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mountains / volcanoes

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

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

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

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

The Coolest Things You Can See In Romania

Orșova, Romania

Romania is a beautiful and fascinating country that’s often overshadowed by some of its Mediterranean neighbors to the south. With everything from dense forests to towering mountains and a lovely collection of old towns and ancient landmarks, it’s a place most any dedicated traveler would enjoy exploring. And these are some of the coolest things … Read More

Auckland Travel Guide: Sights & Activities For First Timers

Auckland, New Zealand city centre skyline at night

Beautiful natural scenery and sights, fun water-based activities, top-notch shopping, addictive nightlife, amazing food, and so much more: Just because you only have a short time in New Zealand’s most impressive city doesn’t mean that you should miss out on some of the best things the city has to offer. This is an Auckland travel … 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

Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Mountain gorillas in northern Rwanda

“Quick, stand still and get ready – they are coming towards us”. This was the moment I had been waiting for. 3 hours earlier. I was standing under a tree outside the headquarters of Parc National des Volcanos, having just been introduced to our local guide for the day, a handful of specially trained gorilla … Read More

Colorful Yunnan: What to do in Kunming & Yunnan, China

Jiuxiang Scenic Area is full of caves, rivers, mountains and valleys

Colorful Yunnan. The signs are everywhere, from the airplane seats to the tour buses…sometimes misspelled 😉 We spent two weeks exploring what to do in Kunming and the rest of Yunnan — now my favorite province in China — all summed up in one short but amazing video embedded below. Who is “we” ??   … 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