As the cliché saying goes, it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters. And as overused as it may be, this old adage is also very, very true. There’s nothing more liberating than jumping in a car and hitting the road with no real plan other than to stop at every place you feel drawn to. It’s rewarding, exciting, and just genuinely fun.
Rainbow Mountain, Peru: Is It Worth The Hike?
Vinicunca Mountain, a.k.a Rainbow Mountain, appears to its badass visitors as fascinating, bizarre, untamed, and somehow, even otherworldly. Except, it is not. I mean, don’t get me wrong, this place is fascinating in every possible way, but it is also very much on the earth, perched up in the Andes and in the Southern Region of Cusco, Peru.
10 Things to Know Before Visiting Israel
I think it’s safe to say that Israel is very much not on the average traveler’s radar. This is not surprising, though, as Israel is definitely not your average travel destination.
It is perceived to be a tricky country to traverse, and as a visitor, there are several things that you might want to look into before you arrive. But does this mean you should avoid traveling to Israel? Not at all.
10 Best Things to Do In Tel Aviv: A Travel Guide
Awesome beaches and great weather? Check. Beautiful surrounding landscape? Check. Food to die for? Check. Rich local culture and traditions? Check. Serious party potential? You bet. Tel Aviv really has it all.
This incredible melting pot of cultural diversity, ethnic richness and different world-views gives the perfect opportunity to combine a city break with a spot of fun or relaxation on the Mediterranean.
Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Italy: Insider’s Guide
Italy is a traveler’s dream, with stimulating culture, world-famous cuisine, sun drenched beaches, vibrant cities and peaceful countryside all tightly contained in a tiny little boot-shaped peninsula (+ islands!).
Traveling through the Bel Paese can be a very rewarding experience, but it does not come without its share of challenges. However, with the right expectations and a little preparation, Italy is awesome (full disclosure here – I am Italian, therefore I may be biased!)
Zaanse Schans Windmills: A Day-Trip From Amsterdam
After a few days in Amsterdam, a day trip to Zaanse Schans can provide a much-needed break from urban buzz. I can’t deny it, this place is shamelessly touristy, but it’s the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city and discover Dutch picturesque countryside, renowned for its authentic atmosphere and, of course, for its iconic series of working windmills.
6 Best Museums In Amsterdam You Must Visit
Amsterdam certainly has a reputation that precedes it, and for many backpackers, the city begins and ends in a coffee shop — that couldn’t be more wrong, you really need to get out and explore! In Amsterdam museums should take...
Cycling In Amsterdam: A Survival Guide
You can’t possibly expect to experience Amsterdam like a local without getting on two wheels. The good news is that Amsterdam is pancake-flat and it’s filled with cycle tracks. The bad news is cycling in Amsterdam is not as easy an activity as the Dutch make it look!...
5 Best Photography Spots In Tokyo For The Ultimate Skyline Views
Tokyo is a huge metropolis, and it doesn't have a single iconic skyline view, it has thousands! And they're all truly awe-inspiring. The skyscrapers, bridges, waterways, and islands create a breathtaking panorama that is instantly recognizable worldwide. While you can...
Kyoto In One Day: The Perfect Tour Of The City Of Shrines
Even if you only have one day in Kyoto, you would be surprised at how much you can get out of it. Of course I don’t mean to insinuate that one day strolling through the heart of Japan is enough to satisfy – if anything it will make you want more. Kyoto is known as the...
A Day Trip to Nara, Japan: Best Things to Do
Nara has some of the most impressive sights in all of Japan, and due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures. Nara was in fact elected as Japan’s first permanent capital in 710 A.D. and was considered the cradle of Japanese...
Fushimi Inari Taisha: A Walk Through Southern Kyoto
The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Fushimi Inari Taisha is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Established in 711 AD, it is the head shrine of all Inari Shrines that number as many as 32,000 in Japan. Fushimi Inari’s name comes from Fushimi-ku, the name of...
Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan: Your Essential Guide
In the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains, lies the wonderful district of Arashiyama-Sagano. If you’ve been planning a trip to Japan, chances are you’ve probably seen pictures of the stunning Arashiyama Bamboo Forest....
5 Reasons Why You Should Visit United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a modern and dynamic country immersed in culture and history, a fascinating place where traditionalism meets modernism and technology is integrated with traditional values. The UAE is also one of the richest countries in the entire Middle...
The 5 Coolest Works of Architecture In Abu Dhabi
In recent years, Abu Dhabi has become synonymous with architectural ambition and splendor. It’s difficult to believe that 50 years ago this place was just a little more than a small fishing and pearling village at the edge of the desert. If you’re planning on visiting Abu Dhabi this year, you should know that there are several works of architecture in the capital that are worth admiring.
To help you plan your visit, here are the 5 best works of architecture in Abu Dhabi you absolutely shouldn’t miss.