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 […]
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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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 […]
As far as trips go, my two weeks in Peru achieved a level of legendary status that I nor my companions will ever forget. It was my first trip to South America and I will certainly say not the last. Whether it was spotting macaws early in the morning, meeting local families, wandering ancient ruins, or exploring the […]
So you’ve booked a round trip flight to Iceland. What next? Well time to plan that trip of course! With only 6 days to work with to enjoy this awe-inspiring land, you’re going to want to fit in as much as you can. This road trip itinerary gives you the best balance of the popular […]
If there’s a city that has more historical significance than Beijing, it’s the city of Xi’an. Geographically at the heart of China, and the terminus of the Silk Road, Xi’an is in league with great ancient civilization cities like Cairo, Rome, and Athens. Think in those perspectives and you realize that there is so much […]
It’s always been a dream of mine to see the fabled Terracotta Warriors in the legendary city of Xi’an. On this trip to China, I’ll be able to make that a reality as the family starts in Shanghai before hopping up to Luoyang and then Xi’an. Every time I go to China, there are a […]
When people think about Hawaii, most people will conjure up thoughts of Honolulu and the island of Oahu with its pristine waters, dramatic lush green mountain ranges, hula dancing, and shaved ice, just to name a few. Honolulu is never too hot nor is it ever too cold. When it rains, it sprinkles refreshing droplets […]