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Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural
River Cruise | Disney Resort | People Sq. Park | Shanghai Tower | Old City | Yu Garden | Circus World | French Concession | Nanjing Lu | Tian Zi Fang | Bund view | HanCity
Over the last 20 years, Shanghai has developed into a world-class financial and economic center in China and Asia and an attractive city for tourists from all over the world.

Those visiting Shanghai for the first time may find it rather overwhelming. On one hand, Shanghai doesn’t have any UNESCO World Heritage Sites or other world-renowned attractions. But on the other hand, there is so much to see and do that even the guidebooks often miss the best of this diverse city! With the added challenge of the language barrier, it’s no wonder that travelers struggle to navigate some of Shanghai’s most interesting areas and cultural experiences...

To help you make the most out of your time in Shanghai, I’ve put together this handy list of the best places to visit during your visit.

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Catedral de Sevilla | Parasol | Barrio de Sta. Cruz | Alcazar | Plaza de Esplana | Ma. Luisa Park | La Macarena | Triana & Los Remedios | Ronda | Cadiz | Tarifa | Cordoba | Sangria Tours | DIY Tapas
Travelers who enjoy a mix of grandiose historical ambiance and modern trappings of the New World will find loads of things to do in Sevilla. We sure did!

Southern Spain is filled with amazing gateways to the past and none more spectacular than Andalucia’s capital of Sevilla. As one of our favorite cities in Europe Sevilla offered us countless hours of exciting exploration.

The city is a fascinating and eclectic mix of Gothic, Mudéjar, Baroque, and modern architecture; examples of each style can be found around every corner, within every plaza.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Old Town | Whale Watching | USS Midway Museum | Balboa Park | Petco Park | Surfing: La Jolla & Mission Bay | La Jolla Cove | Harbor Cruise | Point Loma | Belmont Park | Sunset Cliffs Nat. Park
If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. As one of our favorite cities in the USA we’ve spent a bunch of time in San Diego.

The city of San Diego is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. It’s easy to see why: San Diego is the perfect mix of rich history, natural beauty, and unique culture. And the weather, let’s not forget about the blissful weather.

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | Activities: Cultural
Tour Pub Street | Phnom Kulen Park -trip | Where to Stay-Eat-Drink | Tour Floating Village | Visit Biodiversity Conservation | Visit Angkor Wat & Other Temples
Siem Reap is perhaps the best-known city in Cambodia, made famous by the world-renowned Angkor Wat Temple complex.

While exploring Angkor Wat is an awesome reason to visit this city, there are so many things to do in Siem Reap outside of the famous temples. With a vibrant culture, great food, and fun nightlife, this is an essential stop on any trip through Cambodia!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Hiking | Barranco de Masca (Masca Gorge Trail) | Barranco del Infierno | Benijo to Faro de Anaga Circuit Trail | Sombrero De Chasna | Teide route | Pico Viejo | PR-TF 41 Playa de El Socorro – Pico del Teide | Las Ventanas de Güimar |
Nestled in the heart of the Canary Islands, Tenerife stands as a testament to nature’s boundless artistry. This enchanting island, often referred to as the “Island of Eternal Spring,” offers a captivating tapestry of landscapes, from dramatic volcanic peaks to verdant forests and pristine coastlines. But perhaps the best way to immerse yourself in Tenerife’s natural wonders is through its extensive network of hiking trails.

So, lace up your hiking boots, grab your backpack, and prepare to discover Tenerife’s top 10 hiking trails.

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Maria Island | Cataract Gorge | Port Arthur | Freycinet N. Park | Bay of Fires | Mt. Wellington | South Bruny Park | Mt. Field | Walls of Jerusalem | Salamanca Mkt.
Infatuated by the stunning images of Tassie’s natural beauty, mesmerized by the stories of the great hikes, and enchanted by the sunsets over Tasmania’s coastline, we decided to take advantage of Easter holidays and spend some time exploring Tasmania attractions. We discovered so much more than we ever bargained for. There were lots of places to visit in Tasmania recommended by locals, experienced travellers, explorers, and wanderers.

Here are our suggestions for the 13 best places to visit in Tasmania for an unforgettable trip!

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Mabul Island | Budget | Permit Availability | Best Dive Spots | Turtle Cavern | Barracuda Pt. | Our Experience Diving | Book a Diving Trip | Get Diving Permit | Dive Destinations
With over 100 dives under our belts, we have seen some pretty spectacular dive sites in our scuba diving experience. But Sipadan Island in Malaysia is one destination that will always top our list of best dive destinations in the world!

Sipadan has the distinction of being the only oceanic island in Malaysia, meaning that it is completely surrounded by deep waters that are home to over 600 different coral species and over 3,000 fish species. Located in the Celebes Sea, this island is an extinct volcano rising 600 meters from the ocean floor and is relatively small at 12 hectares. Despite its small size, this island is regularly featured on lists of the top 10 dive spots in the world.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Nightlife
Mosteiro do Pilar | Historic Ctr. | Ribeira Waterfront | Duoro Valley -Wine tasting | Port Wine Cellar | Jardim do Morro | Douro River | Camino de Santiago | Cathedral
Out of all the cities I’ve visited in Portugal, Porto may be my new favorite.
There are so many things to do in Porto in three days that fitting all the best spots into a weekend trip was a Herculean task – but one that I will do my best to measure up to! This whirlwind of an itinerary will take you through some of the most iconic “can’t miss” spots.

Come along for this Porto three day itinerary and we’ll dive into the city’s fascinating history, while also taking in some of the best sights, sounds, and foods this beautiful city has to offer!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Food (any)
Town Hall | Fara Poznańska | Cathedral Island | Śródka | Feast on Food Scene | Frederic Chopin Park | Old Market Sq. | KontenerART | Royal Castle view | Jesuit College
Poznan was the third stop of our month-long trip through Poland and like Krakow and Wroclaw before it, the city proved to be yet another wonderful surprise – though, at this point, I’m not sure why we were even surprised! I seriously think Poland may be one of the most underrated countries for travel in Europe just hiding in plain sight. So once again, I’m happy to share our itinerary to what I think are some of the best things to do in Poznan on your visit.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Fivelements Retreat | Soulshine | Adiwana Svarga Loka | REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort | COMO Shambhala Estate | Bagus Jati Health & Wellness Retreat | Bali Mountain Retreat | Sanak Retreat | COMO Uma Canggu
If you’re taking a singles holiday to Bali, you’re in luck. This southeast Asian island caters perfectly to solo travellers. Bali retreats for singles offer a long list of activities that centre around “me-time” and there are also some great Bali boutique hotels...

No matter your price range, from luxury to budget, you’ll be able to find the option that suits you best. Add a peaceful retreat into your Bali travel itinerary...

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | City tours & passes
Best Time to Visit | Travel Tips | How To Get There | Quick Facts | FAQ | Best Tours | What to Bring & Expect | How: Hard?/Long? | Hrs/Entrance Fee
The Tiger’s Nest Monastery hike is one of the best things to do in Bhutan, and probably one of the most amazing day hikes anywhere in the world...

The Tiger’s Nest hike is not too difficult for most people of average fitness, and it’s located fairly close to the main airport in Bhutan. However, because of Bhutan’s unusual tourist tax, this awesome little country is still off the radar for most international tourists.

This travel guide will explain how to do the Tiger’s Nest Bhutan hike, how to get there, what to expect in terms of difficulty, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

City tours & passes | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Map | Best Time to Visit | Things to Do | location | What to Bring | Conservation Fees | Fun Facts | Scenic Flight | Travel Guides/Tips | Best Tour | Milky Way | Jellyfish Lake | Long Beach | Drone needs Permit
The Palau Rock Islands have earned UNESCO status for their incredible scenery, and they’re one of the main tourist sights in the country of Palau. While many people choose to see the islands with a scenic flight, another great option is to visit them with a boat tour.

On a speed boat tour to the Rock Islands of Palau, you can do lots of fun activities like swimming in a bright turquoise lagoon nicknamed the Milky Way, walking on a soft white sandbar called Long Beach, and even snorkeling in a lake full of stingless jellyfish!

This travel guide will explain everything you need to know about visiting the Palau Rock Islands by boat, including the best tour company, current tour prices, a map of the islands, and the best things to see and do in the islands on a day trip from the town of Koror.

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Chocolate Hills | Can-Umantad Falls | Cadapdapan Rice Terraces | Balicasag Island | Virgin Island | Alona Beach | best Beaches | Things to Do | Travel Guides/Tips | Best Tour | Loboc River cruise | Island-Hopping
The island of Bohol Philippines is a unique one, with exotic landscapes like the ‘Chocolate Hills,’ and wild tarsiers, the world’s smallest primate. Bohol may not be quite as popular as islands like Coron or El Nido Palawan, but it’s still worth a visit.

There are lots of good things to see and do in Bohol island. You can go island hopping to enjoy some white sand beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving, or you can do a driving tour of the countryside to see waterfalls, rice terraces, churches, and of course the Philippine tarsiers...

This travel guide for Bohol Philippines will explain how to get there, where to stay, what to do on the island, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Sites & attractions | Food (any) | Bars & pubs | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife | Wellness
Negril | 7 Mile beach | Pelican Bar | Dunn’s River Falls | Blue Hole | Bob Marley Museum | Montego Bay | River rafting | Rick’s Cafe | Black Rivers safari | Kingston | Tuff Gong International | Redbones
Welcome to the island paradise of Jamaica, where the sun is (almost) always shining, the waters are crystal clear, and the culture is vibrant. If you plan to travel to Jamaica, you can do many incredible things during your vacation.

This Caribbean gem has everything from tasting delicious Jamaican cuisine to exploring the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls. You can also experience a thrilling bobsled ride through the lush forest, dance to reggae music at a beach party, or even take a dip in a luminous Lagoon. With so many things to do in Jamaica, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime.

As the island is only 145 miles long and 50 miles wide, you can easily explore the entire island in two weeks. But if you’re short on time, here are ten unique things you should do during your Jamaica vacation.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Cutty Sark | Royal Botanic Gardens | Tower of London | Tower Bridge | Westminster Abbey | St. Paul`s Cathedral | Hampton Court Palace | Up at The O2 | City Cruises Thames River Pass | Royal Observatory Greenwich | 70+ Attractions
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: London is one of my favorite cities in the world. I love the history. I love the culture. I love the energy...
It’s no secret, though, that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Before booking your itinerary, it’s smart to look for ways to save.

The best sightseeing passes help you enjoy more for less, and London has a few options worth considering. By packaging more than 70 of the city’s top attractions at a reduced rate, the London Explorer Pass by Go City helps you save money in London.
But is Go City’s London Explorer Pass worth it? Let’s find out!...

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Louvre | Palace of Versailles | Montparnasse Tower | Save money | Eiffel Tower Guided Climb | Grévin Wax Museum | 3D: €129 | 4D: €199 | 6D: €229 | Seine River Cruise | Musée d’Orsay | 2D (Paris Pass): €104 | Les Caves Wine Tasting | For moderate-heavy
Paris is one of the most incredible cities in the world. It is also one of the most expensive...
At the most popular attractions, ticket lines are usually outrageously long. So, when it comes to sightseeing in Paris, a discount card is often a great way to save tons of time and money. That’s where the Paris Pass can help!

This Paris Pass review will dive into what the card offers and help determine if the revamped Paris Pass is right for you. We’ll also compare it to the city museum pass so you know exactly what you’re getting...

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Carpathian Mountains | Bran Castle | Bucharest | Sinaia | Bussegi Mountains | Peles Castle | Pelesor Castle | Sinaia Monastery | Brasov | Black Church | Museum of Ethnography | Sighișoara | Mystical Transylvania
Hear about things to do in Transylvania in Romania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ela Palmer from WhereNextNomad.com about this historic and beautiful place that has much more to offer than Dracula stories.

Ela starts this itinerary in Bucharest but immediately hops a train to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain town in the Bussegi Mountains. Sinaia is known for its stunning fall colors and is home to two magnificent castles from the Romanticism movement of the 1800s, Peles Castle and Pelesor Castle. You can explore these castles, enjoy the charming town, and visit the 17th-century Sinaia Monastery.

After Sinaia, you can take a train to Brasov, a city in Transylvania that Ela fell in love with.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
is it safe? | Border Crossing | Opening & Fees | 1. Get There Fr: | 2. Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) | 3. Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil) | 4. Ciudad Del Este (Paraguay) | Iguazu Falls Tours | Parque Av. Monday
The Saltos Del Monday waterfall, also known as Monday Falls, is an impressive waterfall in Paraguay, not too far from the famous Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil.

Saltos Del Monday is one of the best natural sights in Paraguay, but it’s still relatively unknown to international tourists, and most people visiting nearby Iguazu are totally unaware of this nice waterfall...

This travel guide will explain how to visit Saltos Del Monday on a day trip from Argentina, Brazil, or Paraguay, and then I’ll share some information about the waterfall itself!

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Quick Facts | Other Tips | What to Bring & Expect | How: Hard-Long-Tall-Safe? | Lottery Permit System | Half Dome via Glacier Pt. & Panorama Trail | Illilouette Falls | Trailhead | When to Start | U.S. Natl. Park Regulations
The Half Dome hike is the single most epic hike in California’s Yosemite National Park, with a thrilling and scary cables section at the end of the trail that leads you to panoramic views of the entire Yosemite valley!

Half Dome is normally accessed by the popular Mist Trail, where you’ll get to see two big waterfalls, giant sequoia trees, and other scenery along the Merced River. This is a very hard and strenuous day hike, so it’s not for everyone, but standing on top of Half Dome is such a great achievement if you can do it...

This travel guide for the Half Dome hike will explain how to climb it safely, where to find the trailhead in Yosemite, how to get Half Dome permits, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | Activities: Cultural
Best Time to Visit | is it safe? | Other Tips | Best Tours | Where is it Located? | Parrots | Entrance Fee | Opening Hrs. | Best Things to See & Do
The ancient city of Copan was one of the most important cities for the Maya civilization in Central America, and today ‘Copan Ruinas’ is one of the best Mayan ruins you can see in Honduras!

On a visit to Copan, you can see the intricate carvings, temples, and ruins surrounded by jungle, and there are even colorful parrots flying around in the trees! This place was home to the Mayans for more than a thousand years, and it was only rediscovered in the 16th century...

This travel guide will explain how to get to Copan Ruinas by bus or tour, what to expect when visiting the Mayan ruins, how to see the parrots, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Nature & Wildlife | Photography & video
Travel Tips | is it safe? | What to expect | FAQ | Fun Facts | What/Where is it? | Flight: Tropic Air vs Maya Island Air | Best Time to Fly | Is it Worth It? | Is Booking Needed? | Cost of Flight
The Great Blue Hole in Belize is probably one of the most famous travel photos ever. It’s also the biggest underwater sinkhole in the world, and it looks even more amazing if you see it in person!

Touring the Blue Hole is one of the top ‘bucket list’ things to do in Central America. You can enjoy a scenic flight over the reef in a small plane or helicopter, and take photos of it from above, or hop on a boat and go scuba diving inside the sinkhole itself.

I got a chance to fly over the Great Blue Hole in a little prop plane recently, and it was an amazing experience! We circled the Blue Hole several times at low altitude to see what it looks like up close, and then flew over some other sights in the Caribbean Sea.

This travel blog will share my experience with the Blue Hole Belize flight, which tour company to use, flight costs and safety thoughts, and everything else you need to know before you go. Then, I’ll share some fun facts about this natural wonder in the Caribbean!

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | City tours & passes | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Best Time to Visit | Travel Tips | What to expect | Quick Facts | How Hard? | What to Bring | Best Tours | Where is it Located? | Is it Worth It? | •Las Vueltas River Viewpt. | Laguna Capri | Secret Waterfall | Valley to Poincenot |
The famous Patagonia region of Argentina has some amazing hiking trails, but the very best would have to be the day hike to Mount Fitz Roy and the Laguna De Los Tres!

This entire trek is full of great scenery, and at the end you get to see a spectacular blue glacier lake called Laguna De Los Tres, which sits at the foot of Mount Fitz Roy, one of the most impressive and iconic peaks in South America.

The Fitz Roy hike is a challenge, with plenty of distance and elevation gain, but most hikers will still find it very doable. And even if you don’t go all the way to the lakes, you can still get amazing pictures of the mountains from the Fitz Roy Mirador (viewpoint) after only a moderate amount of hiking from the town of El Chalten.

This travel guide will explain how to do the Laguna De Los Tres hike, what to bring, best time to visit, how to get to El Chalten, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Baby | Map | Palm | Eagle | Arashi | Flamingo | Iguana | Boca Catalina | Boca Grandi | Savaneta | Rodger’s | Boca Keto | Dos Playa | Wariruri | Mangel Halto | Malmok | Hadicurari | Blackstone | Grapefield
Even though the island of Aruba is pretty small and flat, there are still lots of nice Aruba beaches to enjoy, including some beautiful ones in the Arikok National Park...

In general, Aruba beaches have exceptionally clear blue water and soft white sand, and they’re great for swimming and relaxing under a palapa (thatched umbrella) with some drinks. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Aruba.

We spent a couple weeks trying to see every beach on the island, and we got pretty close, so here’s our complete list of the best beaches in Aruba!

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | Accom (any) | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
History | Travel Tips | What to expect | Best Tours | Entrance Fee | Opening Hrs. | Where to Stay in Flores | Where is Tikal? | Tikal Map | Best Temples & Ruins | Tikal in Star Wars | Is Tikal Safe? | Is Tikal Worth it?
A visit to the Mayan ruins of Tikal Guatemala would have to be one of the most spectacular things you can do in Central America. Like something from Indiana Jones, these ancient temples once made up the biggest capital of the Mayan civilization...

This Tikal travel guide will explain where the ruins are located (plus a Tikal map), how to get there from Guatemala or Belize, hours & entrance fees, safety tips, best tour packages, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Gondola Ride | Banff | Columbia Icefield | Elk & Oarsman | Cosmic Ray Stn. | Bow Falls | Natl.Park | Cascade of Time Garden | Big Canoe tour | Museums: Buffalo-Park-Whyte | Athabasca Glacier
Hello and greetings from Banff National Park, Canada's oldest and most famous national park! In today’s video, we’ll be exploring the town of Banff and sharing some of the fun activities this renowned mountain town has to offer.

We’ll ride the Banff Gondola in search of epic mountain views, we’ll enjoy the hiking trails along the shores of the Bow River, and we’ll visit multiple museums showcasing local wildlife, First Nations traditions, and landscapes inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Plus, we’ll also take you on some fun tours we booked through Viator including a day trip to the Columbia Icefield where we’ll set foot on the Athabasca Glacier, a covered wagon ride and western cookout where we’ll practice our roping skills and feel like cowboys for the afternoon, and a canoe trip on turquoise waters of glacial origin.

So if you’re looking for ideas of things to do in Banff for an upcoming trip, this is the video for you! The following is our travel guide to Banff, Alberta!

Published : Oct, 2023

City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Safety Tips | Best Waterfall Hikes | Best Slot Canyon Hikes | 1. Angels Landing | 2. Observation Pt. | 3. The Narrows | 4. Kanarra Canyon/Falls | 5. Corona Arch | 6. Delicate Arch | 7. Tower Arch | 8. Devils Garden | 9. Double Arch |
The state of Utah is home to five U.S National Parks, and there are thousands of great Utah hiking trails to enjoy inside and outside of the parks. This guide is a brief summary of our favorite Utah hikes. In my opinion, these are some of the very best hikes in Utah!

The southern part of Utah state has much of the wonderful desert scenery and slot canyons this state is famous for, while the Salt Lake City area has mountains and alpine lakes that might remind you of Colorado.

There are even a bunch of nice waterfalls scattered across Utah. We’ve spent months exploring this state and it never disappoints. Regardless of where you go while hiking in Utah, you’re sure to find some unique and fantastic scenery around every corner.

From the canyons of Escalante to the lakes of the Wasatch Range, here’s our complete Utah hiking guide!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural
Best Time to Visit | temples | Things to Do | Best Areas to Stay | Travel Tips & Restrictions | Pts. of Interest (Map) | Bagan at a Glance | Budget/Expenses
Many years ago, I was having a lunch meeting with a Frenchman who had been living in Shanghai for over two decades. We were talking about travel and he told me that the most incredible sight he had ever seen were the temples in Bagan. He had gone up in a hot air balloon and was awestruck by the landscape of Buddhist temples as far as the eye could see.

That conversation from over a decade ago seared a mental image in my brain. I needed to see this ocean of temples for myself so when I was sent to Yangon on a project, I made sure to spend a few days in Bagan.

As I had hoped, the Frenchman wasn’t exaggerating nor was he speaking in metaphors. Bagan had thousands of ancient temples spread out over a vast plain, literally as far as the eye could see. It was spectacular.

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
10. Komodo Island | 9. Kelimutu Lakes | 8. Mt. Dukono | 7. Curug Cikanteh | 6. Stone Garden Citatah | 5. Sikunir Hill | 4. Kabut Pelangi Waterfall | 3. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall | 2. Kawah Ijen | 1. Mt. Bromo
Indonesia has almost 20 percent of the world’s animal species, so there’s also a lot of endemic wildlife you can see here if you go trekking in the jungle, including the gentle orangutans and the beastly Komodo dragons!

I’ll never forget my first trip to Sulawesi, when I realized how many amazing hiking trails are waiting to be discovered in Indonesia if you just go off the beaten path and start exploring new islands.

Now that Indonesia is my second home (and my wife’s actual home!), I plan to keep this guide updated as we find more of the best hikes in Indonesia. If one of your favorite Indonesia hikes is missing from this list, you’re also welcome to recommend it in the comments at the bottom of this travel blog post!

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get there | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Best Time to Visit | Tips | Island Map | Best Things To Do | location | Entrance Fee | Komodo Dragon FAQ | Komodo Trekking FAQ | Best Tour/Day Trip | More Things To See
The Komodo island in Indonesia is famous for being home to the beastly Komodo dragons (the world’s biggest lizard), and it’s an incredibly scenic place with lots of other ‘bucket list’ travel experiences.

The UNESCO designated Komodo National Park has dozens of islands with white and pink sand beaches, exotic mountains for trekking and coral reefs for diving, and it’s the only place in the world where you can see Komodo dragons up close in the wild and get your picture taken with them...

This Komodo island travel guide and map will explain how to get there, where to stay, what to do, best tour packages, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Best Cave Hotels | Best Things To Do | Best Time to Visit | Best Tours | How to Get Around | Map | Travel Guides | What Is Cappadocia? History? | Where Is It?
Cappadocia Turkey is the most popular hot air ballooning location in the world, and for good reason — the prices are affordable, and you get to see some unique fairytale landscapes.

More than half of the world’s balloon trips happen here. And even if you’re not interested in the famous Cappadocia hot air balloon rides, it’s still worth coming here for the good food, cave hotels, history, and photogenic hiking trails.

This travel guide will explain how to get to Cappadocia Turkey, where to stay, and all the best things to do, complete with a Cappadocia map and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Visiting The Ancient City | Is Jordan Safe? | Petra by Night | Where I Stayed | Camel/Donkey Rides | Where is Petra? | Day Tours | What Is Petra Jordan? History? | Best Tours | Best Things To Do | How To Get There | Best Time to Visit |
The lost city of Petra Jordan is emerging as one of the most popular places to visit in the Middle East. It’s relatively safe and affordable, and there are some amazing things to see.

Petra is an incredible ancient city carved into the rocks in southern Jordan, and the ruins inside Petra Jordan can be explored by walking on foot or riding a camel.

It’s a bucket list item for sure, and this Petra travel blog and map will show how you can do it on your own, with or without a tour, and with a very modest budget and minimal planning. Read on!

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Blue Grotto | Golden Bay | Popeye Village | Fort St. Elmo | Explore Valletta | Barrakka Gardens | San Anton Gardens | Visit Marsaxlokk | Dive the Sunken HMS Maori | Visit Mdina | Ghajn Tuffieha | Gnejna Bay | Ghadira Bay -Mellieha | Gozo
Looking for the perfect European island getaway? Malta is calling your name! The list of things to do in Malta starts with beautiful azure waters and picturesque beaches. It ends with a sensational seafood dinner gazing out over awesome architecture. Malta is set to deliver all of that and more.

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea the gorgeous archipelago known as Malta is bound to impress even the most jaded traveler.
Malta boasts an abundance of stunning natural attractions. From sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters to amazing grottos with picture-perfect formations, the water lover in you will be in heaven...

We’re not kidding, there really IS something to do for just about anyone visiting Malta.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes
Whisky Experience | Meal Deals | Munro | Scots & Gaelic | 5 Airports | Driving | Peak Seasons | Adv. Booking | Local Delicacies | Mixed Itinerary
Scotland is one of those countries that has the world in a permanent chokehold. With idyllic lochs and glens, soaring Munros, vibrant cities, and absurdly charming accents… it’s hard to believe sometimes that this country is real.

But real it is my friends, and somehow, it’s even better when you get to see it all in person.

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Taormina | Palermo | Siracusa | Cefalu | Aeolian Islands | Erice | Noto | Agrigento | Pantelleria | Sciacca | Milazzo | Monreale | Enna | Lampedusa | Mt. Etna
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has so much to offer, whether you’re looking for some of the finest beaches in Italy or some of the best preserved Greek ruins in Europe...

I’ve spent many trips traveling in Sicily and many years advising travelers. I’m even a Sicilian American who visited my great-grandfather’s home village in Sicily. In this post, you’ll find out some of the best destinations in Sicily to add to your itinerary.

Published : Oct, 2023

Food (any) | Wellness
Running thru Cheese Factory in Parma | Tagliatelle Ragu | Crudo in Rimini | velvety magenta tuna | Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena | Tortellini in Brodo | truffle festival in Sant’Agata | Bologna’s Food Markets
Emilia-Romagna, a northern region consisting of the western inland region of Emilia and the eastern seaside region of Romagna, may not be as famous as Tuscany or Venice — but when it comes to culinary treasures, it blows away the rest of the country.

I love Emilia-Romagna. I love the beauty of the towns. I love the people I meet. And most of all, I love the food.. I’ve been three times now, each time longer than the last. By this point, I think I have a pretty good idea what the best food experiences are.

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Activities: Outdoor
Tasman Glacier | South Island | Fox Glacier | Franz Josef Glacier | Westland Tai Poutini National Park | Aoraki | Rob Roy Glacier | West Matukituki River
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!”