Cultural Miscommunication or Stranger Danger? Learning to Trust Your Gut While Traveling

Miscommunications can happen frequently while traveling, especially when traveling to places where you do not speak the local language or understand local cultural norms. However, your gut always knows when you are in a safe situation with mere miscommunications due to a language barrier and when the miscommunication is more than a mere miscommunication and your safety is at risk. After traveling to 55 countries, many Read More …

Comprehensive Guide for Things to Do In Lucerne

This summer, I had the chance to go on yet another crazy, fast-paced trip. I managed to cover 8 countries in 15 days, and that’s counting the ~30 hours I spent travelling to and from Europe. The way I planned the majority of my trip was by using the fare planner on Ryanair, where I found a cheap flight from London (where I was before Read More …

15 Awesome Things to Do in Plovdiv

After traveling to over 30 countries in Europe, it’s rare that Hope and I still stumble upon a new European city that we believe to be completely underrated and can call one of our favorites. But that’s exactly what happened when we visited Plovdiv, Bulgaria a few weeks ago. Although Plovdiv is only Bulgaria’s second biggest city, we found it to have so much more Read More …

Experience Luxury in the Bulgaria Mountains at Lucky Bansko Aparthotel Spa & Relax

Bulgaria is covered in mountain ranges, and when Hope and I heard about how beautiful the Bulgaria mountains are, we knew we had to check it out for ourselves. In the winter, the mountains in Bulgaria are a playground for skiers and snowboarders, and in the summer they are a haven for hikers. Nestled at the base of the Pirin Mountains, about two hours south Read More …

An Authentic Bulgarian Accommodation at Complex Kosovo Houses

Kosovo, a village in Bulgaria (not to be confused with the more famous Kosovo in the Balkans) is a small, picturesque Rhodope mountain town that Diana and I visited during our journey through Bulgaria. We found an authentic Bulgarian accommodation at the Complex Kosovo Houses, a group of family-run houses designed, built, and renovated in a typical Rodopi architectural style. The complex is located approximately Read More …

Best of Zanzibar Hotels on the Beach: Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Earlier this year, I traveled to Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of Tanzania, to get my PADI Open Water Certification (scuba certification) and knew I wanted to stay at a hotel on the beach. After browsing through beautiful beach hotel after beautiful beach hotel, I kept going back to Park Hyatt Zanzibar in Stone Town, a UNESCO heritage site. This perfectly located hotel is Read More …

Kigali, Rwanda Hotels: Staying at Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre

“Luxury” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Rwanda, but that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the best restaurants and cafes in Kigali and within a 10-15 minute drive from many landmarks like the airport, Read More …

Exploring Paris and Versailles With The Paris Guy

Home to the third busiest airport in the world, and welcoming nearly 40 million visitors to the area every year, Paris is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. From the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral to the Louvre and Arc de Triumph, Paris’s famous landmarks can amaze even the most seasoned traveler when visiting for the first time. However, exploring Paris and the Read More …

Top Things to Do in Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico is a beautiful destination that caters to many different types of travelers during all times of year. Having had the opportunity to visit Cozumel twice in the last few months (both times on a cruise), I’ve been able to scope out some of the best beaches and attractions on the island. Since I was only on the island for one day each time, Read More …

How to Choose the Best Kilimanjaro Guides

When I first started planning for my Kilimanjaro trek, I was overwhelmed by the number of tour operators available for hire. I read review after review of various Kilimanjaro tour operators but wasn’t sure which factors to look out for that would be most crucial to my success. Now, having just summited Kilimanjaro with a company that contributed vastly to my success (thank you Pristine Read More …