TRAVEL TIPS FOR CITY BREAKS + NATURE ADVENTURES

Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is an otherworldly destination in the California desert. Explore the park and see the strange rock formations and plants for yourself. Whether you enjoy hiking or rock climbing there is something for you!

10 Things To Pack for Your Amtrak Train Ride

10 Things To Pack for Your Amtrak Train Ride

Planning on riding the rails for a short or long Amtrak train trip? Maybe you are traveling across the state or country and are wondering what items you might want to pack for the journey. Here are my trips and tricks for what to pack for an Amtrak train ride.

5 Best Tijuana Food Tours

5 Best Tijuana Food Tours

If you happen to be visiting Los Angeles or San Diego and would like to explore the food scene in Tijuana, the quickest and easiest way is with a food tour. Most tours actually originate on the USA side, making things easy for those who are lodging in the San Diego area.

Steel House Hostel Copenhagen Review

Steel House Hostel Copenhagen Review

Planning a trip to Copenhagen? This gorgeous and interesting city has lots to discover including picturesque architecture, castles and museums. The Steel House is a cool modern hostel in Copenhagen with both private rooms and shared bunks.

Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Guide to Petrified Forest National Park

Did you know that Arizona was once a tropical landscape filled with green plants, rivers and yes, dinosaurs? It’s difficult to imagine now when we look out at the rocks and scrubby plants. In this park you’ll find colorful sedimentary rocks in blues, purples and reds and glittering remains of trees turned to stones.

Guide to Zion National Park

Guide to Zion National Park

Zion, according to ancient religions, is the spiritual point from which reality emerges. Honestly after visiting Zion National Park for the first time I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment.

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Guide to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

When you visit Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument the first things you will notice in the landscape are the large cacti. You’ll spot stately saguaro cactus, prickly pear and cholla. But here in the Northern Sonoran Desert, the organ pipe cactus steals the show.

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Six of the original 19 covered bridges in Madison County, Iowa have been preserved. Come see these lovely historic wooden bridges for yourself on a self-guided tour through the area.

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota

The Superior Hiking Trail starts at Jay Cooke State Park south of Duluth and continues all the way to the Canadian border. The trail is more than 300 miles long and also includes offshoots and spurs to explore places along the route.

Best Sport Sandals for Women, Men & Kids

Best Sport Sandals for Women, Men & Kids

It’s summer, it’s hot, but you still want to hit the trails! Let your feet feel the breeze with these top hiking sandals. We’ll also share the best outdoor sandals for water sports and adventure travel.

Fun Things To Do in Madrid

Fun Things To Do in Madrid

Madrid is one of my favorite cities. Located right in the center of Spain it is a great place to start a Spanish adventure! But first, let’s explore the city.

10 Best Travel Backpacks

10 Best Travel Backpacks

Perhaps you are already a convert to traveling with a carry on backpack, or maybe you are interested in trying it for the first time. There are many advantages to traveling with a backpack instead of a rolling suitcase. A backpack is convenient when traveling in European cities with lots of cobblestones and stairs like Granada, Lisbon, Venice or Toledo.

10 Awesome Things to See in Iceland

10 Awesome Things to See in Iceland

Iceland is a popular stopover destination when traveling between Europe and North America. Travelers might stay one day or a week. Luckily even on a short trip it is possible to see many of Iceland’s amazing sights within just one day if you plan carefully.

Fun Things To Do in Lisbon

Fun Things To Do in Lisbon

Lisbon is a magical city and has a lot to offer the visitor. Whether you stay for a weekend or a month, here are some of our favorite things to do, and of course tips for eating and drinking too! And we’ve included a handy google map you can view on your smartphone or computer.

Visiting Croatia’s National Parks

Visiting Croatia’s National Parks

Croatia is a beautiful country with stunning cities and charming towns and villages. But Croatia is also known for its fantastic natural beauty. Here are some of the most popular and beautiful parks in Croatia.

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Coolest Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains has long been popular with artists, climbers, hikers and explorers. Ansel Adams snapped his famous photos here and John Muir loved exploring the peaks and valleys.