The Top 6 Things to do in Huế, Vietnam

Huế (pronounced “h’way”) is located in central Vietnam and a city that history buffs will find particularly intriguing. Not only was it the seat of Nguyễn Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945, but it was also the site of the longest and bloodiest battle of the ‘American War’ (or, as we like to say in America, the…

Guide to Halong Bay, Vietnam: How to Choose the Best Cruise

Halong Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay in Northern Vietnam where over 1,600 islands and islets rise up from the turquoise waters of the South China Sea. As you cruise through the bay in one of the famous ‘junk boats’, you’ll pass by countless towering limestone rock formations surrounding the luxury cruise ship. The bay…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Hawaii

So you’ve booked your ticket to Hawaii? I hope you’re excited because it’s going to be an amazing tropical beach vacation and you’ll never want to come home! Take it from someone who vacationed there once, got home, cried, and bought a one-way ticket back. It’s been a few years since I lived there and…

Where to Stay on Oahu: Honolulu, Ko Olina, and the North Shore

A trip to the island of Oahu in Hawaii will undoubtedly be one you will never forget! With miles of pristine sandy beaches for lounging, plenty of amazing hikes along rugged ridgelines, and spectacular waterfalls to explore, you’ll truly be vacationing in paradise. But before you get to all of that adventuring, you’re going to…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Morocco

“You have very poor fashion sense!” the restaurant tout yelled at me angrily after I refused to sit down to eat. He had been aggressively pestering me and using his body to keep me from passing which meant there was no chance in hell I’d be dining there. And he was right about my outfit….

8 Epic Outdoor Adventures in Northern Arizona

In 2016 we had the opportunity to travel across the US, from Oregon to Florida and back again, in our 1994 Ford Bronco. We camped, hiked, explored, and found that our favorite area for outdoor adventures was in Northern Arizona, right along the Utah border. The bright orange sandstone formations dotting the rugged landscape of…

Best Trekking Backpacks of 2018 for Hiking and Camping

When planning for a long, multi-day trek, the most important thing to do is to pick the right backpack. Well, maybe packing food and water is the most important but your backpack has the ability to make your experience amazing or torturous. Putting everything you’ll need to eat, sleep, and live for several days in…