Sunday Snapshot | The Vermont Long Trail

Sunday Snapshot | The Vermont Long Trail

The Vermont Long Trail (VLT) goes the length of the state and covers 273 miles, going over almost every 3000+ mountain in the state. Jane and I have hiked many of the worlds great trails, such as the Camino de Santiago, Hadrian's Wall Path and most of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I've also completed the Appalachian Trail. In spite of all this experience, I wasn't prepared for just how challenging the VLT is. What it lacks in altitude and length, it makes up for with attitude and terrain. Additionally, we chose to hike it through all-time record rainfall. We've never seen such rain. Regardless, we did have fun and fell in love with the people of Vermont, they were wonderful and we met sensational hikers along ....
Sunday Snapshot | Hiking the Mountains Of Costa Rica

Sunday Snapshot | Hiking the Mountains Of Costa Rica

We are finally getting settled into our new home in Costa Rica. After unpacking our backpacks, getting beds, a car and all the little necessities that come along with putting down roots, we're finding time to explore the area around where we live. And there is plenty to explore in the mountains of Costa Rica! We have everything from whitewater rafting to waterfalls to mountain hikes, and the beach is still less than an hour away. We are very excited to be hosting Casey's sister for a month which is the perfect excuse to get out and play tour....
Sunday Snapshot | Getting the Stink Eye in Granada | Nicaragua

Sunday Snapshot | Getting the Stink Eye in Granada | Nicaragua

This post was last updated on January 19th, 2016   Stink Eye: A facial expression of distrust, disdain or disapproval; also called skunk eye, hairy eyeball.   Want to see your picture featured on our Sunday Snapshot segment? We want to see your favorite travel photos! Just send us an email at danrmoorephotography (at) gmail (dot) com with your travel photo and a brief description. We’d love to have you! We’re Gordon and Elisha — a semi-retired Canadian couple who is living and loving life in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Together we created this blog so we could share our Nicaraguan expat experience with...
Sunday Snapshot | A Trip Through The Tuscan Countryside | Italy

Sunday Snapshot | A Trip Through The Tuscan Countryside | Italy

Where was the last place that you traveled that made you feel giddy? I don’t mean like it blew your mind or made you feel a million miles away, but a place that made you so excited that you just couldn’t sit still. When we were in Greece just a few weeks ago, the views of Santorini blew my mind and rock climbing on Kalymnos made me feel a million miles away. Tuscany makes us giddy....
Sunday Snapshot | The Best Sunset In Santorini Isn’t In Oia, It’s Here

Sunday Snapshot | The Best Sunset In Santorini Isn’t In Oia, It’s Here

This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016   Even before we arrived in Santorini, we knew Oia was a hotspot. All of the iconic photos you imagine Santorini to be are taken in this area. It is also to closest spot you can get to see the sunset. What we discovered, however, is that everyone on the island wants that same iconic view just as the sun hits the horizon, and the small twisting alleyways become more crowded than Times Square itself! We spent a week on the island giving us ample time to explore other sunset spots. The only spot we watched the sunset from twice and our overall favorite was the view from the quiet town of Imerovigli. The stunning cliffs of the caldera in the foreground extend all the way to Oia while the sunset falls perfectly between to islands. We had dinner reservations at Above Blue Suites as guests of Gastronomy Santorini and highly recommend getting a table for two during the sunset hour.   Want to see your picture featured on our Sunday Snapshot segment? We want to see your favorite travel photos! Just send us an email at danrmoorephotography (at) gmail (dot) com with your travel photo and a brief description. We’d love to have...
Sunday Snapshot | Rush Hour in Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday Snapshot | Rush Hour in Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City

  Vietnam is easily one of our favorite and most memorable countries for its effortless chaos, natural beauty, and incredibly yummy food!   The above photo captures the daily life of the Vietnamese people during rush hour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest metropolis.  As you can see from the image, motorbikes dominate much of the roads.  Motorbikes, scooters, or cyclos, whatever name they may go by, is the chosen mode of transportation for both their convenience and practicality.  Often a family will share a single motorbike for both commuting and business, and so it’s not unusual to see 3-4 family members hanging onto one scooter, or even baskets, rice sacks, or water bottles stacked 6 ft high onto the back of a motorbike.  It’s certainly a stark contrast from more developed countries, but it’s a distinct part of Vietnam’s many charms.   I am an aspiring scuba diver, novice spelunker, ghost hunter and avid adventurer.  I have a penchant for always getting lost and have an uncanny ability to always choose the worst places to eat.  I traded in the suit for a backpack and now, with Dao, my wife and partner-in-crime, we are pursuing to live a life of travel. We have a healthy aversion to staying in one place for too long, and are the ceaseless wanderers and explorers. We travel to learn, we travel to live and we travel in search of the epic adventure. Website: Blazeyouradventure.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blazeyouradventure Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blazeadventure Instagram: https://instagram.com/blazeyouradventure Want to see your picture featured on our Sunday Snapshot segment? We want to see your favorite travel photos! Just send us an email at...