Category: Travel


How to Reduce Travel Stress

Plan! We’ve said it before, and not to sound like a broken record, but planning ahead of time can help you smooth out some of the unknown. It doesn’t necessarily mean plotting out every second of every day. For us, that’s overkill. Some people, however, might really thrive on that kind of schedule. We like a mixture of planned time and unplanned time that … Read More How to Reduce Travel Stress

+ Whales in Glacier Bay Boat Tour

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Follow in our steps: Welcome to Part II of our Alaskan adventure. In part I we traveled to Denali National Park as Ambassadors for the Nation’s Vacation. If you have the time, we recommend doing the same! It’s the perfect way to experience Alaska. To get to Glacier Bay from Denali, you’ll hop on a plane in Anchorage and then go to Juneau. From … Read More Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve


Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve was the first leg in our expedition as the Nation’s Vacation Ambassadors. We are so thrilled to share our journey with you! Follow in our steps: We drove our van to Seattle and left it in the self-park Park-N-Fly lot off of International Boulevard. It was $9 a day. They don’t take reservations but we didn’t have a problem … Read More Denali National Park and Preserve


The Nation’s Vacation Ambassadors

At the end July we left Delaware and started to travel cross country. Our journey took us a little more than 2,500 miles in about two weeks time. We stopped at as many national parks, monuments and memorials as possible: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone and Grand Teton.  We made it to Seattle on time and then hopped on a … Read More The Nation’s Vacation Ambassadors


Van Life FAQ

We often get questions from friends and strangers about van life so we thought rather than respond to them one at a time we’d go ahead and create a blog post about our most frequently asked questions related to van life. Here ya go: Van Life FAQ’s What kind of van are you traveling in? We’re doing van life in a 2018 Dodge Ram … Read More Van Life FAQ


Grand Teton National Park

Follow in our steps: From Yellowstone National Park, head south along the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and head on into the park!  Best Things to Do in Grand Teton National Park Rent a canoe or kayak at Jenny Lake. Rentals are $20 per hour or $75 for all day. You have to have the boat back by 6:30. Late fees are $100 … Read More Grand Teton National Park


Bear Safety

If you’re heading out to some the national parks in the west like Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, etc., you’ll want to know about some ways to stay safe from bears and bear attacks.  Black Bears and Grizzly Bears Fur color alone won’t always tell you what kind of bear it is since both black and grizzly bears can range in color from blonde to … Read More Bear Safety


Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial

You’re probably seen photos and even tv shows about Mount Rushmore but it’s just as amazing in person. I’ve been there twice and each time the car rounds the corner and I spot it, I experienced a sense of wonder that someone MADE that! It’s incredible. We highly recommend going to see it if you ever get the chance. Oh and who’s up there? … Read More Visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial


Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower is a place I have been thinking and dreaming about for several years. It all started when I was in the gift shop in Yosemite National Park and happened to see a postcard for Devil’s Tower. Up until then, I’d never heard of it. But the image was seared in my mind and I swore I’d make it there one day. Well, … Read More Devils Tower National Monument

+ Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Things to Know About Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is technically two units. The North Unit (park lands north of Highway 44) and The South Unit (park lands south of Highway 44). It became a National Monument in 1939 and was redesigned as a National Park in 1978. The park is 244,000 acres and gets around one million visitors a year! Badlands National Park is in the Mountain Time Zone. … Read More Things to Know About Badlands National Park

+ Caroline Whatley holding a book in Delaware

Best Travel Books

Inspiration comes in so many forms these days. For starters, there’s YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. But for us, nothing quite has the same effect on us as a really great book. As such, we’ve created a list of our favorite books that inspire us to travel. How many of these have you read? Need a little travel inspiration? We’ve broken down some of our … Read More Best Travel Books

+ Bahamas landscape photo

Things to Know Before Visiting the Bahamas

Do you have an upcoming trip to the Bahamas? If so, read on to learn about some of the things to know before visiting the Bahamas! Tips for Visiting the Bahamas: The Bahamas are made up of about 700 different islands in the Atlantic Ocean. They are located North of Cuba and southeast of Florida. Nassau is the capital and is located on New … Read More Things to Know Before Visiting the Bahamas

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