Fly Gear: Six Angler Essentials

Featured in our March 2018 issue: Here Are Six Angler Essentials For Exploring Blue Ridge Trout Streams Prime fishing season is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re in the market for new waders or in need of a new pack, these fly fishing essentials are sure to help you get the most out of your time on the water. If you’re looking for places to fish, check out our eight favorite trout towns across …

Inspirational Animal Rights Activists (15 Female Heroes)

Inspirational Animal Rights Activists (15 Female Heroes) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we thought this would be a great time to honor 15 female heroes who are outspoken animal rights activists. Some of them are famous, such as the founding mothers of modern primatology (Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut? Galdikas, a….

How I Built This (Or What I Learned from Being a Scammy Marketer)

As I approach my ten-year anniversary of blogging, I want to tell a tale. The tale of an accidental travel writer who simply wanted to afford beer, dorm rooms, plane tickets, and backpacker pub crawls. I shared part of this story before but, today, I want to go into more …

Things to Know Before Going to Kuwait

Kuwait City skyline (photo: Francisco Anzola) Are you planning to visit or move to Kuwait soon? This tiny country in the Middle East has its own unique culture, which you’ll want to become familiar with before applying for a Kuwait online visa and starting your journey. Here are some of the things to know before making your trip to Kuwait, from the style of dress …

Remembering My Mom, Maria Noakes

Editor’s Note: This tribute was written by Dominique Williams, Maria’s 14-year-old son Maria was a mother, a friend, a wife, and an all around amazing person. She was born on May 11, 1967 to dairy farmers in small town in Northland, New Zealand. She lived on the farm until the age of 13 when she attended Saint Cuthberts boarding school. Choosing to go to boarding school was one of several pivotal decisions in Maria’s life. Leaving home, making many lifelong friends, and gaining the …

Top 10 Tanzania National Parks and Reserves (Safari Guide)

Top 10 Tanzania National Parks and Reserves (Safari Guide) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. With 16 national parks, three game reserves, and two marine reserves, Tanzania ranked high on our world travel bucket list long before we had the means to visit the country. Around one-third of the country’s total land area is protected, with management overseen by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). The natural attractions found within the approximately 122,000 square miles of Tanzanian national parks and reserves are world-renowned. There’s the &#…

Top 5 Tourism Activities for Your Uganda Safari Vacation

Bwindi National Park (photo: Jule Lumma) Uganda is a safe safari destination, which welcomes you with happy faces; it’s a thriving nation full of natural beauty. The Pearl of Africa is a country with a variety of wildlife, lush green vegetation, a tropical climate, and rich culture, all of which make Uganda a unique destination to visit. While Kenya and Tanzania are most visited in search of the Big 5, Uganda has lions, elephants, leopard, buffalo, and rhinos distributed…

We Need To Change How We Think About Travel Safety.

Too many people are afraid of travelling the world. They think taking a gap year is dangerous and backpacking is too risky. But is this accurate? Are travellers really in so much danger? Or it is about time everyone changed the way they think about travel safety? Travelling the world is in general very safe. There are risks out there of course, risks of accidents, risks of becoming the victim of a crime…

48 Hours In Prestonsburg, Kentucky

It’s no secret Kentucky is a hotspot for outdoor adventure. So it’s a good feeling to know about the state’s under-the-radar locations — the ones where foot traffic isn’t quite as heavy — before the rest of the world finds out. Allow us to introduce you to Prestonsburg. Whether you’re chasing more technical terrain or looking for a brisk hike with a breathtaking view, this historic town will be your new, favorite hidden gem. Preston’s Station was the first town established in eastern Kentucky in 1797. Brave, adventurous men and women settled this new frontier, …

Kayaking and Hiking the Dolomites in Italy (The Best Lakes and Trails)

Kayaking and Hiking the Dolomites in Italy (The Best Lakes and Trails) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The stark beauty of the Dolomites Mountains is comprised of jagged peaks, Alpine meadows, and impossibly blue lakes. So it comes as no surprise that the Dolomites are one of the most beloved travel destinations in the Italian Alps. Or that kayaking and hiking the Dolomites have become increasingly popular outdoor recreation activities among adventure-lovers in Europe and around the world. Their name derives from dolomite, the type of rock …

9 Reasons to Take a Nile Cruise

Statue of Ramses II at Karnak Temple (photo: Edgardo W. Olivera) You’ll never forget the incomparable feeling of cruising down one of the world’s most famous rivers— a river that has been essential to Egypt’s agricultural and economic wellbeing since ancient times. As you travel between Luxor and Aswan, you’ll pass a dizzying array of temples, tombs, and monuments. Here are a few of the highlights from a traditional Nile cruise, plus a few tips for your tours in Egypt. 1. Karnak Temple This stunning temple complex is far more than just …

Maya Bay in Thailand May Be Finally Closing To Tourists!

Maya Bay, ‘the Beach’ that was made famous in the 2000 movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio and has since seen a phenomenal surge in tourism as a result, is finally being closed off to tourists as of June 2018 because of environmental concerns. The beach that sparked the inspiration for thousands of gap years might be closing. According to various sources, Thai authorities have finally decided to act after decades of overtourism…

Trout Towns: 8 Fly Favorites

What makes a trout town? Does it hinge solely on an area’s proximity to coveted rivers, lakes, and streams? Or is it the confluence of top-notch anglers and a vibrant fishing culture? Personally, I tend to seek out the latter when searching for the next best destination for a multi-day fly fishing excursion. …

The 16 Best Mayan Ruins to Explore

The 16 Best Mayan Ruins to Explore originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Having spent several years working on permaculture gardening projects in Latin America, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many of the region’s best Mayan ruins. It’s amazing when you consider the fact that these ancient structures span more than 2,500 years of Mesoamerican history. Though the era of Maya civilization dominance ended some 500 years ago with the Spanish invasion, their historical and cultural influence lives on today. Most …