The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

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 →

How to Explore the Blue Hole by Air – Belize

It's a hole. And it's blue. But really, it's so much more. After getting glimpses of this amazing oceanic formation from afar, we knew that we could not go to Belize without exploring this natural wonder. The Blue Hole, otherwise... Continue Reading →

A Rain Forest in the Continental US? Head to Olympic National Park

Rainforests cover only 6% of the Earth's surface, so finding these tall, dense (and wet!) woodlands may sound like a tough task. But, look no further than the Northwest US in Washington State to get a glimpse of a superb area... Continue Reading →

18 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Greece

Greece was our first trip abroad so it was met with uncertainly, excitement and the unknown. Would we be able to able to communicate? Would we be able to find our way around the city of Athens on our own?... Continue Reading →

Exploring Serengeti National Park

It is without a doubt, the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world: Serengeti National Park.  We all have seen the Discovery Channel or National Geographic documentaries that show wildebeest grazing on the savanna or a lion seeking out its next... Continue Reading →

Exploring Lake Manyara National Park

When you go on your first African safari, you remember certain things: Your excitement the morning of your first game drive, the first time you see an animal in the wild and the moment you realize that your wildest dreams are... Continue Reading →

The Golden Circle – The Best of Iceland

Iceland is a nordic island nation that may seem like a world away, but in reality,  a 4.5 hour flight (from Boston) is the only thing that stands between you and the land of fire and ice.  There is something truly magical... Continue Reading →

Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

The Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge was the second stop on our African safari adventure. Checking into the lodge knowing that we were surrounded by African wildlife was an absolute thrill. A number of baboons could be found roaming around the property along... Continue Reading →

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