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…

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…

Famous Filipino Food: 15 Must-Eat Dishes in the Philippines!

The food culture of the Philippines is sometimes overshadowed by it’s northwestern neighbors – Thailand and Vietnam. But the Philippines can easily hold its own on the global culinary stage and even came in second in a 2015 CNN poll asking readers what country was their favorite food destination. From the ubiquitous adobo to the…

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…

Guide to Eating, Drinking, Sleeping, and Exploring in Manila

Most people visiting the Philippines fly into and out of Manila but spend very little time actually exploring this large, diverse, and thriving metropolis. And while there aren’t an abundance of touristy sites to see, the city is packed with delicious restaurants, lively bars, and world-class shopping. It’s worth spending at least a few days…

11 Amazing Hot Springs in the USA

Imagine relaxing in a bubbling hot natural pool, surrounded by lush vegetation, without a single other soul around for miles. The USA is full of these off-the-beaten-path hot springs that are reasonably easy to access and available for anyone to enjoy! We have our personal favorites but we also enlisted the help of a few…

7 Must-Visit Waterfalls on Cebu Island

Cebu island offers visitors the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. With beautiful beaches, colorful coral, massive waterfalls, canyoneering, and whale sharks, it’s a must-visit destination in the Philippines! The following 7 spectacular waterfalls on the southern end of the island are not-to-be-missed during your visit to this island paradise. What to Bring Regardless of…

A Girl’s Guide to Hiking and Camping at Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is one of several amazing waterfalls located on the Havasupai Reservation in Northern Arizona. And it is arguably one of the most beautiful and remote places in the entire United States. The reservation is located deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon, 10 miles from the nearest road. It is accessible either…

8 Things to Know Before Visiting El Nido, Palawan

You’ve probably seen photographs of the stunning limestone formations around El Nido rising majestically above the turquoise water. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and for good reason, the nearby islands and beaches are absolutely stunning. But the actual town of El Nido leaves something to be desired. The infrastructure…