25 Perfect Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Ladies

As a woman who loves the great outdoors, there are a handful of gifts that I would absolutely love to receive this holiday season!  So I’ve compiled a list of 25 of my favorite clever, silly, and actually useful products that will make great gifts for any outdoorsy ladies in your life who will always…

10 Things to do in Portland, Oregon in the Rain

As a Portland, Oregon native, I’ve often joked that the rainy season here stretches from Halloween until the Fourth of July. And it’s not the kind of aggressive but short thunderstorms that you often get in the south. It’s a drizzly, gloomy, unrelenting kind of rain. The kind that is just light enough that you…

The 5 Best Travel Hair Dryers

When packing for an overseas adventure, less is generally more. Most people (myself included) attempt to pack light so they have room for souvenirs and aren’t forced to lug around a giant suitcase. So investing in a few quality travel products will help you save room for other travel essentials. When determining what travel hair…

Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Awesome New Travel Gadgets

The holidays are just around the corner! And no doubt you’ve got at least one friend who has been bitten by the travel bug and is already planning their 2019 getaway. These clever gadgets are the perfect gifts for avid travelers as they are lightweight, compact, and can hold up to wear and tear. No…

7 Amazing Hotels Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. People from near and far make the drive to see this gorgeous park that is full of hiking trails, scenic driving routes, and wildlife. When planning your trip to…

6 Stunning Short Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. And for good reason. It has numerous scenic driving tours, plenty of amazing lookouts along the roads, and well-maintained hiking trails that range from easy to strenuous. The month of October is especially spectacular in the park as…

Travel Photography Packing List

“I love your photos! What camera do you use while traveling?” is a question we get frequently from people following our adventures. It’s a great question because light, compact gear is essential when you are carrying everything you own around with you everywhere you go (along with clothes, toiletries, random photo props, and a bottle of…

The Hai Van Pass: A Motorbike Adventure in Vietnam

The Hai Van Pass, otherwise known as Ocean Cloud Pass, is a ~12 mile stretch of roadway between the cities of Da Nang and Hue. The National Route 1A road snakes up the side of the mountain with stunning views of the Da Nang Bay 1,600 feet below. The road has countless bends with poor visibility…