Where to Stay in Iceland

One of the main reasons to travel to Iceland is to witness its spectacular volcanoes, picturesque waterfalls, and black-sand beaches. So wouldn’t you want to stay as close as possible to it all? Carrie and I were determined to not only do just that, but to find the perfect rustic cottage for our memorable trip to Iceland.

5 Best Eco-destinations for the Sustainable Traveler

Sustainability can have a positive impact not only on the environment but also on the preservation of culture and growth of the economy of a country. That’s why sustainable travelers are encouraged to travel to not only to the most beautiful destinations, but lesser traveled to destinations where their impact will be greatest and often the most needed. This way, you support efforts to combat overtourism and support local businesses and entrepreneurs during your visit.

Celebrating Christmas in Jordan

You might be wondering “why would they celebrate Christmas in Jordan?” Well for those who aren’t aware the land that comprises modern day Jordan played an important role in Christianity’s history, much of which is outlined in the Old Testament. As a result Christians have resided in Jordan since the crucifixion of Jesus and continue to do so today.

A Guide to Flying Overseas with Cats

One of the biggest tasks for our move to Amman, Jordan was preparing our two cats Penny and Lulu for the long trip. In the lead up to our departure many people asked us “Are we going to bring our cats?” which when we said “Yes” was almost always followed-up with “How long would they need to be quarantined?” First, not bringing our beloved kitties was a non-starter for us. If we couldn’t bring them with us we wouldn’t move. End of story. Second, through these conversations and our own research we realized how little most people knew about the process for bringing cats or pets in general overseas.

Best Places to Drink Craft Beer in Nashville

When you think of Nashville you immediately think of music, bachelorette parties, and hot chicken, but it’s also known for something else that you might not be aware of, craft beer. As supporters of local businesses, especially those connected to travel and tourism (we saw bachelorette parties stream through some of Nashville’s most popular breweries) we often check out the local craft beer scene when we travel. It’s a great way to meet locals, take a break from walking around, and support local businesses.

WOW Air vs Icelandair

There's been an explosion in travel to Iceland over the past five years, due largely in part to the launch of WOW Air and the expansion of Icelandair, the two main carriers servicing Keflavik International Airport. It seems like everyone has traveled to Iceland over the past couple of years, or is at least planning to. With this increase in options travelers in select markets now have two choices of which airline to take to Iceland or on to Europe.

Pro Tips for a Sustainable Traveler Newbie

Sustainable travel is a subject that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Travelers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact travel has on the world. Saving the planet may be the last thing on your mind while lounging on the beach in Bali, but it is extremely important to be aware of how your actions affect your surroundings. Luckily, “going green” is not as difficult as you may think and there are many easy ways you can get involved in this movement. Here are a few incredibly easy sustainable changes that you can implement on your next trip.

Why you need to go diving in Grand Cayman

Carrie and I had the mid-winter blues and, not having been diving since completing our Open Water Certification in August, were itching for some great dives.  Anyone who’s done a Google search for scuba diving in the Caribbean knows that there are several destinations all claiming or reported to have the best diving for one reason or another.  We looked at several countries before we remembered that the dive school where we started our Open Water Certification, SPE Dive School, offers regular dive trips to the Cayman Islands for their students to get certified.

Quick Weekend Trip to Stavanger and Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock

Mid last year, a friend and I (Carrie) hiked the iconic Preikestolen (popularly known as Pulpit Rock) in southwestern Norway.  I travel to Oslo at least once a year for work and am determined to use these trips to see as much of Norway as I can.

Top Airbnbs in Jordan

Between the bustling cities, magnificent ruins, dry deserts and waterfront towns facing the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, a  vacation to Jordan is calling your name. Plus, the people are known for the hospitality and welcoming nature, and tend to be happy to help out if you need directions. Given this generally welcoming attitude, we recommend adopting the attitude yourself and getting to know the local people and local cultures in the best way possible -- by staying in a local home. From city center apartments to country houses, here are the best Airbnbs in Jordan.

What is Overtourism? What can you do to prevent it.

Imagine you have spent months or even years planning, saving, and dreaming of the moment you arrive in Piazza San Marco Venice only to find it teeming with thousands of other tourists. Certainly not the experience you had dreamed of. Now you have to share this moment with hundreds or thousands of tourists, many of whom are getting in your way, preventing you from taking those Instagram-worthy photos, and ultimately disrupting the tranquility of the square.