Krippenstein and Hallstatt Austria – an under-the-radar snowy getaway

When it comes to winter getaways, there are plenty of well-known options. Everyone’s heard of the snowy wonders of Chamonix. We all have that friend who goes to Aspen to Jackson Hole every winter, but often the popularity of typical snow getaways is their downfall. It’s hard to have an interesting or authentic vacation experience […]

Visit the Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

One of the highlights of visiting Udon Thani province in northeastern Thailand is the so-called “Red Lotus Sea” or Talay Bua Daeng (ทะเลบัวแดง) in Thai. Really it is a lake and not a sea. Also, they are pink water-lilies and not red lotuses. But, regardless of these small details, it is an amazing sight that […]

360° Photos of the Flower Festival at King Rama IX Park

One of the most beautiful flower festivals in Thailand is the annual Suan Luang Rama IX Flowers Festival which will be taking place again this year from 1st-10th December. Held for around ten days when the cool season hits the city, the festival is a part of the celebrations celebrating His Majesty the Late King […]

Three Day Phimai Festival Trip

This week, I went on a 3-day trip to Nakhon Ratchasima province in Northeastern Thailand for the annual Phimai Festival and boat races. Date of trip: 9-11 November 2018 Lunch at KP Steak House in Pak Chong District of Nakhon Ratchasima. Map: Wat Sala Loi in Khorat was built by the Thai heroine Thao […]

November 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

November has been such a wonderful, heart-warming month. It’s also been jam-packed with activities. This month, I finally started to feel as though my health was getting back on track after six months of illness, made progress on my attempt to find a community in Bristol, snapped out of my writer’s block, and explored a new […]

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8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

Very few travelers know about Quito and its history. Visitors are often surprised to discover the rich heritage as they walk the ancient streets of this city, and many regret not spending more time there. Many travel agencies and tour operators offer Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the Galapagos Islands […]

Is Brunei Worth Visiting? My Experience in the Sultanate

I went to Brunei because everybody said it was boring. I’m aware that’s a weird reason to go somewhere, but I’m all about being different. If somebody insists a place isn’t worth visiting, I immediately add it to the top of my list and set off in search of its redeeming features. When I first […]

The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

By Andrew Bezhenar on Nov 30, 2018 in Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Events, France, Hong Kong, Leisure Travel, Middle East, New York, North America, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Western Europe After packing away the decorations and preparing yourself to go back to work, it is easy to […]

The ‘off-the-grid’ islands of the Cyclades

Perhaps the most famous group of islands in Greece is the Cyclades. The name derives from the Greek word “kyklos” which in English means circle (circular islands), hence the shape the islands form around the sacred island of Delos. According to Greek mythology, the God of the Sea, Poseidon, turned the Cyclades nymphs into islands […]

Emergency Porchetta, Canelli, Italy

The emergency porchetta was my favorite part of the trip. That is a strange thing to say for a lot of reasons. For one, I don’t know if the concept of emergency porchetta is widely known. A Google search for the term reveals four results, the most salient of which is someone looking for cooking […]

How and Why I Wrote a Year of Blog Posts in Ten Days

I have written this blog since 2005, and haven’t missed posting at least weekly since 2012 or so. Writing this blog has had a massively positive impact on my life, both directly and indirectly, and I can’t imagine what would stop me from continuing to write it indefinitely. I enjoy the actual writing of blog […]

Visit the Riva Boutique for unique Christmas gifts

Riva is one of the most iconic brands in the boating world. The Italian company has a peerless reputation built on 175 years of excellence that extends beyond its legendary luxury speedboats and yachts. Since 1842, when the Riva boatyard was established on Lake Iseo in Sarnico, Italy, the name has become a synonym for […]

Travel video of the week: The Maldives in 4K

Watch this spectacular 4K video of the Maldives, totally shot with the DJI Inspire 1 aerial platform. This is Patrice Gaucher’s inaugural video with the Inspire 1 and we think he did a pretty amazing job putting together this beautiful two-minute production. [embedded content] If you would like to subscribe to our own YouTube channel, […]