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Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Outdoor
Westland Tai Poutini National Park | Tasman Glacier | Aoraki | Rob Roy Glacier | West Matukituki River | South Island | Fox Glacier | Franz Josef Glacier
Glacier hiking offers a more adventurous spin on traditional hiking and can be done on every continent except for Australia. Whether you love nature, a physical challenge, or simply being outdoors, glacier hiking is a great way to feed your sense of adventure.

The sheer scale, beauty, and uniqueness of glaciers make the experience of hiking on them unforgettable. It’s an activity that often takes you out of your comfort zone and can provide a sense of accomplishment. Glacier hiking usually involves using specialised equipment and often requires exhilarating transport to reach them such scenic helicopter rides.

So now that I’ve piqued your interest, you may be asking where to start searching for glacier hiking experiences. My answer would be to start in New Zealand. While Australia may not have any glaciers, its neighbour has numerous that are “Sweet as, bru!”

Published : Sep, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety
Hanbok | Gwangjang | Seoul | Noryangjin | JSA | Nanta Show | Gapyeong County | Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Bamdokkaebi | Myeongdong | Namdaemun
One of my recent adventures was to the dynamic metropolis of Seoul in South Korea — a bustling city that not only holds a strong presence in Asia but also in the rest of the world. To date, this influence is largely due to Seoul’s cutting-edge technology, a strong economy, and vibrant culture (I’m sure that a majority of you have encountered K-pop, K-dramas, Korean cosmetics, and Korean food among many others at least once in your life!)

Published : Sep, 2023

Health & safety | Other logistics
Common Scams | Gas Station Scam | Fake Taxis | Xochimilco Doll Island Scam | Express kidnapping | Police Scam | Airport Handlers | Fake Alcohol | Rigged ATM | The Place is Closed | Car Rental | Banknote Switch
Mexico is a great place to visit, with great beaches, tasty food and friendly people. Despite some misconceptions, Mexico isn’t a dangerous country, but like in any other touristy destination, the presence of scammers is unavoidable.

Some shady people take advantage of clueless tourists, who might not even realize what’s happened to them.

Everyone can be caught off guard and get ripped off on their holidays, but don’t freak out yet. Despite preconceived assumptions, most scams are more annoying than life-threatening. This is why I decided to give you some more Mexico travel tips by showing a few common scams in Mexico & how to avoid them as part of

Published : Aug, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics | Accom (any) | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor
Planning Your Trip | Areas in Goa | Recommendations: Where to Stay | Top Attractions & Landmarks | Nort & South Goa | Local Cuisine& Dining | Conclusion | Practical Info. | Dos &
Welcome to our Goa India Guide, where we’ll take you on an exciting journey to one of India’s most vibrant and enchanting destinations. Goa, located on the southwestern coast of the country, is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, rich cultural heritage, and lively atmosphere. With a fascinating blend of Indian and Portuguese influences, this tropical paradise offers something for everyone, from history buffs and nature lovers to adventure seekers and food enthusiasts...

Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Local transport | Activities: Cultural
Bologna | Florence | Cinque Terre | Naples | Amalfi Coast | Pompeii
Italy is a must-visit country and is one of the most-traveled destinations in Europe. There are so many highlights in this beautiful country — from the canals of Venice to the Tuscan wine lands to the cobblestone streets of Rome to the Arno river running through Florence to the cliffs of Positano… and beyond.

Florence was one of my favorite cities because of the architecture and natural beauty— the sun setting over the Arno River is something you can’t soon forget.

Rome is one of the most iconic and most traveled cities in Europe and you could spend days getting lost in this magnificent destination. The most picturesque spots in Italy might just be Cinque Terre and all the stops along the Amalfi Coast. Positano is the gem of the Amalfi Coast and is arguably the most picturesque and most romantic town in the whole of Italy—here are the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast!

Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety
Tokyo | Cat Street | Osaka | Omotesando | Hiroshima | Kawaii Cafe | Shibuya Crossing | Hachiko Statue | Meiji Shrine | Yoyogi Park | Kyoto | Takeshita Dori
Home » Blog » Travel & Adventure » Itineraries » Japan Itinerary for First-Time Visitors: 4 to 21 Days or More (Ultimate Travel Guide)

I’ve managed to travel to all 7 continents now, and from all of my adventures, one of the countries that I will never get tired of revisiting multiple times would be Japan! (Japan Itinerary)

As a timeless destination, I am forever enamored by Japan’s ancient traditions that are perfectly fused with its vibrant modernity. Not to mention the lush nature and exquisite cuisine that it has and I’m sure that I’ll still barely ‘scratch the surface‘ even if I spend my life exploring it in its entirety.

With that said, it does seem daunting to whip up a Japan itinerary — but then again, not really! The country may be vast but it’s totally possible to make the most of it with whatever time you have.

Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any)
Game of Thrones Tour | Thingvellir National Park | Waterfalls | Maelifell Volcano | Mývatn Nature Baths | Northern Lights | Reykjavik | Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon | Blue Lagoon
Iceland is a magical place. It’s the land of sheep, northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying “Eyjafjallajökull”), rugged landscapes, waterfalls, mountains, and natural hot springs. Its stunning, scenic landscape feels out of this world.

Iceland quickly became one of my favorite countries after my first visit. It’s such a beautiful island filled with warm, welcoming people and sweeping vistas you won’t find anywhere else in the world. I have relished every subsequent visit to the country.

However, Iceland is expensive.

Traveling here on a budget is difficult as Iceland is definitely not a cheap country (and the growing influx of tourists is only increasing prices further).

Fortunately, it is possible to see a lot without going broke if you plan ahead. You won’t be living large if you’re here to backpack, but Iceland is worth the expense.

This travel guide to Iceland can help you plan your trip and see the sights without breaking the bank!

Published : Aug, 2023

Health & safety | Language | Other logistics
Mozambican | Metical | Weather | Malaria | Travel Adaptor | Dugongs | Safari | Maputo
One of our favorite experiences in life has been to travel to Mozambique. It’s thought we’ve had plenty of time to think about as every person loves to ask us what our favorite country is once they learn we’ve been to nearly a hundred countries.

When we set out to travel Mozambique after South Africa and Swaziland we were unsure of what was in store. After a month in the country, it turned out to be one of the best decisions we made in Africa. Traveling to Mozambique brings back some of our favorite travel memories ever.

Sure, there is police and governmental corruption, a small rebel army, economic uncertainty, poor roads, slowly improving infrastructure, a high and confusing visa process, and crumbling transportation options – it does not sound appealing to most visitors.

However, Mozambique brings something much more to the table that any adventurous soul will come to love. After a few weeks in Mozambique, it remains one of the top places we can’t wait to return to someday.

Every day I dream of empty beaches and delicious seafood on the African coast. If you’re thinking about traveling to Mozambique on your own and if you have made a very wise decision, here are some things to note based on our personal travel experiences.

Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety | Local transport | Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Antalya | Bergama | Blue Mosque | Hagia Sophia | Istanbul | Kayseri Airport | Konya | Pamukkale | Pergamum | Topkapi | Troy
Turkey has been one of the most popular options for a holiday package over the last few years. However, you might not want to buy an expensive holiday package and instead pursue a road trip around Turkey on your own by creating your own Turkey itinerary.

Don’t worry if you don’t have much time, as I’ve seen the most popular spots in the country in just 10 days. Here I can tell you how you can do it yourself. I’ve done it a few times and let me tell you that it’s perfectly safe:

When booking your flights to Turkey you might consider getting to Cappadocia first and returning from Istanbul, instead of getting a return flight to Istanbul (alternatively booking a domestic flight separately). Arranging your trip this way can save you a lot of time on driving.

Published : Aug, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety
Souks | Saadian Tombs | Jemaa el-Fnaa | Jardin Majorelle | Koutoubia Mosque | Ben Youssef Madrasa | Riad | Hammam | Tannery | Dar El Bacha Palace | Bahia Palace | Badii Palace
Marrakesh is a beautiful city in Morocco. The “Rose City” or “Red City” offers visitors an enchanting taste of old world charm and opulence. Here are some of the best things to do in Marrakesh.

Many travelers who visit Morocco spend at least a few days in Marrakesh, before moving on to other parts of the country. And there’s a lot to see in the city.

Marrakesh (sometimes spelled Marrakech) is without a doubt one of the most exciting destinations in Northern Africa. The city has been an important trading hub for centuries and inside the walled Old City Medina, you’ll find a maze of lively markets and a myriad of busy alleyways – a true feast for the senses.

There are smells, colors, flavors, sounds and textures to be devoured, and even though the hectic heart of the city can feel both enticing and overwhelming at the same time, there are places where you’ll be able to enjoy moments of calm, such as the riad hotels, and several parks.

The city’s bustling souks, theatrical street vendors, and mesmerizing performers are attractions in itself, but don’t ignore the palaces, the mosques, and the food – here are my top picks for the best things to do in Marrakesh.

Published : Jul, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Harbin | Travertine | Skykes | Buckeye | Feather River | Sierra | Esalen Institute | Wild Willys | Calistoga | Vichy Springs Resort | Dr. Wilkinsons | Wilbur | Stewart Mineral | Orr | Surprise Valley
Northern California, or NorCal as it’s affectionately known, is full of attractions as well as natural splendours that attract hordes of visitors yearly...
There are free natural hot springs scattered throughout NorCal, as well as others found in wellness retreats. The hot springs northern California has on offer boast mineral-rich waters, which are said to have healing and calming properties.
This is why it’s important to choose only the best hot springs, and I’ve made that choice easier for you. These are the best Northern California hot springs you must visit to get rejuvenated to the max...

Published : Jul, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety | Food (any) | Activities: Cultural | Nightlife | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Pozo Azul | Cartagena | Minca | Rosario Islands | El Paraiso de Tuki B&B Cafe y Cacao Farm | Santa Marta | Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona |
Hear about travel to Cartagena and Northern Colombia as the Amateur Traveler talks to Inge from about this South American country that her family fell in love with.

Why should you go to Colombia?

Inge says, “I think first of all, if you are a nature lover, you should go to Colombia because it’s amazing nature you will find there. It’s still quite authentic. You have amazing wildlife. If you like bird watching it’s the country to go to. You have mountains, beaches, desert, jungle.”

Published : Jul, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Tijuana Estuary | Annie’s Canyon Trail | Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail | Broken Hill Trail Loop | Cowles Mountain Trail | Sixth & Upas Gateway | Cuyamaca Peak Loop | Sunset Cliffs Coastal Trail | Oak Canyon Trail | Three Sisters Falls
Known for its stunning scenery, San Diego has some of America’s most diverse geography, including mountains, tranquil beaches, and an arid desert. Unsurprisingly, San Diego is ranked among the best U.S. cities for hiking, with over 130 breathtaking trails throughout the area. So, we researched and found the ten best day hikes in San Diego County.

We based our findings on beauty, uniqueness, difficulty, and trail access. Some of these factors are subjective, so we also read local trail reviews to ensure we captured the full scope of hiker opinions. We include hikes that all members of your family can enjoy, including dog-friendly trails and flat trails ideal for wheelchairs.

Published : Jun, 2023

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Local transport | Food (any) | City tours & passes
Tripoli | Manakish | Corniche | Falafel | Beirut | Kibbeh | Albergo Hotel | Fatteh | Achrafieh | Baalbek | Byblos
Should I Go to Lebanon? Is Lebanon Safe? – are the most common questions typed in Google when one thinks of traveling there. Unfortunately, many people believe that safety in Lebanon is still an issue.

In the past, years ago, Lebanon was a huge tourist destination for beach life in the summer and ski trips in the winter. Due to the political and economic unrest of the country and its neighbors, the number of tourists has declined.

When a tourist says ‘I’m going to Lebanon’, other people will usually consider it brave. When I was heading to Lebanon, my friends kept saying things like ‘stay safe’, ‘be careful’.

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any) | Bars & pubs
Gay Sauna | Bunker Cruising Bar | Baltic Pride | Vecriga | Centraltirgus | Skyline Bar | KGB Building | Aleponija | St. Peter’s Church Tower | Top Club | Rātslaukums
Here's our gay travel guide to Riga full of practical tips, including the best things to do, places to sleep, eat, drink, party, and more.

Throughout our travels in the Baltics, we were told by locals in Tallinn, Estonia that Latvian guys have six toes and horse heads!

“How on Earth can we debunk that myth for our readers, Seby?”
“I guess we’re going to have to buckle down and head off to the local gay sauna… in the spirit of research!”
“Yes, research. Of course. Purely for research…“

Well, said trip to the sauna deflated this stereotype… but let’s just say… something else about Riga men was very *ahem* horse-like!

Published : Jun, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Lake Atitlán | ATV Mountain Adventure | Antigua Cathedral | Churches | Pacaya Volcano | Zip-Lining | Acatenango Volcano | Museums | Practical Tips | Hiking & Trekking | El
Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Central America. As avid travellers and adventure seekers, we can’t wait to share our experiences and expertise to help you make the most of your trip to this enchanting destination. In this ultimate travel guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the historical streets, natural wonders, and cultural treasures of Antigua. So, grab your passport and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any) | Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Piano Bar | Šeberák Lake | The Saints Bar | Podoli Baths | Klub U Rudolfa | Prague Zoo | Klub 21 | Jewish Museum | Charles Bridge | Celebrity Cafe | Petrin Hill | Prague Castle | Sauna Babylonia | Vinohrady | Sauna Bonbon |
We love Prague. It's magical, super gay, and absolutely stunning. It makes for the ideal weekend city break with plenty of fun guaranteed!

For us, Prague definitely ranks as one of our top destinations in Europe as well as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It's super unique, with its striking Gothic architecture, magnificent medieval monuments, like something from a fairy tale. It's no wonder that it's one of the most visited cities in the world.

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a former Soviet-influenced country in Central Europe, now part of the EU. The country is so rich with culture that you can never get bored exploring it. To give you a brief idea, its history date back to the 9th century when it used to be called ‘The Duchy of Bohemia' under the Great Moravian Empire. It was around this time that Prague Castle was built, one of Prague's most famous tourist sites. In addition, most of the beautiful and picturesque medieval buildings of the Old Town, like “Charles Bridge” were subsequently built in the 1300s by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. There's a lot to see here, which we've summarised below, but make sure you also give yourself ample time to check out the dynamic gay nightlife of Prague.

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor
Kakheti Region | Coda Tours | David Gareja Monastery Complex | Vardzia Cave Monastery | Mtskheta | Old Town | Svaneti | Trekking | Uplistsikhe | Tbilisi | Ananuri Castle | Kazbegi | Batumi
This is our detailed gay guide to Georgia (the country) to inspire and help you plan a fabulous visit to this underrated country!

A country right after our own hearts…

Georgians love all things wine, cheese and more wine. We decided to nourish our inner queens and spend a few weeks exploring this underrated ex-Soviet country, admiring the stunning landscapes, dining on delicious gourmet food, trying plenty of the famous Georgian wine, visiting castles and towers, and even squeezing in a few nights out in the gay bars of Tbilisi.

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety
Esfahan | Alborz Mountains | Tehran | Bazaar shopping | Safety | Yazd | Gay rights | Alamut Valley | Rules | Zoroastrian temple | Iranian visa | Ancient Persepolis | Social Media | Mashhad Haram-e Razavi
Gay Iran simply does not exist! For gay travelers wishing to visit, we strongly recommend you follow these simple rules to make your trip SAFE and fun.

This post was co-written with the awesome gay travel blogger Michael Demmons of TheRTWGuys who visited Iran as a solo LGBTQ traveler and shares his first-hand experience in this blog post.

Iran's human rights record is dire. There's no sugar-coating that. When it comes to LGBTQ rights, Iran is as bad as it can get! Most people who follow the news will have heard about the terrible punishments that Iran has imposed for people even suspected of being gay!

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor
Salvadorean Tours | Boqueron Volcano Crater | Mayan Sites | El Rosario Church | Morro Horchada | Pupusas
These are the best things to do during a layover in El Salvador, rather than staying inside the airport.

The first question we asked our guide, Moises, was why El Salvador is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world. We'll never forget his candid response: “…it's because once you come here you’ll never want to leave!!”

Whilst this small country in Central America does suffer from gang violence, for most tourists visiting, you're unlikely to ever encounter any problems.

We had a long 6 hours layover at San Salvador airport, so we decided to venture out to see the country. The reports about how dangerous El Salvador is did make us worry for our safety, so we decided to search for a reputable tour company and do a layover tour with them. We found Salvadorean Tours on Tripadvisor and chose them because of all their excellent reviews.

Published : Jun, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any) | Activities: Cultural
Historical Background | Cultural Significance | Planning Your Trip | Outdoor Activities/Adventures | Location & Climate | Cuisine & Dining | Top Attractions & Landmarks | Dos & Dont`s
Welcome to Quito, Ecuador’s vibrant capital nestled in the heart of the Andes Mountains. As travel bloggers and adventurers, we have had the pleasure of exploring this enchanting city, and we can’t wait to share our experiences and insider tips with you. Quito is a city of contrasts, where colonial charm meets modern-day dynamism. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and captivating culture, Quito offers a plethora of attractions and experiences for every traveller...

Published : Jun, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any) | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
best Beaches | Historical Background | Cultural Significance | Planning Your Trip | Top Attractions & Landmarks | Geographical Location & Climate | Local
Welcome to our travel guide to the beautiful island of Crete! As travel bloggers and writers, we have had the privilege of exploring this enchanting destination for one month by car and are excited to share our experiences and expertise with you. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the wonders of Crete together...

Published : Jun, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics
Tips | Bogota | Arepas | Colombian Coffee | Monserrat | Guerrillas
Here are excerpts of my letters from Colombia to my Dad in Canada, and his responses; the catalyst for some unique conversations about life in Colombia!

Dear Nora,

Glad you arrived safely in Colombia. You realize of course that the previous sentence makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to a father.

Love, Dad

Published : May, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Local transport | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Auckland | Milford Sound | Hobbiton Movie Set | Waitomo Glowworm Caves | Tongariro Alpine Crossing
New Zealand, a land of breathtaking landscapes and enchanting culture, is an ideal destination for those seeking adventure, serenity, and unforgettable experiences.

Nature enthusiasts are enthralled by the country’s scenery, from majestic mountains and pristine lakes to lush forests and stunning coastlines, and the country’s commitment to environmental preservation adds to its allure.

New Zealand is a country you can go back to time and time again, but what if you’re planning your first visit?

Published : May, 2023

Health & safety | Accom (any) | Food (any) | Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Travel Planning | 5 Safest Places | 1) Reforma | 2) Centro Histórico | Travel Scams | 3) Roma | Where to Stay & Be Safe | 4) Condesa | Common Crimes | 5) Polanco | Best Safety Tips
Many people want to make Mexico the next destination on their bucket list of adventure travel, but the question can arise: is Mexico City safe to visit now?

The country has a bit of a reputation, after all, so is its largest city a safe destination? Or is Mexico City dangerous for tourists?

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Nimule National Park | Mundari tribe | History | Kidepo Valley National Park | Cultural Diversity | The Sudd | Natural Beauty | Torit | REAL adventure | Konya Konya market | Juba | central
South Sudan travel can be tricky, but visiting the Mundari tribe makes it so, so rewarding. Over the years, I’ve made a lot of friends in the more obscure countries in our beautiful planet, traveling to all 197 countries will do that! And with these friends, it’s allow me to run blog trips to places like Syria, Yemen, Central African Republic, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Mali and Mauritania. Most recently this list includes South Sudan, both one of the least visited countries in the world, and the newest country in the world;

I organised a group of me and my followers to take a few days in South Sudan (including bringing my mum!). Exploring Juba, the capital, but even better – visiting the Mundari Tribe in the savannas of the world’s youngest country. The Mundari went viral recently when a Nat Geo photographer took some epic photos with some of their wrestlers and their cattle. So let’s have a look at all things South Sudan travel related, including a recount of my travels with my onestep4ward trip recently...

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics | <$50 day | Activities: Outdoor
Marshrutkas | South of Kyrgyzstan | Issyk Kul | Ala-Kul | Song Kul | Ak-Sai Valley | Yurt | Knorcheck Canyon | Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan is becoming one of the most hyped-about travel destinations in 2020. Many travelers have heard stories about how breathtaking the landscape is, how friendly its natives are, and how untouched the country is by mass tourism.

Perhaps you’ve already heard something similar and have been planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan for a while now. Where do you start though? What do you need to organize before visiting?

There are definitely a few things to know before traveling to Kyrgyzstan. Where to stay, what to do, who to contact; these will all need to be considered before you actually make your way.

Below, I’m going to talk about some crucial things that everyone should think about before visiting, from dos and don’ts to tips and tricks to general questions. By the end of this article, you should have a clearer picture of what it takes to organize a trip to Kyrgyzstan and how to have the best adventure possible.

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Outdoor
Hiking | Kowloon Peak | Twin Peaks | Wan Chai Green Trail | MacLehose Trail | Dragon’s Back | Bay Kap Lung Ancient Trail | High Junk Peak | Sunset Peak
The semi-autonomous trading province of Hong Kong is world famous as a big, gleaming metropolis. It’s a Mecca of high-rise buildings and bustling streets. In fact you could easily be fooled into thinking this region was simply a city and nothing more. But you’d be wrong…

With its skyscrapers vs. sea and mountains outlook, hiking in Hong Kong is more natural than you’d think. The undeveloped, hilly terrain hugging high-rises, makes hikes here exciting, challenging, and they come with the bonus of awe-inspiring views of the city sprawl.

In a region that’s more known for night markets and rooftop bars, the hiking scene here is underrated. Lucky for you, because that (often) means uncrowded trails.

Like anywhere in the world, you’ll need to be prepared on any of its trails. But it’s totally worth it. As long as you have the right knowledge and kit, you’ll have the most unforgettable trip ever.

To help you out we’ve created this handy guide to hiking in Hong Kong, listing the best hikes, how to get to them, what to take with you, and more. Let’s get hiking!

Published : Mar, 2023

Health & safety | Local transport
Basic Rules | Driving in Different Regions | Driving with Children | French Alps | French Riviera | French Toll Roads | Provence | Speed limits
Driving in France is a great way to see the country. While many places can be easily explored by trains or flights, and it can be cheaper due to high gas prices in Europe, having a rental car in France is a must in some regions.

I’ve driven all over France (including even Paris) many times, solo and with the kids as I used to live in France on two occasions.

Here are some basic things to know about driving in France that will help make you feel more confident.

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural
Travel Tips | Aswan & Abu Simbel | Cairo | Nile River Cruise | Saqqara | Alexandria | Luxor Pass | Red Sea Beach Resorts | Cairo Pass | Mt. Sinai | Where to Stay/Eat | White Desert | Abydos & Dendera | Pyramids of Egypt | GIZA
In 1922, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon was present when Howard Carter first peeped into Tutankhamen’s tomb. When Lord Carnarvon asked him what he could see, Carter famously replied: ‘Wonderful things.”
That is quite the understatement. You’ll find this comprehensive Egypt Tavel Guide, the Ten Day Egypt Itinerary and my many posts on the treasures of ancient Egypt, liberally peppered with superlatives. I am yet to visit another destination that can boast such a vast array of extraordinary heritage sites. And certainly none as steeped in antiquity.

Is Egypt safe for tourists? This guide addresses that principal concern and many other questions related to Egypt travel – including all you need to know about Luxor Pass and Cairo Pass – that have been raised by readers and friends ever since our visit.

Published : Mar, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor
ancient city of Ur | Female Motorcycle Travel | Iraqi Kurdistan | is it safe? | Resources for solo travel | Safety Tips | solo female travel | Solo Female Travel: Pros & Cons | Things to know on female travel
Yep, solo female travel in Iraq is possible! I was there for a month, and I survived (and, dare I say, thrived). Here’s my guide with everything you need to know to travel Iraq as a solo woman.

You’re going to travel to Iraq?! Alone?!

My latest travel plans were, unsurprisingly, slightly stressful for my family and friends...

Published : Mar, 2023

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Local transport | Midrange accom | Nightlife | City tours & passes
Beach | Victoria Mall | Monuments & Historical | Kampala | Religious Sites | Golf | Chimpanzees | Wildlife Conservation Centre | Walking Tour | Boat Tour | Botanical Garden |
If you’re heading to Uganda, there’s a high probability you’ll fly into the international airport in Entebbe. Whilst many visitors head straight out on a safari or gorilla trek, we think there are plenty of things to do in Entebbe to make it worth spending at least a day or two of your trip.

We’ve spent a number of days exploring the attractions of the Entebbe area on various trips to Uganda, and we’ve put together this guide to help you plan what to see and do here.

Entebbe was the former seat of government, but after independence this moved to nearby Kampala. Entebbe itself is fairly spread out with few tall buildings, and has quite a tropical laid-back style. It is hard to imagine it was the seat of government, especially when you compare it to Kampala with its tall buildings and crazy traffic!

Whether you’re here for a short stay whilst waiting for a safari to start or a flight to leave, or you have a few days to explore, this guide will give you lots of ideas for things to do in Entebbe.

From seeing chimpanzees to trying traditional foods to shopping for locally made souvenirs, Entebbe has something for everyone! Let’s get started.

Published : Feb, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural
Bordeaux | Corsica | Gordes | Gorges Du Verdon | Lyon | Marsielle
When it comes to tourism in France, Paris is at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists and for a good reason. The city is full of incredible history, architecture, art, charm, and distinct cuisine. Whether you have a day, a week, or a month to explore, Paris is a travel experience in its own.

Paris sure does dominate the headlines, but this doesn’t mean other French cities should be overlooked! Be sure to visit the French countryside, the region of Provence, Bordeaux, the island of Corsica, and the French Riviera—my favorite spot in France! The French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coast of southern France, and comprises the charming resort towns of Marseille, St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, and the tiny nation of Monaco!

Published : Feb, 2023

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health & safety | Food (any) | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife | Photography
Kabul | Qargah Resevoir | Bala Hisar Palace-remains | Mausoleum of Amir Abdur Rahman | Masjid-e-Pule Kheshti | Masjid-e-Shahe Du Shamshira | Old
My mum is 60 something, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years ago, but she loves to visit me as I travel to every country in the world. As I’ve got closer to finishing my dream, it’s been getting a little trickier to find places that are ‘mother-friendly’, I thought I’d got myself off the hook by taking her to Morocco in December. Wrong. Next up, Afghanistan Travel!

Note, my 2023 edit is at the bottom. TLDR? If you want to join my AFGHANISTAN TOUR IN 2024, click the link and come join us!

Published : Jan, 2023

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Is China Safe to Visit Now? | Drinking Water | Food Safety | Is it Safe to Live in China? | solo female travel | Is it Dangerous in China? | Safety Travel Tips | Are Taxis Safe? | Travel Scams | Is it Safe to Travel to China?
China is a vast and wild country with a seemingly endless number of regions to explore. But is it safe to travel in China? Here's everything you should know about traveling to this country full of iconic landmarks and natural wonders...

Published : Jan, 2023

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Getting High & Ending Up on Locked Up Abroad | Spending All Your Time on Khao San Road | Tuk-Tuk Sightseeing Scam | Taking "Black Taxi” from Airport | Spending 1/2 mo’s .Travel Budget in 1 Night of Partying | Booking an
Bangkok is a city like no other. Whether you love it or hate it, you're bound to make a few mistakes when you first visit. If you're new to Bangkok, these are six mistakes you don't want to make...

Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Amazon Rainforest | Parque Mochima Park | Cayo Sombrero | 1 of the most beautiful countries | Mt. Roraima | Angel Falls - UNESCO World Heritage site | Orinoco Delta | jungle expeditions
From Angel Falls to Mount Roraima, these are the best places to visit in Venezuela! Venezuela’s economic problems, bad reputation and political uncertainty haven’t helped in the development of tourism to this Caribbean country in South America.

The truth is that, as one of the largest oil producers in the world, the government has focused most of its efforts on the exploitation of oil fields, sometimes to the detriment of other economic activities.

However, the reality could be very different. Venezuela is a jewel to discover, a virtually unexplored territory with places of incomparable beauty.

Published : Jan, 2023

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Infamous Gem | "Local Price” Onward Travel | Airport Security Theft | Litter Bug | Get Off the Bus | Drink Scam | Rigged Taxi Meter | Fixed-Price Taxi | Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Scam
Nobody wants trouble in paradise, but scams in Thailand are all too common. Watch out for these nine tourist scams and ensure your visit is abundant with adventure and not rife with struggles...

Published : Dec, 2022

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Other logistics | Activities: Cultural
Negev Camel Ranch | How to Apply for an Israel Online Visa | Environmental Precautions To Consider | Cultural Customs To Heed | Isarel Currency | Nazareth Village | Church of the Holy Sepulchre | The Western Wall
Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting Israel & The Top 4 Must-See Attractions in Israel, otherwise known as the Holy Land is the Jews’ birthplace and is a spiritual and beautiful place to visit. People following Muslim and Christian religions also consider Israel as a sacred place because God lived here when he was in the flesh as Jesus...

While planning a trip, learn everything you need to know before visiting Israel from this guide, including the four best tourist attractions to visit during your stay! Namaste to all the aspiring travelers!

Traveling to Israel is an exciting spiritual experience. Remember to heed cultural customs, the environmental precautions, to get your e-Visa, convert your currency, and enjoy the tourist attractions. Follow the advice/suggestions that this post on Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting Israel enumerates.

Published : Dec, 2022

How to get there | Health & safety | City tours & passes
Cost | Preparations | Equipments | Best Time | Climbing Routes | Tours & Guides
Climbing Mount Kenya is an experience scribbled on many hiker’s and adventure seeker’s bucket lists. The thought of standing atop Kenya’s highest point, entranced by the gleaming snow-white peaks, is a dream plenty hope to fulfill.

I live in a small town at the base of Mount Kenya, where on a clear day, I watch the beautiful mountain with longing. It reminds me of my earlier attempt to reach the summit and always calls me to claim the feat of reaching its splendid heights.

If you’re exploring the idea of hiking Mount Kenya, this article is for you. It covers everything you need to know; from climbing routes to the best tour packages. It’s also a personal guide based on my own climbing trip to Point Lenana.

Published : Nov, 2022

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Language
Tourist Attractions | Study Spanish | Personal Safety
Are you planning your following holidays? Would you like to learn Spanish while visiting a new country? This article will review Buenos Aires as a destination for having great fun and improving your Spanish skills while you are on holiday.

Published : Nov, 2022

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
amazing food & restaurants | Petra - The Rose City | mix of modern & old architecture | The Treasury (most popular site in Petra) | historic sites | Ma’in Hot Springs & Waterfalls | Amman Citadel | Mt. Nebo | Rainbow St. | very
Jordan is a country with so much diversity that it feels like your visiting a different planet each day. After having such an amazing time, I compiled the ultimate list of the best places to visit in Jordan. I recommend spending at least 7 to 10 days in Jordan to be able to enjoy all these amazing sites.

Published : Nov, 2022

Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Long distance transport | Activities: Cultural
Tangier | Casablanca | Chefchaouen | Are Taxis Safe? | Travel Insurance | Is It Safe to Travel to Morocco? | Travel Tips | Is Morocco Safe To Visit Now? | Marrakech | Fes | Rabat
Is Morocco safe? Your safety in this beautiful country depends on a number of factors, including how well you navigate both the medinas and the cultural norms...

But with knowledge, preparation and sound judgment, you can make your memorable journey to Morocco a safe one...

Published : Nov, 2022

Health & safety | Activities: Cultural | Shopping
Travel Insurance | Slow Pace | Culture Shock | Appropriate Clothing | Spiritual Scams | Bargaining | SIM card
Travelling in India can be an experience of a lifetime. The culture and colours dazzle visitors who come to explore this ancient land. India is an emerging economy, and its tourism industry continues to grow yearly. Thus, making it a favorite destination for visitors of all nationalities. India offers tourists a wealth of attractions, religious, travelling, and sightseeing. It is also a country with its fair share of political and social unrest, which can be daunting for those visiting India for the first time. There are many amazing things about this wonderful country that you should know before visiting. Being aware of these will make travelling in India even better.

Published : Sep, 2022

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | <$50 day
Phuket | Koh Phi Phi | Koh Samui | Koh Pha Ngan | Koh Tao