37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

On a whim, I went to Tokyo for a week. My friends and I had been talking about a food-themed trip to the city for years, and after convincing them that now was the time to cash in all our miles, we found ourselves at the airport on a cold November day with one goal: to eat as much as humanly possible. Like me, they’d been to Tokyo before and each had a list of places to eat at. Along with our …

18 stunning places to go for the ‘gram in 2018

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Tibet Cycling: The Complete Guide to Lhasa to Ganden Monastery Cycling Tour

Tibet appeals to travellers in many ways. The first and most important thing is the beautiful natural scenery. However, Tibet is a bit different from the other scenic spots. There is a charm to this place, which is not found anywhere. Travellers have a mind which wanders and loves to explore new things. They can get this experience for their Tibet travel as the various associated activities can completely thrill them. From…

A Traveller’s Guide to Penang, Malaysia – Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore

The first and only time I had heard of ‘Penang’ was when ordering Thai food, where the menu often includes ‘Penang Curry’. Spoiler alert: Penang Curry doesn’t come from Penang, Malaysia. Fortunately however, the Island of Penang in northwest Malaysia is home to some of the best food in Southeast Asia, and in my opinion the world. Now that I’ve visited, I’m surprised I don’t hear more about Penang (or Malaysia for that matter.) The food is delicious, the people are friendly…

As seen on TV: 5 bars/eateries that recreate your favorite television show

You can live out an episode of your favorite TV show at these bars and cafes (not that there’s anything wrong with that) The post As seen on TV: 5 bars/eateries that recreate your favorite television show appeared first on Orbitz.

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat – Keep Calm and Wander

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat is a Hindu ritual by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. This nightly ceremonies is attended and watched by hundreds of worshipping locals and curious tourists from all over the world. It is free for all to witness but you should arrive earlier than 6 in the evening to get a good viewing spot. Watch out for your personal belongings when the crowd gets thicker as the …

January 1st 2017 is my 1,613th Day of Vagabonding

My vagabonding journey or as it has turned into, lifestyle, began 38,712 hours ago. Four and a half years of a life nomadic and counting… The intro of this post is identical to the post I published 365 days ago, sans the numbers. That’s because that hasn’t changed but there have been developments. Travel wise, 2016 has been the slowest since I started living on the road. I’ve been traveling slower and staying in places longer. Spending most of my time in Indonesia, Thailand, Egypt, Philippines and Malaysia. But I’ve found a…

Travel & Food: 12 of My Favorite Bites Around The World

Food is I believe the most important aspect of the travel experience. Through food we form some of our strongest travel memories, scents and sensations that can recall specific moments in time instantly, even years later. It’s through the stomach that we learn about a new culture, what they value and how they live every day. It’s also something we all have to do, and because of that it is one of the few aspects of …

Announcing My WildJunket Tibet Tour!

Join Me on My New Tibet Tour! Do you like traveling adventurously to less-visited places but don’t like going solo OR going on tours? Believe me, I get it. I like independent travel, but I don’t particularly enjoy traveling solo. I also enjoy traveling with like-minded people and forming a camaraderie with people whom I connect with. That’s why I’m launching my very own tours, to bring together like-minded people who have an adventurous spirit and an interest in deep, immersive travel…

8 Hotels Fit For a President

Even though they live at one of the most iconic addresses on earth, the life of an American President is a transient one, clocking up the miles both at home and abroad in their role as Commander-in-Chief. Comfort is of utmost importance during these forays, beginning with the plush interiors of Air Force One, and extending to their choice of hotel.

Sri Lankans: Making a Stranger Feel Like Family

I didn’t know much about Sri Lanka before my visit. Most of what I knew was picked up via the news and a few blog posts written by friends. Sri Lanka was a blank slate I was eager to fill in. I found Sri Lanka to be a nation of luscious jungles, epic waterfalls, stunning hikes, Tomb Raider-esque archeological ruins, ugly cities, and delicious food. But the one thing that really stood out was the people. I know, I know. What a cliché, right?! It’s the most generic thing to say in travel. “The people in …

Spotlight: Where to Travel in Turkey

Since the first time I visited Turkey as a child, its blend of cultures and friendly locals held me in thrall. As a 12-year-old, the contrast between this exotic land and my home country of Ireland was striking, opening my eyes to a world outside my childhood bubble. Since then I’ve returned many times, amazed at the country’s ongoing transformation as it balances secularism, capitalism and Islam.

How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Nothing About

This week I am going to Sri Lanka and, outside a few facts I’d picked up by reading the news and talking to friends over the years, I recently realized I knew shockingly little about the country. I knew it was once ruled by the British, there was a long conflict between…

Floating Between Sand and Sea in Oman

Dune Bashing in the Desert It is, as the ads say, like floating on air. Our hired jeep trembles slightly before falling, falling, softly over the edge into the cushioned sunset sands. No roads, no traffic, no parking problems. Only the ghostly currents that skim over the desert: the silent, terracotta sands. At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and…