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Weekend Hiking Trip from San Diego: 2 Day Adventure Itinerary

I’ve lived in San Diego all my life and I thought I knew everything there was to do in America’s Finest City especially when it came to hiking in San Diego.  That is, until El Nino’s onslaught of storms kept us our oceans polluted with runoff and the surrounding vicinity too wet to do much outside. …

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Surfing Portugal: For Intermediate Surfers, Adventurers, and Campers

Pipeline.  Tea’hapoo.  Cloudbreak.  These are just a few world class breaks that I will never be able to surf.  But just because I’m not a world-class surfer, doesn’t mean I can’t roam the globe looking for really good waves in very beautiful locations.  I love my home breaks in San Diego, but the sense of …

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How To Hike The Cinque Terre, Italy: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

It’s hard to beleive places like this still exist in the world.  A place that can only be reached by foot– a place that has stood untouched for centuries– a place that contains more beauty than any traveller could dream of.  Hiking the Cinque Terre is a one of a kind experience that adventurer should …

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Arco, Italy: The Best Climbing Destination

Hidden beneath Italian tourist traps like Lake Como, Milan, and Venice lies the Italian Alps’ greatest treasure. . . Arco: a climber’s paradise. Past Lake Garda, in between a gorgeous intersection of the Alps, is a gem that holds adventure, beauty, and fun. With more than a thousand routes in the area, great campgrounds within …

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6 Best Castles You Need To Visit in Europe

The 6 Best Castles in Europe The continent of Europe was once home to thousands upon thousands of castles, and today hundreds of them still stand.  On our six-month European road trip, we had the privilege of encountering many of these ancient monuments.  These are what we think are the six best castles in Europe. …

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9 Reasons to Visit Hossegor, France

Out of all the cute towns in Europe, Hossegor, France became our favorite.  It’s surfy, it’s foodie, it’s nature-y.  If you are like us, this too will become your favorite place in Europe after one step into Hossegor. The combination of cobblestone streets, bike paths, french bakeries, and big name surf shops, will leave you …

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3 Reasons To Visit Interlaken, Switzerland + How To Do It Cheaply

    Majestic.  Baffling.  Vibrant.  Moving.  Breathtaking.  Incomparable.  All words people may use to describe this noteworthy place.  For some, it’s a yearly vacation to this safe haven of sorts; to others, a once in a lifetime chance to see it. Surely you’ve heard of it. Our 3 reasons to visit Interlaken were driven by …

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Two Week Road Trip UK: For Hikers and Nature Lovers

If you have only 2 weeks for your road trip in the UK, these are the best places we visited and highly recommend.  These off-the-beaten-path towns will give you an opportunity to see frist hand some impressive history and do a few great hikes, some of which require a bit of scrambling to rugged peaks.  This …

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Things To Know Before Planning A Trip To Croatia

  After visiting 13 other European countries before arriving here, I now know what all the hype is behind Croatia. Besides the physical warmth of the sun and the locally grown food that replenishes your cells, Croatia is like the Caribbean of Europe.  A tropical escape for anyone looking for beautiful turquoise water, outdoor activities, …

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Living in an RV and Traveling (with 5 kids) is Freaking Awesome

It’s been over three years and I still love living in an RV with my five kids. I realize living in an RV and traveling with kids is not on most people’s bucket list and for good reason.  It’s challenging and requires a great deal of perspective.  Most days I do have to stop and …

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Rock Climbing Destinations in Colorado: 3 Great Spots for Families

We love rock climbing!  It’s a great family activity that we can all do together, it puts you in some of the most beautiful scenery, and we love how friendly and helpful the community of fellow rock climbers is. While we still love surfing, we can’t all paddle out together (and if we did, we aren’t …

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