Quito: when a hotel becomes the beating heart of a historic neighbourhood

Ecuador’s proud capital city of Quito has many attractions; its unforgettable backdrop of Andean peaks and misty volcanoes, its beautifully preserved historic centre with elaborate churches and cobbled squares – not to mention the opportunity to travel a little further out of town for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of […]

Photograph of the week: Stegastein viewpoint, Norway

A must-stop for anyone travelling between Oslo and Bergen, Flam sits plum in the middle of UNESCO World Heritage fjord territory. The Stegastein viewpoint, near Flam, offers the best views of those fjords. Stegastein is likely one of the most photographed viewpoints in Norway, a veritable Mecca for avid Instagrammers seeking selfie-stardom. But don’t let […]

Roman gastronomic indulgences: the best eateries in Rome

People say that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”…this includes the city’s reputation for epicurean delights. The best eateries in Rome have one thing in common: they have decades of experience and rigorously preserve ancestral recipes – it’s like eating a bit of history. Check out these seven superb restaurant recommendations in Rome. Trattoria “La […]

10 African experiences for the young at heart

Millennial travellers value gathering experiences, not things.  They see life as a collection of moments to be fully enjoyed before one gets too old to care.  The entire generation is redefining the workspace to accommodate the need for exploration, wandering the globe laptop in hand. Africa offers many opportunities to satisfy this yearning for adventure […]

Finding your Balearic bliss

The Mediterranean is Europe’s summer playground, and home to almost 200 destination islands. From the big hitters like Sicily to the smallest island nations such as Malta, this beautiful sea offers visitors compelling places to enjoy the joys of a very special Summer lifestyle. The Balearic Islands Formentera, Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca make up the […]

Happy 10th Anniversary To This Weird Blog

Ten years. It’s been ten years since I started this blog. Ten years since Rand accidentally named this site because he misheard me when I suggested “The Everywhere List”. Ten years since we registered the domain. A decade of writing posts – some good, some utterly embarrassing, some very, very outdated. The wormhole created by […]

How to spend a hip 48 hours in London for travel snobs

London has a bit of magic and something for every traveler. The city has been the backdrop to various famous movies including Notting Hill, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Snatch and Bridget Jones Diary. The city offers a wide range of activities. From seeing a play at the London Theater to riding the London Eye to […]

The most luxurious horse-riding retreats in Latin America

By Simon Williams on Jul 09, 2019 in Accommodation, Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hotels, Leisure Travel, Regions, Resorts, South America, Speciality Travel One of the most geographically diverse regions on the planet; Latin America is not short of charming rural retreats set amongst striking scenery, perfect for a relaxed countryside getaway, especially […]

BTS Lat Phrao skytrain station opens in mid August 2019

Good news for people who want to visit CentralPlaza Lat Phrao. Starting from 11th August 2019, the Green Line of the skytrain will be extended by one stop from Mo Chit (Chatuchak Park) to Ha yaek Lat Phrao. This is the five-way intersection in front of CentralPlaza. The service will initially be free. In addition, […]

Best alternative European destinations to visit by rail

Where centuries of history is mixed with a sublime modern flair, Europe is a continent which is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. One of the best and easiest ways to explore Europe is by train – a train can take you pretty much wherever you want without the worry […]

Photos of the Royal Barge Procession in Bangkok

A spectacular procession of royal barges will be seen along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on the 24th October 2019 as part of the celebration to mark the end of the three month long Buddhist Lent and the coronation of King Rama X which took place earlier this year. The king will be on […]

5 things you’ve probably never done in Japan but should!

In case you didn’t know, I LOVE Japan. I studied the culture extensively in college and grad school, lived there twice, used to travel to Tokyo 1-2 times per year over the course of a decade in my last career, and continue to travel to Japan often. Even after numerous visits, I continue to find […]

‘Bangkok: City of Angels’ is a travel activity book for children

If you are traveling with children or you are an expat family in Thailand, then you might be interested in this new activity book called ‘Bangkok: City of Angels’. It is part of a series by My Globetrotter Books that helps children aged 6-12 discover and learn about major cities around the world including Bangkok. […]

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem. The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine […]