Category: Travel Stories

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


Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii: Night Diving vs. Snorkeling

Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii: Night Diving vs. Snorkeling

When traveling as a couple, sometimes you have to make a few compromises and push past your personal comfort zone to do something your spouse is excited about. Going into the big, deep ocean AT NIGHT with giant kite-looking creatures at least four times my size was... Read more
19 Memorable Things to Do in Molokai, Hawaii

19 Memorable Things to Do in Molokai, Hawaii

When we first saw an island house sitting opportunity in Hawaii, it wasn’t hard to agree that we should apply. Then when we read that it was on the lesser-known island of Molokai and we knew we had to make it happen. We love remote places with little tourism and lots... Read more
Why We’re Not Planning for Retirement

Why We’re Not Planning for Retirement

As full-time travelers and freelancers, one of the top questions we get – from family, friends, and well-meaning strangers – is “but what will you do for retirement?” It usually comes out of genuine loving concern, or utter disbelief (and often disapproval) at the... Read more
14 Unforgettable Places to Visit in New Mexico

14 Unforgettable Places to Visit in New Mexico

Before our month-long visit to New Mexico, it was just that state with the really cool balloon festival in the fall. But, now that we've explored much more of “the Land of Enchantment,” we have fallen in love with its varied landscape, rich culture, yummy... Read more
A Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal in Colorado

A Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal in Colorado

We tend to be a silly, laid-back couple. But, there are a few things in this life we take very seriously, and one of those is our commitment to each other. The vows we wrote and said to each other on our wedding day are heavy. They mean something. Those words have... Read more