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 […]
Travel is not all about top 10's and the best XYZ. Travel guides are meant to go deeper so you know what to expect before you go and things you need to think about while you're in-destination or just about to take off.
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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 […]
If it’s your first time at Kruger National Park, you will undoubtedly be a little overwhelmed with all the choices and decisions you have to make. Luckily, it’s a lot simpler than you think once you know what to expect. This guide goes through everything that you need to know when it comes to planning […]
As Japan’s…wait no…the world’s largest and most populated metropolis, Tokyo has a lot to offer but hands the main attractions are the restaurants and the main activity is eating. It’s no surprise that the city is renowned as an eating capital especially with the 230 restaurants that have one Michelin star or greater (contrast that […]
Choosing where to stay in Shanghai can be challenging especially if it’s your first time. Having lived there myself, studied there, and visited on a semi-regular basis, I can help! Growing up, I would make periodic trips to Shanghai but it wasn’t until 2012 when I got a chance to stay in this metropolis for a month […]
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 […]
As an extension to the full 7 day itinerary, this is meant to be a comprehensive Ireland road trip travel guide that will help you with your own vacation planning. When preparing for a big road trip around Ireland, it helps to know from someone that’s been there. During my own trip around the country, […]
If you’re like me, you probably don’t know a whole lot about Ethiopia when it comes to travelling through the country. What you do know is that you’d like to travel through the Omo Valley region to see the fascinating diversity of tribes but beyond that you’re stuck. Planning a trip to South Omo is complicated to […]
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 […]
These are the things you need to know before embarking on an epic adventure out to Asia as I did in 2012. Brace yourself though. It’s a lot of information and I’ve tried to summarize and organize it as best as I can. This is my own take on things I learned, things I wish […]