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Why You Must Visit Jamaica

Aerial view of Ocho Rios beach, Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country in the Caribbean Sea that boasts a treasure trove of breathtaking, natural and man-made landmarks, unique artwork, amazing music, and memorable experiences. It is one of the most attractive places in the world, and one destination that rarely disappoints guests. Here is a list of some of the most iconic … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Colorado Springs Activities

Learning how to operate standing kayaks in Colorado

Colorado Springs is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, stunning scenery and the countless outdoor activities and adventures that await. Every visitor already knows about Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods, and they already have them on their to-do list. Unfortunately when one destination becomes so well-known for just a couple of its … Read More

Destination Bhutan: A Unique Travel Experience

Bhutan Buddhism

Exploring Bhutan is an opportunity to discover a nation who are proud of and have retained their cultural identity. It is a place like no other and visiting it feels like stepping into a magical vortex frozen in time. Bhutan is a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, dwarfed … Read More

Tackling The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Of everything I’ve wanted to do in New Zealand, walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC) has been at the top. Considered one of the best day walks in the country – if not the world – the hike is a steady climb between the peaks of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular, unique environments: the … Read More

Free Things To Do In Auckland, New Zealand

Mount Eden, also known as Maungawhau, is the tallest mainland volcano in Auckland, New Zealand

Traveling New Zealand can be expensive, however there are plenty of free things to do in Auckland, the largest city in the country — but NOT the capital. (That is Wellington.) Most of the residents of New Zealand live in Auckland and for a good reason. Auckland is amazing! You never get bored here. Not … Read More

3 Epic Hiking Destinations in Southeast Asia

Arenal Volanco, Costa Rica

Southeast Asia is filled with gorgeous landscape waiting to be explored. Countries like Indonesia and Malaysia are rich in natural beauty and destinations to choose from. Southeast Asian countries are also famous for their cultural roots, so don’t be surprised to find exciting things as you explore the region’s breathtaking terrain. There is no shortage … Read More

Trekking Annapurna Conservation Area Guide: What (Not) To Do

Annapurna South, also known as Moditse, as seen from our hotel in Ghorepani

My first experience in Nepal was filled with earthquakes and relief work, so it was not until my third trip to Nepal that I finally got a chance to go trekking Annapurna Conservation Area, something most people do their first trip. Was great to cross another thing off my travel bucket list (because we all … Read More

Off The Beaten Path Adventures in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Bicycling around Grindstone Lake, one of the dozen lakes in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Breathtaking natural beauty and captivating sunsets. Iconic landscapes and rich Native American history. Countless outdoor activities and adventures year-round, whethersummer or winter. Welcome to New Mexico, also known as The Land of Enchantment, and for good reason. No other state better captures the true essence of the American Southwest — and the best way to … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Aerial view of Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Pristine beaches. Lush jungles. Delicious food. Spectacular weather. Endless adventures and possibilities. This is Sri Lanka, one of the most amazing island nations I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Every year more and more tourists visit here but they always tend to do the same few things. Yala National Park. Temple of the Tooth. … Read More