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Northern Spain is Europe’s best-kept secret.  You could spend your whole life here and never experience every adventure. Everywhere you look, there’s a new trail to hike, a new rock to climb, a new forest to mountain bike, and a new cove to surf. Unlike what many imagine, Spain isn’t a dry, desert-like ecosystem but …

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The 105-mile Tour du Mont Blanc hike is one of the most renowned, prestigious, and extraordinary backpacking trips in the world. While challenging, this trek doesn’t require any special expertise, and hiring a guide isn’t necessary. This guide will help you plan your very own, self-guided Tour du Mont Blanc trek and experience one of …

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Only have 1 day in Copenhagen? We’ve covered everything including where to eat, what to do, where to stay, and more to make for the most amazing 1 day Copenhagen itinerary… When we planned our most recent trip to Europe, we really had no intention of going to Copenhagen. Copenhagen was not our destination, it …

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If you love hiking, rock climbing, surfing, and getting to off-the-beaten-path destinations then these 10 Best Europe Itineraries are for you. There’s a reason Europe is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. It’s honestly hard to not like Europe. The colorful buildings and cobbled streets, the endless waterfalls and huge mountains, and the …

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When compared to America, Europe is a land of cobblestone streets, weird customs, good food, throaty languages, and gorgeous nature. For most, it will come as a surprise to see the differences in traditions, infrastructures, and social systems (at least it did for us). If you’re planning a trip over to Europe, check out these …

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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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When we first started traveling in search of sport climbing destinations, my youngest two kids were four and six years old. Old enough that they no longer required being carried in a backpack but not old enough to hike up steep hills or hike an hour straight to get to a climbing area (not that …

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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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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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