Monthly Archives: January 2018

National Parks – Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is one of our favorite national parks in the American Northwest.  There is a wide variety of scenery, with scenic coastal views, beautiful temperate rain forests, and fantastic mountain vistas all available for you to see.  Olympic National Park also sports a wide variety of wildlife.  Whales, black bears, elk, mountain goats, and a variety of other animals live in the park or off its coast. Continue reading

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The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar

The Rock in Zanzibar, Tanzania is one of this world’s most beautiful restaurants. Especially at high tide, when you have to take a boat to the restaurant. Continue reading

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Top 15 Books for Adventurers and Explorers

Are you looking for a great book to inspire your next trip?  Well, then look no further.  We have compiled a list of our favorite books about adventure and exploration.  If these books don’t inspire you to start exploring this world, then nothing will. Continue reading

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The Best Travel Accessories for 2018

Is everyone ready to get their James Bond on?  Seriously though, who doesn’t like really cool gadgets?  If you are like us, you love any gadget or device that makes traveling easier.  For that reason, we have compiled a list of our top 10 travel accessories for 2018.  Continue reading

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Friday Sound-Off: What are the Best and Worst Airports in the United States?

We have all been there before.  Your flight has been delayed, or even cancelled, and you are stuck in a lousy airport for hours-upon-hours.  It’s a horrible experience.  On the flip side, we all have airports that we genuinely enjoy.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we would like to use our free time to hang around at them, but these airports go above-and-beyond to make the experience for travelers less stressful. Continue reading

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The Beautiful Kikuletwa Hotsprings in Tanzania

The Kikuletwa Hotsprings is a spring oasis near Arusha, Tanzania.  It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists looking to get away from the heat.  The crystal clear blue-green water, surrounded by beautiful forest, is absolutely stunning. Continue reading

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Great Golf Getaways – Bandon Dunes

Arriving at Bandon Dunes golf resort feels as though you have traveled to Scotland or Ireland. The courses at Bandon Dunes are designed to capture the natural environment of the magnificent southern Oregon Coast. The courses have huge sand dunes, large pine trees, and tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort has four championship courses and offers an unparalleled links golf experience in the United States. The namesake course, Bandon Dunes, offers the most amazing scenery of the group, and arguably the country. Continue reading

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10 Easy Tips to Make Your Vacation Photos Really Pop

Follow these steps and you have a much better chance of taking pictures that will really WOW people when you get home. Continue reading

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Your ID Card Might Not Get You on a Plane Starting Today

While the REAL ID Act got a lot of attention when it was first passed back in 2005, it is something that hasn’t been in the news all that much in recent months.  However, now that the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation deadline (January 22, 2018) is here, we thought it would be a great time to review the REAL ID Act and let you know how this could impact your travel plans. Continue reading

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Cape Buffalo and the Ox Pecker

One of the more fascinating things we learned while we were in Africa is the relationship between the cape buffalo and the ox pecker.  These two animals couldn’t be more different, but yet they have a close relationship in the wild. Continue reading

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