• Asia,  Indonesia

    3 Week Indonesia Itinerary – Java, Bali, and Komodo National Park

    If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, you are already doing something right. Indonesia is one of my favorite countries I’ve ever visited. The people are warm and kind, the food is great, and it’s safe and easy to get around. On top of that, the natural sights are incredible. From beaches to mountains to incredible wildlife, Indonesia is a traveler’s dream! My 3 week Indonesia itinerary is a perfect introduction to this country for first-timers, or repeat travelers who haven’t dived into Java, Bali or Komodo National Park just yet! 3 Week Indonesia Itinerary Day-by-Day Days 1-2: Bandung and Kawah Putih (White Lake) I recommend flying into Bandung,…

  • Asia,  Thailand

    What to Expect: Krabi Island Hopping – 4 Islands and Phi Phi Islands Tour

    Island hopping is arguably the best activity to do when in Krabi, Thailand. From Ao Nang Beach, there are a number of options to choose from. It can be hard to decide which island-hopping route to pick. While in Krabi, you will undoubtedly see offers for trips to the “4 Islands” around Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands in the middle of the Andaman Sea, midway between Krabi and Phuket. If you’re short on time and want to see it all, an island hopping boat trip that offers both the standard 4 Islands route near Krabi plus the Phi Phi Islands is a great way to see a lot in…

  • Asia,  Thailand

    Two Week Thailand Itinerary

    Thailand is a traveler favorite, and for good reason. With fantastic islands and beaches, and fascinating history and culture, it offers everything a traveler could desire. And that’s without even mentioning the food! Determining your two week Thailand itinerary can be tricky. With two weeks in Thailand, you can get a taste of the north and the south and experience the best Thailand has to offer. Follow my two week Thailand itinerary to discover more! Here’s what you will find in this two week Thailand itinerary.  Two Week Thailand Itinerary Day-by-Day Days 1-3: Bangkok If you are arriving from an international flight into Thailand, you will very likely be flying…

  • Asia,  Myanmar

    10 Day Myanmar Itinerary

    After 10 days in Myanmar, we were in love with it. The beautiful temples, stunning landscapes, and warm people completely stole our hearts, making Myanmar one of my favorite travel destinations. This 10 day Myanmar itinerary is what we followed for our week and a half exploring this beautiful country in June of 2018. I think it gave us a perfect glimpse into the ancient temples, delicious food, and unique Buddhist culture of Myanmar. Here’s everything you’ll find in this 10 day Myanmar itinerary. Myanmar’s History Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia’s most enigmatic destinations. Long cut off from outsiders due to a military dictatorship from 1962 to 2011, Myanmar…

  • Asia,  India

    Golden Triangle India Itinerary – Off the Beaten Path

    One of the most popular itinerary routes for first-time visitors to India is the classic Golden Triangle, but its popularity makes it challenging to get off the beaten path. This popular route is packed with tourists year-round, but there are a few unique gems and activities that not everyone knows about. I’ve designed my Golden Triangle India itinerary to enable you to get off the beaten path of this well-traveled route. Here is what you will find in this “off-the-beaten-path” version of India’s classic Golden Triangle itinerary! About This Golden Triangle India Itinerary When people refer to the “Golden Triangle” in India, they are talking about an itinerary that starts…

  • Asia,  India

    What to Expect in India for First-Timers

    India is an exciting and beautiful destination, but it’s hard to know what to expect. India can be a challenging place to travel, even for those who have plenty of experience immersing themselves in foreign cultures. After spending three weeks traveling the northern regions of the country, I learned so much that I wish I had known beforehand. I’ve made this list of what to expect on your first trip to India in hopes you’ll avoid some of the annoyances we didn’t! Here’s what you will find in this guide on what to expect on your first time in India. What to Expect in India for First-Timers I developed this…

  • Asia,  India

    Spiti Valley Itinerary – India’s Wild North

    When planning our trip to India, I came across a small mention of this mystical land in northern India called Spiti Valley. Google searches for “Spiti Valley itinerary” came up with few useful results, but I was determined to go there. This Spiti Valley itinerary is the guide I wish I had when planning my own trip there. It breaks down what to see and do in this incredible region of India, and how to do it safely. Here’s everything you’ll find in this itinerary and planning guide to Spiti Valley: Getting to Spiti Valley There are daily 1 hour flights to Bhuntar from Delhi (round trip about $300 USD).…

  • Guatemala,  North America

    Acatenango Volcano Hike – Everything You Need to Know

    A hike up Acatenango Volcano is at the top of many people’s Guatemala bucket list. The views are incredible, the hike is challenging, and it’s easily accessible as a long day or overnight trip from tourist hot-spot Antigua. You won’t find much information online about what to expect on the hike up Acatenango Volcano, and not even my Lonely Planet guidebook provided us much information. But, we’d had friends who had done the hike and recommended it, so even without knowing too much about it, we knew we wanted to do it during our month-long stay in Antigua. This guide will demystify what to expect on the Acatenango Volcano hike,…

  • New Zealand,  Oceania

    Stewart Island Itinerary – New Zealand’s Other Island

    New Zealand’s Stewart Island is like the forgotten stepchild of the country. Everyone always talks about the North and South Islands, but what about Stewart? This island deserves some major love too, and this Stewart Island itinerary has everything you need to know. Here is what you will find in this Stewart Island itinerary: Getting to Stewart Island To make the most of your time on Stewart Island, I recommend taking the earliest ferry ($79 NZD each way) you can from Bluff, New Zealand. Plan to take the afternoon ferry back to Bluff the next day in order to do all the activities on this Stewart Island itinerary. There are…

  • New Zealand,  Oceania

    Franz Josef Glacier Helihike – Is It Worth It?

    Is the Franz Josef Glacier helihike worth the steep cost? This was the very question Tim and I wrangled with in advance of arriving in Franz Josef. We had budgeted for the painful price tag ($459 NZD per person) but still weren’t sure if we really wanted to spend it or save it. I know we’re not the only ones, so this guide will help you determine if the Franz Josef Glacier helihike is worth it for you! Here’s what you’ll find in this guide. Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems Neither of us grew up with a ton of money or international travel opportunities, so we both still have a very…