The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

Staying at Hotel Bocas del Toro

When you think of Panama, a tropical paradise probably doesn't come to mind. However, if you leave the rainforest and city life on the mainland, a 45 minute flight from Panama City can take you  a world away to the... Continue Reading →


Staying at Blue – Inn on the Beach

If you're looking for the quintessential New England beach town getaway, a stay at Blue - Inn on the Beach fits the bill. With dreamy ocean views sitting right on a golden sand beach, this boutique hotel is everything you'll... Continue Reading →

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Peru

Our trip to Peru was our first vacation to South America and it was met with amazing culture, epic views and tons of Incan history. We managed to explore the highlights of this country independently, without a tour guide. This... Continue Reading →

A Day at Dollywood

As roller coaster enthusiasts, we couldn't go to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee without visiting Dollywood. With more than 40 rides, 15 shows, 5 of the South's largest festivals and good ole' Southern food, Dollywood is the place to be when visiting Eastern... Continue Reading →

Maine-ly Lobster: Hunting for Maine’s Famous Crustacean

It didn't take long to realize one simple fact: Lobster fishing is hard work. Like....really hard. The people who do this day in and day out have to endure the elements. Long hours. An unforgiving ocean environment. Harsh weather conditions.... Continue Reading →

Exploring Xunantunich in Belize

During our trip to Belize, it wasn't just about pool time and working on tan lines.  We took advantage of being in a Mayan Ruin mecca and traveled across Belize to the Guatemalan border to get a glimpse of Xunantunich.... Continue Reading →

Scenic Flight over Moosehead Lake

With the largest mountain lake in the eastern United States in our backyard, we decided to see this beautiful lake from above after exploring its waters only by boat.  Situated in the Longfellow Mountains in the Maine Highlands Region, it's the epitome... Continue Reading →

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Azores

The Azores has been on our radar for years and we were finally able to cross this Portuguese archipelago off our travel to do list.  We chose this destination due to its close proximity to Boston (just a 4.5 direct... Continue Reading →

Bamboo Rafting in Jamaica

There are a handful of things that are classic Jamaica: Red Stripe, Reggae music, cliff diving and......bamboo rafting along the Martha Brae River. Climbing aboard a 30ft bamboo raft is an authentic Jamaican experience.  Not to mention, it's extremely relaxing.... Continue Reading →

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