The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

Staying at The Spa at Norwich Inn

The Spa at Norwich Inn proved to be the ideal place for a weekend of R & R. This hotel offered the perfect combination of pampering and history to make for an ideal weekend getaway. Below is our experience at... Continue Reading →


Exploring the Ubud Monkey Forest

If your idea of a good time involves watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through the trees or lounging around eating bananas, then the Ubud Monkey Forest (also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest) is a must see... Continue Reading →

Staying at the Alam Indah Hotel in Ubud, Bali

The Alam Indah Hotel was our first stop in our whirlwind Indonesian vacation. Surrounded by lush gardens and the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, these 10 structures are beautifully appointed traditional Balinese bungalows which exude a timeless tranquility.  The secluded... Continue Reading →

Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park

Our plan was to head out to Washington State to explore the Olympic Peninsula and then head inland to hike the trails of an active volcano, Mt. Rainier. It was June...the first day of summer. The view leading to the... Continue Reading →

Exploring Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos

While staying at the Windsong Resort in Providenciales, on Caicos Island, we decided to do some island hopping to explore more of the Atlantic Ocean archipelago.  So we hopped on a quick flight to Grand Turk, which  is the capital... Continue Reading →

Staying at Trump International Hotel & Tower – Panama

With outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean from 2 rooftop infinity pools, high end amenities and an oceanfront location to nearby attractions, Trump International Hotel & Tower was our pick for our stay in Panama City.  The hotel is not... Continue Reading →

Skiing in Big Sky Country – Montana

They don't call it Big Sky Country for nothing! With endless views and wide-open skies, it's no wonder that the Big Sky Ski Resort offers the biggest skiing in America. The area offers over 5,800 acres of skiable terrain spread... Continue Reading →

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit South Korea

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, it only made sense to share some of our favorite photos from our trip to Busan and Jeju Island, South Korea.  Split by a fearsome border, the Korean Peninsula offers a traveler a... Continue Reading →

Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater has it all: beautiful scenery, tons of wildlife and the only unbroken caldera in the world.  The Ngorongoro Crater was our third stop on our African safari and it just may have been the most epic. An... Continue Reading →

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