricky.. or rather expensive. Let’s look at practicality, affordability, and where to buy a car.   Practicality: Public transportation is readily available in most major parks of Read more about Purchasing a Car in the United Kingdom[…]Read More »
  • So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?!

    So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?!

    How in the world did we think we were going to live in a country with amazing Creation to explore without having a car? Coming over here, having a car wasn’t even a thought.. After being here for about a month and realizing all the beauty this country has to offer not having a car Read more about So… We Bought A Van… Surprised?!?![…]Read More »
  • Inside Dunnottar Castle

    Inside Dunnottar Castle

    After a weekend away from castles and simply enjoying the countryside by bikes, we were ready to go back to another castle! Waking up on Sunday to gorgeous weather, we decided to try heading to Dunnottar again–This time heading out with our friends Sydney and Dalton.   We had a bit more time to prepare Read more about Inside Dunnottar Castle[…]Read More »
  • Our First Scottish Castles

    Our First Scottish Castles

    When living in Scotland it’s basically a must to explore any and all castles possible. For the first few weeks over here, we were so busy getting everything arranged with finding a flat and getting the busywork of moving somewhere new situated that we didn’t even realize we had been here for nearly a month Read more about Our First Scottish Castles[…]Read More »
  • Our Move to Scotland

    Our Move to Scotland

      Woo hoo, we took the plunge–Packed up all our things and moved to Scotland. Time has gone by so incredibly fast. We couldn’t believe how quick the move crept up on us, and now it’s hard to believe we have been in Aberdeen for over two months!   Just a refresher.. First, we know Read more about Our Move to Scotland[…]Read More »
  • Huge Glaciers, an Ice Bar, and One Crazy Hostel

    Huge Glaciers, an Ice Bar, and One Crazy Hostel

    So clearly we are doing a fabulous job of keeping you all updated seeing how we are still trying to catch up from our time in South America. But hey, we are getting closer one blog at a time right? To refresh your memory, before getting into El Chalten was our crazy border crossing experience Read more about Huge Glaciers, an Ice Bar, and One Crazy Hostel[…]Read More »
  • Caleta Tortel, Villa O’Higgins, and Crossing The Border

    Caleta Tortel, Villa O’Higgins, and Crossing The Border

    So we caught our first bus in over a month. Hitchhiking was completely out of the question, and we didn’t want to miss our only chance out of Puerto Rio Tranquilo. We boarded the bus and had seats on the left, which meant we were going to have an amazing view of the lake for Read more about Caleta Tortel, Villa O’Higgins, and Crossing The Border[…]Read More »
  • Joy In A Time of Mourning

    Joy In A Time of Mourning

    I’ve recently learned the real meaning of Joy in a time of mourning. Until June 2015,I had never lost someone extremely close to me, however, my life completely changed June 22, 2015.   Lately, the Lord has been moving in ways that Jason and I don’t fully understand. He has shut doors to what we thought were Read more about Joy In A Time of Mourning[…]Read More »
  • Coming Out of the Closet

    Coming Out of the Closet

    This blog contains information that may be offending to some. Please read with an open mind, as we try and give you the slightest understanding of how we feel.     Starting at the end of the world in Ushuaia, flying to the northernmost part of Argentina, busing to Uruguay, flying to Lima, then to Read more about Coming Out of the Closet[…]Read More »
  • Ice Climbing and Marble Caves… Puerto Rio Tranquilo

    Ice Climbing and Marble Caves… Puerto Rio Tranquilo

    Trekking on ice, beautiful marble caves, and paying for transportation for the first time in a month. We were so bummed to be leaving Ignacio and Antonio. Traveling with the two of them was so much fun and brought back so many memories of our own road trip back in the states. It made us Read more about Ice Climbing and Marble Caves… Puerto Rio Tranquilo[…]Read More »
  • The Fabulous Four in Cerro Castillo

    The Fabulous Four in Cerro Castillo

    A pregnancy announcement, one huge bear, and a beautiful castle. So there you have it. We met the perfect people to hitchhike with not only because they were going the same way we were, but they were awesome people to be around. Our first stop on our road trip as the fabulous four was Puerto Read more about The Fabulous Four in Cerro Castillo[…]Read More »
  • Patagonia!!… Parque National Queulat

    Patagonia!!… Parque National Queulat

    Wow, we’re in Patagonia…a place so beautiful it literally brought tears to our eyes. The boat ride from Chiloe was quite the experience. We got all our warm clothes out of our bags, checked our bags in on the bottom floor of the boat, and went to find our seats. The boat was set to Read more about Patagonia!!… Parque National Queulat[…]Read More »
  • Chiloe, Chile!!

    Chiloe, Chile!!

    Hitchhiking, beautiful places, and a God who speaks so clearly!! We left Valdivia with the hopes of hitching all the way to Chiloe in one day. We weren’t really sure what that would look like, but thought it was plausible with the possibility of us getting a hitch with the right person. We got up Read more about Chiloe, Chile!![…]Read More »
  • Our First Experiences Hitchhiking… Valdivia, Chile

    Our First Experiences Hitchhiking… Valdivia, Chile

        Making our way to Valdivia was quite the experience! We finally did something that we have been talking about since getting into Chile. It was time to stick our thumbs out and take the initiative to save some money on transportation, challenge our Spanish with locals, and add one more adventure to our Read more about Our First Experiences Hitchhiking… Valdivia, Chile[…]Read More »
  • Life on a Farm

    Life on a Farm

      Volunteering was one of our goals while backpacking through South America. We weren’t sure where or when this was going to happen, however, we knew when we were supposed to stop and volunteer it would be clear to us. When we went out to the Trankurra Farm for Alex and Jon’s birthday dinner, we Read more about Life on a Farm[…]Read More »
  • Pucon, Chile

    Pucon, Chile

    After getting off the bus from Santiago, we could instantly tell a difference in the weather. The morning was very crisp and cold. Everything had dew on it and you could see your breath: we were ten hours further south.   We walked across the street to the TurBus terminal to wait an hour so Read more about Pucon, Chile[…]Read More »
  • Santiago, Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    After being in Mendoza for a few days, we asked our CouchSurfing host from Santiago if we could stay with him again. When he replied he said that we could stay with him as long as we needed to, and after staying with him for five nights we were all a little sad that it Read more about Santiago, Chile[…]Read More »
  • Wine, Wine, Wine.. Mendoza, Argentina

    Wine, Wine, Wine.. Mendoza, Argentina

    January 2, 2015 we woke up to slowly make our way to the bus station to leave Vina Del Mar and head to Mendoza. We thought our bus left at 8:30, and we needed to be at the bus station at 8:15, but we started second guessing ourselves and checked our ticket and it said Read more about Wine, Wine, Wine.. Mendoza, Argentina[…]Read More »
  • Iquique for Christmas–Valparaiso for New years

    Iquique for Christmas–Valparaiso for New years

      So Christmas relaxing on a gorgeous beach it was. If you remember from a previous post, we were planning on heading to Santiago/Mendoza for Christmas, but the Lord had other plans. Heading to Iquique, we didn’t know much about the town except for the fact that it was a beach town in Northern Chile Read more about Iquique for Christmas–Valparaiso for New years[…]Read More »
  • No Coincidence. Only God.

    No Coincidence. Only God.

    Oh my goodness.. Is the Lord good or what?!?! Something amazing just happened and we have to share it with all of you…. Here’s the theme of this one.. No Coincidence. Only God.   First though.. Thanks to everyone in our little prayer circle for praying when we asked. The Lord gave us clarity and Read more about No Coincidence. Only God.[…]Read More »
  • Our Soda Can Stove : Backpacking and Traveling Abroad

    Our Soda Can Stove : Backpacking and Traveling Abroad

    Interested in cooking for yourself, but don’t have a stove to do it?! We feel ya, camp stoves are expensive!! We did loads of research and ended up building our own soda can stove. It’s a stove well, made out of a soda can!!     Before embarking on our journey across America and back, and Read more about Our Soda Can Stove : Backpacking and Traveling Abroad[…]Read More »
  • Salar de Uyuni… Salt Flats Tour

    Salar de Uyuni… Salt Flats Tour

    We arrived to Uyuni from Potosi at midnight. The second we got off the bus, a lady bombarded us, asking us if we wanted to do the Salt Flats tour with her company. We were warned of this lady and kindly told her we were waiting for the morning to book our tour. (She apparently Read more about Salar de Uyuni… Salt Flats Tour[…]Read More »
  • Sucre and Potosi

    Sucre and Potosi

    Woo.. we had safely made it back to La Paz!! But no woo hoo on the fact that that same evening we would be jumping on another bus for yet another 15-hour bus ride!! When we arrived to La Paz, the bus driver dropped us off at a different bus station than the one we Read more about Sucre and Potosi[…]Read More »
  • Pampas Tour

    Pampas Tour

    There are two ways to get to Rurrenabarque from La Paz. Option one is to buy a plane ticket and enjoy a half hour flight. Option two is to buy a bus ticket and endure a twenty-hour bus ride. Although the bus ride is forty times as long as the flight, it is nearly a Read more about Pampas Tour[…]Read More »
  • La Paz, Bolivia

    La Paz, Bolivia

    As we entered the gigantic city of La Paz, we started observing how it is situated in this huge bowl like landscape. It is the world’s highest national capital, sitting at an elevation of about 12,000 feet. It quickly became apparent that people who live here belong on one of two sides of the spectrum Read more about La Paz, Bolivia[…]Read More »
  • Lake Titicaca.. and we’re in Bolivia :)

    Lake Titicaca.. and we’re in Bolivia 🙂

    From Arequipa, we boarded our bus that would be a 6 hour bus ride to Puno, Peru. This is the coastal town on the Titicaca Lake. Upon arriving to the town, we were hoping that we would be able to catch a connecting bus to Copacabana, Bolivia, but because Peru is literally on their own Read more about Lake Titicaca.. and we’re in Bolivia :)[…]Read More »
  • We Miss Cheese… Oh, and Where We Have Been Lately

    We Miss Cheese… Oh, and Where We Have Been Lately

    Yes.. You read it right.. Four weeks out of the states.. And nearly three months out of our house and we are starting to miss things. Yes, there are the obvious things like our family that we miss and having friends over at our house and visiting them at theirs, but we thought all you Read more about We Miss Cheese… Oh, and Where We Have Been Lately[…]Read More »
  • Machu Picchu!!!

    Machu Picchu!!!

    Wow!! We were really waking up and heading to Machu Picchu for the day. This was one of our biggest dreams come true. After reading books about this place, reading blog after blog and website followed by website about Machu Picchu, we couldn’t believe we were really getting up to head into this majestic place. Read more about Machu Picchu!!![…]Read More »
  • The Days Leading up to Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and The Salkantay Trek

    The Days Leading up to Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and The Salkantay Trek

    The morning that we left the Lima airport started off a little hectic; we started noticing a lot of the different airlines had been getting delayed and/or canceled due to the weather that was up around Cusco (where we were attempting to fly into). We sat patiently in the gate seating area to see the Read more about The Days Leading up to Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and The Salkantay Trek[…]Read More »
  • The First Footsteps on a New Continent… Lima, Peru

    The First Footsteps on a New Continent… Lima, Peru

    Lima, Peru is the hub for people heading to Machu Picchu. With cheap flights in and out of Lima, there are loads of tourist flocking the streets daily! The architecture in Lima has a huge Spanish influence, the food is considered top notch, and the Pisco Sours are served strong!     Getting Into Lima  Read more about The First Footsteps on a New Continent… Lima, Peru[…]Read More »
  • The Cereda Household of Newport Beach

    The Cereda Household of Newport Beach

    We left Disneyland and it hit us.. A week from that day (Sunday) we would be heading to the airport to take off for South America. What??!! How did this come up so quickly? Then we thought, a week… okay that’s plenty of time to still relax and hang out! You can get a lot Read more about The Cereda Household of Newport Beach[…]Read More »
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland

    The drive to get Daniel was full of lots of different emotions. We were excited to be seeing Daniel and the family, but this also meant that our road trip journey was at its end. The road trip was full of so many great things, and was such a freeing experience, that it was hard Read more about Disneyland[…]Read More »
  • Joshua Tree NP

    Joshua Tree NP

    After leaving the Grand Canyon we drove for about two hours and stopped at the very finest Walmart we could find. This was our last time sleeping in a Walmart parking lot, so we found the classiest one! In the morning, we woke up and made our way to California. We took our last picture Read more about Joshua Tree NP[…]Read More »
  • Grand Canyon NP     

    Grand Canyon NP    

    Well, since we were stuck in Flagstaff for the three days that we were supposed to be in the Grand Canyon, we only had one and a half days to spend there. We decided that we would go to the visitor’s center and see if we could get a back country pass so we could Read more about Grand Canyon NP    […]Read More »
  • Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona

    Clunk, gurgle, gurgle.. “Is that our car?” “No that’s not good ol’ Zippy, she’s a champ!” Clunk, gurgle, gurgle.. (A bit louder this time) “Uhh.. yep, that’s definitely our car!” “We’re almost to Jiffy Lube, we can make it!” Gurgle, gurgle, no power.. “I think we can roll down to that gas station.” And there Read more about Stranded in Flagstaff, Arizona[…]Read More »
  • Petrified Forest NP

    Petrified Forest NP

    We left Tucson around 10:00 am Sunday the 12th to head up to Petrified Forest National Park in the northeast part of Arizona. This park has very, very little hiking trails, so we knew it would be a park to only spend three or four hours at then hit the road again. Driving up to Read more about Petrified Forest NP[…]Read More »
  • Tucson and Saguaro NP

    Tucson and Saguaro NP

    We made it to Tucson, Arizona in the late afternoon,  as soon as we made it to Kevin’s house the three of us got right back in the car and drove out to Saguaro National Park (East) to explore the Saguaro Forest Drive and hike a few short trails. We have never seen a Saguaro Read more about Tucson and Saguaro NP[…]Read More »
  • Sporadic Trip to The World’s Largest Balloon Festival and El Paso, Texas

    Sporadic Trip to The World’s Largest Balloon Festival and El Paso, Texas

    When we were at the bat viewing at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, the ranger asked the question, “How many of you are here from the balloon festival in Albuquerque?” After more than half the people in the amphitheater raised their hands, we decided we had to find out what this balloon festival was. We looked Read more about Sporadic Trip to The World’s Largest Balloon Festival and El Paso, Texas[…]Read More »
  • Carlsbad Cavern NP

    Carlsbad Cavern NP

    After a quick trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, we made our way into New Mexico to tour the Carlsbad Caverns. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is literally right down the road from Guadalupe Mountains National Park. As we were driving, we were waiting for a “Welcome to New Mexico” sign and drove right by it Read more about Carlsbad Cavern NP[…]Read More »
  • Guadalupe Mountains NP

    Guadalupe Mountains NP

    We left Big Bend National Park, and started driving north to find a place to camp for the night. We were finally back into a place where free campsites from freecampsites.net were actually not only present, but were located on roads we were traveling on. The closest one was Marfa Lights. Marfa Lights was a Read more about Guadalupe Mountains NP[…]Read More »
  • Big Bend NP

    Big Bend NP

    We left Emily and Dylan’s and had about a four-hour drive to Big Bend National Park. Big Bend is located right on the border of Mexico and Texas, on the little hook that is on the southwest part of the state. The entrance that our maps were showing as the only one looked like we Read more about Big Bend NP[…]Read More »
  • Del Rio, Texas

    Del Rio, Texas

    We drove and drove and drove for 11 hours total on Friday, October 3rd. We straight shot it from New Orleans to San Antonio, Texas. We stopped in San Antonio for dinner at Sushi Zushi, one of the best sushi places we have been to, for Jason’s birthday dinner. We had spicy edamame, tempura veggies, Read more about Del Rio, Texas[…]Read More »
  • Where we are Now :)

    Where we are Now 🙂

    Hey everyone…   We’re sorry we are still playing catch up with the blog! We promise to write all the posts about the road trip before we take off for South America.   We thought we would let you know what the plan is for us at this point and give you some insight on what’s Read more about Where we are Now :)[…]Read More »
  • New Orleans and Our Trip There

    New Orleans and Our Trip There

    New Orleans, sweet, New Orleans…but first, Destin, Florida and Mississippi. Upon punching in New Orleans to our GPS, we found out we were not going to be going through Florida. We really wanted to get in the Gulf of Mexico waters, so we decided to take a detour down to Destin, Florida. Decided to go Read more about New Orleans and Our Trip There[…]Read More »
  • Congaree NP

    Congaree NP

    After leaving Alexandria, we were able to stop and see family before getting to Congaree National Park. We have family over on the east coast in North Carolina so we headed straight for the Atlantic Ocean. Yes..we finally we able to put our feet in the Atlantic.. We made it literally all the way across Read more about Congaree NP[…]Read More »
  • Washington DC/ Alexandria, Virginia

    Washington DC/ Alexandria, Virginia

    We arrived in Alexandria late on a rainy evening to Madison welcoming us with open arms, a cozy home, and a hot, home cooked, delicious meal. We hung out with Madison for a few hours just talking and catching up with one another. Chris was still at work, so we tried staying up till he Read more about Washington DC/ Alexandria, Virginia[…]Read More »
  • Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah National Park is hands down one of the most beautiful national parks we’ve been to!! The colors of the trees during fall is something everyone should experience once in their lives!!     We made it to Virginia!! We naturally found the closest Walmart once we got into Virginia and set up home for Read more about Shenandoah National Park[…]Read More »
  • Great Smokey Mountains NP

    Great Smokey Mountains NP

    On the way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we planned on making a stop to see Halie. Halie is a little girl our family used to foster that moved to Tennessee. We were so excited to go and pick her up and hang out with her for a bit. We hung out at her Read more about Great Smokey Mountains NP[…]Read More »
  • Mammoth Cave NP

    Mammoth Cave NP

    Saturday we woke up and jetted over to Kentucky to Mammoth Cave National Park. We had to pre-book a cave tour for this national park, and let us tell you.. This was the first time we actually had to be somewhere at a specific time in about three weeks. Let’s just say we were running Read more about Mammoth Cave NP[…]Read More »
  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Tennessee oh Tennessee.. Where do we even begin?!?! We got to Tennessee and had to pull off at the visitor center in Memphis because the Welcome to Tennessee sign was literally in the middle of the bridge. This pull off ended up being a great decision. We got to see a bit of what Memphis Read more about Nashville, Tennessee[…]Read More »
  • Hot Springs NP

    Hot Springs NP

    We drove and drove until somewhere in the middle of Kansas where we found a Walmart to set up camp for the night. What we didn’t know was that this Walmart was not open 24 hours, causing us to have to hold going the bathroom all night!! We got up and got on the road Read more about Hot Springs NP[…]Read More »
  • Rocky Mountains NP

    Rocky Mountains NP

    After getting refreshed from a nice shower and lunch at Great Sand Dunes NP, we made our way up to Rocky Mountain NP. We camped about 20 minutes outside the park at a freecampsite.net location that was quite nice. We set up camp, made some spaghetti for dinner, and called it a night. Although we Read more about Rocky Mountains NP[…]Read More »
  • Update blog

    Update blog

    We are doing an update blog due to our forgetful minds leaving behind two camera cords in DC/Alexandria. We are unable to post pictures until we get the cords in the mail in Texas–so this will have to suffice until then. 🙂 We have since soothed our sore bodies in the hot springs of Hot Read more about Update blog[…]Read More »
  • Great Sand Dunes NP

    Great Sand Dunes NP

    We left Black Canyon of the Gunnison and had about a five-hour drive ahead of us. Knowing this, we looked for a free campsite just outside of Great Sand Dunes NP. We were out of luck with this search, but found a town not too far past Great Sand Dunes NP that had a Walmart Read more about Great Sand Dunes NP[…]Read More »
  • Black Canyon of The Gunnison NP

    Black Canyon of The Gunnison NP

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a national park located in the beautiful state of Colorado. This national park isn’t very well known, making it one of Colorado’s best kept secrets. With a great backcountry campsite, amazing trekking, and little to no tourist, you won’t want to miss Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park! Read more about Black Canyon of The Gunnison NP[…]Read More »
  • Mesa Verde NP

    Mesa Verde NP

    When we woke up on the side of the street it was still raining. We got out and ran to the gas station to freshen up, then got on the road to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. It rained, no poured, this entire drive. Literally it was raining so hard and we hadn’t showered Read more about Mesa Verde NP[…]Read More »
  • Canyonlands NP

    Canyonlands NP

    Canyonlands NP is only about a 45-minute drive away from Arches NP making the ride there very short and enjoyable. We headed into the park, expecting to camp at a free campsite just outside the park. As we drove past the campsite, we decided to not set up camp yet, but instead head in and Read more about Canyonlands NP[…]Read More »
  • Arches NP

    Arches NP

    Arches National Park was a really fun park to run through and explore. With the free wild camping, the short and long hikes, and amazing red rocks all around, Arches National Park is a must! Everywhere you look there’s gorgeous views, crazy rock formations, and unbelievable arches!     Heading into Arches NP we began studying Read more about Arches NP[…]Read More »
  • Capital Reef NP and Salt Lake City

    Capital Reef NP and Salt Lake City

    CAPITOL REEF After Bryce Canyon NP, we made our way over to Capitol Reef NP. This was the drive we were told we had to stop to get a burger in Boulder, UT at Burr Trail Grill. We were driving by the burger place and nearly missed it. Thank goodness we didn’t!! We both ordered Read more about Capital Reef NP and Salt Lake City[…]Read More »
  • Update Blog…because we are soo behind!

    Update Blog…because we are soo behind!

    As you may have noticed, we are not currently up to date with all of our travels, therefore we wanted to update you on where we are, what we are doing, and what is to come. We are currently in Alamosa, Colorado sitting in the car outside of a McDonalds and will be sleeping in Read more about Update Blog…because we are soo behind![…]Read More »
  • Bryce Canyon NP

    Bryce Canyon NP

    Once we left Zion, we wanted to find a free campsite in between Zion and Bryce, so we quickly got out our phones and went searching. We came across one that seemed perfect, just 20 minutes outside of Bryce. As we were approaching the park, Heather wasn’t feeling that great, but we just dismissed it Read more about Bryce Canyon NP[…]Read More »
  • Zion NP

    Zion NP

    We made it to Utah!! Before we got to Zion we stopped and camped out.. so before you get to read about Zion NP you get to hear about our awesome camping experience.   We took of from Great Basin NP after dinner and were wanting to get a couple hours of driving in before Read more about Zion NP[…]Read More »
  • Great Basin NP

    Great Basin NP

    To start this post off, sorry we haven’t been able to update everyone sooner than now. We have been out of good service and Internet availability for a few days. We stopped at a coffee shop just for all you that want to read our blog 🙂   Great Basin National Park is located in Read more about Great Basin NP[…]Read More »
  • And We’re Off

    And We’re Off

    Wow, what an adventure we have begun…and a bit later than what we were hoping, but hey, it’s a road trip, that’s expected right?   Our original plan was to leave Friday afternoon – we quickly realized that was an extremely unrealistic goal with how much we had to pack and whom we still needed Read more about And We’re Off[…]Read More »

 



 

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