What Is Rental Car Insurance Coverage? Is It Necessary?

What is rental car insurance coverage? Is it necessary? We answer these questions as we dive into this topic through our lived experiences…

What Is The Best Way To Carry A Pro Camera When Hiking?

Finding the best way to carry a pro camera when hiking or adventure traveling has been a frustratingly endless search. Does such a solution or system exist?

What Is The Best GPS For Hiking? Handheld, Phone, Or Watch?

What is the best GPS for hiking? I found it can be overwhelming to make a choice. So I dug deep to look at what I like and don’t like about each type of GPS

The Portable Auto GPS Navigation System: Why We Still Use It

The Portable Auto GPS Navigation System may get killed by smartphones combined with mapping and routing apps, but we still use our device, and here’s why…

Waterfall Photography Tips & Techniques: An In-Depth Guide

Save yourself from mistakes we’ve made on our adventures by using the tips and techniques that we’re sharing in this in-depth waterfall photography guide.

Do Trekking Poles (Hiking Sticks) Really Help?

Do trekking poles or hiking sticks really help? We have a love-hate relationship with them because they’re both beneficial and a nuisance. And here’s why.

What Are The Best Shoes For Hiking In Water (To Waterfalls)?

Chasing waterfalls means we often have to hike in water. So what’s the best footwear for these conditions? Should we hike in waterproof boots or water shoes?

How To Hire A WordPress Developer – Learning From My Mistakes

So how do you hire a WordPress Developer? I went through this when I migrated my website to WordPress, and I’m sharing my mistakes so you don’t make them!

Should I Drive In Japan

Although Japan has a public transportation system that is both extensive and efficient, we’ve managed to find ourselves in plenty of situations where we were better off self-driving. And since we visit waterfalls practically everywhere…

Our Primary Essentials To Bring On A Waterfall Trip

While most travel essentials lists out there tend to be generic and not particularly helpful, we’re sharing the specific gear or items that have served us well…

10 International Car Rental Tips

The Top 10 International Car Rentals Tips come from our extensive experiences in having self-driven in over 20 countries. So you’re getting genuine advice from real experiences in this article…

Should I Drive The Road to Hana

Should I drive the Road to Hana (also known as the Hana Highway)? This seems to be a question that frequently comes up when it comes to visiting the waterfalls in East Maui. Since Julie and I have self-driven on the Road…

My Essential Backpacking Gear

While there are thousands (maybe millions) of backcountry equipment lists out there, I’ve found them to be pretty generic and not particularly helpful or induce a kind of paralysis by analysis as you wind up frozen with too many choices and things to think about…

How To Prepare For An International Adventure

International Adventures typically start with an inspiring photo that makes you imagine yourself being there. But it’s quite a bit of a leap to go from that inspiring photo to actually being there in person. In fact, most of the…

How To Travel Internationally With A Child

Everybody knows that it’s not easy to travel internationally with kids. One of the biggest concerns that Julie and I had when we finally decided to have a child was how it would impact our travels. Would it be enjoyable…

Our Master Rental Experience

One of the things that you least want to think about let alone exercise is insurance, especially when you’re on a trip. However, sometimes reality bites and you could find yourself filing a claim to try to get back some of the unforeseen expenses incurred…

How We Traveled Using Public Transportation In Japan

Japan is one of the few countries where you’d be nuts not to use the public transportation system. It’s fast, efficient, pretty straight-forward to use, and it will save you time and money, especially if you’re sticking…

To Helicopter Or Not To Helicopter

To helicopter, or not to helicopter? That is the question that has confronted visitors like us who hope to see some of the most beautiful spots on earth. But being environmentally conscious, we realize that the…