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Beat Bergen’s Crowds: Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen

The Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen is one of Bergen, Norway’s most popular attractions. Located downtown near the fish market and Bryggen Wharf, this should be your top priority when visiting Bergen. Literally, make it the very first thing you do! We were visiting Bergen via a cruise ship, and we had read a lot […]

Fjellstua Viewpoint: Ålesund, Norway’s #1 Thing to Do

One of the best things to do in Ålesund, Norway is the Aksla Viewpoint, which is also known as Fjellstua Viewpoint. Not only is this fun and stunning, but it’s free and requires minimum time. That’s probably why it’s the #1 thing to do in Ålesund per TripAdvisor reviews. In this post, we’ll share photos from Aksla […]

Ultimate Los Angeles City Guide

Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in the world. This guide to L.A. will provide you with tips to plan a vacation to the city, including things to do in Los Angeles, transportation suggestions, where to eat in L.A., hotel options, and more. As Southern California locals, we’ll provide you insider tips, so […]

Winter Hiking Packing List

Planning a winter trip to a place with cold weather? Wondering what to pack to stay warm for your hike or photography expedition? This post has you covered! Growing up in the snow belt of Michigan where the “Lake Effect Snow Machine,” as our local weatherman typically called it and attending college just south of […]

Hiking to Norway’s Pulpit Rock: Photos & Tips

Hiking to Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is one of Norway’s most popular things to do, and is a great experience from Stavanger. In this post, we’ll share photos, our hike report, tips for how to do this hike as a cruise port activity, and much more. The hike to Preikestolen is moderately difficult, with well-marked trails that are […]

Is Muir Woods Worth Visiting?

Muir Woods National Monument is a 550 acre park filled with old growth coastal redwoods; a humbling place just outside of San Francisco, California in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In this post, we’ll share some thoughts and photos of these giant trees. If you’ve never seen redwood and sequoia trees, it’s an absolute must-do on any […]

Tips for Hiking to the Hollywood Sign

We’ve hiked to the Hollywood Sign via a few different routes from various points in Los Angeles, including Griffith Observatory. In this post, we offer our recommendations for the shortest route, the best route, paths to avoid, and some other tips for hiking to the Hollywood Sign. Pictured above is the final destination of all paths, […]

Fushimi Inari Shrine Photos & Tips

Fushimi Inari is a free shrine in Kyoto, Japan with vermilion torii gates stretching endlessly. This post details our experience hiking through over 10,000 torii gates, shares photos of the experience, and offers tips for visiting Fushimi Inari, sometimes known as the “Fox Shrine” in Kyoto. We also “review” Fushimi Inari, but there’s not a […]

Hiking Grinnell Glacier Trail in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Glacier Trail is a 12-mile roundtrip hike in Glacier National Park starting at Swiftcurrent Lake and leading to Upper Grinnell Lake, with some beautiful scenery along the way. In this post, I’ll share photos from the hike and my experience doing it, along with other info so you can prepare for this hike. For […]

Lava Viewing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Recently, we hiked out to see the “firehose flow” at Kīlauea Volcano’s Kamokuna ocean lava entry in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. This post is about our experience hiking out to the viewing area, along with some photos of the lava entering the ocean. I’ll also provide some lava viewing & photography tips, and recommendations for […]