Visiting Mammoth Cave: Domes and Dripstones Tour

Last April, while visiting family in Louisville, we decided to take a day trip to Mammoth National Park. Located in central Kentucky, Mammoth National Park was officially established in 1941 and is home to the longest cave system in the world. On the surface, Mammoth National Park extends around 80 square miles but the underground…

9 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia!

On our recent trip to Colombia, we spent a day and a half in the country’s capital, Bogota! Here are our top 9 things to do while you’re there… Explore La Candelaria, Bogota’s old city! One of the highlights in this historic neighborhood is Plaza de Bolivar, the main square of the city where you’ll…

Sneak Peek: Photos from Colombia!

We started 2017 with our first trip to South America, spending 4 days in Colombia! We’re working on more posts from the trip, but couldn’t wait to share some of our pictures… We began in Bogota: After a day and half in Bogota, we flew to Cartagena on the coast of Colombia! While in Cartagena…

Around Iceland’s Golden Circle – A Day Trip from Reykjavik

If you don’t have much time in Iceland but still want to see some sights outside of the capital, Iceland’s Golden Circle is the perfect day trip from Reykjavik! The Golden Circle can be visited either by renting a car or going on a tour bus with one of the many companies leaving from Reykjavik….

Visiting Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

Our last stop on our two week Eurotrip this past spring was in Venice, Italy! We spent two and a half days there and knew that we had to see Piazza San Marco, one of the busiest squares in the city and home to the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica of San Marco. Hoping to…

Going on a Glacier Hike in Southern Iceland

One of our Top 10 things to do on Iceland’s Ring Road was a glacier hike at  Sólheimajökull  glacier. The glacier is very accessible off of route one (the Ring Road) in Southern Iceland. Sólheimajökull  glacier is a 14 km long outlet glacier for the much larger Myrdasjokkull glacier.  We went through Arctic Adventures and had a wonderful…

24 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

We kicked off our 8-day trip to Iceland with about 24 hours in the capital city, Reykjavik! After arriving at the Keflavik International Airport in the morning, we had to take a ~45 minute bus ride to downtown Reykjavik. We dropped our bags off at Loft Hostel then headed out to start our day! We first headed…

Going to a Japanese Festival in Utsunomiya, Japan

While in town for work we were lucky enough to be around for the Miya Matsuri festival in Utsunomiya, Japan. It occurs on the first Saturday and Sunday of August each year. The festival started in 1976 when Japan was going through some slow economic growth as a way to encourage people to get out…

Tokyo, Japan in a Day

While there are way too many things to do and see in Tokyo in just one day, here is how we made the most of our limited time! After our 1 hour and 45 minute train ride from Utsunomiya we got off at the Tokyo Skytree station. We saw the Skytree from the outside while…