The best safari experience in Africa?

There are over 10,000 safari lodges and camps in Africa – a daunting number when it comes to making a decision as to the one or two which would be best to visit! To help manage this large number the Safari Guild was set up in 2008 which now consists of over 5,000 safari specialist […]

Thailand Festivals

On this website, you will find photo albums of all the festivals and major events that I have attended around Thailand.

What is a Visa Run?

This article is part of a series which attempts to answer basic questions people may have about travel. If you have a question you’d like to see answered, please send me an email with your question. A visa run is a short trip over an international border designed to reset the visa in the originating […]

Why Greece is a Fall destination

An acclaimed summer destination for the entire world, Greece has successfully entered the top 25-list of countries that travelers select for their summer vacation. Usually, by referring to summer the months of July, August and September come to mind and that is exactly the case with Greece. During those months, the entire country is overflowing […]

5 ideal honeymoon destinations

Congratulations… you are engaged. Now the excitement of planning your big day lies ahead. Lots to think about and do, maybe plenty time, maybe not, but whatever, it will come round much quicker than you are expecting it, and that is a fact. It just seems to creep up on you! As well as all […]

19 Interesting Facts About World Heritage Sites

I have been visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites since I began traveling full time in 2007. Since then I have visited over 375 sites around the world and have photographed all of them. There are no typical world heritage sites. They come in all shapes and sizes, from a few square meters to sites larger […]

Career Advice for Lost Twenty-somethings

Me at my college graduation in 2012 In my twenties, I’ve felt so much pressure (both internal and external) to find the right career. I think most of us have. Since graduating from college, I’ve worked in sales and marketing. I’ve freelanced and blogged and au paired. I’ve entertained many, many career paths, from journalism […]

A Return to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Yes, we took another visit to one of our favorite cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan! Actually, we visited three times (!!!) this year to hang out in the town, and to see some good friends who call this place home. Naturally, we also visited Beer City USA to swing through some more of its yummy breweries. […]

12 Years of Travel Blogging: A Look Back and A Look Ahead

October 14 marks the 12th anniversary of my very first blog post on this website. I mark this date as the start of my travel blog. My first post came almost a year and a half after registering the domain name for the website and 5 months before I actually turned over the keys to […]

Top 5 magical safaris in Uganda and where to stay

Want to go on safari in Uganda, but have no idea which package to pick? We understand what you are going through, as there are countless experiences just waiting to be had in this small East African country. Below, we run down the best five options for a magical safari experience in Uganda. Gorilla trekking […]

Where to see amazing wildlife in Latin America

Latin America abounds with all manner of fascinating wildlife species, from tree-dwelling monkeys and birds of paradise in an array of colours to rare marine creatures like the pink dolphin and land-based ones like the elusive jaguar and the famous camelids of Latin America: vicunas. Sloths, Costa Rica Sloths, found in the Monteverde Cloud Forest […]

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Top 5 cruises for an unforgettable luxury holiday in Antarctica

A holiday to the white continent of Antarctica is on many a traveller’s bucket list, but how can you decide on which cruise to take? There are now a number of operators offering exciting trips to this vast and icy part of the world, all with their own unique benefits. The ships are decked out […]

This Week in Travel – Episode 241

This week Jen Leo and Chris Christensen are joined by their guest Teddy Wilson from Discovery Canada and Smithsonian’s Mighty Trains. They talk about train travel. I was off in Chicago and missed this week’s show. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Sites Mentioned on the Show Mighty Trains Rocky Mountaineer California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento […]