• 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,  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).…

  • Asia,  South Korea

    How to Visit the DMZ and JSA from Seoul

    Planning a vacation to North Korea? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But if you are visiting very-vacation-destination-worthy South Korea, you will have a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into both North Korea and its tense relations with their southern neighbor. When visiting South Korea, one of the most fascinating things you can do is take a day trip outside of Seoul to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA), where North and South Korea meet to discuss all matters (including peace talks). This area is heavily guarded by military from both North and South Korea, and, for whatever reason, they´ve agreed to let curious foreigners visit…

  • Asia,  South Korea

    Perfect Itinerary for One Week in Seoul

    After one week following this itinerary in Seoul, South Korea, I had eaten ox tongue, stood on both sides of one of the most complicated country borders in the world, and sipped imaginary tea with a non-imaginary giant frog. If you want to experience food, history, and culture unlike anywhere else in the world, Seoul has it. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Everyone I’ve spoken to who has traveled to Seoul has great things to say. Yet, it’s relatively less-touristed than other heavy-hitting Asia destinations like Japan or Hong Kong. If you have chosen Seoul for your travels you’ve already made one good choice. Keep reading…