Why I Travel Instead Of Study

Why I Traveled Instead of Studied Right Out of High School

I grew up watching my those around me either have time or have money. They never seemed to have both at the same time. Many of my older relatives told me that if they could have done it again, they would have traveled while they had the chance… before they had a mortgage and a family. They waited until retirement, and for some of them, that was years later than they hoped for. Their health wasn’t was it was, nor was their bank account. “Prioritize travel!” is what they told me. Yet, I felt the pressure to “be doing something … Read more

How to Survive the Pamplona Running with the Bulls In Spain

Running with the Bulls Spain

Running with the bulls – A holiday in Spain in July is always a good way of guaranteeing sunshine, but why not make it a little different this year and visit Pamplona during the Running of the bulls while you’re there as well. The running of the bulls is an iconic event, and the town fills up fast. You can book it as part of a package, or you could make a visit to Pamplona as part of a longer break in Spain — perhaps after a relaxing last-minute holiday to Catalonia which is not too far from there. In … Read more

5 Best European Canyons & Gorges for Hiking

Europe has some amazing natural assets, which explains why in many places one of the most popular things to do is to explore the local nature. In my opinion, the most beautiful walks are those surrounded by water, such as lakes, waterfalls, rivers and gorges. Best Gorges and Canyons in Europe Here are five amazing gorges and canyons in Europe that are well worth exploring. Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia Not far from the beautiful lake village Bled in Slovenia, is one of the Slovenia’s most beautiful attractions: the Vintgar Gorge. The gorge is 1600 meters long and you walk along the … Read more

Things To Do In Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Things To Do & Travel Tips

Here are some great things to do in Copenhagen Denmark. It’s a great city to spend a long weekend or even a week. Denmark as a whole is actually a really nice country, which was why a few weeks ago I wrote a post about things to do in Denmark without having to visit Copenhagen – but no matter how beautiful Denmark is, Copenhagen is still a place you can’t miss!  Things To Do In Copenhagen Denmark Get Your Adrenaline Rush At Copenhagen Tivoi (Theme Park) The Copenhagen Tivoli opened in 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in … Read more

Things To Do In Dublin Ireland

Top Things To Do In Dublin, Ireland: City Guide

Dublin in Ireland has the best of both a small town and cosmopolitan city. It has the great easy going people you can only find in small towns, but the variety of nightlife you only find in big cosmopolitan cities. You can easily spend a week here strolling around, talking to people and enjoying the ‘happenings’ in town – which seems to be every day. There are heaps of things to do in Dublin, both for those who enjoy pub culture as well as literature and history. Perhaps you’ve been to Ireland before or maybe you are planning for what will be … Read more

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Alaska Cruise ~ Guide to Princess Cruise to Alaska

Alaska Cruise ~ I came back from an Alaskan cruise with Princess Cruises. After having one of the best vacations ever, I wanted to share what we learned about booking, what is free and included and what do you have to pay for, choosing a room, the food and excursions, offer tips for packing, and answer some questions we had before we went. Even if you aren’t planning a trip for this year, read on to learn about recommendations to save money and to make the most out of the trip.  We went on the Ruby Princess Cruise to Alaska … Read more

Crater Lake Camping

5 Best Crater Lake Camping Spots

Crater Lake Camping – As Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake is undeniably the state’s leading attraction. It’s also one of the most magnificent national parks in America. There are plenty of activities to explore at Crater Lake National Park, from touring old forests to boating on the pristine water to road-tripping along Rim Drive. To enjoy your camping experience at Crater Lake National Park, book a reservation for two days or longer. And if you live in southern Oregon, all the better for you because you live close by and can visit the park whenever you want. This short … Read more

Olympic National Park Hikes

5 Best Olympic National Park Hikes

Olympic National Park Hikes ~ There is a lot to see and explore at Olympic National Park, including waterfalls, wildlife, beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, and lakes. The park has over 186 hiking trails for all levels. Since you can’t hike all of them even with several visits over the years, this article will give you an overview of the 5 best hikes to prioritize at Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park Hikes The Hoh Rainforest is a great place to start. The trail is 8 miles round trip and the elevation gain is 1,000 feet. It’s a very popular hike … Read more

mugged while backpacking

How to Avoid Getting Mugged While Backpacking

Crimes against backpackers are common. Criminals may steal your entire backpack; riffle through your pack; grab what they can from outside pockets; and use a sharp knife to slit the backpack open. Here we explain how to avoid getting mugged while backpacking. One of the worst things that can happen to you is getting robbed while you’re traveling the globe. The best thing you can do is to be informed on how to prevent being a target of such crimes. We got mugged in Malaysia. We learned a lot from the experience and also talked to other backpackers to learn … Read more

Indiana Dunes

10 Things to Do at Indiana Dunes You Won’t Want to Miss

Planning a quick summer getaway? Sandwiched between two industrial towns and located a short distance from Chicago, Indiana Dunes National Park is a hidden gem. Learn about things to do at Indiana Dunes. While it may not the first place you may think of when you think about a picturesque National Park, Indiana Dunes is the newest National Park in America, established in 2018. It may not be the grandest or biggest park in America, but it’s the ideal place to visit for warm waters, sandy beaches and great hiking. It’s ideal for families and for those who want a … Read more