The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

Up, Up and Away: A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Serengeti

A hot air balloon ride anywhere is an amazing experience. But experiencing a hot air balloon ride over Serengeti National Park....well, that's on a whole other level. Period. A hot air balloon ride was an optional excursion when we booked our... Continue Reading →

36 Hours in Nashville

  You don't have to love country music to enjoy this Tennessee town, but let's be certainly helps. With music blaring from nearly every street corner, it's a country music fans dream. We spent a couple of days in Nashville and... Continue Reading →

Staying at Constance Halaveli – Maldives

Our stay at Constance Halaveli in the Maldives was perfect from start to finish. There are so many islands and resorts to pick from when planning a trip to this magical Indian Ocean oasis.  Finding the ideal resort that is... Continue Reading →

Exploring the World’s Highest Tides – Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

Imagine walking along the sea bottom, exploring the rocky landscape of coastal New Brunswick with the tide off in the distance. Within 6 hours, the location of your footsteps would be under nearly 50 feet of water. It is here, in... Continue Reading →

Mexico’s Fastest and Longest Zip Line – Puerto Vallarta

It can be called a zip-line,  aerial runway, flying fox or a death slide. No matter what you call it, zip lining is the type of adrenaline rush that stimulates the senses and keeps you wanting more and more. A... Continue Reading →

Why Exploring Washington D.C. at Twilight is the Way to Go

Our impromptu getaway to Washington D.C. was a last minute decision.  We were in Baltimore for work purposes and had limited time to explore. We made the decision that if we quickly found our way to the train station not... Continue Reading →

Cancun, Mexico: It’s Not Just for Spring Break!

Spring has sprung and we're already into the month of April. That means Spring Break is over and the inebriated college kids have gone back to school and are no longer swamping the beaches of the Yucatán peninsula. BUT, Cancun... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland may not be on your vacation radar, but it should be a destination that gets a look. Although Ilulissat is becoming a popular destination in Greenland, its visitors usually come from one of the Nordic or Scandinavian countries. Ilulissat... Continue Reading →

Coco Beach Resort – Ambergris Caye, Belize

Romance, barefoot luxury and adventure. That's what you'll get at the beautiful Coco Beach Resort, which is 3.5 miles north of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. The accommodations are spacious, offer stainless steel appliances, air conditioning and... Continue Reading →

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