• Asia,  Sri lanka

    10 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary

    This 10 day itinerary through Sri Lanka covers all of the highlights for a comprehensive and efficient trip through one of Asia’s most up-and-coming destinations. Sri Lanka is one of our favorite places we’ve traveled. It’s easy to get around, it’s pretty laid back, there are incredible opportunities for observing wildlife in their natural environments, and the hiking opportunities are great. It’s also not yet so “discovered” by other travelers that you’ll have to share every place with a ton of other tourists – though Sri Lanka is justifiably becoming more and more popular! 10 Day Sri Lanka Itinerary Day-by-Day General Tips Self-Drive, Train, or Hire a Driver?  Sri Lanka…

  • Asia,  Jordan,  Middle East

    Best Ancient Ruins in Jordan

    There is so much more to Jordan than just the ancient ruins at Petra. Jordan’s desert landscape is home to the ruins of numerous Crusader castles, Roman cities, and Islamic fortifications. This guide to Jordan’s best ancient ruins beyond Petra covers the most fascinating sites you won’t want to miss on your Jordan trip.

  • Asia,  Indonesia

    Best Volcanoes to Visit in Java, Indonesia

    Did you know you can actually visit active volcanoes in Java, Indonesia? Five hundred million people worldwide live within the vicinity of active volcanoes, thanks to the fertile land and natural resources that come with the area. On the island of Java, Indonesia, alone, there are 45 volcanoes. Though they can be destructive, they are also beautiful to see. Many are even accessible to tourists. Here are three otherworldly and unique Java volcanoes you definitely want to visit. Kawah Putih An ethereal and almost mystical view awaits at the so-called White Lake. Steam rises from the milky turquoise lake, circling the bare branches of scattered trees growing out of the…

  • Asia,  Indonesia

    Komodo Boat Trip – Complete Guide

    After only one liveaboard boat trip through the Komodo Islands, I can say with confidence that this is something I would do again…and again. It’s one of those magical places you’ve only ever dreamt about from nature and travel documentaries, and when you’re there, it barely feels real. Spending 3 days on a boat trip through Komodo National Park was a highlight of our Indonesia itinerary. I am so excited to share this guide with you, which will tell you everything you need to know to plan your own Komodo boat trip. Here’s what you’ll find in this post: Why Visit Komodo National Park If you like watching nature documentaries,…

  • Asia,  Indonesia

    Body Rafting Green Canyon in Indonesia

    A highlight of our time in Java, Indonesia was body rafting in Green Canyon near the city of Pangandaran. A mix between canyoning, white water rafting, and hiking, body rafting is a unique adventure, and body rafting in Green Canyon is a one-of-a-kind experience. I had no idea what to expect when we signed up for body rafting in Green Canyon because there is really nothing else quite like it anywhere else. This guide is everything I wish I had known before embarking on this crazy adventure! Here’s what you will find in my guide to body rafting Green Canyon. Green Canyon Location The Green Canyon is easily accessible from…

  • 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…