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Featured photo of post San Blas Islands, Panama: An Unplugged Tropical Escape
Kick off your flip flops and relax in paradise with a San Blas Dreams multi-day tour to the San Blas Islands archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.
Featured photo of post Panama City, Panama: A Mix of History and Modernity
Experience the magic of Panama City by wandering the colonial streets of Casco Viejo, visiting the Panama Canal, and tasting fresh ceviche.
Featured photo of post Costa Rica: The Ultimate Trip Bucket List
Planning a trip to Costa Rica? Find inspiration with this list of 20 activities including rainforest hikes, tours, whitewater rafting, and beaches!
Featured photo of post Review of Trogón Lodge - San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Book a relaxing stay at Trogón Lodge and join a guided tour at dawn to search for vibrant Resplendent Quetzals in the mountainous cloud forest.
Featured photo of post Manuel Antonio National Park: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Costa Rica's most popular park offers visitors a chance to see baby monkeys, sloths, and iguanas face-to-face in a rainforest on the Pacific coast.
Featured photo of post The Emerald Playground of La Fortuna, Costa Rica
A trip to Costa Rica isn't complete without a visit to La Fortuna! Relax in hot springs, hike rainforest trails, and search for frogs at night.
Featured photo of post Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve: A New Perspective
Take your love of nature to misty heights with a visit to the rainforest of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Featured photo of post Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve: An Enchanting Wonderland
Immerse yourself in the rainforest of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica, to discover unique animals, plants, and insects.
Featured photo of post Curi-Cancha Reserve: The Best Spot for Birdwatching in Costa Rica
Plan a visit to the Curi-Cancha Reserve to encounter colorful birds in the cloud forests of Monteverde with this guide featuring helpful tips.
Featured photo of post Nicaragua: A Dance of Colonial Cities and Volcanoes
Looking for a colorful road less traveled in Central America? Head to León, Granada, and Ometepe to experience a cultural landscape ideal for adventure.
Featured photo of post Scuba Diving in the Bay Islands: Utila and Roatán
Descend beneath the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras and become a PADI Open Water certified scuba diver with Underwater Vision.
Featured photo of post The Maya Sculptural Splendor of Copán Ruins
Explore the ancient Maya site of Copán in western Honduras with this comprehensive guide featuring history and logistics.
Featured photo of post El Salvador: The Black Sheep of Central America?
Trying to decide if El Salvador is worth a trip? Adventurers, surfers, and art lovers will appreciate this underrated country in Central America.
Featured photo of post Antigua, Guatemala: A Rich Blend of Traditions
Wander with a cup of coffee in the colonial city of Antigua in between day trips to active volcanoes, Maya ruins, and vibrant markets.
Featured photo of post Acatenango and Fuego Volcanoes: Overnight Hike with OX Expeditions
Test your endurance with a guided summit hike up two active volcanoes to see frequent lava eruptions and epic sunrise views in Antigua, Guatemala.
Featured photo of post Chichicastenango Market: A Colorful Feast for the Senses
Discover authentic Guatemalan souvenirs, such as embroidered textiles, in the numerous vendor stalls of the largest market in Central America.
Featured photo of post A Visitor's Guide to the Maya Ruins of Tikal
Plan a trip to the ancient Maya city of Tikal deep in the jungle of northern Guatemala with this guide featuring logistics, history, and helpful tips.
Featured photo of post Top 10 Attractions in Belize
Organize the ultimate outdoor adventure in Belize with jungle reserves, Maya ruins, breathtaking snorkeling, Caribbean sailing, and otherworldly cave systems.
Featured photo of post The Island Paradise of Caye Caulker, Belize
If grilled lobster, epic snorkeling, and Kriol culture sound like a great combination, head to the colorful island of Caye Caulker for a relaxing getaway.


Featured photo of post Temples of Southern Egypt
Explore ancient temples along the Nile River in Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, and Abu Simbel to see majestic architecture once lost to the sands of time.
Featured photo of post Nile River Cruise - MS Sonesta St. George I
Sail along the Nile River aboard a luxury cruise ship in southern Egypt to experience an itinerary full of ancient sites and picturesque landscapes!
Featured photo of post Top 10 Attractions in Luxor, Egypt
A trip to Egypt isn't complete without a visit to Luxor; one of the best open-air museums in the world! Soar high above the Nile River in a hot air balloon, descend into painted rock cut tombs, and explore grand temples.
Featured photo of post Review of Sunrise Grand Select Arabian Beach Resort - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Looking for a five-star all-inclusive beach resort on the Red Sea? Sharm El Sheikh is an unforgettable vacation destination with its diverse coral reefs and unique desert landscapes.
Featured photo of post Cairo, Egypt: Three Day Itinerary
Ready to visit one of the most adventurous places on Earth?! Egypt is a feast for the senses with its ancient wonders, hearty cuisine, and chaotic streets.
Featured photo of post Travel during COVID-19: How to Plan for Egypt
Wait...traveling?! During a pandemic?! ARE YOU NUTS?! Social distancing isn't a problem when you are the only one walking through ancient Egyptian temples.


Featured photo of post Kastellorizo, Greece: A Pastel Island of Delights
Ride the ferry from Kas, Turkey, to the Greek island of Kastellorizo to wander colorful streets, eat authentic cuisine, and swim with sea turtles.
Featured photo of post Europe - Logistics

Europe - Logistics

Planning a trip to Europe with an organized timeline and budget doesn't have to be overwhelming. Use these simple steps to help you navigate travel logistics.
Featured photo of post Europe Travel Packing Guide
Packing the ideal wardrobe for your trip to Europe doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. Get it right with these 10 simple tips.
Featured photo of post Krakow, Poland: Pass the Pierogi
Krakow is an Eastern European city full of WWII history, unique cuisine, and relaxed charm. Check out my three-day itinerary for worthwhile things to experience during your visit.
Featured photo of post Top 10 Attractions in Budapest, Hungary
Journey to the colorful city of Budapest to experience relaxing thermal hot-springs, paprika infused cuisine, and eclectic ruin bars with a Bohemian twist.
Featured photo of post An Enchanting Ride in Bratislava, Slovakia
In search of an Eastern European city off the beaten path? Bratislava is a delightful travel destination ideal for a two-day visit.
Featured photo of post A Double Take in Vienna, Austria
In search of regal palaces, art museums, and historic cafes? Vienna is a posh city offering European culture with a modern twist.
Featured photo of post Hallstatt, Austria: Beyond the Fairytale
The postcard town of Hallstatt is known for its salt mines, breathtaking mountains, and tranquil lake. Check out my tips for a pleasant travel experience.
Featured photo of post Sounds of Salzburg, Austria
Looking for adventurous activities in Salzburg? The third city of our backpacking trip through Eastern Europe was full of stunning landscapes, hikes, and bike rides.
Featured photo of post Two Days in Nuremberg, Germany
The Bavarian city of Nuremberg is a worthwhile destination for its sausages, medieval half-timbered architecture, and Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer.
Featured photo of post Top 10 Attractions in Prague, Czech Republic
Looking for amazing things to do in Prague? Here are my top 10 picks after visiting the city during a three-week backpacking trip across Eastern Europe.


Featured photo of post A Tale of Two Islands: Holbox and Cozumel
Experience thrilling scooter rides, delicious restaurants, picturesque beaches, and turquoise ocean vistas on the islands of Holbox and Cozumel in Mexico.
Featured photo of post Valladolid, Mexico: The Pearl of the Yucatán
The magical town of Valladolid will invigorate your spirit with awe-inspiring cenotes, dazzling culture, and wonderful day trips including the Maya site of Chichén Itzá.
Featured photo of post Campeche, Mexico: Pirates and Pastels
Set a course for the seaside colonial city of Campeche to explore artillery fortifications, walk pastel colored streets, and climb the Maya ruins of Edzna.
Featured photo of post Exploring the Ancient Maya Ruins of Palenque
Plan a visit to the ancient Maya city of Palenque nestled in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico with this guide covering history, logistics, and helpful tips.
Featured photo of post The Oaxaca Coast: 5 Must-Visit Beach Towns
Looking for unspoiled beaches with laid-back vibes? Check out Zipolite, San Agustinillo, Mazunte, Puerto Escondido, and Huatulco along the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Featured photo of post Oaxaca City, Mexico: Artisans, Mole, and a 3,000 Year Old Tree
Immerse yourself in the beautiful culture of Mexico with the flavorful cuisine, handicrafts, natural wonders, and ancient Zapotec ruins of Oaxaca City.
Featured photo of post Mexico City: Itinerary for 3, 5, or 7 Days
Whether you have a few days or one week in Mexico City, this guide will help you plan the ultimate trip to explore unique attractions and neighborhoods.
Featured photo of post A Visitor's Guide to the Teotihuacán Pyramids
Plan an affordable day trip from Mexico City to the ancient pyramid complex of Teotihuacán with this comprehensive guide featuring history and logistics.
Featured photo of post Guanajuato, Mexico: A Colorful Colonial Experience
Step back in time with a visit to Guanajuato to see vibrant colonial architecture, quaint cobblestone streets, and traditional musical callejoneadas.
Featured photo of post Top Places to Visit in Guadalajara, Mexico
Guadalajara is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Mexico and its neighboring cities of Zapopan, Tlaquepaque, and Tequila offer plenty of attractions.
Featured photo of post Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Activities and Food Guide
Cabo San Lucas is a popular resort playground ideal for tourists looking for ocean adventures, bustling nightlife, fresh ceviche, and golden beaches.
Featured photo of post Review of The Bungalows Hotel - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Recharge at this cozy boutique hotel during your stay in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas with homemade breakfasts, lush gardens, and authentic decor.

Southeast Asia

Featured photo of post A Visitor's Guide to the Best Temples in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Plan a trip from Chiang Mai to see the magnificent Buddhist temples of Wat Rong Kuhn, Wat Rong Suea Ten, and Wat Huay Pla Kang in Chiang Rai.
Featured photo of post Chiang Mai: Things to Do in Thailand's Magical Province
Release floating lanterns during the Yi Peng/Loi Krathong Festivals, visit rescued Asian elephants, and explore fun night markets in Chiang Mai.
Featured photo of post Western Thailand: Island Hopping in the Andaman Sea
Enjoy a relaxing island getaway with popular scuba diving sites in Koh Lanta, Koh Haa, Maya Bay, Railay Beach, Koh Hong, and the Similan Islands.
Featured photo of post Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Bright Lights, Layover City
Marvel at skyscrapers with a rooftop cocktail, climb the rainbow stairs of Batu Caves, and eat diverse cuisine during a layover in Kuala Lumpur.
Featured photo of post Cameron Highlands, Malaysia: Tea Plantations and Gigantic Rafflesias
Explore the emerald landscape of the Cameron Highlands to hike mossy trails, behold a bizarre Rafflesia, and sip cups of hot tea at plantations.
Featured photo of post Ipoh, Malaysia: White Coffee and Limestone Cave Temples
Organize a two-day trip in the diverse city of Ipoh to sip white coffee, admire colorful murals, and explore mysterious limestone cave temples.
Featured photo of post George Town, Malaysia: A Fusion of Cultures, Food, and Art
Fuel your appetite in the best city in Southeast Asia for international cuisine by exploring gritty streets, nature trails, and floating villages.
Featured photo of post Singapore: A City Worth the Expensive Price Tag?
Plan an affordable trip to Singapore by visiting free attractions, eating at hawker centers, and exploring multicultural areas with temples.
Featured photo of post Top 15 Things to Do in Bangkok, Thailand
Awaken your senses in Bangkok by visiting iconic temples, eating tasty Thai cuisine, riding neon tuk tuks, and exploring the frenzy of Chinatown!


Featured photo of post Kas, Turkey: A Sapphire of the Mediterranean Sea
Visit the postcard town of Kas to enjoy beautiful beaches, scuba diving, ancient Lycian ruins, and a day trip to the Greek island of Kastellorizo.
Featured photo of post Izmir, Turkey: The Gateway to Ephesus, Alaçatı, and Çesme
Base yourself in Izmir, the underdog of Turkey, to visit picturesque towns with colorful vibes and the Greco-Roman archaeological site of Ephesus.
Featured photo of post Cappadocia: Things to Do in Turkey's Magical Landscape
Stay in the town of Göreme to explore hiking trails full of fairy chimneys, ride in a sunrise hot air balloon, and admire vivid Byzantine frescoes.
Featured photo of post How to Visit Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, and Mount Nemrut in Turkey
Organize a two-day road trip from Sanliurfa to explore three archaeological sites in southeastern Turkey via rental car with this DIY guide.
Featured photo of post The Best Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkey
Discover the historic city of Istanbul by visiting grand mosques, shopping in colorful bazaar markets, and sipping Turkish coffee at trendy cafés!

United States

Featured photo of post Discover Walker's Point in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Looking for a unique Milwaukee experience that stands up to the ever-popular Third Ward and Downtown neighborhoods? Check out Walker's Point for brick architecture, craft breweries, and antique shops.
Featured photo of post The 10 BEST Restaurants in Galveston, Texas
Visiting Galveston for a beach day or family vacation? I've got you covered on where to eat and drink with my favorite spots on the island.
Featured photo of post Top 5 Attractions in Houston, Texas
Welcome to the concrete jungle! The fourth largest city in the United States has a variety of attractions including an impressive museum district, year-round sporting events, and spacious parks.
Featured photo of post Riot Fest: Calling All Music Fans
Chicago's annual three-day Riot Fest brings together artists and bands from alternative, punk, rock, and hip hop genres to create a music festival unlike any other.
Featured photo of post 5 Must-Do Summer Outdoor Activities in Idaho
Ready for some outdoor adventures that will take your breath away and invigorate your spirit? Consider an unforgettable trip exploring the natural attractions of Idaho.
Featured photo of post Idaho's Kirkham and Goldbug Hot Springs
Idaho boasts some of the most pristine geothermal hot springs in the country with varying temperatures perfect for a soothing soak.
Featured photo of post Idaho Vineyards: Tasting the Sunnyslope Wine Trail
If sunshine, charcuterie boards, and delightful libations sound like a great combination, head to the Snake River Valley for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting.
Featured photo of post Boise, Idaho: Downtown Day Guide
The downtown vibe of Boise has a small city feel, but packs a punch with its unique boutiques, vibrant restaurants, and accessible green spaces.
Featured photo of post Austin, Texas: Weekend Getaway
Visiting the land of longhorns and BBQ for the weekend? I've got you covered with a two-day itinerary full of my top Austin attractions and restaurants.
Featured photo of post A Weekend in New Orleans
New Orleans is a worthy destination for your travel bucket list. The music, architecture, cuisine, and unique history blend together for an amazing weekend trip!
Featured photo of post Seattle Getaway - Full Itinerary
Seattle is a walkable coastal destination with a variety of fun activities and tasty food. Check out my four day itinerary to help you plan a trip to the Emerald City.