Australia's Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise

When It’s Time To Splurge

Like most travelers, we aren't made of unlimited money (wouldn't a trust fund be nice!). We save cash a lot of ways, from traveling during shoulder season, to bargaining and living more like locals.

There are times, though, that it makes sense to splurge a little and tell your inner Ebeneezer Scrooge to get lost.

How do you know when to tell your inner cheapskate to take a flying leap?

Joe's Farm Grill

Joe’s Farm Grill in Arizona and The Always Fun Guy Fieri

Those not familiar with the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives need to realize one thing about this Food Network staple: You're missing out.

There, I said it and I'm not taking it back. If you have a mad love for greasy spoon restaurants and funky down home style cooking then I think this American style food show is a great place to start.

There was a stretch of time when it seemed that late at night, when nothing was on TV and we weren't quite ready for bed, the always fun Guy Fieri with his spiky, bleached blond hair and trademark sunglasses perched backwards on his head greeted us from the comfort of his convertible. We knew there was going to be some footage of good home style eating on its way.

It's because of Triple D's recommendation that we stopped to eat at Joe's Farm Grill just outside of Phoenix, Arizona and let me tell you, the place was...

Walking The Badlands Trail Dinosaur Provincial Park

Unique World Heritage Site You’ve Never Heard Of: Dinosaur Provincial Park

I imagine this is what the moon looks like; a landscape bleached and barren, rocks twisted and torn by an alien wind. The four of us stand motionless in the hot sun, sweat running down our backs, trying to make sense of the bizarre vista in front of us.

We're in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park, nestled firmly in the grasslands of Canada's lonely prairies.

Cretaceous shale and sandstone are exposed in eerie, lunar formations wherever a rare stream slashes a deep cut into the parched soil. Each turn of our walk reveals more ...

The best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Five Best iPad Drawing Apps for Kids

Most kids love to draw and paint. While nothing beats the feeling of being elbow deep in finger paint, the digital equivalent is sometimes just easier. This is especially true when we travel, since a tablet or smart phone is faster to set up, quicker to clean and the kids usually enjoy it just as much as the real thing. Our daughter (who's turning four soon) loves to draw and paint, so we've reviewed her five favorite drawing or painting apps for the iPad. We've used each app and all five are currently on our tablet. Some of the apps are also available on the iPhone and iPod, but these reviews are strictly for the iPad versions. She uses and loves all of these apps (and so do we!).
View of St Martin from the Airplane St Martaan

The 10 Worst Travel Mistakes You Can Make

Travel can be complicated. While we love to explore new cultures and places, the hassles of finding the best price, planning an itinerary and dealing with airport security and regulations can be overwhelming. If you can avoid these ten travel mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a ...
Snorkelling at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

Snorkeling and the Beach at Hanauma Bay in Oahu

A few months back, we had the pleasure of spending time in the Hawaiian Islands with some friends. It was a hectic and fun vacation that ended much sooner than we would have liked. The day after our epic road trip around the island of Oahu, we finally got the chance to don our masks and snorkels and check out Oahu's premiere snorkelling destination, gorgeous Hanauma Bay. With the wind in our hair and the sun overhead, we buckled the kids in tight and drove our convertible Jeep the short trip from busy Waikiki to the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

At the suggestion of our hotel's tour desk, we arrived at the park around 8:30 a.m. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve only...