Everything You Need to Know About Road Tripping Rwanda With Self Drive Rwanda

Nearly 25 years after the gruesome killing of close to one million Rwandans and displacement of nearly two million Rwandans, you would hardly know walking down the streets of Kigali that such a terrible tragedy occurred in the country’s recent history. Today, Rwanda is a well-organized, safe, and clean country – in fact beating out most large cities around the world, including my hometown of 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 …

What to Expect on Your 7 Day Kilimanjaro Trek

I spent months preparing for my hike up to Mount Kilimanjaro. I researched and researched more. I exercised. I was confident in our guide company, Pristine Trails. But when I woke up early in the morning in my Moshi hotel room on the day of my hike, I had no way of truly knowing what I was going to experience in the next seven days. 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 …

10 Reasons to Take a Cruise

Long gone are the days when cruises were just for old people and families seeking time away together. Nowadays, with over 20 million people taking cruises annually, the cruise industry has become a trend and attraction for the younger population as well. And who can blame them? Cruises appeal to the masses because there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a pool bum or a casino Read More …

Complete Kilimanjaro Packing List: Kilimanjaro Gear Recommendations and Tips

Each day is an opportunity for a new adventure, and soon I will be embarking on a new adventure to the tallest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and typically takes between 6-8 days to hike. For the first time in my life, I will need to factor into my packing certain Read More …

Where to Stay in St. Augustine, Florida: Jaybird’s Inn

Jaybird’s Inn is a cozy and well-located hotel just off the main road in St. Augustine, Florida. It is a short 15-20 minute walk from St. Augustine’s historic district and is the perfect home-away-from-home for a family getaway, couples trip, or even solo excursion. The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff friendly and helpful, and the amenities abundant. If you’re wondering where to stay Read More …

15 Reasons to Visit St. Augustine, Florida: The Oldest City in the United States

If you asked me where the oldest city in America was two months ago, I would’ve guessed somewhere in New England. To my surprise, the oldest city in the U.S. is actually a historic beach town in Northeast Florida called St. Augustine. Once you arrive in St. Augustine, its rich history shines through as you start to feel a mixture of different cultures coursing through Read More …