The Beard and the Blonde – A Travel Blog

The journey to "everywhere."

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 →

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 →

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