The Galapagos Islands – A showcase of evolution

The Galapagos Island Reserve is a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. The islands are (or should be) on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit. They do not disappoint. Many travelers combine a trip to the Galapagos with a tour of Machu Picchu (see our post). Because the Galapagos archipelago is comprised of … Read more

Borneo-houseboat cruise

Borneo – houseboat or lodge The best way to see Borneo is on the water. We debated a water only tour or a combination of hotel and houseboat. In the end, we opted for the water only option as the available hotel accommodation was not that enticing. It is a bit surprising that better accommodation … Read more

Baltic Sea Cruise – From Copenhagen to St. Petersburg

There are actually only 3 Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. However, 9 countries have a shoreline along the Baltic Sea: Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. Much like a cruise in Alaska (see out post), a Baltic cruise is an efficient and relaxing way to explore the maritime regions of … Read more

Australia – Best places to visit – Our abridged version

Australia shouldn’t be described in a single post. Its landmass is 3 million square miles (7,682,300 kmĀ²), with 3 time zones and 8 climate zones ranging from desert to tropical to alpine. But this post is mainly for travelers, like us, who have been reluctant to visit Australia because of the time and effort to … Read more