How to Take Better Travel Photos | Natural Light

Natural Light

It’s that time again…How to Take Better Travel Photos! In this lesson we’ll cover everything you ever wanted to know about using natural light to your advantage.    I’m a travel photographer living out of my backpack – which means that I don’t have the luxury of carrying around a ton of camera equipment. As such, the […]

Wining and Dining at Victoria Harbor | The Blue Crab Seafood House

Dinner at Blue Crab Victoria

We haven’t done a lot of restaurant reviews on the blog in the past. Which is a shame, really, because we love food. We’re the type of people who plan their entire day around food. And I think we can all agree that what we eat abroad forms an integral part of not only understanding […]

Sunday Snapshot | Giant Buddha Watching Over the River | China

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

Along the Jialing River in Sichuan, China sits the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha. Constructed in 713 AD by monks, it was hoped that his peaceful presence would calm the river’s tide and spare villagers their lives. Centuries later the Buddha still keeps a watchful gaze and the river’s rapids have calmed. Of course whether this is […]

24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place Brussels Belgium

Most Belgians we met told us not to bother with Brussels. “Sure, go see it. But then get out and explore our smaller gems, like Antwerp and Ghent.” We heeded their advice and scheduled only 24 hours in Belgium’s capital city. We were happy with this plan; we had a starry-eyed weekend getaway awaiting us […]

Giveaway: WIN One of These Three Awesome Travel Essentials!

Travelon Giveaway

*UPDATE* The giveaway has ended but feel free to read on about the products reviews below. It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway on the blog. To make up for it, we’re giving away not one… not two …but THREE awesome travel bags, courtesy of Travelon. We love all the products at Travelon, […]

Photos of the FIFA World Cup 2014 – Part 2

Kids Playing Football in the Street

In honor of the World Cup games coming to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to share all the rest of our wonderful photos and memories from watching the games throughout Brazil the past month. In case you missed it, you can view Part 1 here.     We had an awesome time cheering […]

Sunday Snapshot | Canals of Amsterdam | Netherlands

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

  Amsterdam is called the Venice of the North because of the 165 canals and 1,281 bridges that traverse the capital city of the Netherlands. Amsterdam has 2500 houseboats most of which are privately owned whilst others are available for rental, which is what we did. The laid back atmosphere of this very pretty city makes […]

Trondheim and Bergen: Exploring Two of Norway’s Picture-Perfect Towns


“So what’s your favorite country you’ve ever been to?” It’s that dreaded question I know most travelers hate. How do you narrow down the whole world to one favorite country when everywhere is so uniquely different and beautiful? We still can’t choose just one favorite place. Everywhere we’ve traveled to has left a mark on […]

Romance and Relaxation at Hotel Heritage in Bruges, Belgium

Romantic Bruges Belgium

It doesn’t get more romantic than a weekend getaway to Bruges, Belgium.   With elegant canals, cobbled squares, medieval buildings and handcrafted chocolates, Bruges is the perfect place to fall in love with your special someone and also with Belgium. For such a romantic destination, an equally romantic hotel is only necessary. For this, there […]

Sunday Snapshot | The Blind Harpist | Machu Picchu

A Cruising Couple Sunday Snapshot

Just outside the hustle and bustle of the crowds on their way to visit the world-renowned Machu Picchu, we spotted this blind man playing his harp in Ollantaytambo.  The music was beautiful, and the setting awe-inspiring.  Many people paused to admire his music and to give a small donation.  Only a few read his sign […]