Destinations

From off-the-beaten-path locations to bucket list destinations, here we provide travel guides, budgets & costs, places to visit and personal stories about life on the road. Our goal is to help you plan your own adventures!

Learn if Coimbra Porto or Lisbon is best for you

Porto Vs Lisbon Vs Coimbra: Which Portuguese City Is Best For You? (2023)

So you’re planning on visiting Portugal? Great idea! This incredible country has an overwhelming amount of worthwhile places to explore during your vacation. But now you’re left wondering which of its beautiful cities deserves a spot on your vacation itinerary. Not to worry! This post compares visiting Porto vs. Lisbon vs. Coimbra so that you […]

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Things to do in Fethiye watch sunset at calis beach

17 Popular Things to Do in Fethiye, Turkey (With Video)

Looking for more than just soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine during your visit to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast? Well, you are in luck. Fethiye is the perfect destination for travelers looking for easy access to crystal-clear waters, combined with endless activities in a vibrant urban setting. There are many amazing things to do in Fethiye when

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The Best Sri Lanka Tuk Tuk Rental Guide 2023

Essential Sri Lanka Tuk Tuk Rental Guide: Everything You Need To Know! (2023)

Our incredible Sri Lanka tuk tuk adventure lasted 25 exhilarating and unforgettable days. By the end of our trip, we had driven 1,200 miles all over this magical country. And even though the journey was not all sunshine and rainbows (more on that later), we do not regret a single moment of exploring Sri Lanka

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30 Amazing Things To Do In Kas, Turkey In 2023 (With Video)

Sometimes your travels call for something just a bit more stylish. Who are we kidding? We all like to enjoy the finer things in life from time to time. Kas (pronounced Cash) is a beautiful little town nestled along Turkey’s turquoise coast. Compared to other beach destinations in the area, Kas offers visitors a more

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Aimara In Uzungol Trabzon Turkey

Your Ultimate Travel Guide And Itinerary For Trabzon & Rize, Turkey (2023)

If snow-covered mountains, rushing rivers, and alpine pastures are your idea of paradise, then go ahead and add Trabzon and Rize to your Turkey itinerary! This area’s natural beauty is right up there with Cappadocia, Turkey as the country’s most stunning. We fell absolutely in love with Trabzon and Rize’s breathtaking wilderness, unique attractions, and

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Isla Holbox Mexico

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Isla Holbox Mexico (2023)

What comes to mind when you think of Isla Holbox, Mexico? Is it calm, tropical waters and hammocks lazily swaying underneath palm trees? Holbox, Mexico markets itself as a laidback, eco-friendly destination. And it is often described as one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s dreamiest beach spots. Imagine yourself sipping fresh coconut water on virgin beaches

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View of Amasra Turkey

Everything You Need To Know About Beautiful Amasra, Turkey (With Video)

Amasra is a wonderful fishing village situated along Turkey’s Black Sea coast. Built on top of the ruins of an old castle, Amasra wraps around a gorgeous little bay to create one of the most picturesque spots we visited during our adventures through Turkey. And with only 6,000 full-time residents, the town’s slow pace is

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Mardin Turkey Old City

11 Amazing Things To Do In Mardin, Turkey (2023)

Mardin was number one on my list of places I wanted to visit in Turkey before setting out on our 3-month adventure through this amazing country. Something about the city’s remoteness, sweeping views, and unique architecture had me dreaming of being immersed in a Middle Eastern dreamland. Whatever Middle Eastern even means… We spent 9

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Visiting Guadalajara Mexico Is Worth It

33 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Guadalajara Mexico (2023)

Guadalajara, Mexico – the land of mariachis, tequila and traditional ‘Mexican’ flair. Guadalajara is often perceived in two ways: After spending two weeks on the ground, we discovered that it is not either of these things. Guadalajara is a wonderfully vibrant and diverse destination. It’s not a city that immediately jumps out at you with

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best areas to stay in Istanbul Gordon in Balat

The 9 Best Areas To Stay In Istanbul: An Ultimate Guide (2023)

Istanbul is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. It is, without a doubt, one of our favorite destinations in the entire world! This place stole our hearts during a 12-day visit, and we keep coming back for more. Visitors are spoiled with an incredible collection of epic things to do, beautiful landmarks, and lively

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Aimara in Oaxaca City Mexico

35 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Oaxaca City, Mexico

Oaxaca City is pure magic! It delivers an awesome combo of authentic local experiences with a bit of cosmopolitan flair. And we can easily say that it’s one of our favorite cities in all of Mexico. Known officially as Oaxaca de Juarez, this regional capital seamlessly blends rich indigenous heritage, frenzied local markets and trendy

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Best Travel Tips For Visiting Lisbon Portugal

33 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal is PACKED with charisma! This is a city where beautifully tiled homes line its narrow streets and iconic yellow trams screech along the main avenues. Meander down the cobblestoned walkways to Lisbon’s waterfront to join locals and tourists soaking in the energy of its lively squares. And the vibrant street life and colorful

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Albania Travel Aimara In The Riviera

40 Things Nobody Tells You About Albania Travel – 2023

It’s hard to be surprised by places anymore. These days you can just hop onto YouTube, find your favorite vlogger’s Albania travel series, and click ‘Play.’ But no matter how much you think you’re prepared for this country, traveling to Albania will be an adventure! This small Balkan country is getting more recognition as an

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Aimara In The Yucatan Peninsula

30 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting The Yucatan Peninsula

Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting the Yucatan Peninsula? Turquoise seas, sandy beaches and charming colonial cities have drawn lucky travelers to this tropical paradise for decades! But we had so many questions before our 70-day adventure throughout this misunderstood place: This post shares 30 things that nobody tells you about visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula! We

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Best Cenotes Near Merida

15 Incredible Cenotes Near Merida That You Have To See!

Splashing into cool, turquoise-colored cenotes was one of the highlights of our trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. And as luck would have it, the cenotes near Merida are among the most stunning in the entire region! These natural wonders are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And even though the Yucatan is packed with these

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22 Awesome Things To Do In Campeche In 2023 (With Videos)

So you are thinking of visiting Mexico’s Rainbow City? You’ll be happy to know that Campeche was one of the most memorable stops during our 70-day adventure throughout the Yucatan Peninsula! There are so many fantastic things to do in Campeche and the surrounding area that you will be sure to have a great time in

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things to do in Merida

25 Incredible Things To Do In Merida, Mexico In 2023 (With Videos)

Are you wondering if you should add the Yucatan Peninsula’s largest and most vibrant city to your Mexico travel itinerary? Most people visiting this region stick to iconic beach destinations like Cancun and Tulum. But with its captivating mix of hectic energy and authentic charm, Merida is totally worth checking out. There are so many

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Best beaches in Cozumel

15 Best Beaches In Cozumel: The Ultimate Guide (With Video)

Are you ready to leave your worries behind and relax on Cozumel’s tropical beaches? But you are also not sure which are the best beaches in Cozumel for you? Your concern is totally legit! Finding the perfect beach on this popular Caribbean island isn’t as straightforward as you might think. From long stretches of sandy

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Mayan Ruins In The Yucatan Kohunlich near Bacalar

13 Best Mayan Ruins In The Yucatan Peninsula (With Videos)

The Yucatan Peninsula’s Mayan ruins are epic! So epic that we visited seven of these ancient cities during our 70-day adventure throughout the Peninsula. From the world-famous Chichen Itza to the lesser-known Edzna, we apparently could not get enough of the incredible Mayan ruins in the Yucatan! And yes, maybe visiting seven of Mexico’s Mayan

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23 Best Things To Do In Valladolid Mexico

23 Awesome Things To Do In Valladolid Mexico In 2023 (With Video)

Curious travelers are looking beyond the Yucatan Peninsula‘s famous beach destinations and adding Valladolid to their itineraries. And for good reasons! Valladolid is a beautiful and vibrant little colonial town located a short distance from the Peninsula’s popular beach resorts. And while the majority of travelers visit on day trips, there are many amazing things

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Campeche VS Merida VS Valladolid

Campeche, Merida Or Valladolid: Which Colonial City Is Best For You? (With Videos)

So you’re interested in going beyond the Yucatan Peninsula’s famous beaches to explore its incredible colonial cities. Great idea! The colorful and historic towns of Merida, Valladolid and Campeche are sure to add some historic charm to your Mexico vacation. But how do you know if Campeche, Merida or Valladolid is the right destination for

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Tropical Punta Allen Mexico

Guide To Punta Allen: How To Explore The Riviera Maya’s Hidden Gem (With Video)

There’s nothing better than visiting off-the-beaten-path destinations that still preserve their authentic charm. Unspoiled by mass tourism, these places hang on to a simpler way of life. We were ecstatic to find that Punta Allen is one of those places. This fishing community is a world away from the Riviera Maya’s all-inclusive resorts, Margaritavilles, and

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21 Things To Do In Bacalar: Guide To The Costa Maya’s Magic City (With Videos)

There is no way to do any justice to the incredible beauty of Bacalar’s iconic lagoon with words. It is known as the ‘7 Color Lagoon’, but even that name doesn’t accurately describe the one-of-a-kind beauty of this stunning natural wonder. Imagine a harmony of tropical blues, emerald greens, and cloudy whites that create an

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Cancun VS Cozumel

Cancun vs Cozumel: Which Beach Paradise Is Best For You In 2023?

Wow, this is quite the pickle you’ve found yourself in! You have to decide between Cancun vs Cozumel? We feel bad for you! That’s about the reaction we got from friends and family when telling them we had to choose between these two heavenly beach destinations along Mexico’s Riviera Maya. But it’s not an easy

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Things to do in Cozumel

Ultimate Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting Cozumel

If you are looking to add unforgettable adventures to your Cozumel beach vacation, then you’re in the right place! This popular island along Mexico’s Riviera Maya is world-famous for fun-in-the-sun. But there are also a bunch of epic things to do in Cozumel beyond lazing under a palm tree. Cozumel, Mexico was our first stop

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Guide to exploring Turkey

Guide To Exploring Turkey: Everything You Need To Know! (2023)

Are you thinking about traveling to one of the world’s most fascinating countries? Exploring Turkey’s beautiful destinations, rich culture, and delicious food is epic. We visited almost every corner of Turkey and fell head-over-heels in love with this enchanting country and its beautiful people. In fact, it’s one of our favorite countries we’ve visited. Turkey

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Istanbul Itinerary Hagia Sophia

3 Amazing Istanbul Itineraries: For 4, 7 & 10 Days

With all the incredible things to do in Istanbul, you might be feeling overwhelmed planning your visit. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with this ultimate Istanbul itinerary highlighting the very best of this amazing city. We spent 12 nights in Istanbul and had an unforgettable time exploring what has become one of our

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Things to do in Istanbul

Your Ultimate Guide To 27 Epic Things To Do In Istanbul

Vibrant, gorgeous, and unexpectedly hip, Istanbul checks so many of the right boxes for curious travelers. You will experience sensory overload from the minute you step foot in this energetic metropolis of over 15 million people. This city is unforgettable. And you will be amazed by the number of incredible things to do in Istanbul.

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Sanliurfa Turkey Views

Your Ultimate Travel Guide To Sanliurfa, Turkey (With Video)

Most people don’t think about Sanliurfa when planning their trip to Turkey. Hell, most people probably have never even heard of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Fondly referred to by locals as Urfa, this city of 2 million people is most popular with tourists visiting religious pilgrimage sites and traditional Sira nights. The fact that you are even

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Gaziantep Foods to Try

Ultimate Guide To The 17 Best Gaziantep Foods To Try (With Video)

Heading to Turkey’s culinary capital but don’t know what foods to try? Or not sure whether Gaziantep’s food is reason enough to visit this UNESCO City of Gastronomy? After spending 7 days in this southeastern Turkish city, we can tell you that Gaziantep foods stand in a league of their own. From deliciously spiced kebabs

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Things to do In Cappadocia Turkey

21 Things To Do In Magical Cappadocia (With Video)

Of course you are thinking about visiting Cappadocia. Not many places on earth evoke the same senses of wonder and amazement as this Turkish gem. With its fairytale landscapes and magical attractions, there is really no good reason not to add Cappadocia to your Turkey travel plans. Everyone knows about Cappadocia’s hot air balloons, cave

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21 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey is just so dreamy. The only way to describe this land of hot air balloons, fairy chimneys and otherworldly landscapes is ‘magical.’ I can confirm that all the YouTube videos and Instagram posts you’ve seen about Cappadocia do it zero justice. This is one of those rare occasions when a place is better

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15 Unforgettable Things To Do In Konya, Turkey (With Video)

The best memories happen when you least expect them. After all, travel is all about the journey, right? We added Konya to our 3 month Turkey itinerary simply because we needed a convenient stopping point between the MUCH more popular Pamukkale and Cappadocia. But Konya surprised us both, leaving us with some of the most

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37 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Pamukkale, Turkey (2023)

I’m sure you have seen IG pictures of Pamukkale’s magical turquoise pools and snow-white cliffs. You know, those pictures that leave you thinking – ‘is that place even real’? Pamukkale is, without a doubt, one of the most photogenic places in the entire world. Aimara and I had different thoughts about adding the famous ‘Cotton

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Things to do in Kas Kaputas Beach

Oludeniz, Fethiye Or Kas? Find Out Which One Is For You (With Videos)

Planning a perfect beach vacation in Turkey is not easy! Where do you even find objective information comparing popular beach destinations?? After all, traveling is personal, so how do you know which EPIC beach destinations are really for you? Should it be Fethiye or Oludeniz? Oludeniz or Kas? Don’t worry. We are here to make

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Things to do In Oludeniz Beach

9 Popular Things To Do in Oludeniz (With Video)

Are you thinking about spending time in Oludeniz, Turkey? There’s probably a good chance that you’re interested in visiting this little seaside town for the Instagram favorite Blue Lagoon and nearby Butterfly Valley. Or you have big plans for an epic paragliding adventure from one of the world’s top places for this bucket-list activity. And

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What To Do In Dubrovnik: Our Honest Thoughts On 7 Popular Dubrovnik Activities

You’ll find that there is no shortage of options when planning what to do in Dubrovnik. This little city on the sea has a lot to offer to the average visitor. But how do you know which Dubrovnik activities are worth it and which you can reconsider? Well, that’s what we are here for. We

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