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8 Tips for Creating an Epic Roadtrip Itinerary

8 Tips for Creating an Epic Roadtrip Itinerary

Over the years we have taken hundreds of roadtrips. We’ve had many fun times trying to figure out and plan our adventures. Being prepared has helped us enjoy our trips and get the most out of our time in each place. We also had many epic fails and lessons learned executing some of our plans :-). But probably the most important thing we’ve learned is that if you want a fun and relaxing roadtrip, do your homework ahead of time. Here…

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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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Weekend in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

Weekend in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

We booked a trip to Seattle and then started researching surrounding areas to check what was worth seeing. Right away Olympic Peninsula came on our radar and the more we looked into it, the more we wanted to explore it. So, our city trip to Seattle turned into a nature trip to the Olympic Peninsula – that happens a lot to us :-). We flew into Seattle in the afternoon and drove 2.5 hours to Quinault Valley area for our…

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One Day in Mammoth, California in Summertime – Part 2

One Day in Mammoth, California in Summertime – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Epic Yosemite, Mammoth and Tahoe Roadtrip in the Summer

    This day-trip to Mammoth Mountain was part of a longer roadtrip that included Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe area. We stayed in Bridgeport and ventured to Mammoth for a day of hiking and sightseeing. While Mammoth Mountain is known as a winter paradise for skiers, it’s also amazing in the summertime. Day 3 | Mammoth Total drive time:  4 hours and 30 minutes* We spent a day at Mammoth Mountain. It’s a lava dome complex west of…

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Two Days in Yosemite in Summertime – Part 1

Two Days in Yosemite in Summertime – Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Epic Yosemite, Mammoth and Tahoe Roadtrip in the Summer

    This trip started as an addition of a few days in Yosemite during a business trip to San Jose. But, once we started researching the area, we kept adding new attractions and days. So all in all, we spent 6 days in three unbelievably distinct spots – each with its own beauty. We started in Yosemite National Park, then spent a day in Mammoth and finally three days in Lake Tahoe area. While Yosemite is still my favorite…

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Iceland Packing Essentials – Traveling in Spring Time

Iceland Packing Essentials – Traveling in Spring Time

Iceland is the land of unpredictable weather so your packing list has to include lots of layers. In addition, the heated indoors are really warm and outside is really cold and windy, so you will be putting on and removing your layers a lot. To be honest, we didn’t pack efficiently for this trip. We both ended up with huge check-in suitcases and never wore half of the stuff we brought. So, we have lots of lessons learned. Here are…

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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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Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

Iceland has a lot of amazing places to see and it’s much bigger than you’d think. To truly appreciate it, you will need a plan of where to go, where to stay and what excursions to take. The most important advice we can give on this is do not visit Reykjavik area only. A lot of people do the city, Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle – and then miss out on the true beauty of Iceland. Our 6 Days…

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