Travel Adventures

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…
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 … 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 … 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…
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…
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 …
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…
Vietnam – 7 day itinerary

Vietnam – 7 day itinerary

By May 4, 2021
This post describes a 7 day itinerary for visiting Vietnam. The Mekong Delta, Chan May/Danang and Ho Chi Minh City are the … 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…
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…
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…
Zimbabwe – Safari – Mana Pools and Hwange

Zimbabwe – Safari – Mana Pools and Hwange

By October 6, 2020
Zimbabwe has some great safari destinations, including the Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools National Park, and we recommend combining your … 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…
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 …
Peru – Climbing Machu Picchu

Peru – Climbing Machu Picchu

By October 5, 2020
Machu Picchu overview Machu Picchu, a symbol of the old Inca civilization, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the …
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…
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…
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 … Read More…
Packing Tips for Travelling Abroad

Packing Tips for Travelling Abroad

By March 3, 2024
Traveling to foreign countries requires a bit more care and planning than a domestic business flight. For over 30 years, we’ve been … 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…
Peru – Horseback riding in Sacred Valley

Peru – Horseback riding in Sacred Valley

By August 14, 2023
This post describes the horseback experience in Sacred Valley and the surrounding areas. Sacred Valley overview The Sacred Valley is a region … 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…
Toronto Pride (2022)

Toronto Pride (2022)

By June 29, 2022
After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Toronto Pride weekend was back with a Trans march on Friday, a …
Tips When Travelling

Tips When Travelling

By March 19, 2022
Christopher Columbus, an experienced traveler by any measure, set sail for ‘the Orient’ but instead landed in the Bahamas. Experienced travelers still make … Read More…
Wadi Rum Camp, Jordan – spend a night in a Bedouin Camp

Wadi Rum Camp, Jordan – spend a night in a Bedouin Camp

By February 1, 2022
Wadi Rum desert Jordan’s Wadi Rum is a unique desert experience, a spectacularly red place, which can’t be fully appreciated unless you … 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 …
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…
Uganda Gorilla Trekking

Uganda Gorilla Trekking

By January 13, 2022
Our visit to Uganda was during Covid, which made everything just a little more problematic, but it was still a very enjoyable … 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 …
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 …
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 …
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…
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…
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…
Tiger’s Nest Hike – trail to Bhutan Monastery

Tiger’s Nest Hike – trail to Bhutan Monastery

By February 21, 2020
Paro’s biggest attraction is the sacred Buddhist monastery called Tigers Nest. It is situated at 10,000 feet up on a vertical rock … 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…
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 … <
Safety and Other Tips for your trip to Africa

Safety and Other Tips for your trip to Africa

By June 23, 2020
In this post, we share a few safety and general travel tips for your visit to Africa, with an emphasis on Safari … 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…
Zambia – Safaris – five takeaways

Zambia – Safaris – five takeaways

By April 27, 2020
Many tourists only associate Zambia with Victoria Falls, and that’s exactly what makes Zambia safaris so attractive, there are no crowds! We … Read More…
Planning Your First African Safari (2024)

Planning Your First African Safari (2024)

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…
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…
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…
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 … 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…
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…
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…
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 … 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.
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…