Spiti Valley lays in a remote pocket of the Himalayas. Tibetan prayer flags hang from trees, bridges and roadside shrines called stupas. Snowy peaks dot the skyline. Villages are few and far between, and many are only accessible by foot. This isn't Tibet, however. This is India at its wildest. Itinerary: Day 1: Fly Delhi … Continue reading India’s Incredible Himalayas
Five hundred million people worldwide live within the vicinity of active volcanoes, thanks to the fertile land and natural resources that come with the area. On the island of Java, Indonesia, alone, there are 45 volcanoes. Though they can be destructive, they are also beautiful to see. Many are even accessible to tourists. Here are … Continue reading What to Expect: Three Epic Java Volcanoes
We visited Tasmania in 2014 on our first trip around the world, and fell in love with it. You could call us Tasmaniacs. Naturally, on this trip we had to go back. Itinerary: Days 1-4: Hobart and surrounds (day trips to Maria Island, Port Arthur and hiking Mount Wellington) Days 5-8: Bicheno (including Bay of … Continue reading We Still Have Tas-Mania!
Is the Franz Josef Glacier Helihike Worth it? This was the very question Tim and I wrangled with in advance of arriving in Franz Josef. We had budgeted for the steep price tag ($459 NZD per person) but still weren't sure if we really wanted to spend it or save it. Neither of us grew … Continue reading Is Helihiking Franz Josef Glacier Worth It?
If you are traveling through New Zealand’s North Island, and you enjoy the outdoors and hiking (and honestly what are you doing in NZ if you don’t?), then the Tongariro Alpine Crossing should absolutely be a priority in your plans! This was easily one of the best things my husband and I did during our … Continue reading What to Expect: Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Itinerary: December 26 - Flight Baltimore, MD to Reykjavik December 27-28 - Exploring Reykjavik December 29-30 - Golden Circle December 31 - Ice Cave and Glacier Hike January 1 - Flight Reykjavik to Baltimore Dates: December 26 - January 2 Our Odyssey: All I can say to begin describing the rest of our trip is … Continue reading Our Icelandic Saga – pt 3
Itinerary: Thursday: Fly ATL to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Friday: Land in Rio, nap and dinner out Saturday: Hike to Cristo and night out Sunday: Brunch and flight back to ATL Dates: July 23-26, 2015 Our Odyssey: When I told people I was going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a weekend, I think most … Continue reading Weekend in Rio