17 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Antarctica Travel Tips
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by Esther & Jacob
3w ago
Curious about visiting Antarctica? Here’s everything you need to know. Stepping foot on our last continent was a dream come true. Thank you, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, for hosting such a memorable trip!  Before we embarked on our journey, we thought Antarctica was a one-and-done destination, but even during our trip, I started to look up ways I could become a researcher and live there. Penguin counter? Pick me! Epic doesn’t even begin to describe this frozen wonderland, and if you saw any of my photos and stories, you already know, I couldn’t help but exclaim in ALL CAPS! It was a ..read more
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15 Best Pickleball Paddles for 3.5 Players and Up
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by jacob
2M ago
Looking for the best pickleball paddles? We tested over 20 popular paddles to give you reviews by real players. Pickleball has taken the sports world by storm, and we see no signs of it slowing. We meet new players every week, and paddles are among the most popular topics of conversation you hear on the courts. Many paddle reviews are from pros, but we wanted to get a group of 3.5-4.0 players to see which paddle would be the fan favorite. This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of the products that are linked at no additional cost to you. All opin ..read more
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How to Get Started as a Home Barista Espresso Bar Setup, Tools, Tips
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by Esther JuLee
3M ago
Want to become a home barista? These are the tools, tips, and the espresso bar setup to get you started. I was always a tea-over-coffee person. But after getting off my antidepressants this year, which some call poor man’s cocaine, I needed something stronger to get me out of bed. That’s when I started my coffee journey with the help of some home barista friends. So far, I enjoy making espresso as part of my morning routine. Previously, I had no routine despite my therapist gently suggesting it for years. Here, we’re talking about why you would want a home espresso setup, the best home espre ..read more
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The Best Travel Water Bottle Tested on the Road
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by Esther & Jacob
4M ago
Looking for the best travel water bottle? These are our favorites that we tested on the road. We travel light, but one thing we always bring with us is a travel water bottle. They help us stay hydrated on our adventures and decrease our consumption of single-use plastics. Like our travel backpacks and suitcases, the best water bottle depends on the type of travel, domestic or international, and activities. Some bottles are great for home use, but when you’re on the go, you must consider certain features. This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of ..read more
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The Best Carry On Luggage 2023 + How to Pick the Right Suitcase for You
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by Esther & Jacob
5M ago
Looking for the best carry-on luggage? We’ve been full-time travel bloggers for almost ten years and have tested many suitcases over the years. These are our favorites. We love traveling light and have our minimalist packing down to an art. On longer trips, we each bring a carry-on and a backpack. On shorter trips, we carry our backpacks and sometimes share one carry-on. In this post, we’re going to focus on carry-on luggage. If you prefer to travel with a backpack, check out our best travel backpack post. This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales o ..read more
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Your Guide to the Best Las Vegas Climbing Gyms
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by Esther & Jacob
6M ago
Looking for the best Las Vegas climbing gyms? Here’s a guide from a local who actually climbs. It’s no secret we moved back to Las Vegas for the climbing. It’s one of the best places to live if you climb outdoors. Red Rock is part of the city, and within a few hour’s drive, you’ll find many more climbing destinations. During the heat of summer or when it rains at Red Rock, all the climbers migrate North, head to Charleston, or flock indoors. You’ll also see gyms get busier right after the rain. Whether you’re climbing for the first time, you only like climbing indoors, or you got rained out ..read more
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Best Places to Play Pickleball in Las Vegas from an Actual Pickler
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by Esther & Jacob
7M ago
Looking for places to play Pickleball in Las Vegas? We know where the best pickleball courts are. Here is what you need to know from a fellow pickler. What’s up, adventurers? Jacob here. Anyone who’s hung out with me lately knows I’m obsessed with pickleball. Some weeks I play all seven days. I first picked it up in 2017 when we lived in Portland. At that time, I played pickup games once a week at retirement communities. Since then, it’s been incredible seeing the sport explode. Pickleball tourism is also growing, and since we’ve been checking out all the local courts, we decided to put toge ..read more
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Golden Skybridge – Canada’s Highest Suspension Bridge
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by Esther & Jacob
7M ago
Visiting Golden BC? Don’t miss the must-visit attraction, the Golden Skybridge. Golden Skybridge is a new attraction to Golden, BC, and is the highest suspension bridge in Canada. It’s also the perfect place for families with kids to enjoy a day away from the crowds in Banff. We’ve always wanted to try a mountain coaster, and what better place than Golden to experience a first? When we arrived, we bee-lined our way to the coaster. If you’re visiting Golden, we’ve compiled a guide to help you maximize your time at the Golden Skybridge! This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive ..read more
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15 Best Places to Visit in July in USA 2023
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by Esther & Jacob
8M ago
Looking for the best places to visit in July in USA? These are the places you want to travel to this month. Summer is in full swing! If you’re planning a trip this month, we’re here to help. Want to visit places that are only open a couple of months out of the year? Want to see wildflowers? We got you! We spent many hours cross-referencing our travel experiences with the most optimal weather, special events, natural phenomena, and travel deals to bring you the best places to visit in the US this July. This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of the ..read more
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What You Need to Know Before Visiting Athabasca Glacier Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
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by Esther & Jacob
9M ago
Visiting Banff or Jasper National Park? Don’t miss the Columbia Icefield Adventure, where you walk on Athabasca Glacier. Soon after I dipped my bottle into the stream to collect the melting glacial water, I started to lose sensation in my fingers. It was so cold, but I had to get a taste. If you’ve never tried water straight from a glacier, you must try it. It was some of the most delicious water we’ve ever tasted! This post may contain affiliate links, where we receive a small commission on sales of the products that are linked at no additional cost to you. All opinions are always our own ..read more
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