Our Favorite Travel Gear

Our Favorite Travel Gear

Anyone who travels a lot knows that the right gear can make all the difference on a trip. It can help with staying organized, fitting more stuff in your suitcase, and making travel more comfortable. Over the years we have used lots of travel gear. It’s interesting to me that we have similar travel styles, yet we like different gear for various reasons.  So, here are a few of our favorites. Teri’s Pick – CHESTER Carry-On Luggage/22″ Love love love this…

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Mount Rainier National Park – Washington’s Crown Jewel

Mount Rainier National Park – Washington’s Crown Jewel

Washington State has a special place in my heart and is by far one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S. The colors are so vivid, air is fresh and the temperature is cool even in the summer. Mount Rainier is Washington’s crown jewel. On a clear day you can see the mountain all the way from Seattle. Standing at 14,410 feet above sea level, this active volcano is the most recognized landmark of the Washington landscape. The…

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New York City for Foodies

New York City for Foodies

New York City is a dream for food lovers. Any type of food you can imagine can be found here from all around the world. If you want to try a lot of different things I recommended going on a food tour. I have been on food tours in many cities but New York City is my favorite so far.  I recommend the Greenwich Village Food Tour and the Chelsea Market and the Highline Food Tour. Here is a list…

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6 Tips to Create a Starburst Effect in Your Photos

6 Tips to Create a Starburst Effect in Your Photos

A few years back when shooting a sunset I got a really cool starburst effect, I admit it, by accident :-). But then it became my obsession to recreate it and learn more about it. So, after doing a ton of research and testing, I narrowed tips down to six key things. In case you’re wondering, you cannot get starburst effect on your phone, at least not as good as an a camera. I’ve tried and looked into it, but…

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10-Day Colorado Roadtrip – Exploring Rocky Mountains!

10-Day Colorado Roadtrip – Exploring Rocky Mountains!

Over the years, I’ve been to various Colorado destinations and loved every one of them, but I’ve never done a true roadtrip through Rocky Mountains, till recently. And now I wonder why I waited so long to see these stunning places all together. I actually spent two weeks on this Colorado roadtrip, but I narrowed it down to 10 days of the most beautiful places. The focus is on beautiful nature and scenery, cute mountain towns with amazing atmosphere and…

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8 Days on an Epic Alaska Roadtrip

8 Days on an Epic Alaska Roadtrip

The breathtaking beauty of Alaska makes for a epic roadtrip. Alaska’s name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula and it truly is. Frequently referred to as America’s last frontier, Alaska is massive. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast! Twice the size of the state of Texas. So, exploring it in 8 days is quite a challenge, but don’t…

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8 Reasons to Visit Alaska by Car

8 Reasons to Visit Alaska by Car

I can’t begin to tell you how many people asked if we were going on a cruise when we said we were going to Alaska. It’s funny it never occurred to me when we were planning that it wasn’t a common roadtrip destination. Having experienced an Alaskan cruise and an Alaskan roadtrip here are our eight reasons why you should visit Alaska by car. 1 | Less Crowded Cruise ports tend to be very crowded, especially in season. Our roadtrip…

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Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Denali National Park

Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Denali National Park

A visit to Denali National Park is an experience of a lifetime. The park is massive – 9,492 square miles, nearly the size of Massachusetts. To get the most of your experience some planning is required. Of course the best way to really explore Denali would be to camp inside the park, but if you’re like me and require walls and a bathroom, here is what you need to know to make the most out of your remote visit. How…

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Travel Safety Tips – Protect Yourself from the Volatility of Nature

Travel Safety Tips – Protect Yourself from the Volatility of Nature

I remember the moment it happened vividly. One moment I was standing on the beach taking pictures and the next I was completely engulfed in the frigid water. My only thought was, I’m going to die. At this point my instincts kicked in and I fought desperately to get out of the icy, turbulent water. It all happened in only a few seconds. So fast that Ann didn’t even realize what had happened. I was on a black-sand beach in…

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32 Hours in Oahu

32 Hours in Oahu

Our last trip to The Big Island (The Ultimate 6-Day Road Trip Around Hawaii’s Big Island) included a visit to the island of Oahu. We only had 32 hours, not enough time to truly experience all that Oahu has to offer, but it was enough time to visit some of the most known places including Pearl Harbor and the famous north beaches. Our first evening was spent in the Waikiki Beach area. The second full day we explored by car,…

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