ICELAND RING ROAD TRIP: PART 2

If you’ve already read our Iceland Ring Road Trip Part 1, then you know we left off our story having visited the iceberg lagoon of Jökulsárlón. Continuing East and then Northward, our drive along Highway 1 became a more secluded and sparse experience of Iceland. The further we ventured away from Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, the less populated it became and consequently, the less touristy. This also meant longer drives between points of interest. Luckily for us, what Iceland began to lack in tourist spots, it made up for in breathtaking routes and landscapes.
Iceland Ring Road Trip: Driving Northeast

We had read very briefly […]

7 TIPS FOR HIKING CINQUE TERRE

You’ve likely heard of Italy’s Cinque Terre: five connected fishing towns located on the beautiful coast of the Italian Riviera. Joined by a hiking trail, these centuries-old villages are a popular destination for tourists looking to inject some adventure into their Italian vacation. If you are heading to Italy and plan on hiking Cinque Terre, we’ve got you covered with these 7 tips to make the most of your trip.
TIP #1: Stay in La Spezia or Levanto
For many reasons, the decision to find accommodation in one of the shoulder towns of La Spezia or Levanto is a smart idea. When we began looking for places […]

THE BEST GUIDE TO CAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries we’ve ever visited. To fully explore NZ, we had decided long before arriving that we would rent a car, buy a tent, and camp all across the country. We researched a lot before heading out, and there’s a ton of stuff we found out along the way. Whether you are a local Kiwi or visiting from abroad, we’ve compiled what we learned from our bests and our blunders to bring you the best guide to camping in New Zealand.
Camping in New Zealand: When and Where to Start
Although some (not all) campgrounds in […]

ROAD TRIP: NEW ZEALAND’S NORTH ISLAND

We had always wanted to visit New Zealand, having heard incredible things about the landscape, the people, and the sights. The most helpful tools we bought for our trip were the NZ Frenzy Guidebooks by Scott Cook. These guidebooks are what you need if you are looking to experience the NZ roads less traveled. They don’t have all the wifi/restaurant/library information that your Lonely Planet guidebook will have, so don’t buy them for that. Instead, Scott put a ton of effort into mapping out all of the natural treasures throughout New Zealand. NZ Frenzy is full of secret lakes, waterfalls, tracks, […]

WHAT TO DO WITH 2 DAYS IN AMSTERDAM

Earlier this year, we spent a short time in Amsterdam and fell in love. Visiting this historic city for the first time meant we arrived wide-eyed and eager to experience as much of the city as possible. If you’re like us and only have a limited time for adventure, you’re likely in the midst of narrowing down the plethora of possibilities for 2 days in Amsterdam. We can help.

Knowing we would write an Amsterdam itinerary, we packed in more sites, shops, and museums than you can probably imagine. We’ve trimmed the fat to bring you a list of our favorite […]

10 REASONS TO VISIT NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is at the top of our list of countries we would absolutely love to revisit. Having spent a month traveling both islands, our affection for the country grew stronger and stronger as each week blew by. And while much of the world begins to brace for Winter, New Zealand’s warmest, sunniest days are on their way. Here are our 10 reasons you should visit New Zealand.

1. You are Never Farther than 128km from a Beach
Beautiful beaches abound all over New Zealand. No matter where you are, there is always one within an hour’s drive. New Zealand is home to […]