Patagonia: Making the Most of Your Vacation Days

Patagonia: Making the Most of Your Vacation Days

The thing about a trip to Patagonia, is that you can’t just drop in at the base of the mountains with your backpack and get going. There are logistics involved and piecing them all together is not that simple, until now, because we are going to help with that. Adventurers from all over the world, dream of trekking through these southern South American lands. Patagonia is a home for nature’s unforgiving spirit and unmatched splendor. It does all things in…

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The Best Way to Climb Yosemite’s Half Dome

The Best Way to Climb Yosemite’s Half Dome

Soooo, Half Dome. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably seen pictures. If you’re anything like us, you’re more than slightly entranced by it, spending many waking hours daydreaming about being on top of the world’s most iconic giant granite boulder. Something like this: First, some logistics: You are only allowed to climb Half Dome if you have a permit. There are two ways to procure a permit. One is via an annual lottery that occurs during the month of March each year….

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Chile – The W: Making the Most of Your Vacation Days

Chile – The W: Making the Most of Your Vacation Days

Chilean Patagonia has earned its spot on every hiker’s must-do list. This is attributable to the absolutely incredible mountain peaks that await here and the well maintained trail in the shape of a W that allows you to skip along beside them. “The W” is one of the first things anyone googles when they start to think about a trip to Patagonia. The questions we had when we started checking out this hike: How many days does this take? How…

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Our favorite mountain and the world’s most epic glacier: Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Our favorite mountain and the world’s most epic glacier: Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

The Argentina side of Patagonia – one of our favorite places in the world. Los Glaciares National Park is less visited than Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, likely because it doesn’t have the same infrastructure of the “W,” but don’t let that keep you away. This park possesses both the most beautiful mountain we have ever seen and a glacier of grand proportions that drops house-sized pieces of ice into the beckoning waters below. At a high level there…

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You need to visit this Alaskan National Park

You need to visit this Alaskan National Park

Denali National Park gets a lot of the hype when you’re planning your trip to Alaska, and not without reason. The park that contains “the mountain” is a must-visit, and you should make sure that you make the most of your time in Denali so that you see all that you need to see. However, there is a not-so-hidden gem down on the Kenai Peninsula that is no less of a must-visit. This is the town of Seward and the neighboring Kenai Fjords National…

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Bears, Moose, and More: Doing Denali, AK, the Right Way

Bears, Moose, and More: Doing Denali, AK, the Right Way

We just took a trip to Alaska, and boy did we love it. There’s something absolutely epic about being outdoors in Alaska: the crispness of the air, the sheer scale of the environment you’re in, and the fact that at any moment a hungry grizzly bear might appear out of the chest-high bush. We visited a few places in Alaska, but Denali National Park was of course at the top of our list. We’d heard legends about the epicness of this place, and the…

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Budget travel to Norway is possible: here’s your guide to making it happen

Budget travel to Norway is possible: here’s your guide to making it happen

Norway is high on the bucket list for many would-be world travelers. What’s stopping you from visiting? Probably the price tag – Norway is infamous for being one of the most expensive countries in the world. Despite this, we recommend that you take a trip to Northern Norway later this summer. We were just there in August and it was nothing short of amazing. Northern Norway has it all: The land of the midnight sun. The place of epic fjords… …and tropical-looking beaches….

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Epic Weekend Travel: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Epic Weekend Travel: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

As wanderers and adventurers, we’re always looking for an epic weekend trip. One of our best weekend trips took us to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, with a side of Yellowstone sprinkled in to keep things interesting. In this one weekend, we flew from opposite sides of the country, drove 4 hours, slept in our car, hiked 20 miles in one day on one of the most epic trails in the world, saw a huge black bear, got upgraded…

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Six proven ways to ditch the crowds and avoid tourist traps

Six proven ways to ditch the crowds and avoid tourist traps

There’s nothing worse than being excited about an attraction that you’re going to visit while traveling only to arrive and see hundreds of other tourists crawling all over the place you wanted to go. Or being super jazzed about a restaurant and showing up only to see a ton of other tourists and a menu with a bunch of garish pictures on it and know that you’ve been totally tricked. We’re here to help you avoid this. We’ve found several hacks…

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Quick Hit: what’s the best place in the world?

Quick Hit: what’s the best place in the world?

We took this question on Quora a few days ago (where we’re a top writer in Travel and Tourism – check out our profile!). It’s an almost impossible question to answer as there are so many amazing places in the world and they are all so different, but we’ll give it a try: The most magical place we’ve ever been to is Komodo National Park off the island of Flores in Indonesia. The giant Komodo dragons that live on the islands and are…

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