traveler tales -places we've visited and our experiences along the way

June 28, 2018

Our summer visit to Wales was a short burst of refreshment that tantalized our passports and left us begging for more... So we went again.

June 20, 2018

We came for the hike and stayed for the bears. Just kidding we scrammed as soon as we heard there was a sighting up ahead.  In all seriousness, our hike in Ramapo Valley County Reservation in the midst of fall was a breathtaking representation of nature’s stillness and...

June 7, 2018

New York City is a beast. A technicolored beast with multiple personalities. And I mean that in the best way possible.

May 17, 2018

Ok, so we didn't actually pick apples in New York City, but it was a catchy title that I couldn't pass up, much like our apple picking excursion in UPSTATE NEW YORK.

May 9, 2018

New York: a city of life, of lights, of late nights. We decided to take some of it in and see what all of the hype was about.

May 2, 2018

The hike was beautiful. Boiling cauldrons of mud along the way were only overshadowed by steaming vats of water both off in the distance and just near the trail.

April 27, 2018

How do you jam-pack as much Iceland sightseeing as possible into one day? It’s easy peasy on a summer day. Just follow these simple directions.

April 19, 2018

Dear Reykjavik, It’s not you. It’s us. Your architectural beauty and culinary splendor were lost on us...

April 12, 2018

Þingvellir (pronounced Thingviller) National Park opened our whirlwind Iceland adventure with a whisper and closed it with a bomb. And when we say whisper, nothing in Iceland is mediocre, but viewing waterfalls versus snorkeling in freezing temperatures less than four...

April 5, 2018

Driving up to the spa was like an encounter of the martian kind, but blue. Puddles of lagoon-like water flank the seemingly desolate road. If it wasn't for the parking lot full of cars, we wouldn’t have believed there was a soul around. The party was definitely ins...

April 2, 2018

We spent most of our days driving, getting out of the car for some life altering natural wonder, getting back in the car and driving to the next spot. We were literally chasing waterfalls and between those waterfalls we had ourselves, some sheep, and the road for compa...

March 22, 2018

Because the vegetation is in such a humid environment, the forest’s personality is very dense and wet like a rainforest. Besides that, waterfalls, streams, and rivers tumble and meander past the laurel flora and through the drastic terrain of peaks and ravines.

March 19, 2018

We’re city dwellers, not necessarily city vacationers (working on this). But so much of Tenerife’s character is lodged in its coastal cities, plazas, and shopping streets, so we partook….a little. Here are our findings.

March 15, 2018

Our affinity for mountain climbing hits a peak.  

If we knew one thing when we started researching Tenerife, it was that we HAD to climb Tenerife’s volcano Teide. Alex was the one to first tap into a love of hiking when she was studying abroad in Japan in 2010. She clim...

March 13, 2018

Beach exploring in Tenerife. We didn’t bring bathing suits to Ireland - shocker. And we didn’t think far ahead enough to pack them for our jaunt to Tenerife...

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