Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places

Updated April 2020! Do you like ruins? They are major draws for tourists around the world, but they’re not for everyone. They serve as a warning against whatever was their downfall, they make epic backdrops, they are a window into the past. There is beauty in the broken, but sometimes it takes hundreds of yearsContinue reading “Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places”

2017: Year of Islands

Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading “2017: Year of Islands”

Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island

Updated April 2020. It’s a very special Faraway Friday. This is my 400th post! I usually do a top 10 list of reasons to visit an amazing place in the world on Fridays, but this one is all about a once in a lifetime kind of experience on the remotest island in the world–Easter Island!Continue reading “Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island”

10 Reasons to Visit Easter Island

Updated April 2020. It’s not just Faraway Friday, it’s the farthest Faraway Friday there will ever be! That’s because this is all about the exotic and beautiful Easter Island–the remotest island on the planet. That’s pretty far away! Here are 10 reasons you should definitely visit this tiny island in the South Pacific. 10. Mild ClimateContinue reading “10 Reasons to Visit Easter Island”

5 Days on Easter Island

Updated April 2020. This Throwback Thursday, we’re throwin’ it way back to last week on Easter Island, Chile! We spent 5 days there, and it was truly a trip of a lifetime. Here is our itinerary… and a few things we would have done differently! We hope this will help you plan your perfect trip toContinue reading “5 Days on Easter Island”

What to Know Before Visiting Easter Island

Updated April 2020. Easter Island is the most isolated island in the world, but you can see it for yourself! I recently had a chance to visit this mysterious island with my sweet husband for this year’s “Trip of a Lifetime,” but even with all my travel research strategies I found preparing for this tripContinue reading “What to Know Before Visiting Easter Island”

Tour of the Moai: The Heads of Easter Island

Updated April 2020! It’s Moai Monday! If you’ve been following along on Facebook or Instagram @quickwhittravel, you know we just got home from a Trip of a Lifetime to Easter Island, Chile! So what are those big heads all about? Do they have bodies? How did they get there? Read on to find out! WhatContinue reading “Tour of the Moai: The Heads of Easter Island”

Packing for Ladies: Easter Island in Winter

I’m off to Santiago and Easter Island, Chile, today! And let me tell you, this one was a challenge! I’m good at packing, if I do say so myself, but I really don’t like it (who does?). When temperatures are in the 30s-60s, I just don’t know what to pack.