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7 days in Bali

7 days in Bali

By November 26, 2019
The Island of Enchantment Bali is both an island and a province in Indonesia, a country with 17,500 other islands. It is … Read More
7 Tips for Viewing Wildebeest River Crossings

7 Tips for Viewing Wildebeest River Crossings

By January 16, 2022
This post provides general tips to orient you to the great migration river crossings in the Northern Serengeti. Each year, over a …
7 Unusual Things to do in Cape Town | A Local’s Guide

7 Unusual Things to do in Cape Town | A Local’s Guide

By October 27, 2020
We all know about the popular Cape Town activities, like a hike up Table Mountain and a trip to Robben Island. And … Read More
A tourist in Varanasi – What you need to know

A tourist in Varanasi – What you need to know

By August 15, 2020
Being a tourist in Varanasi requires some background into the city’s history. We visited the city in 2019 and we explain in … Read More
Alaska – Ports of Call – the Inside Passage

Alaska – Ports of Call – the Inside Passage

By February 2, 2020
Alaska is a popular cruise destination because it is a destination best visited by boat, with astounding natural beauty everywhere.
Australia – Unique places to visit – Our abridged version

Australia – Unique places to visit – Our abridged version

By February 4, 2020
Australia shouldn’t be described in a single post. Its landmass is 3 million square miles (7,682,300 km²), with 3 time zones and …
Avoiding Crowds on a Serengeti-Mara Safari

Avoiding Crowds on a Serengeti-Mara Safari

By September 4, 2020
The great wildebeest migration spectacle is unlike other safaris because of the huge numbers of animals, but sometimes it seems the tourists …
Baltic Cruise – From Copenhagen to St. Petersburg

Baltic Cruise – From Copenhagen to St. Petersburg

By February 18, 2020
There are actually only 3 Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. However, 9 countries have a shoreline along the Baltic Sea: Sweden, … Read More
Bhutan- best time to travel

Bhutan- best time to travel

By February 21, 2020
Bhutan summers are very wet, rainy season is from June until September. The best time to visit is either in the spring, … Read More
Borneo- On a Houseboat to See the Orangutans

Borneo- On a Houseboat to See the Orangutans

By February 27, 2020
Borneo – houseboat or lodge The best way to see Borneo is on the water. We debated a houseboat only tour or … Read More
Botswana Safaris – The Gem of Africa

Botswana Safaris – The Gem of Africa

By February 27, 2020
Botswana is known as the Gem of Africa because it is the world’s top diamond producer (by value of diamonds; Russia is … Read More
Calcutta (Kolkata) –  unique places to visit

Calcutta (Kolkata) – unique places to visit

By September 4, 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta) is not on most people’s bucket list but it should be. It is one of the most interesting cities in … Read More
Cambodia – Floating Villages & Angkor Wat

Cambodia – Floating Villages & Angkor Wat

By May 15, 2021
This post provides tips of what to see in Siem Reap including Angkor Wat and the floating villages. The famous temples at … Read More
China – 5 day itinerary

China – 5 day itinerary

By July 5, 2021
China is a huge country and a five day itinerary is far too limited. Nevertheless, this post discusses our abridged China trip. … Read More
Churchill, Manitoba – polar bear tour

Churchill, Manitoba – polar bear tour

By July 10, 2020
Although Churchill, Manitoba is not technically in the Arctic (the Arctic Circle is 66.6 degrees latitude, while Churchill is 59 degrees latitude), polar bears have long … Read More
East European capitals: Imperial cities of Vienna, Prague and Budapest

East European capitals: Imperial cities of Vienna, Prague and Budapest

By February 11, 2020
Prague and Budapest, together with Vienna, are probably the most popular among the tourist cities in Central and Eastern Europe. Combining the … Read More
Egypt – Cairo’s Iconic Neighborhoods

Egypt – Cairo’s Iconic Neighborhoods

By November 10, 2021
This post describes five iconic neighbourhoods in the city of Cairo, Egypt and tips for what to see there. Cairo has stood … Read More
Egypt – Daraw Camel Market

Egypt – Daraw Camel Market

By January 4, 2022
A camel market visit gives you insight into a unique cultural aspect of the middle east. The entire process, from the transportation … Read More
Egypt, Siwa Oasis – and the Salt Lakes

Egypt, Siwa Oasis – and the Salt Lakes

By November 19, 2021
This post shares our experience in Siwa, Egypt and provides tips on how to explore the Oasis and the Salt Lakes. A … Read More
Egyptian Treasures – Luxor to Abu Simbel

Egyptian Treasures – Luxor to Abu Simbel

By November 26, 2019
We have traveled through Egypt via three different itineraries. The first trip was a cruise along the Nile, as discussed in this …
Hong Kong 7 day itinerary – neighborhoods

Hong Kong 7 day itinerary – neighborhoods

By May 31, 2021
This post explains the different Hong Kong neighborhoods and our tips for getting around them. Hong Kong has a very unique history … Read More
How Weather Affects the Serengeti-Mara Migration

How Weather Affects the Serengeti-Mara Migration

By September 4, 2020
The Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti National Park are part of the same continuous ecosystem, which extends from southern Kenya …
India – Khajuraho’s Magnificent Temples

India – Khajuraho’s Magnificent Temples

By October 5, 2020
This post explores the magnificent temples of Khajuraho, India and offers trip tips on how and when to see them. The city … Read More
India Tiger Safari: the thrill of the Bengal Tiger

India Tiger Safari: the thrill of the Bengal Tiger

By October 5, 2020
This post discusses safaris in India’s Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. India’s Bengal tiger is an endangered species and to see one … Read More
India’s  Golden Triangle

India’s Golden Triangle

By October 5, 2020
Our first visit to India a number of years ago included the cities of Delhi and Agra. Jaipur is the third stop … Read More
Inside Petra: Ruins and Trails

Inside Petra: Ruins and Trails

By October 5, 2020
Jordan’s Petra should be on everyone’s bucket list of “must see places”. The trip will most likely start in Amman, Jordan’s economic, political … Read More
Israel – Jerusalem Itinerary – the Temple Mount

Israel – Jerusalem Itinerary – the Temple Mount

By July 23, 2021
This post was written after several trips to Israel, we would like to offer tips and suggestions when visiting Jerusalem. Everyone wants …
Israel Itinerary- outside of Jerusalem

Israel Itinerary- outside of Jerusalem

By July 30, 2021
Israel is a place everyone should visit at least once. Whether you are inspired by religious reasons or merely historical and archaeological … Read More
Italy – Exploring Abruzzo on horseback

Italy – Exploring Abruzzo on horseback

By January 20, 2022
Along the Transhumana Trail – The Abruzzo Apennines mountain experience is filled with tiny picturesque villages, spectacular views and ancient trails and … Read More
Italy Holidays

Italy Holidays

By December 15, 2021
Below are a few Italian destinations that we love, but a more detailed journal of our travel in Italy is still in … Read More
Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

By April 19, 2023
On our third trip to India, we focused on local festivals mainly in the northwest of India, including the cities of Jodpur, … Read More
Japan – 7 day itinerary

Japan – 7 day itinerary

By May 24, 2021
This post details a 7 day itinerary for a visit to Japan, including Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and Kamakura. Japan travel is a … Read More
Kenya or Tanzania – which to choose for a safari?

Kenya or Tanzania – which to choose for a safari?

By November 26, 2019
Many tourists want to know the differences between Kenya and Tanzania when planning their safari vacation in Africa. The glib advice is … Read More
Kenya’s best Safari destinations

Kenya’s best Safari destinations

By July 14, 2020
Kenya is a stunning country with many premiere wildlife reserves, in this post we will discuss the two most popular, the Maasai … Read More
Komodo Boat Tour – The Islands of Rinca and Flores

Komodo Boat Tour – The Islands of Rinca and Flores

By November 30, 2020
Indonesia is a hugely varied and intriguing continent and a one time visit is difficult to plan as there are too many … Read More
Morocco and Tunisia travel – More than Sand Dunes

Morocco and Tunisia travel – More than Sand Dunes

By July 11, 2020
Morocco and Tunisia tempt the imagination with mysterious caravans, expansive deserts and romantic getaways. Our trip to Morocco included the cities of …
Mumbai – Places to visit for 2 days

Mumbai – Places to visit for 2 days

By October 5, 2020
In Mumbai, we wanted to explore the more organic aspects of the city within a 2 day period. We did the same … Read More
Nairobi, Kenya – East Africa’s Safari Capital

Nairobi, Kenya – East Africa’s Safari Capital

By July 10, 2020
Is Nairobi worth exploring, or is it just a mere stopover on your trip into or out of the wilderness? Nairobi is … Read More
Nepal Safari – In Search of the Elusive Tiger

Nepal Safari – In Search of the Elusive Tiger

By August 8, 2020
A safari experience in Nepal (Chitwan or Bardia) is very different than India (see our post on Indian safaris). Many travelers want …
Norway – Bergen Fjords

Norway – Bergen Fjords

By October 5, 2020
This post discusses the Norwegian Fjords and Bergen, the gateway. Of the Scandinavian countries, Norway has the most spectacular natural beauty. A … Read More
Palestinian Territories – the Full Tour

Palestinian Territories – the Full Tour

By July 31, 2021
From the birthplace of Jesus to unbelievable local flavors, ancient cities and epic sites, the Palestinian Territories are captivating to visit. Whether … Read More
Papua New Guinea Itinerary

Papua New Guinea Itinerary

By January 13, 2022
This post provides tips for exploring Papua New Guinea, one of the least visited places on earth. Once you start planning you … Read More
Planning Your First African Safari (2020)

Planning Your First African Safari (2020)

By March 6, 2020
What are the variables that go into planning an amazing safari vacation, and how to choose from all the possible safari options? … Read More
Sadhus: Fact and Fiction of Holy Men of Varanasi and Kathmandu

Sadhus: Fact and Fiction of Holy Men of Varanasi and Kathmandu

By May 2, 2020
In holy cities like Varanasi and Kathmandu, some holy men (Sādhus) are quite conspicuous because of their eccentric appearance, which symbolizes their … Read More
South Africa – The big five in four days

South Africa – The big five in four days

By July 14, 2020
For those Mondisti looking to experience the ‘Big Five‘ in the least amount of time, South Africa should be at the top …
Sumba Island: Indonesia’s gem

Sumba Island: Indonesia’s gem

By November 17, 2020
This post describes the beautiful island of Sumba and its idyllic setting, a perfect getaway. Sumba Island is a honeymooners’ paradise, and … Read More
Tanzania Safari Circuits – North and South

Tanzania Safari Circuits – North and South

By July 17, 2020
This post discusses the two circuits that make up Tanzania’s safari landscape. When selecting a safari itinerary, it is important that one … Read More
Tanzania’s Northern Circuit- Itinerary

Tanzania’s Northern Circuit- Itinerary

By August 27, 2023
Safaris are addictive. Tanzania’s northern safari circuit boasts 2 of the most iconic areas in all of Africa: the Serengeti ecosystem and … Read More
Thailand – Bangkok- Itinerary

Thailand – Bangkok- Itinerary

By July 11, 2021
This post discusses the most interesting things to see in Bangkok, Thailand over a 4 to 5 day period. Thailand is famous …
The Galapagos Islands – Itinerary

The Galapagos Islands – Itinerary

By August 19, 2020
The Galapagos Island Reserve is a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. The islands are (or should be) on everyone’s bucket … Read More