• 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,  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,  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…

  • 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…

  • Asia,  Philippines

    Guide to Mount Pinatubo Hike from Manila

    A hike to Mount Pinatubo on a day trip from Manila, Philippines is THE best way to escape the chaos of the smog and sweat of Manila streets. Even better, very few tourists spend time in this region of the Philippines, instead jetting off to the islands right away. Lucky for the rest of us, stunning adventures like the Mount Pinatubo hike are left relatively uncrowded! And lucky for you, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Mount Pinatubo day hike! Mount Pinatubo History Mount Pinatubo was a perfect cone-shaped volcano for thousands of years, until it blew its top in 1991 (yes, THAT recently).…

  • 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…