Category: Travel Stories

Travel stories & ideas for adventures near and far – road trips, weekend getaways, budget trips and epic vacations.


Our Favorite Day Trip from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle

Our Favorite Day Trip from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle

I've dreamed of getting to see castles like Dunrobin Castle since I was a little girl (shocker, I know). Of course, I do make it a point to stop at every castle some rich person built for a random reason in middle-of-nowhere America. But it is not the same as... Read more
3 Gorgeous Waterfalls Near Inverness, Scotland

3 Gorgeous Waterfalls Near Inverness, Scotland

There is just something so breathtaking about watching water rush over a cliffside, down a mountain, or through a canyon. We have been long-time waterfall lovers and seek them out wherever we go. Usually, a quick Google search leads us to many local favorites that we... Read more
Crazy 5-Day Ireland Road Trip Recap

Crazy 5-Day Ireland Road Trip Recap

We’ve gotten strangely used to people calling us crazy. For some, it may be an insult, but for us it is an astute observation. Yep, we’re crazy. We don’t do things like other people … rarely have, and are damn sure not going to try now. So, when we told people... Read more
9 Favorite Oahu Hikes, Snorkeling & Other Activities

9 Favorite Oahu Hikes, Snorkeling & Other Activities

While Oahu is not the first island I would recommend for a relaxing beach vacation (unless you are relaxed in hoards of people), it is a beautiful island with a ton to offer! We really enjoyed getting to spend three weeks there while house sitting near Honolulu, and... Read more
9 Things to Do in Kauai on a Friendcation

9 Things to Do in Kauai on a Friendcation

Looking for things to do in Kauai? When we told our friends Kelley & Rob that we were headed to Hawaii for two months for some house sitting gigs and island hopping in between, their first question was “Can we meet you there?” Just another reason why we... Read more
Top 14 Questions We Get Asked About House Sitting

Top 14 Questions We Get Asked About House Sitting

Since beginning our full-time pet and house sitting journey about five months ago, we have gotten a lot of great and oddly blunt questions. Like any interesting or unheard of way of life, people are curious about how house sitting works and how we use it to travel... Read more
3 Can’t-Miss Maui Drives

3 Can’t-Miss Maui Drives

Slow travel is our preferred way of seeing new places, but that isn’t always an option – so we’ve also mastered the art of the quick trip. This usually entails a lot of driving, lack of sleep, and an intense burst of adrenaline to make it all happen. In 2.5 days, we... Read more
Making the Most of a Lanai Day Trip from Maui

Making the Most of a Lanai Day Trip from Maui

We have what I like to call ‘lack of travel self-control.’ When we are near an interesting place, we have a really hard time not going to check it out – and after RVing for a year, ‘near’ has become a very subjective term. So, when we realized we would be seeing all... Read more