22 Helpful Desert Hiking Tips to Know

Desert hiking can seem daunting. However, desert hiking can be a hugely rewarding and romantic place to go for a hike. The colors of the desert and their landscapes at times feel like another planet and the stuff dreams are made of. A hike in the desert displays the extremes of our planet and their …

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15 Worthwhile Things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Things to do in Colombo

Any visit to Sri Lanka will likely start in Colombo. It’s the countries largest city, and most flights operate from Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport. Even if you are planning to travel around other parts of Sri Lanka the city is well worth at least a few days of exploration as there are many things to do in …

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11 Eco Lodges in Africa That Are Worth the Travel Time

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Ecotourism in Africa is a big business. Each year safari operators, vendors, and lodges assess how they can continue to improve sustainability. It’s likely one of the few industries that value the environment. As the concern over global warming only increases it’s a relief to find an industry that strives to find eco-friendly solutions. Ecotourism …

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Volcanoes Safaris Review and Bwindi Lodge Review in Uganda

Bwindi Lodge

It’s not something that happens often to us, but when we stepped out of our Land Cruiser and arrived at Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge in Uganda we felt at ease. The individual rooms and lodge blended in with its natural surroundings. Banda’s feature windows that opened wide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here there was no …

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An Edinburgh’s New Years Eve to Remember with Hogmanay

It was our second time to Scotland’s capital and for good reason, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Edinburgh is well known for their festivals and we had just missed The Fringe, the largest art festival in the world on our first visit. So, when we had the chance to return to celebrate another New Year in one of …

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The 3 Best Ski Resorts in Idaho for Powder

Lookout Pass

Post Summary: The Best Ski Resorts in Idaho for Epic Powder Affordable and ski trip are not typically two words that go together. We’ve spent the last few months touring a number of ski resorts in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and the United States and have come to realize that skiing and snowboarding is no poor …

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Is Zimbabwe Safe? An Honest Opinion of Traveling Zimbabwe

We debated about traveling to Zimbabwe on our overland trip through Africa. We had heard rumors of fuel shortages, cash restrictions, power cutoffs, and harsh police roadblocks. However, this is Africa, and we decided that crossing into Zimbabwe was right on our route and could not be missed. We had received word of hour-long queues at …

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Inside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park • Your Ultimate Safari Guide

Ruaha National Park

Located in the heart of Tanzania, Ruaha is the ‘other park’ on the Southern circuit.  Ruaha’s relative inaccessibility means it gets far fewer tourists than the Selous and less than any comparable park in the Northern circuit. The reward of traveling this far into Tanzania? A wild landscape of baobab studded hills, rocky escarpments, and …

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13 Bansko Ski Tips to Know Before You Go

Snowboarding in Bansko

We landed in Sofia dreary eyed and exhausted from an epic New Year’s Eve party in Edinburgh. Our plan was to go skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria’s most popular ski resort to warm up for our ski tour through the alps at a more affordable price. When we stepped off the three hour bus journey from …

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