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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 adventure …

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Hike the Cinque Terre – a place untouched for centuries, brimming with unparalleled beauty. Planning tips for your unforgettable adventure. 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 traveler could dream of.  Hiking the Cinque Terre is a …

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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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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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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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    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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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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Hiking with kids in the UK presents a unique experience compared to our usual hikes in the United States. In the UK, many trails involve scrambling over rocks to reach summits. While generally safe, these routes can challenge your nerves, especially if you fear heights. As frequent rock climbers, we relished these more adventurous hikes.

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Our family went on a twenty-five-day surfing trip to Costa Rica.  We explored four different Costa Rican surfing beaches- Pavones, Nosara/Playa Guiones, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva. I’ve broken down each spot based on wave quality, accommodations, and food to help you decide where to go on your next surfing adventure Costa Rica Surfing Beaches #1: Pavones Waves …

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There are so many hikes to do in Norway.  The best way to immerse yourself in the incredible scenery of fjords, snow-capped mountains, and thousand foot waterfalls is via trails.  Norway is one of the best places to hike and takes you to some amazing campgrounds.  Take your time to enjoy the beautiful drives along …

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When I originally planned all the places we would visit during our travels, Yosemite was never even on my radar.  Even though it is one of the closest national parks to San Diego, I had no interest in visiting Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley.  Why would I want to go there, especially the week of …

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