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Why Morocco Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Morocco desert at dawn

Morocco is listed prominently on many people’s bucket lists – and for good reason. From the thick forests and picturesque peaks of the Atlas Mountains down through the country’s culture-rich coastal cities and on towards the sandy desert dunes of the southeast, Morocco has something for every type of traveler. The extensive history of the … Read More

3 Superb Reasons to Motorcycle Through Morocco

Morocco has become a tourist hotspot over recent years with more than 5.1 million tourists visiting the country during the first half of 2018. There are countless reasons why one of Africa’s northernmost countries has become so popular. Apart from sporting huge expanses of breathtaking landscapes, delicious traditional cuisine, and impressive architecture, Morocco is also … Read More

Gamcheon Culture Village: From Shanty Town to Tourist Attraction

Panorama of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

Perched on a hillside in Busan, South Korea, this once colorless neighborhood is now a colorful tourist attraction known as Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을). Although it resembles the colorful favelas of Rio de Janeiro upon first glance, explore within and you quickly realize that color is the only thing the two have in common. … Read More

Inside Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea (창동예술촌)

Welcome to Changdong Art Village in Masan, Korea

Artists are interesting folks and anytime a bunch of them gather in one neighborhood it becomes an interesting neighborhood. A perfect example is Changdong Art Village, full of narrow alleys overflowing with street art, boutique art shops, studios, cafes, coffee shops and even an arcade. Scattered throughout the neighborhood are murals and tributes to some … Read More

First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

Naadam Festival – A Celebration of Manliness & Sports in Mongolia

Eagle trained to hunt in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I flew halfway around the world and was greeted by this… Right now the 3-day celebration that is the pinnacle of the Mongolian tourist season is in full swing. Naadam is a festival of merriment and machismo. A celebration of what it means to be a man. Athleticism and physical prowess is revered. And men … Read More

Offbeat London Sights & Activities

Shoreditch Street Art, London

People all over the world know two things that London has in abundance: amazing street art and crappy weather. While I cannot help you with the latter, I can show you where to find some magnificent street art — as well as a few other offbeat London sights and activities that should not be missed. … Read More

27 Things You Do Not Know About Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

A question I am commonly asked is “what is your favourite country to visit”? Having been to nearly 50 countries makes this a difficult question to answer but there is one country that will always be in my top three: Bhutan. There are so many things you do not know about Bhutan! A peaceful and … 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

India Unexplored: 24 Incredible Offbeat Destinations

India off the beaten path

Ever thought of traveling off the beaten path and glimpsing a side of India that few tourists see? From pristine beaches to quirky villages, hidden architectural marvels and more, there is no shortage of such unseen places in India. These pristine surroundings are waiting to be discovered. Check out these 24 offbeat India destinations that … Read More