Is Madrid Boring? My Thoughts on the Spanish Capital

I like Spain. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Spain and Madrid was the first city in the country I visited. And yet, reading through my archives, I have almost nothing on the blog about Spain’s capital and I started to wonder why. I have Barcelona and even …

Doha to Muscat flights booming after Dubai and Abu Dhabi flights disappeared

Going to Qatar Airways and searching for DXB or AUH there are no airports foind. After Qatar Airways was forced to cancel all flights from Doha to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the airline has been looking for ways to increas frequency elsewhere in the Gulf region to allow passengers to connect to their extensive global […]Click on the headline to read the full article… – Submit your own story idea click here –

Getting Back to Nature in Hong Kong

Given the famous hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, one doesn’t necessarily expect many outdoors adventures when visiting. However, that is far from being the case. Hong Kong isn’t a singular place; it’s actually made up of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 200 offshore islands. Getting out and enjoying nature is one of the great secrets locals have tried to keep to themselves, but visitors like me…

Two Cities You Need to Know: Osh & Karakol in Kyrgyzstan

Granted, Kyrgyzstan does not occupy the same place in the hearts of travelers as does Paris or London. I get that; but that’s why I keep writing about this emerging Central Asian tourist destination. It’s one of those remarkable places on the planet that isn’t overrun with visitors, which I think is part of the appeal. Still in the naissance of its burgeoning life as a tourist destination, it enjoys the unique combination of…

9 Best Things to do in Monaco

First of all, where is Monaco? In case you don’t know it’s nestled in the south-east of France, only 10 km from the Italian border is a popular tourist destination. This micro city-state in the French Riviera is a synonym of luxury and glamour and a place loved by the rich, famous and powerful. Monaco is also home to the most renowned casino in the world which is constantly surrounded by fast luxury cars such as Ferrari, Bentley or Lamborghini. This country, even though small in size offers many …

More Favorite Travel Experiences in Australia

Travel is a funny thing. Sometimes we connect with foreign lands so profoundly that we ache for them even years later. I’ve been fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time in Australia, at least comparatively, and have traveled to nearly every state and territory, gradually learning what makes…

Exploring La Jolla, California in 6 Fun Steps

La Jolla is everything we want Southern California to be. One of the country’s most exclusive enclaves, tourists amble alongside the fabulously wealthy all there to capture a piece of that California spirit. While visiting San Diego, I spent a couple of nights in La Jolla so I could experience a different side …

Hamburg, Germany: Unusual Experiences For An Unusual City

One doesn’t normally think that a German city will be inherently weird. I mean, it’s Germany after all, a country known for its stoic adherence to orderliness and things that just make sense. But the northern cities have always been a little bit separated from the rest of the country; proximity to sea routes bringing in customs and traditions from around the world. Because of this unusual history, Hamburg today is an unusual place, and I mean that in the very best way possible. It’s liberal…

Italy ranks in top 5 of world tourist destinations

In the forthcoming two years, Italy will be among the five most chosen destinations by tourists from all over the world, on par with Thailand (3%) and behind Japan, the United States (9%) and Australia (7%). This is what emerged from the latest Visa Global Travel Intentions, conducted by Visa on a sample

Not to ratify Military Base on its Assumption Island, Seychelles

Seychellois continue to rally to oppose the proposed Military Base on its Assumption Island. Never before has one cause rallied so many from across political party lines to stand together to defend the sovereignty of our Nation and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra. Last week, the islands did breathe a sign of relief […]Click on the headline to read

4 Reasons to Love the Blue Lagoon Luxury Experience

Iceland is not normally considered to be a luxury travel destination, at least it didn’t used to be. Over the last few years though, the incredible level of tourism growth has also resulted in a number of luxury travel options popping up throughout the country. Nicer hotels, amazing experiences and extra luxury options are now all available to travelers like me who like to be pampered a little. One …

Learn How the World Changed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “Well that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Why does that matter?” Kalyra’s innocent response summed it up perfectly. I was talking to her about privilege and how some people have more of it than others, purely as a result of where…

Buggy Tour in Iceland – My “Amazing Race” Inspired Off-Road Adventure

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when I labeled myself as an adventure traveler. While I still do enjoy some adventure experiences, many of them I just don’t like. For some reason though, in Iceland things are different; I change. I revert to my old adventure traveling ways and embrace the moment, always happy for the …

5 Important Experiences on the U.S. Civil Rights trail in Montgomery AL

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U.S. Civil Rights Trail for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “It was the beginning of a flame that would go across America” Joe Azbell, Montgomery Advertiser Reporter Joe Azbell was reporting on the gathering of nearly 5000 blacks in the Holt St Baptist Church in Montgomery to decide on what they’d do in regards to the arrest of Rosa Parks, a quiet courageous lady who decided she would not give up her seat on…