Taiwan is known by many names but perhaps the most memorable one is Formosa. Now that sounds a bit odd but it was in fact coined by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Ilha Formosa directly translates to “Beautiful Island” and they sure got it right. Between the energy of the dynamic urban cities, bustling of the […]
Itineraries are sometimes a pain in the ass to create but when it's done, you are sure grateful you have one.
The bread and butter of Going Awesome Places are the crazy detailed itineraries that travellers won't be able to find anywhere else. Here you'll find a collection of itineraries that are created to help you, the reader, to plan your very own trip. Now you won't necessarily copy the itinerary line by line but the hope is that there'll be tidbits of knowledge that you'll be able to take away and also answer a lot of your questions.
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Psst. I have a secret to tell you. Ireland is somewhere you need to add to your bucket list of places to go next. You might not know it yet but better start making plans and to help you with it, I’ve put together a comprehensive full week itinerary and I’ve also gathered my top […]
If you’re headed to Iceland and looking for useful apps to download before you fly, I’m proud to announce the Going Awesome Places’s travel guide app that’s now available for purchase on the iTunes App Store. The Iceland Road Trip with Map app is packed with features that includes the ability to use maps offline […]
I’m just going to put this out there. Iceland is ridiculously beautiful. There’s been a rise in tourism there and a ton of hype. Over these past 5 years, you couldn’t go on Facebook without seeing one of your friends sharing photos of Iceland. I needed to see for myself and now that I’m […]
Iceland has been on the bucket list for a long time now. A lot of it is honestly the amount of buzz and press this island nation has gotten these past couple of years. Not like it needs much advertising because the landscape speaks for itself. Having spent 8 days myself, I can now say […]
If you have 4 days to spare and you’re looking to do an easy trip to a beautiful west coast city in Canada that has that perfect balance of drop dead scenery, adventure, culture, and culinary, then look no further than Calgary. Expedia.ca challenged me to put together an itinerary if I was based in […]
I think we can all agree that weekends are too short. Your typical weekend is at home, taking it easy, catching up on sleep and getting a few chores done. Long weekends give you a bit more time to work with to go up to the cottage or do a mini road trip but anything bigger […]
The opportunity to go back in time and view a land frozen in time in Ethiopia’s South Omo Valley region was unforgettable in many respects. The nine days I spent there were not always the easiest but the inside access I had into the tribes of Omo was like something lifted straight out of Discovery Channel. […]
In between the majestic snow-capped Rocky Mountains and a booming metropolis is the perfect balance of the two dynamics, and it’s called Denver, Colorado. On one hand, you have a cool, hip, and trendy urban style that lines the streets; on the other hand, you have the looming slopes and abundance of nature at your […]
What vacation destination provides a fun, affordable getaway with beaches, nightlife, plenty of restaurants to delight foodies, off the beaten path spots, and has history to explore? If that wasn’t enough, what about an island paradise that doesn’t even require a passport if you’re a U.S. citizen? Puerto Rico provides the best balance of everything […]