With 118 islands scattered across the South Pacific in 5 distinct archipelagos, a trip to French Polynesia is a paradise choose-your-own-adventure. Turquoise-blue lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, romantic overwater bungalows, lush mountains, and unblemished coral habitats fill your days. It’s what dream vacations are made of. While the end-product is undeniable, the trip planning process to building […]
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The city of Vienna, Austria is a place where history breathes alongside modernity. Known both for the breathtaking architecture that lines the city streets and for the long history of artists and intellectuals that have called the city home, Vienna is a destination that will leave you craving trip after trip. Whether you want to […]
Egypt is one of those places that you’ve always wanted to go to since you learned about the Great Pyramids in primary school or watched Brandon Fraser’s The Mummy. As ancient wonders go, Egypt is arguably at the top. Thing is, over this past decade, word on the street is that it’s not a good […]
I’m calling it. Egypt is going to be one of the most epic trips you’ll ever do. I know you haven’t even gone yet but you’re probably here because you’re in the middle of planning trip and looking for a travel guide that’s going to dish out all the things to know before going to […]
The allure of the sandy beaches, coastal coves, calderas, sea-breezes, white-washed villages, blue-domed churches is the stuff of legendary vacations. The destination is no secret but if it’s your first time there, it can be pretty overwhelming. Covering multiple seas and thousands of islands sprouting from volcanic activity hundreds of thousands of years ago, planning a […]
Kyoto is Japan’s cultural heart and an immaculately preserved ancient city frozen in time that makes any trip to Japan incomplete without a visit here. From bright red torii gates, imperial castles, golden gilded pavilions, wooden townhouses, Zen gardens, temples, and more, you get a real look into Japan’s past and their way of life. […]
Is a trip to see lush mountains, animals in the wild, flapping penguins, powdery golden sand, and awesome stretches of coastline in the works? South Africa is a special place that you’ll instantly fall in love with when you go. This is a companion piece to help you plan your own trip as the ultimate […]
There is no place in the world quite like the capital city of China. Beijing is a modern-day metropolis with a legendary history that is woven throughout its temples, palaces, bustling streets, and high rises. As the gateway to China’s imperial past, you can find sites dating back 5,000 years in this city, as well […]
There is an incredible number of reasons why you will want to visit Tokyo. Whether you are looking for an incredible culinary experience or looking to immerse yourself in Japanese culture, Tokyo is filled with so many options that are coincidentally also close to some the best boutique hotels in Tokyo. There are hotels near […]
Are you planning a trip to the land of hobbit holes, misty white-capped mountains, creaking glaciers, thunderous falls, mysterious rocks, and black sand beaches? New Zealand is a wildly gorgeous country with a kind soul, and adventurous spirit but I think you already knew that. After completing my second trip to this land home to […]