There’s something magical about Tulum. From its ancient ruins, turquoise waters washing up onto the white sand beaches, or mysterious sinkholes filled with freshwater called cenotes. If you’re a backpacker and looking for the best hostels in Tulum, look no further. Here’s a breakdown of the best accommodation options that fit your needs. For most […]
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Not everyone has a huge cachet of Marriott Bonvoy points to spend on the top-end category 8 resorts. What you might be surprised to hear is that there are a lot of pleasant surprises when it comes to the base category 1 hotels in the Marriott family. I’ve done a full breakdown of Hilton category […]
Being able to go off-the-grid isn’t just a concept but is a life-changing experience that I encourage you to try for your upcoming trip. This Nature’s Harmony review that covers the eco-lodge and Mongolian yurt glamping shows you why you need this in your life. Nature’s Harmony Eco-Lodge Review There aren’t many places like this […]
When you think about tropical paradises, you think palms trees, crashing waves, and everlasting sunsets. Another that’s the epitome of dream vacations and honeymoons is the overwater bungalow and even though you might not know it, that iconic image you’re thinking of is in fact the Bora Bora overwater bungalows. On our recent trip to […]
If you’re going to be planning any Egypt itinerary that includes Cairo, you’re going to want to where the top place to stay is. What you might be surprised about is that I actually don’t think it’s a good idea to stay in the downtown core of Cairo, where you actually want to be is […]
When planning for our honeymoon, we were bombarded with information. We knew we wanted to do a private game reserve by Kruger National Park but which reserve to we go to and which game lodge? There are so many choices but thankfully a friend recommended Elephant Plains Game Lodge. I still did my research before […]
You can never go wrong with Maui. There are beaches galore, the seafood is outstanding, sea turtles are almost a guarantee and the temperatures are perfect. What more can you ask for? The former capital of Hawaii is Lahaina and I had the pleasure of staying here for 8 nights to attend a good friend’s wedding. […]
Nestled between the pretty village of Baie-Saint-Paul, the snow mountains, and St. Lawrence River, Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix is a shining star that manages to delight at every turn. Take your preconceived notions of what a resort should be, throw it away, and you get something unexpectedly awesome. While this is open all year round, winter […]
Planning your itinerary in Peru is no easy task. I for one know what it’s like. The more and more you dig into it, the more you realize how huge the country is. When you finally narrow in on doing the Amazon in Peru, you then have to decide between which part of the Peruvian […]
When planning this trip to Peru, I knew that Machu Picchu would be on there but I had no idea that the Amazon would be on the itinerary. Years of playing The Amazon Trail surely didn’t help as I always thought the Amazon was only in Brazil. I was quickly proven wrong in my research and discovered that […]