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Why Gutsy Girls Travel

Why Gutsy Girls Travel

We’re excited to announce our new blog, Gutsy Girls Travel! Our love for traveling, storytelling and photography inspired us to create this blog. Our goal is to provide honest first hand travel experiences, tips and tricks, and travel inspiration. We hope you’ll come on this journey with us and find your own inspiration! Why did we choose the name Gutsy Girls Travel? Gutsy isn’t about doing crazy things. It’s about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, which can mean…

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Our Favorite Places to Hike in Dallas Area

Our Favorite Places to Hike in Dallas Area

Hiking is one of our favorite things to do. In fact, we met while hiking with friends a few years back. You’ll find us on a hiking trail most Saturday mornings, except for what we call the three months of hell, and others call Texas summer. So, we’re always looking for new places to hike in the Dallas area. Here are a few of our favorites. If you have any other favorite hiking spots around Dallas, send them our way, we’re…

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Five Things to Do in Banff National Park in the Winter

Five Things to Do in Banff National Park in the Winter

Have you visited the Banff National Park in Alberta? It contains some of the most beautiful glaciers and glacier-fed lakes in North America. Banff is beautiful any time of year but with snow it turns into a winter wonderland. Ann and I had the opportunity to go for New Year’s Eve with a group of friends. Most of our group wasn’t into skiing, so we researched other ways to enjoy the area. Here are our five recommendations for things to do…

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Top 5 Things To Do in Sedona

Top 5 Things To Do in Sedona

Just two hours from Phoenix, Sedona is nestled against striking red sandstone formations at the edge of a beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. The surrounding areas offer amazing hiking, biking, swimming and camping opportunities. The town itself bustles with gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and new age relaxation places. This is a perfect a long weekend trip for spring or fall, but don’t go in the summer unless you like 100-degree weather, way too warm for my taste. Here are top 5 things…

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Tips for Traveling in Europe

Tips for Traveling in Europe

Here are some tips we have learned from our travels in Europe. Carry cash in small quantities. The best way to get local currency is at a local bank ATM. Cash is king in a lot of European countries. Always have coins for rest rooms and parking. Download offline Google Maps before leaving home. Don’t sit your purse on the floor or hang it on your chair in restaurants. Always keep it close. I also carry a anti theft purse…

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The Ultimate 6-day Roadtrip Around Hawaii’s Big Island

The Ultimate 6-day Roadtrip Around Hawaii’s Big Island

At the time that I’m writing this, the Kilauea volcano is erupting on The Big Island and lava is flowing down the streets of communities. So, as I keep the families impacted in my thoughts, I’m also reminded of how powerful and unpredictable Mother Nature actually is. So, if you’re going to visit this island, please keep that mind – stay safe and obey the rules, they are there for a reason. The Big Island, also called the Island of…

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Iceland – 6 Days in the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland – 6 Days in the Land of Fire and Ice

Why Iceland? That was the first question our friends and family asked. With a volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, it’s a nature lover’s dream. Iceland has become a trendy place to visit in the last few years, but most places are still native, family owned and not commercialized. We chose to visit Iceland in April, before the prime tourist season began. The temps are cool, but not as cold as you might think. However,…

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