The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

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 →


Getting PADI Open Water Diver Certified

We had spent years talking and dreaming about becoming certified in scuba diving. Snorkeling is fun and all, but breathing underwater completely submerged...that's on a whole other level. So, after all these years, we finally decided to set aside some... Continue Reading →


Staying at the Azor Hotel in the Azores

The Azor Hotel in Ponta Delgada was our home base while exploring Sao Miguel island in the Azores.  This boutique hotel opened in May 2016 and is perfectly situated just over a 1/2 mile from the city center. Located next... Continue Reading →


A World Apart – Exploring the Azores

The Azores are so close, yet remote. They're accessible, but in the middle of no where. They are a collection of islands that are packed with beauty, but remain a world apart.  When we landed on the main island of... Continue Reading →


Yellowstone National Park by Snowmobile

The world's very first national park remains the crowning achievement of the National Park Service. The vast reserve--covering 2.2 million acres in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana--has craggy peaks, explosive geysers, alpine lakes, deep forests, and a tons of wild animals. Although most... Continue Reading →


20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Panama

Panama is a country filled with diversity: city landscapes, jungle, rainforest, tropical islands and everything in between. We opted for a half city/half island vacation which brought us from Panama City to the San Blas Islands and then, finally, up... Continue Reading →


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 →


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