Shimmering in infinite shades of blue are intertwined peaks and lush landscapes of green where 5 distinct island chains scattered across the South Pacific and 118 islands and atolls. As the birthplace of the overwater bungalow, French Polynesia is known as a haven for honeymooners but dig deeper and there’s so much more to this […]
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Egypt is a land of wonder. From the epic pyramids, the mystic Nile, and endless layers of stories, this is the kind of trip that will literally blow your mind at every turn. The scale of everything you see will blow you away. The fact that this all happened thousands of years ago will blow […]
What do waltzes, the Hapsburgs, the Sound of Music, Mozart, mountains for days, schnitzel, and dumplings all have in common? Austria is a country that magically weaves between high culture and music, amongst urban old town charm that’s juxtaposed with the vastness of alpine summits and outdoor delights. Use this Austria 7 day itinerary as […]
Athens is the ancient capital of the Greeks, cradle of modern civilization, and mythology. Centered around the Acropolis, there are layers upon layers of history to be uncovered and even if you have limited amounts of time, there’s much that can be explored in this urban juxtaposition of grungy urban development and grand marble architecture. […]
What do pirates, Venus, Aphrodite, volcanoes, and lunar surfaces all have in common? They’re all connected to the island of Milos in the Western Cyclades and it’s this wild melding of dramatic beaches, coves, Roman history, unique volcanic rock formations, traditional settlements, and nature preserves that make this island an adventure seeker’s haven. Follow this Milos […]
Folegandros is the epitome of what travelling through the Greek Islands before the turn of the century was like when cruise ships didn’t dominate the seas and fleets tour busses didn’t take over the land. If you’re looking for an island in the Western Cyclades where locals and travellers mingle together in the central square, […]
The sheer cliffs that tower over the turquoise Aegean Sea that is the crescent to the moon that is the volcanic island that sits right in the middle is one of those things that almost doesn’t seem real. As you approach, you start seeing hundreds of white dotted villas and buildings clinging on to the […]
Paros is an island in the Western Cyclades that you need to know about. With a bustling capital, rolling rural villages, white-washed charm Naoussa, and lack of crowds make this one that deserves to be on your Greek island hopping jaunt. With limited information out there of how to legitimately plan a two day trip […]
If you enjoy the sparkling of the crystal blue sea dancing with the sun, the fresh breezes, white-washed villages, blue-topped churches, and seafood off the hook and grill, you NEED to plan that next trip to Greece and the Greek Islands. With islands that dot the Aegean sea, it will feel extremely challenging to figure […]
The might, power, and thunder of Niagara Falls is mesmerizing and there are so many different ways of seeing it! For first-timers to the area, it’s easy to feel like you should spend all your time in the popular Fallsview Boulevard, Lundy Lane or Clifton Hill District, but for those that are hungry for the […]