Road Trip

Road Trip

Mr. Fool’s parents came to visit from Pennsylvania and wanted to get a taste of the Old West. So we took them on a whirlwind four-night, five-day road trip that hit almost every major park in the southwest. But before jetting away from our beloved SoCal, we took them on their first-ever tandem paragliding flights. Click here to see that adventure! Road Trip Day 1: Death Valley & Las Vegas On the first day of our road trip, we headed north to…

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How to Spend 4 Days in New Orleans

How to Spend 4 Days in New Orleans

Swinging a Big Easy Stopover New Orleans has been on our bucket list for a while. We finally had the chance to visit after the winter holidays by arranging a detour on our way back to California from the East Coast. Read up on our 4 days in New Orleans to get our recommendations for where to go, what to see, and how to best stuff your face. Note: our itinerary excludes day trips to popular attractions outside the city…

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The Fools’ Guide to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Fools’ Guide to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Jetting Down To Puerto Vallarta, Mexico After spotting a too-cheap-to-pass-up hotel-and-flight deal, we booked a 5-night trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Many water sports enthusiasts head to Puerto Vallarta for kitesurfing or scuba diving. We, however, had no particular goals or plans – a rarity for the couple who usually has at minimum a list of sights and an eatery or two to visit. (Heck, we even managed to turn a 12-hour layover in Switzerland into a whirlwind day trip.) But…

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North Carolina Beach Vacation & Eclipse

North Carolina Beach Vacation & Eclipse

Enjoying The #BeachLife On North Carolina’s Topsail Island There’s an island off the coast of North Carolina called Topsail Island. Since I was a kid, my (Mr. Fool’s) family has loved to visit. It’s a small town with a leisurely vibe and clean beaches that are scattered with seashells and sharks’ teeth. Perfect for a family vacation. We rented a beach house that was practically right on the water: walk down the steps off the back porch, and your toes…

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12 Hours in Zürich, Switzerland

12 Hours in Zürich, Switzerland

Deciding To Pause In Zürich While arranging our return flights from Morocco, we noticed we could squeeze in a 12-hour layover in Zürich, Switzerland. It was an attractive opportunity. Not only would we spend time in a beautiful city, but we could avoid having to either race through the airport for a connecting flight (stressful) or sit around for several hours waiting to fly out (boring). 12 hours wasn’t a lot of time. But it was long enough that we…

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19 Days in Morocco

19 Days in Morocco

19 Days in Morocco: We packed light for our visit to Morocco: each of us had one daypack and one checked backpack. Our trip was to last 19 days total, 15 of which would be spent on a G Adventures tour. The other 4 days, we hoped to explore on our own. Our plan was to arrive in Casablanca in the early morning and spend a day independently exploring before meeting our tour group for a trip that would cover…

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