Category: Travel Stories

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


Day Trip to the Green Sand Beach on the Big Island

Day Trip to the Green Sand Beach on the Big Island

On a sunny day, we set out with a well-researched plan to hike to the stunning Green Sand Beach on Hawaii’s Big Island. Just kidding. We left on a whim in crappy weather with no idea how far we would have to drive or walk to get to the scenic beach we had seen in a... Read more
How Unaccompanied Minors Fly with Southwest

How Unaccompanied Minors Fly with Southwest

Our 10-year-old nephew just came to visit us in Colorado all by himself! And he was totally unphased by it. What a badass, right? Anyway, we were really impressed with how easy this process was, once we understood all the rules needed for unaccompanied minors to fly... Read more
Hiking to the Iconic Boulder Flatirons in Colorado

Hiking to the Iconic Boulder Flatirons in Colorado

The Boulder Flatirons have always been a huge, pointy reminder of some of our favorite Colorado memories. From hiking to the first Flatiron on our anniversary one spring to watching the sun set behind them on my way home from work daily. And, of course, walking up to... Read more
Ultimate Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Ultimate Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

I'll never forget our first visit to Rocky Mountain National Park during our Colorado honeymoon. Those big, jagged, snow-capped mountains loomed over us and made us feel so very, very small in the best way. The wildlife greeted us at every turn, and as it began to get... Read more
How We Get Free Flights with Our Chase Southwest Visa

How We Get Free Flights with Our Chase Southwest Visa

Note: This article was originally published in Dec. 2016 and updated in May 2019. A few years ago, before we even thought full-time travel was an option, we were just a couple of grown-up kids wanting to stretch our budget to travel more. So, we did what most people... Read more