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Where to stay in Hawaii? The best places to sleep on each island
Here is our guide to help you choose the right location for your accommodation in Hawaii. We give you the best places to stay and sleep on each island.
Driving in Iceland in winter: the guide to driving on frozen and snow-covered roads
Are you planning to go to Iceland this winter? Here are the different traffic conditions you will encounter on the roads during the winter and the tips to apprehend them.
See Hawaii's active volcanoes at Volcanoes National Park
The Volcanoes National Park is one of the few places on Earth where you can approach active volcanoes all year round. Here are the activities and hiking trails that you can do at Volcanoes National [...]
Prepare your trip to Hawaii: itinerary, budget, hotels...
Are you planning a trip to Hawaii? Here are all the information you need to prepare your trip: which islands to discover and how long, when to buy your flight tickets, what budget to plan and a lot [...]
Our review and tips after 3 weeks in Hawaii
Here is our hot review and tips after our 3-week trip to Hawaii, after discovering the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Big Island and Maui.
Visit Niigata: gastronomic and cultural experience in the north of Tokyo
Niigata is a pleasant coastal city located 2 hours from Tokyo in Shinkansen and renowned for its gastronomy and culture. Here is our recommended activity to visit Niigata in 1 day.
Visit Sado island: between nature, history and traditions
Located near Niigata in Japan, Sado is a small island with everything to please. Follow us to discover and visit this enchanting island. Between nature, history and traditions, we tell you everything!
Secret beaches and pretty bays: the Northshore of Kauai
The island of Kauai is teeming with little nooks and crannies, sometimes hidden and unsuspected beaches that only need to be explored. We spent a day in the north-east and north of the island, [...]
Nā Pali Coast : discover Kauai's most beautiful reliefs
On the western part of Garden Isle (Kauai), there is a wild and preserved area: the Nā Pali Coast. Let's not go by four roads, this area is the most beautiful region of what we consider to be the [...]
Discover the Wailua River State Park on foot and by canoe
The Wailua River is one of the only navigable rivers in Hawaii! It lies in the heart of a humid tropical ecosystem east of the small island of Kauai. A unique opportunity to enjoy an atypical day on [...]
Where to Snorkel in Hawaii: Our Favorite Spots
Hawaii is full of snorkeling spots scattered all over the archipelago. Snorkeling is therefore an essential activity in Hawaii, as the seabed is so rich and beautiful. So to help you choose your best [...]
Snorkeling with Manta rays in Hawaii: an unforgettable experience!
Manta rays are incredible creatures! We were lucky enough to be able to admire them in Hawaii, while remaining at the surface of the water. An incredible experience that we tell you about here.
Iceland: Stop the lies! The article that restores the truth
By reading many articles which deal with Iceland in a banal generality, often incomplete, but mostly scattered with errors, I wished to react and put some order in this cacophony of articles to [...]
How much does a trip to Hawaii cost? Price and estimated budget
How much does a trip to Hawaii cost? What is the budget? Here are all the costs of a travel in the archipelago and our advice for a cheaper trip.
Pearl Harbor: how to organize your visit
Find all the information you need to organise your Pearl Harbor visit: access logistics, prices, our tips and the different places to visit on site.
Trip in Hawaii: itinerary and budget for 3 weeks
Back to the planning of our 21-day stay in Hawaii: choice of itinerary, duration, selection of islands, period and budget.
Cheap flights to USA: good deals and promotions
Find all the promotions, good deals and error fare to find a cheap flight to the USA. This page is updated daily according to offers.
Maui beaches: the southwest from Kihei to Ahihi
Known for its impressive number of beautiful beaches of fine sand, the island of Maui invites us to rest and relaxation. Let's discover the south-west beaches from Kihei to Ahihi.
5 activities to do around Poipu
Poipu is a pleasant seaside resort situated in the south of the island of Kauai. Around Poipu the waters are calm and the sunshine is generous which makes this area very pleasant to discover. Here [...]
F88 and F910: discovering the Highlands of North-East Iceland
Accessible only by 4x4, the Highlands of North-East are full of incredible landscapes that are only discovered in summer. From the F910 to the F88, let's discover these deserts of rocks, sand and [...]
What to see, what to do in Grand Teton National Park: hiking, nature and wildlife
Let's discover Grand Teton National Park together. Which hikes to choose, where to stop and admire the Teton chain, as well as our advice to observe the wildlife.
Grand Teton National Park: everything you need to know to prepare your visit
When and how to come to Grand Teton National ParK? Where to sleep and how much does it cost? All these questions are answered in our complete guide to Grand Teton.
Video: 1 minute 20 minutes to convince you to discover Hawaii
Hawaii is a fascinating, multi-faceted destination. Adventures, fabulous landscapes, animals... We transcribed our journey in this fast video. Let's go for 1 minute 20 minutes of fun!
Driving and renting a car in the United States: our practical guide
Everything you need to know to drive well in the United States. Traffic rules, driving on a freeway, refuelling and car rental. We tell you all about driving in the States.
Discover the glaciers of southern Iceland
The glaciers of southern Iceland are ice monsters! We will take you from the Eyjafjallajökull to the Vatnajökull to discover them.
Quick visit of Oahu: the activities we tried
In this article, we will not be interested in all the activities to do on Oahu because there are so many, but the ones we had the opportunity to do during our 3 days on the island.
The TOP of the must-see activities in Hawaii
Here is our TOP of the activities that we think are essential to do during a stay in Hawaii while not forgetting some tips to enjoy it!
Vlog 21 Hawaii - Visit of Pearl Harbor and evening in Waikiki beach
We are back in O'ahu 18 days after our first day. So we plan a visit that Flo eagerly awaits, Pearl Harbor, before heading across town to the famous Waikiki neighborhood.
Vlog 20 Hawaii - Haleakala and sunset in Maui
It's already our last day in Maui. We will take the opportunity to climb the Haleakala summit but it will be without counting on the weather. Fortunately, the sky will offer us at the end of the day [...]
Vlog 19 - Hawaii - The Beach Tour of Maui
We couldn't go to Maui and not test its beautiful white sand beaches! So it's time for a beach tour, under the sign of relaxation and idleness by the water's edge.
Vlog 18 - From Napili to Hana, the great tour of Maui
Our first day on Maui Island, we'll go around the island! On the program, route 340, then a large loop of the eastern part of the island passing by Highway 31 and then the Hana Highway.
Vlog 17 - Turtles, beaches and turquoise water - Last day at Big Island
It's already our last day on Big Island, and to finish off in style, we have an appointment with the north coast of Kona which has some nice surprises in store for us! On the agenda turtles and [...]
Vlog 16 - Snorkeling and Hawaiian History - South of Kona
On the way to discover the south of Kona with 2 snorkeling spots and the discovery of a very sacred historical site. It's on our seventh day on Big Island.
Vlog 15 - En route to Mauna Kea - Climbing the highest summit of Hawaii
Today we are attacking a monster! The Mauna Kea: the highest peak in Hawaii. With our 4x4, we will reach the summit to discover one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Hawaiian islands!
Vlog 14 Hawaii - We swam with the Manta rays!
The evening arrives, we head towards the marina of Kona where awaits us the boat which will take us to meet Manta rays. We've been waiting for this moment since the beginning of the stay, so we can't [...]
Vlog 13 - South of Big Island: from Volcanoes NP to Kona
We leave Volcanoes NP to Kona, the time to quietly discover the south of Big Island, passing through Punalu' u Beach and Green Sand Beach.
Waimea Canyon : Everything to know to see the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
To the west of the island of Kauai, hides a little wonder: the Waimea Canyon. Imagine a canyon 16 km long and 1000 meters deep with the ocean as a backdrop! Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, [...]
Vlog 12 - Discover active volcanoes in Hawaii at Volcanoes National Park
The video narrative of our first day in Hawaii Volcanoes NP. A day of discovery and wonder in the heart of Hawaii's active volcanoes, the opportunity to see lava spouting with the naked eye or stroll [...]
Vlog 11 Hawaii - See the lava of the Kilauea from Kalapana (part 2)
This is the moment we have been waiting for for a long time: approach Kalapana and access the active lava field and the entry point of the Kilauea lava into the Pacific Ocean. An evening full of [...]
Vlog 11 Hawaii - The Wild Southeast Big Island Coast (part 1)
A beautiful day is coming to the east of Big Island! Heading to the Puna region where the wild coast offers beautiful views, a rich nature but also incredible opportunities for swimming and [...]
Vlog 10 Hawaii - Exploration of a Lava Tunnel (Part 2)
To complete our day around Hilo, we head for Kaumana Caves State Park, an ancient lava tunnel formed during an eruption in 1880. We're going to explore the tunnel with our headlamps.
Austria: Visiting Vienna for a long Weekend
Vienna charmed us! We were able to discover the Austrian capital for 3 days. What a joy to stroll through the bustling streets and flowery parks of the capital. Between architecture, history and [...]
7 Steps to discover the North of Big Island
The northern part of Big Island is rather atypical. It is a rather temperate and humid zone that contrasts with the drought in the southwestern part of the island. As you walk along the roads of the [...]
Vlog 10 Hawaii - Waterfalls and garden around Hilo (part 1)
For our second day on Big Island, we decide to discover the surroundings of Hilo. The program includes the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Botanical Garden, a beautiful botanical garden and 3 beautiful [...]
Vlog 09 Hawaii - Transition day north of Big Island
Transition day between Kauai and Big Island. We leave early in the morning from Lihue to reach Kona at the end of the morning. In the evening, we are expected in Hilo, on the other side of the island [...]
Climbing the Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak
The Mauna Kea is Hawaii's highest peak. It peaks at an altitude of 4,207 metres. From its summit, we discover a sea of infinite clouds, but also large telescopes, red craters or a sacred lake with [...]
10 reasons that will make you want to go to Hawaii
Did you know that the Hawaiian archipelago has several islands of incredible diversity? Hawaii is a small paradise lost in the immensity of the Pacific where it is impossible to get bored. Between [...]
Vlog 08 Hawaii - Waimea Canyon et Koke' e State Parks - Kauai
This final day on Kauai will be devoted to one of the most beautiful and wild areas of the island: Waimea Canyon and Koke' e State Parks. Between hikes and sublime panoramas this day promises to be [...]
5 tips to manage jet lag when travelling
The jetlag or jetlag, a real enemy of our long-distance journeys, haunts our first nights and days in unknown terrain. But don't worry, there are techniques and methods to adapt quickly to jet lag [...]
Vlog 07 Hawaii - Hiking on the Kalalau Trail - Kauai
Here is one of the days that we were most looking forward to in Kauai! Discover the famous N? Pali Coast and walk the first kilometers of the Kalalau Trail.
Vlog 06 Hawaii - Canoeing on the Wailua River - Kauai
New adventures day on Kauai! Departure for a canoe trip on the calm waters of the Wailua River, one of the few navigable rivers in Hawaii.
Vlog 05 Hawaii - Paradise is in Kauai - East coast beaches
We continue our tour of the island of Kauai, this time heading east and north-east to discover several beaches on foot and with fins! Follow us on this second day on Garden Island.
Vlog 04 Hawaii - Kauai - Sea and snorkeling around Poi' pu
Our first day in Kauai will be dedicated to discovering the surroundings of Poi' pu, in the south of the island. On the programme is a walk along the Pacific coast, the Spouting Horn and snorkeling.
Discover Snaefellsnes: the peninsula tour in 12 stages
Here are 12 steps to discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Between steep coasts and mountains, sandy beaches and lava fields, the Snaefellsnes peninsula has everything you need to be seduced.
Yellowstone: From dream to reality - Arrival and discovery of the park
Discovering Yellowstone National Park was a dream come true in September 2013. From our very first steps in the park, we were transported to a completely different universe, the Yellowstone universe, [...]
Video: France - Colorado Provencal de Rustrel
We take you to discover the Colorado Provencal in video, a strange natural and colorful site, located on the commune of Rustrel in the Luberon, in France.
Iceland Westfjords : what to see, what to do in the Westfjords
The most beautiful coastal landscapes of Iceland are located in the Westfjords region. This large peninsula, 150 km long by 100 km wide, is located in the extreme north-west of Iceland and invites us [...]
Video: Iceland - Westfjords ride
Let's go to Iceland Westfjords! Located in the extreme north-west of Iceland, this region owns exceptional landscapes. Between fjords and oceans, we retrace our 2-day itinerary in the South West of [...]
Discover the F210, one of the most beautiful tracks in Iceland
Breathtaking landscapes, an atmosphere at the end of the world and tens of fords! The F210 is one of the most beautiful tracks in Iceland, through incredible landscapes for 115 km!
South Korea: why we didn't like our trip
Why didn't we like South Korea? Return on our experience through anecdotes and stories to tell you our experience and give you our feelings after 10 days spent in the country.
Our tips for preparing your itinerary in Iceland
We give you all our advice and methods to prepare your itinerary in Iceland: the pitfalls to avoid, the tips to know, places to sleep, the estimation of durations ...
Photograph puffins at Látrabjarg cliffs
We had the opportunity to approach very closely the puffins nesting at the cliffs of Látrabjarg in the Westfords. We give you all our tips to photograph puffins.
Video: Iceland - splendors of an island
Iceland fascinates, impresses. The land of fire and ice has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. For 3 weeks, we captured with our drone the most beautiful landscapes of the country [...]
10 tips for getting on the train in Japan
Train is the Japanese's preferred mode of transportation. Fast, frequent, punctual and clean... it offers many advantages. Here are our tips, advices and anecdotes to take the train in Japan.
Fright in Iceland : The dangerous crossing of the Bláfjallakvísl river - F261
In Iceland, crossing the Bláfjallakvísl ford on the F261 can be very dangerous. We experienced it one day in July 2016.
14-Day Itinerary idea in Iceland - Roads and Tracks
Here is an idea of itinerary that we propose for a stay of 14 days in Iceland. This mixed tour (roads and trails) will allow you to discover the incredible diversity of the landscapes of Iceland and [...]
Gokanosho: An authentic experience of the traditional Japan
Gokanosho is a tiny village located in the heart of the mountains in Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu. Today, only 350 inhabitants still live here in a preserved bubble, far from any modernity, the [...]
What to see, what to do in Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is full of wonders! Although its name evokes the opposite, the immense park will seduce you with its multitude of surprising and unusual landscapes.
Discover the Waterpocket Fold: one of the most impressive landscapes on the planet
The Waterpocket Fold is one of the most amazing landscapes on the planet. Imagine a crustal crease over 160 kilometers long! Few people talk about this little-known and yet so incredible landscape.
Budget: How much does a trip to Iceland cost?
What price for a trip to Iceland? Transport, accommodation, food, equipment and leisure, we give you all the prices.
Video: 3 weeks on Iceland tracks and road
Watch the video of our 21-day stay in Iceland. A summary of adventures in 4 minutes: fabulous landscapes, fords crossing, frightening and immense joys!
The indispensable America the beautiful pass
We tell you all about the America the beautiful pass. In which case, where to buy it, where to buy it, how much does it cost...?
The origins of an adventure
This adventure is ours. An adventure that begins in 2013, after a 26-day trip to North America. This trip will remain forever etched in our memories, both for the fantastic landscapes we discovered [...]
Meeting with beluga whales
We hoped to meet marine mammals during our stay on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in September 2013. Although we did a great job with the whales, we were lucky enough to see a group of beluga [...]