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Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Things to do in Brazil: Off the Beaten Path

Planning a trip to Brazil can be overwhelming; after all, this South American country is larger in size than the entire European continent! But if you want to get to know the true soul of Brazil, then you can’t be afraid to explore some of the off-the-beaten path destinations. Journey to some of the lesser-known destinations listed below for an unforgettable Brazilian adventure!

What to Expect From a Namibian Safari

What to Expect From a Namibian Safari

What images come to mind when you hear the word “safari?” Most likely, your head immediately fills with scenes from the Lion King: majestic lions strolling through the tall, golden savanna and cheetahs chasing their prey at lightning speeds, all the while birds soar towards the giant, fiery sunset. But that’s just the movies, right? Real life hardly ever lives up to what we picture in our minds. Well, what if we told you that the iconic safari experience is real? Keep reading below to find out what to really expect from a classic safari in the beautiful African country of Namibia.

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Contrary to its name, Iceland is home to not only some of the world’s largest glaciers, but also some of the most active volcanoes! The island has slowly heated up over time. 8000 years ago, Iceland was completely buried under ice. This isn’t the only contrast you’ll find throughout Iceland. Depending on your season of travel, Iceland offers long summer days with up to 24 hours of daylight and short winter days to the minimum of just a few hours of sun!

Packing Guide for Patagonia

Packing Guide for Patagonia

Patagonia feels like a mythical land full of wonder and adventure. Known for its breathtaking views and diverse landscapes, you’ll find snow-capped mountains, towering glaciers, roaring waterfalls, and milky blue lakes. The region lies at the southernmost tip of South America and is shared by Chile and Argentina—the Andes Mountains divides the land. With seven national parks throughout Patagonia, this is the ultimate getaway for nature lovers. This destination still flies a bit under the radar, and chances are you have no idea what to pack. Don’t fear because we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover the essential packing guide for Patagonia!

Best Time of Year to Visit Patagonia

Best Time of Year to Visit Patagonia

Patagonia is actually a sprawling nature reserve and national park that extends over one million square miles through Chile and Argentina. What is the best time to travel to this mountain paradise? Keep reading to learn the best time of year to visit Patagonia and all of the details you need to plan your plan your adventure!

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

To Abdul, Kilimanjaro is more than a picturesque backdrop to his village; it is his whole life. This mountain is his job and his livelihood, as well as that of his family and friends in his village. But even more than that, Kilimanjaro is Adbul’s home, and he has a profound love and appreciation for it. 

The Top Waterfalls in Costa Rica

The Top Waterfalls in Costa Rica

Looking for a trip that will get your adrenaline soaring through the roof? Costa Rica is an adventurous destination filled with endless outdoor activities from zip lining through the rain forest to snorkeling out in the ocean, exploring the canopies on massive hanging bridges, the list goes on for days! Costa Rica is also known for having some incredible waterfalls through the country that you must see!

The Top 7 Must-See Destinations in Costa Rica

The Top 7 Must-See Destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, whose name means “rich coast,” not only boasts some of the world’s most beautifully pristine beaches (and killer waves!), but it also lays claim to some of the region’s most striking mountain ranges, rumbling volcanoes, colossal waterfalls, and a wealth of amazing wildlife, all packed tightly into a country that is roughly the size of West Virginia! The intense natural beauty of this little country, along with the hospitality of the locals, the delicious cuisine, and the laid back (or “pura vida”) culture, will have you hooked from the moment you step off the plane.

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

The magnitude of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro did not occur to me until I was on the airplane, flying past the tallest free-standing mountain in Africa. Seeing the mountain for the first time, I was overwhelmed by nervous excitement, and humbled by the mass my brother and I would soon attempt to climb. That was the first time it truly occurred to me what we were in Tanzania to

Iceland in August | Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, & Things to Do

Iceland in August | Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, & Things to Do

Visiting Iceland in August  offers incredible wildlife-viewing opportunities (the Puffins migration & whale watching are at their peak), a myriad of festivals & cultural events, and absolutely beautiful weather. August marks the end of the summer, and therefore is one of the most temperate months to travel to Iceland with pleasant temperatures, little rainfall, and opportunities to experience both the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights.

Traveling Iceland’s Ring Road | Itinerary & Highlights

Traveling Iceland’s Ring Road | Itinerary & Highlights

Iceland’s Ring Road is one of the best ways to see the country. The 828-mile journey travels along the country’s perimeter via Route 1, giving travelers an in-depth look into its diverse beauty. From flat farmlands to rugged mountains and stunning waterfalls, there’s never-ending natural wonder at every turn. With so much to see, planning a trip can easily become overwhelming, but we've but together an itinerary taking you to the top highlights of Iceland’s Ring Road.  Read on!

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Kilimanjaro Checklist | What to Pack & How to Prepare for the Mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic mountains in the world. Standing at 19,341 feet, it’s Africa’s highest peak and one of the Seven Summits. Conquering the mountain is something countless people dream about, and while the climb is both physically and mentally exhausting, anyone can achieve this feat with hard work, commitment, and determination. To accomplish what’s sure to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life, preparation is key. Keep reading to find out what to pack and how to prepare for your journey to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Why You Should Travel to Mozambique

Why You Should Travel to Mozambique

Whether you know it or not - Mozambique has a lot to offer.  Unspoiled, undeveloped, and untamed, Mozambique is fast-emerging on the international tourism circuit with its wild beauty and exotic influences.  With its long, dune-fringe beaches, Art Deco-inspired capital, well-preserved corals, and pounding surf in the south - you can never go wrong with a holiday visit to Mozambique.