Hi! We’re Dan and Casey—lovebirds, world travelers, and adventurers extraordinaire. And this is our travel blog, A Cruising Couple. We believe adventure travel is for everyone – it’s all in how you look at life. We also believe you can live life to the fullest without having to sacrifice a bit of style and comfort in the process. That’s why we are bringing you the best of both worlds with our travel blog:

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The Vintage House Review: A Luxury Escape In The Heart of the Douro Valley, Portugal

The Douro Valley immediately shot to the top of our travel bucket list the moment we decided to celebrate our six-year anniversary in Portugal. Luckily, this spectacular wine region did not disappoint.     From the rolling green hills to the rushing Douro River to the lush vineyards and olive groves, the Douro Valley is easily one of the most romantic places we’ve visited. Top it all off with... read more

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia: What To Know Before You Go

If you’re planning a road trip through Croatia, then chances are Plitvice Lakes National Park is high on your bucket list. This fairytale setting of aquamarine water, dazzling waterfalls, colorful dragonflies and scenic woodlands is one of Croatia’s most renowned tourist attractions—clearly for a good reason.     You’ll have to share the picture-perfect scenery with heaps of other visitors, (Plitvice Lakes National Park sees some 1.2 million tourists... read more

Exploring Portugal’s Mesmerizing Minho Region

  Many travelers to Portugal only make it as far north as the lovely—but increasingly touristy—city of Porto. However, continue a bit farther, and you’ll arrive at Portugal’s mesmerizing Minho region. This often overlooked destination is characterized by lush mountains, rolling vineyards, charming towns and sweeping beaches.     Though our stay in the Minho was short, the spots we did visit were some of our favorite on our... read more

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5 Must Visit Places In The Philippines

The Philippines is one of those places we will always look back on with the sweetest memories. This place is the real deal: from the picture-perfect beaches to the phenomenal locals and the dishes that will make you drool, the Philippines has it all.   We hopped over to this chain of Islands to celebrate one of our anniversaries while we were living in Taiwan and loved every minute... read more

Polar Diving – Next-level Diving Destinations and Tips

It’s true of just about any hobby, sport, profession, or other pursuit – you’re never going to truly grow unless you’re willing to step out of your comfort level. For experienced divers, that means finding new locations with new challenges and rewards – and nothing offers more new diving challenges or rewards than a plunge into the waters of the world’s Polar Regions. New challenges As an experienced diver... read more

Highlights From Our Spectacular Portugal Road Trip

  We will never forget our honeymoon road trip across the USA, cruising around Costa Rica with the top down on our Jeep, winery hopping in Chianti region of France or gawking at the Fjords in Western Norway, having your own set of wheels adds a whole new sense of freedom while traveling. And Portugal was no exception.     While it is possible to reach some of the... read more

– A Dash of Class –

A guide to exploring Florida as a couple

If you and your other half are eager to get away from it all, then Florida is a great – and, more to the point, romantic – choice of destination. This south-eastern US state has a natural appeal due to its associations with warm and sunny weather, buzzing nightlife, and – of course – the Walt Disney World Resort. However, it can be especially exciting to explore with a... read more

8 Must-Visit Attractions In Paris, France

It’s no secret that we love Paris. Each time we visit, we discover something completely new that leaves us swooning over the city even more than we thought possible. Whether it’s a quiet corner cafe, a chic boutique or an exhilarating show, there’s truly no limit to the once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences on avail in Paris. We’ve written about our top 50 tips on what to see and do in... read more

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mt. Haleakala During The Day

Mt. Haleakala, located in the Haleakala National Park, Maui, is one of the most stunning areas of Hawaii. If you’re planning on traveling to Maui, this is one place you just simply can’t miss. This National Park is mostly known for its terrific sunrise at Mt. Haleakala, but if early mornings and crowds aren’t your jam, then you should venture through this volcanic region during the day. Valley Isle... read more

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