What It’s Like to Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey with Butterfly Balloons

*Thank you to Butterfly Balloons for partnering with me for this post. As always, all opinion are my own, and I am never compensated for a positive review. Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for many things…However, its hot air balloon rides are perhaps its most distinguishing feature. Roughly 100 balloons take to the skies every morning (weather permitting). It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen…and it happens every morning at sunrise! (This area has the perfect weather for… Read more »

What I Wore for the Sultan Cave Suites Famous Terrace (for Viewing the Hot Air Balloons)

Scarf c/o* | Skirt c/o* | Sweater c/o* (Similar here) | Heels Anyone with an Instagram account has likely seen the iconic images of someone posing in a cute outfit as the hot air balloons rise beautifully at sunrise behind them. This is in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, and the majority of these images are coming from the terrace of the Sultan Cave Suites in the town of Göreme. (FYI – You can only use the terrace if you’re… Read more »

3 Great Ways to Chronicle Your Adventure Travels

Guest Post by Sarah Saker There’s nothing as exhilarating as going somewhere new. The thrill of walking a new path, the apprehension of taking a different route, or the serenity from the view of a mountain peak stimulates us in ways that our careers and other hobbies never could. Allowing ourselves to reconnect with our more natural, primitive instincts in the woods, deserts, and hills give us a sense of fulfillment that has kept adventurers the world over globetrotting for… Read more »

Guest post by Alex Reddle Barcelona is a beautiful city in Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art and architecture. There are also frequent deals on getaways to Barcelona…and whether you’ve been married for years or recently met your partner on dating site flirt.com, Barcelona is a city that can give Paris a run for its money as a romantic getaway! This post will explain how you can make the most of your time in Barcelona with your sweetheart. Planning… Read more »

Jack the Ripper Tours

Guest Post by Aaron Hanson Happy Halloween! Today’s post is a spooky guest post out of London, England. Enjoy! The Jack the Ripper murders are 130 years old this year, yet interest in this infamous Victorian murder mystery is as strong as ever. Maybe it’s the catchy name, or the fact the killer wasn’t caught or perhaps it’s the idea that the killer could have been a member of the royal family or a surgeon that has helped keep interest… Read more »

A T-34 Tank - You can actually ride this in Moscow, Russia

Note: This post is in no way meant to promote violence of any kind. This is simply an off-the-beaten-path tour that is available in Russia. All shots fired here were blanks, therefore no living thing was injured in any way. Things in life I never thought I’d say, “Why yes, I’ve ridden in a Soviet tank (T-34 to be exact) and shot a machine gun.” There are some really crazy things you can do in Russia, and this happens to… Read more »

3 days in Phoenix, Arizona

Freelance contribution by Martins Godainis Phoenix, Arizona is a paradise in the middle of a desert, surrounded by cacti, mountains, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The city itself sprawls outwards in all directions to offer up amazing attractions, culture, and nightlife for people of all ages. Though it’s impossible to see all of Phoenix over a 3-day visit, you can experience the best Arizona’s capital has to offer. Here’s a 3-day itinerary for you to follow, so you can see… Read more »

Queenstown, new zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is dubbed “the adventure capital of the world”…and for good reason! While you can certainly spend a much longer amount of time in Queenstown than 2 days, you can still experience a ton of once-in-a-lifetime activities in just 2 days in Queenstown. Transportation in Queenstown Many of the activities and locations mentioned in this post are spread out. You can get by without a car in Queenstown if you book bus tours. However, if you’re looking to… Read more »

Guest Post by Rebecca Martin If you’re a passionate artist or simply find enjoyment in experiencing what the art world has to offer, then why not book a holiday where you can see some of the world’s most iconic artwork, created by world-renowned artists? Holidays are meant to be a time to relax and appreciate life, a little break away from your everyday routine to do things you enjoy. If for you that means art, then we’ve narrowed down some… Read more »

Bunker 42

Bunker-42 was once a top-secret, Soviet military complex. Stalin had commissioned it to be made after the United States created a nuclear bomb. 65 meters (or about 213 feet) underground, was the desired depth to protect Russia’s top officials from a nuclear attack. It became operational in 1954. Fortunately, it was never needed for its true purpose and was instead used as the command center of strategic bombers for nearly 30 years in Moscow. Now, it is a museum dedicated… Read more »

Moscow metro

As crazy as it may sound, Moscow’s Metro is so beautiful it absolutely deserves its own tour. You can visit scores of stations and be blown away by each station’s unique architecture. There are over 200 subway stations in Moscow, so it is certainly worth having a plan before you go. This post will share useful tips before you start your tour, plus 6 stations I thought were amazing! Enjoy! 5 Things To Know Before Touring the Moscow Metro 1.)… Read more »

US Capitol

I’m becoming somewhat of an unwilling expert on visiting cities in a very short amount of time! Our whirlwind trip to DC was a bit more work than play, but I did manage to spend an afternoon exploring some of the main sights of Washington, D.C. (Granted, I’ve spent time in DC before this trip, so I was slightly less motivated this time around.) However, for this post, I want to help others who have a limited amount of time… Read more »

ModCloth FitShop

ModCloth recently opened a new brick and mortar store in Washington, D.C. This will be their 3rd permanent location (including Austin and San Francisco). However, ModCloth’s “FitShops” aren’t your normal run-of-the-mill shops! I was fortunate enough to visit the Washington, D.C. FitShop last week and will explain how it works, plus my thoughts on the experience (and show some of the fun things I found) in this post. How ModCloth’s FitShop Works Usually, when you go to a clothing store,… Read more »

Guest post by Alex Coverdale Brussels is a fascinating place that is crawling with rich history, stunning architecture and lots to see and do. Flights to Brussels are becoming more and more affordable, it’s the perfect place to visit for a summer getaway! Even though tourists flock here to indulge in chocolates, waffles and beer – it’s actually a vibrant city with something to do for everyone! Surprisingly enough, some of the most impressive things about Brussels are the museums…. Read more »

Guest post by Emma Grant California, one of the most beautiful states in America with its stunning beaches; desert oasis, gigantic national parks, and it is one of the biggest economies in the world. That and countless other factors are the reason many people decide to call this place home and why even more visit year round. You have the glitz of Hollywood, the beaches of San Diego and a melting pot of cultures, it really is an incredible place… Read more »

Guest post by Amy Smith Reno is known as the “Biggest Little City in the world,” and a neon arch greets you with that phrase as you enter the city. Reno is a small enough place that you can walk around it comfortably, but big enough that you can still get lost in the world of flashing lights and entertainment. For a long time, Reno has stood in the shadows of its bigger brother, Las Vegas, but it is now… Read more »

The Cathedral of the Annunciation

This article is now available as a mobile app. Go to GPSmyCity to download the app for GPS-assisted travel directions to the attractions featured in this article. No trip to Moscow, Russia would be complete without going inside the Kremlin. However, getting inside is not an entirely easy process. And what exactly is the Kremlin, anyways? This post will explain! What To Know Before Going Inside The Kremlin What is The Kremlin? The Kremlin is a fortified complex in the… Read more »

Saint Basil's Cathedral

This article is now available as a mobile app. Go to GPSmyCity to download the app for GPS-assisted travel directions to the attractions featured in this article. There’s no question the exterior of St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in my life. But what about the interior? Does it live up to the incredible exterior? And is it worth the admission price? I’ll share my thoughts and photos in this post! But first,… Read more »

4 Reasons to Hit the Road Together With Your Partner

Guest Post by Alexey Kostiliev Traveling together can be a wonderful experience. It’s a way to share your emotions and adventures with a person close to you, whom you love and respect. Here are 4 reasons why it’s a good idea to travel with your partner at least once. Check them out below..and then hit the road! 4 Reasons to Hit the Road Together With Your Partner  Stronger Ties Shared interests and mutually fun activities help people to create bonds. To… Read more »

moving

Yep! We’re at this whole moving across the world thing again. I know, I know, I said we were staying in the States until AT LEAST Christmas, and we did just buy a house. But things changed…and boy, did they change fast. All of our previous experiences with applying for visas have been incredibly long and drawn out processes. However, our visas this time were processed in just ONE DAY. It was nuts. We literally just booked our flights last… Read more »

Doc's Harley-Davidson

Doc’s Harley-Davidson in Bonduel, Wisconsin is far beyond just a motorcycle dealership. Here you’ll find a zoo, complete with kangaroos and alligators, a motorcycle museum, restaurant and bar…plus, Doc’s creations adorn the property. See one below. (Doc is the owner.) I live fairly close to Doc’s Harley-Davidson but only recently made the drive over to it for a family birthday party. I didn’t realize just what an assortment of things there are to see and experience at Doc’s! I hadn’t… Read more »

THE FASHIONISTA’S GUIDE TO DALLAS

Guest Post By Melody Smith When someone thinks of fashion off the top of their head they would probably mention Paris, London or Milan as the cities to go to if you are a fashionista. For the US, many would say that it has to be New York. But there are many places in the USA that can cater to a fashionista. One such place is Dallas. It is one of the most popular cities in the state and is… Read more »

9 Fun Things To Do in Myrtle Beach With Your Teenagers

It can sometimes be a little difficult to keep your teenagers entertained on family vacations. Fortunately, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has something fun for the whole family…including teenagers! This post lists activities specifically for teenagers, but with the exception of 2 or 3 of these things, they were fun for the entire family (even my little nephew who was 1 year & a few months old at the time). Enjoy! And let me know what you would add to this… Read more »

New house

Well, we’re going to have to do some updates to the blog description…because we can no longer call ourselves “nomads.” My husband and I just bought our first house! That feels really weird to say, haha. Now, this doesn’t mean we’ll stop traveling by any means. It just means we’ll actually have somewhere to come home to now. For today’s post, I’m going to do a little tour of the house via photos! Maybe once we get more situated (and… Read more »

parasailing Myrtle Beach

Parasailing is one thing I never thought I would talk myself into. This is mainly because I didn’t know what exactly it all entailed other than it combined two of my big fears – heights and the potential to drown, haha. (I’m not a very strong swimmer, so water makes me a bit nervous.) Hopefully, this post will help clear up what to expect when you go parasailing for the first time and convince you to actually do it! I’m… Read more »

Aquarium Myrtle Beach

You can now read this article offline and get GPS-guided travel directions to the attractions featured in this article by downloading the GPSmyCity app on iTunes App Store or Google Play. Click here to download the article. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a family-friendly experience, that includes some fun interactive opportunities! I’ve been to quite a few aquariums in my life now and thought for this post, I could offer some insight into how this aquarium stacks up to… Read more »

We loved visiting New Zealand (aside from the time our hotel caught on fire of course…!) as there is just so much to see and do in this beautiful country. There are a lot of tourist spots, however, finding places that are off the beaten path can be an even more exciting vacation! Today’s post by travel writer Melissa Anders is here to show us all some of the best of New Zealand’s most underrated destinations. (I had not heard… Read more »