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New Zealand has upsides and downsides. While the upsides went above and beyond my dreams and expectations, there are a few things you should consider before planning a trip to the Adventure Capital of the World.  A trip to New Zealand requires a significant investment in time and money so here are ten tips to …

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When I was first planning our road trip through New Zealand, hiking Abel Tasman wasn’t even on my list. I had read in other blogs that it took a long time to drive into the National Park and being from Southern California I figured I’d seen enough beaches. Unless there’s surf, I’d rather stick to …

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France is the perfect destination for adventure travel. France’s gorgeous mountains of the Pyrenees and the beautiful Basque coastline lend itself to numerous adventures including cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and surfing.   Besides finding an abundance of adventures and great food, you will love taking a road trip through France just to experience the culture …

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Switzerland is a must-see for anyone who loves mountains.  The mountains here are unreal!  There are so many great places for outdoor adventures that it’s hard to narrow down where to go in Switzerland.  These are the four places we chose on our last road trip through Switzerland.  We know we barely tipped the iceberg …

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This blog covers the section of our road trip through Canada’s National Parks including Canada’s Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, and Kootenay National Park. In the summer of 2017, we set off on a 5,000 mile, summer-long adventure road trip through the Western U.S. and Canada.  Our goal …

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Calling all adventurists, want-to-be adventurists, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers.  In one of the most famous national parks in the world, Banff National Park, is a hiker’s playground, Lake Louise.  From expert scrambles to meandering strolls to teahouses, Lake Louise has a day hike for any adventurer. Keep reading to find out the top routes …

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Sea to Sky highway runs from Vancouver to Cache Creek, Canada. In this blog we are featuring 27 things to do on the most popular section of the Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler. Nature. Adventure. Great food. The Sea to Sky road trip is perfect for adventure travelers who love the outdoors …

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One of the best day hikes in the French Pyrenees is the Cirque de Gavarnie. This blog will give you great tips on how to hike the Cirque de Gavarnie. Where is the Cirque de Gavarnie located? Hidden among the many villages of the French Pyrenees is an amazing region of hiking trails, the most …

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After spending over a week in Wales, we’ve discovered that Wales might be the best part of the U.K..  Besides the incredibly nice people who live here, Wales is incredibly scenic and is full of endless adventures.  With rolling green hills, huge mountains, and almost 1,000 miles of coastline, Wales is a perfect playground for …

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Coming from Southern California, we had pretty high standards when it came to looking for awesome waves to surf.  After traveling through 15 countries on our road trip through Europe, these were our favorite surf destinations.  Each one offers a unique experience both in the water and out.  By far, our favorite area was the …

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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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