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Published : Jul, 2023

Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Any price accom | Cultural Activities | City tours or passes | Shopping
4 statues of Ramses II | Abu Simbel | Agilika Island | Aswan | Cairo | Egyptian Museum | Horus Temple at Edfu | Hurghada | Luxor | Nile Felucca Cruise | Philae Temple | Saqqara | Valley of the Kings |
We have just finished up on one of the most epic adventures we have ever done - two weeks exploring Egypt!
Since we were kids we had always dreamt of visiting this magical place. Learning about ancient Egypt, pharaohs and the Nile back in primary school helped spark our desire to travel - and here we are years later finally ticking off this major bucket list country.

For this trip of a lifetime we decided to visit on a tour and after a little googling we found On The Go Tours King Ramses 13 day tour ... it was exactly what we were looking for!

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites and attractions | Any price accom | Cultural Activities
Abu Simbel | Cairo | Egyptian Museum | Aswan | Saqqara | Philae Temple | Luxor | Abydos & Dendera | GIZA | Nile River Cruise | West bank | Pyramids | Sphinx | Valley Temple | Tahrir Square | Giza Plateau | Memphis | Dahshur | Felluca ride on Nile |
Egypt gives ‘ancient’ a whole new meaning.
That the average age of listed monuments in this amazing country is well over 2000 years is astounding enough. That the remarkable Egyptian civilisation achieved such an extraordinary degree of finesse in its art and everyday life boggles the mind.
Add a considerable concentration of early Christian and medieval Islamic monuments along with a legendary river meandering through it all and you have one of the most culturally fascinating destinations on this planet.

What are the places to visit in Egypt? This 10-day Egypt itinerary covers much of the highlights and everything you need to know before you go...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Health and safety | Cultural Activities
Travel Tips | Cairo | Saqqara | Luxor Pass | Cairo Pass | Where to Stay/Eat | Abydos & Dendera | GIZA | Aswan & Abu Simbel | Nile River Cruise | Alexandria | Red Sea Beach Resorts | Mt. Sinai | White Desert | Pyramids of Egypt
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

Low budget | Any price accom | Cheap food | Outdoor Activities
1. Total Cost/day | 2. Thrifty: $25 | 3. Midrange: $50 | 4. Luxury: $100 | Activities: $30-50 | Food: $5-30 | Hotels: $40 | Hostel (Dorms): $10 | Hostel (Rm): $15-20
After spending five months travelling in Egypt, stopping for about two of those in Cairo, I got a real sense of how varied, unpredictable, and totally chaotic the country is. The messiness that characterizes every aspect of Egypt, from its streets riddled with cars, donkeys, and people (who never walk on the sidewalk!), to its complex cultural norms that seem to often contradict one another, but are followed rigorously by most, came to be what I loved about it.

Despite how traditional Egypt may appear on the surface, if you stay for a while and you meet the right people, you’ll discover a hidden world of rebellious Egyptians who subtly defy tradition and are willing to fight tirelessly for a more tolerant and modern version of the country they love.

Published : Dec, 2022

Sites and attractions
White Desert National Park | Siwa Oasis | Abu Simbel | Valley of the Kings | Temple of Hatshepsut | Luxor Temple | Karnak Temple | Aswan Nile River Cruise | Red Pyramid | Bent Pyramid | Cairo | Pyramids of Giza | Egyptian Museum | El Gouna | Red Sea Safaga | Sharm El Sheik
Who hasn’t dreamed of going to Egypt? An ancient and mystical land, Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. With a 5000-year history housing two of the world’s seven ancient wonders, Egypt offers the romance and intrigue of a bygone era of travel.

What was once overly crowded with tourists, is seeing fewer foreigners these days offering intrepid travelers a chance to visit places in Egypt without the crowds.

Published : Jul, 2022

Sites and attractions | Suggested itinerary | Cultural Activities
Siwa Oasis | Abu Simbel | Valley of the Kings | Cairo | El Gouna | NIle Cruise | Saqqara | Giza Plateau | Step Pyramid of Djoser | Great Pyramid of Giza | Grand Egyptian Museum | Kom Ombo temple | Luxor’s West Bank | Valley of the Queens
Egypt is one of the most magical destinations I’ve ever visited. As a child, I think Egypt was probably the first place I put on my travel bucket list. Ancient Egyptian history has always fascinated me. And, I can now confirm that after traveling here it’s more amazing than I could have ever imagined.

While the pyramids are incredible, there is so much more to Egypt!

You can easily visit the Great Pyramid on a short stopover in Egypt, but I suggest traveling to Egypt with at least 10 to 12 days available to experience it to the fullest.

If you are limited on time, you can still travel to Cairo and see the pyramids of Giza and make a day trip to Alexandria. Check out my 5-Day Egypt Itinerary for a condensed itinerary for Egypt.

Before planning your first trip to Egypt, make sure you are considering the best time to travel to Egypt. It gets HOT here, and with holiday observances like Ramadan and peak tourism seasons, you want to ensure you’re visiting at the best possible time.

This is the best Egypt itinerary, in my humble option, that will take you from Cairo to some of the best ancient Egyptian sites and beyond!

Published : Apr, 2022

Sites and attractions | Outdoor Activities
City of Aswan | Esna Lock | Felucca Ride | NIle Cruise Premium tour | Old Cataract | Philae temples | Sailing through desert-like settings & agricultural lands | Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel
I really had no idea what to expect when I set out to travel solo in Egypt.

Prior to my recent my trip on their Nile Cruise Premium tour, sponsored by Exodus Travels, I had never been on a cruise. Now, I can see why it appeals to so many. It’s a very comfortable and easy way to travel. What’s not to like about having all your meals prepared for you and living in a floating hotel? It was also a nice way to see the different sides of Egypt’s landscapes as one moment you might be sailing through more desert-like settings, the next, lush agricultural lands, or even both at the same time on opposite sides of the river.

I Didn’t Know Towels Could Do That
I’m a big fan of towel art, and I was certainly given a masterclass on it during this cruise. Sure, there were the traditional cranes and swans that one might get in any hotel, but during the cruise I was also greeted by towel crocodiles, monkeys, hippos, and even a life-sized effigy of me (which was a strange flex). I’ve never seen that anywhere else, so let me know if these are common in the towel art world.

Are We Being Attacked by Pirates on the Nile?
One of the most exciting moments came when we approached and passed through the Esna Lock just south of Luxor. I’d never been through a lock before, so I was interested to experience this, but something unexpected happened as we neared the lock. As I mentioned in a previous article about this trip, vendors in Egypt are an aggressive and persistent bunch, but that didn’t prepare me for when smaller boats pulled up alongside our riverboat and threw grappling hooks onto our vessel. At first, I thought they might be river pirates, but they turned out to be merchants who work really hard to make a sale If you’re wondering how one shops with the river vendors, the negotiations are done verbally, but the merchandise is thrown at you like a football. You decide what you want and throw the rest back down at them along with payment for anything you want to keep. They drive a tough bargain, so if you encounter them when you travel solo in Egypt, make sure you negotiate well. It really is a fun and unique experience if you get the chance to engage with these river pirates—I mean, vendors—while sailing down the Nile.

Published : Jan, 2022

Sites and attractions | Health and safety | Other logistics | Outdoor Activities
Travel Insurance | Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt? | Is it Safe to Visit? | Safety Travel Tips | Is it Safe to Travel Alone? | Is It Safe for LGBTQ+ Travelers? | Is it Safe for Americans? | Is the Water Safe to drink? | Is the Food Safe to Eat? | Are Taxis Safe? | Is Egypt Safe to Live? | So | Is it
You've probably wanted to travel to Egypt and, undoubtedly, have asked yourself, "is Egypt safe?" I traveled there solo—and here's what I can tell you.

Published : Sep, 2022

Sites and attractions | Bars and pubs | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | Sporting events | Hiking or trekking | Bicycling | Golf | Nature and wildlife
beaches | Plan road trip | Pubs | Castles | Northern Ireland | Festival | Aran Islands | National Parks | Skellig Islands | Riverdance | Whiskey and Guinness | Waterfalls | Traditional Music | Cliffside Walk | LIghthouses
There are tons of fun things to do in Ireland, no matter what type of traveller you are. There’s everything from outdoor adventures like hiking and cliff walking to indoor experiences like learning about Jameson and Guinness, Ireland’s best beverages.

The attractions in Ireland are truly endless, so this is the perfect guide when planning your next trip to the Emerald Isle. Some of the best activities in Ireland may even be ones that you haven’t thought of.

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Published : Jan, 2024

Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | When to visit | Long distance transport | Historical sites | Nature and wildlife | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking |
Rock of Cashel | Blarney Stone | Cobh | Kinsale | Kenmare | Killarney National Park | Molls Gap | Ladies View | Torc Waterfall | Muckross Abbey |
Planning a trip to Ireland can be a lengthy task. One that leaves many scratching their head or pulling their hair out. But, lucky for you, I’ve come to your rescue. Hi, I’m Laura, your local guide. It’s my goal to make your trip to Ireland as carefree as possible. I love seeing visitors fall in love with my home country. Ireland is a magical place, and I understand just how much the trip means to you. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I can’t wait to help you plan it. Now, let’s go on a road trip, an Ireland 7 day itinerary exploring the countries most iconic cliffs, beautiful national parks and we will even take a journey out to one of Ireland’s most scenic islands.

But first, we need to address the big question.

IS 7 DAYS IN IRELAND ENOUGH TIME?

To put it simply, no. 7 days is not nearly enough to see all there is to do in Ireland. In fact, a whole month would only allow you to scratch the service of what the country has to offer. However, with that being said, oftentimes one week in Ireland is all most tourists have. And, while it’s not a huge amount of time, it is enough to see some of the countries major highlights.

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Published : Feb, 2023

Long distance transport | Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | Any price accom | Any food | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking
Dublin | Bru na Boinne | Clonmacnoise | Galway | Doolin | Kenmare | Adare Pitstop | Ring of Kerry | Cobh | Waterford
Are you planning a visit to Ireland for the first time?

If so, you’ll need some type of itinerary to guide you.

And while Ireland is small, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

In fact, you won’t see everything in 10 days, but with this guide you will see some of the country’s most popular attractions — and a few quirky hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

When designing an itinerary for a first time visit to Ireland, it’s always advisable to draw a line across the country from say Dublin to Galway and then decide which half of the country you want to explore.

With this 10 days in Ireland itinerary, you’ll get to visit some of the popular attractions with tourists in addition to other, lesser-known ones.

This itinerary is geared toward the southern half of Ireland and includes attractions like Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford City, and more.

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Published : Apr, 2024

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Other logistics | Long distance transport | Any food | Live performances | Hiking or trekking
Car Rental | Clothes for weather | Currency | Day trips from Dublin | Irish culture | Local food | Tipping | Traditional music | What NOT to say

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Outdoor Activities
Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Climb Mt. Kenya | enjoy beaches | Gede Ruins | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Mugie Conservancy | See Nairobi | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Visit Giraffe Ctr. | Visit
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...