An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland – Part 2

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland-2

This is part 2 of a travel narrative describing our wilderness adventure with Aurora Retreat in Swedish Lapland. Don’t worry—if you missed part one, you can read it here.     It was the second day of our arctic adventure. We had slept soundly that first night in the wilderness; our small sleeping cabins proved […]

Sunday Snapshot | Vase Rock on Xiao Liuchiu | Taiwan Straight

Vase Rock on Xiao Liuchiu

This was taken just before sunset at Vase Rock on the western side of Xiao Liuchiu, a small island in the Taiwan Strait. By Matt Gibson (     Want to see your picture featured on our Sunday Snapshot segment? We’re now accepting guest submissions! Just send us an email at acruisingcouple (at) gmail (dot) […]

The Northern Lights — Everything You Need to Know About Seeing the Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights_1

When we first booked our plane tickets to Stockholm, we had no intention of making the journey up north to Lapland. To be completely honest, I don’t think we even knew where Lapland was. But when we learned that the Northern Lights were visible there through the start of April, there was no question about […]

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland—Part 1

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland

  “The Wilderness holds more answers to questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Wynne Newhall   I never used to be much of a ‘wilderness’ girl. Growing up I had a tent for a bit, but I would set it up in our playroom and sleep in it indoors. My first ‘real’ […]

Sunday Snapshot | Sunset Over A Fjord | Narvik, Norway


It was a long day. We had breakfast in Finland. We drove to Sweden. We then took a train to Norway. We had no accommodation booked, so we walked with all our gear up and down the hills until we finally stumbled upon a guesthouse. But in the end, we made it. And this was […]

Hotel La Semilla | Rough Luxe at Premier Playa del Carmen B&B

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“I think someone has brought my Pinterest board to life. This is exactly what I want my future home to look like.” It was my immediate reaction when we arrived at Hotel La Semilla, a boutique B&B tucked away in one of the trendiest parts of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. And it was something I […]

How To Take Better Travel Photos: The Exposure Triangle

How To Take Better Travel Photos The Exposure Triangle

Grab your cameras folks—it’s time for another edition of How to Take Better Travel Photos! If you’re new to the series, check out our previous lessons here. (If you’ve forgotten what your histogram should look like, I especially recommend giving this one a read-through before continuing.) Today we’re going to go over what the exposure […]

A Moose Safari Via Icelandic Horses

A Cruising Couple Icelandic Horseback Riding

Riding Icelandic Horses through the pristine, snow-covered forests of Swedish Lapland was a magical way to begin our Arctic Adventure. The moose spottings along the way made it all the more memorable.   Since arriving in the Arctic, Dan and I have been like two small children on Christmas morning. I think it’s because despite […]

Sunday Snapshot | The View from Lycabettus Hill | Greece


If you plan to visit Athens, you cannot miss the most famous attractions that make the capital of Greece so incredibly fascinating and historical. But there’s another interesting spot off the most beaten tourist paths that will totally make your trip: the view from Lycabettus Hill. Do I need to comment on its beauty? To get […]

Flying with Aeromexico | The complete lowdown


Our flight with Aeromexico was compensated in exchange for an article about the experience. All thoughts and opinions are our own.   We get asked surprisingly often about our experiences flying with regional airlines around the world. I’m not sure why, but a lot of people assume that just because it’s not one of the […]