The metrocable in medellin

13 Things You Should Do in Medellin Colombia

In all of my travels, this is the first time I have stayed put for this length of time. Two months! The verdict? Amazing! I have an apartment, I have a gym, I take Spanish classes, I take salsa classes, I have a routine, I AM NORMAL! I haven’t felt like this since the summer…

What To Do in Cartagena Besides the Expensive Day Tours

Cartagena, Colombia is a beachy, Caribbean paradise. It is famous for its Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, and stunning beaches. The catch is, these beautiful beaches are not part of Cartagena at all! They exist on small islands off the coast, which require you to book a trip in order to reach them.…

View of Budapest across the Danube on the free walking tour in Budapest

The Best Free Walking Tours in Europe

There would have to be a really good reason for me to miss out on free walking tours in the city I am traveling in. For instance, there aren’t any. That is justification enough for me to take a pass. Grave illness. There’s another reason. They charge money upfront. Um, well then stop calling yourself…

Pretty scenery on the Inle Lake trek

Hiking Myanmar: Kalaw to Inle Lake Trek

You may hear a lot of people say that Myanmar is an up and coming tourist destination and to get there before it changes.  In Yangon and Mandalay I saw very few tourists, while Bagan was nearly exclusively tourists, though I expected more. However, if you want to find westerners, hit the trails between the…

Koh Lipe

Thai Massage 101: What to Expect and What You Should Pay

Have you been to Thailand?  Did you get a massage?  Not the most logical follow-up question, but seriously, you’ll understand why people care once you’ve experienced a Thai massage.  While I am not going to claim to be an expert or anything, I did have four Thai massages in my first five days in the country.…

Man with all the meat Buenos Aires

4 Dining Establishments You Must Try in Buenos Aires

I love food.  I love drinks.  And I am always down for an experience that combines the two when I am traveling.  Argentina is surely known for its meat and its wine.  While you probably can’t go wrong regardless of where you decide to eat, I have decided to list four of my favorites in…

Me and a giant tortoise galapagos

How to Budget for a Trip to the Galapagos Islands

Is it really possible to travel to the Galapagos Islands on a budget?  This would be a pointless article if I said no!  So yes! First of all, there are two expenses that there is no way around. Flight There are airports on two of the Galapagos Islands.  You can either fly into San Cristobal…

Lions on first day of overland trip

How to Decide on an Overland Tour through Africa

After months of fantasizing about travel while at work, I decided I finally needed to make some solid travel plans.  My resignation was in the works and I was about to have plenty of free time on my hands.  I had a rough year-long travel itinerary racing through my mind, which would commence on January…

Himalayas in the distance

How to Visit Bhutan

What is Bhutan? I first heard of Bhutan when I was in college.  I would spend precious study time becoming the Sporcle queen of the countries of the world. Bhutan.  I must  investigate!  So I did.  In a quick Google search, I learned Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country nestled between India and China, it is home to the…