Nestled along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal is a highly underrated destination in southwestern Europe. Historically overshadowed by high-profile neighbors like Spain and nearby France, Portugal has just recently sparked major tourism interest within the past decade, and for a good reason! The country is full of beautiful coastlines, quaint beach towns, and historic architecture. Yet, it’s not just the beaches that are drawing people in, but also the charming metropolitan areas. Portugal’s cities are some of the most beautiful (and least overcrowded with tourists) in Western Europe. With over 100 “cities” in Portugal, we narrowed down the list to the 7 cities you should not miss during your trip to Portugal!
Nestled next to Canada’s westernmost province, and within the Northern Rockies, Alberta and particularly Banff is a popular tourist destination for the adventurous. Filled with many trails to hike and ski, along with the famous turquoise waters; there’s no wonder that this particular area ranks high on everyone's bucket list. Below is a list of the top ten things to do in and surrounding Banff, Alberta.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, with over 850 indigenous languages, making it the perfect trip if you’re longing to experience a unique culture. However it is still shrouded in mystery. Read on to see what rumors are true, and which ones need to be debunked.
It’s a secret to no one that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Between the beauty, adventure, and the relaxed, laid back attitude, it is easily an ideal travel destination for travelers of all ages and preferences. But before you go, make sure to check out the following key tips that will ensure that your epic adventure to New Zealand is nothing but seamless!
Women love to travel. With incredible adventures, stunning scenery and delicious food around every corner, we have compiled a list of destinations that top the travel bucket lists of women around the globe. These places are culturally rich and generally easy to venture to as a woman- whether with your lady friends or flying solo!
Fiji is one of the few places in the world where the coral reefs have not been damaged, and thus diving here is known to be one of the best experiences in the world. Fiji’s pristine white sand beaches is the stuff of legends and have to be seen to be believed. Ready to dive in to Fiji but unsure where to stay? Fiji has a range of accommodations, so let’s take a look at some of the top hotels in Fiji!
Our world is a magnificent, mysterious place, which makes exploring it all the more exciting. But there are some sights that will remain a mystery to us as they are forbidden to tourists. More and more places are being shut down, as our impact can have devastating consequences on the environment. For instance Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand, became a prime destination following its exposure in Danny Boyle film, The Beach, and is now closed to the public to protect its marine environment. However, we are blessed with a world of endless possibilities, and thankfully there is an abundance of alternatives and compromises for those longing for a particular experience.
It is no secret that Norway has a multitude of fjords, each one with its own unique characteristics. A fjord is a long, narrow, deep inlet of sea wedged between high cliffs, formed by a submerged glacial valley and are found mainly in Norway, Greenland, Canada, Chile, and New Zealand. You could spend weeks just exploring Norway’s vast array of fjords! Read below for a guide to Norway’s famous fjords!
The idea of ‘Norway’ often invokes images of reindeer herds, dazzling Northern Lights, igloo hotels, and the impossibly beautiful Fjords. Yet, did you know that Norway also holds some of Europe’s prettiest cities and villages?As you can imagine, the people of Norway enjoy their nature year around. Yet, Norway has more to offer than its gorgeous natural sights. In fact, Norwegian cities are bursting at the seems with cultural beauty and activity, including breathtaking museums, architecture, and delicious culinary traditions. As travelers often note, Norwegians are serious about their food! So, if you are planning a trip to Norway, you may want to consider a visit to some of these lovely cities. Let’s take a look at some of Norway’s most popular ones!
Do you dream of going to Thailand? Sometimes traveling to a whole new place can be intimidating and unknown. Gather your courage and curiosity and brush up on some cultural tips and tricks to assist you in feeling more confident and prepared to make the trip of your dreams happen. Here is a list of cultural and travel tips to keep in mind when planning your trip to Thailand! Doing a bit of research can pay off big time when trying to not stand out in a new country and to travel more like a LOCAL!
Asia has been the go-to destination for young high school graduates to spend a significant amount of time exploring on their ‘gap year’. As such, it is essential to keep the whole trip as low-budget as possible to enable you to stay for an extended period of time, ticking several countries off your bucket list. Hence backpacking has become especially popular, allowing for easier maneuverability as you hop from hostel to hostel.
If you had asked me few years ago about Central Asia, my mind would have fumbled for country names; images of how a Central Asian city might look, thoughts about their local cuisine or even customs and clothing. But today, Central Asia is slowly coming into its own, and generating a rising awareness amongst travelers. Commonly referred to as the “Stans”, the countries that make up this region are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The five ‘Stans are located in Central Asia, and share borders with India, Russia, and China. What you’ll find in these five ‘Stans are a mix of desert, mountains and grassland landscapes. These countries were formed under Stalin’s rule but now 20 years post independence, they are emerging with identities of their own. Welcome to the lands of the five ‘Stans: Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Cambodia is best known for the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, but Cambodia has so much more to offer. A small country, part of the Indochina peninsula, its coastline is brimming with sleepy villages and beautiful beaches. Cambodia is as historic as it is scenic so let’s take a look at the top then things to do in Cambodia.
Can you actually describe the flavors of such a diverse and complex nation in just one word? We are certainly going to try. The flavor of Israel is fresh. Why fresh? Fresh is alive with possibility. Fresh is joyful. Fresh is young, welcoming, bountiful, and so much more. Fresh is life-giving, and when you are primarily a desert nation, fresh is as good as it gets.
If you love multicultural history, you will love Turkey. Home to 80 million inhabitants, Turkey is what I would call a dynamic country, with an array of historical places and archaeological excavation sites. The country is full of contrasts, and best known for its Ottoman mosques and palaces, its fairy tale-like Cappadocia to Classical cities like Ephesus in the Turkish Aegean. Here is my list of iconic places to visit while in Turkey:
When I think of the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution comes to mind, leading me to imagine giant tortoises, sea lions, penguins, etc amongst other out-of-this-world display of animals. The Galapagos is really a bucket-list destination no doubt. Here are the best things to do in the Galapagos.