Winery Experiences in South Africa That Go Beyond the Grape

People around the world are finally starting to learn more about South African wines, realizing just how exceptional they are. With a wine-making history that goes back to the 17th century, South African wines are amongst the most mature and well balanced in the world. One of the centers of this wine culture in …

#ExploreCroatia – Delving Deeper Into A Country I Love

Last year I had the great opportunity to visit Croatia for the first time and, given the coverage I’ve provided on this site, I think it’s obvious that I fell in love with the country. Croatia surpassed my expectations in every way, from the food to the people and of course the stunning scenery. I’ve thought a lot about that trip and how much I’d like to return and delve deeper into the culture, learning even more …

Top 10 summer travel destinations

Cancun ©Safa in LA An overwhelming 88% of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, according to a recent Orbitz.com survey. So where’s everybody going? Summer travel seems to be almost exclusively domestic this year; Cancun, Mexico, is the only international destination to break the top 10, taking over the top slot from Orlando. The survey also shows a trend toward urban getaways, with cities …

Five Things London Guidebooks Get Wrong (and Right)

In spite of existing in a purely digital realm via by website, I have always had and probably always will a warm love and admiration for the travel guidebook. For a kid who never left the country until he was 17, old versions of them offered me my only to travel; opening my eyes to a whole world through the pages of a simple book. When traveling for pleasure I almost always buy small ones, to…

My 8 Favorite Ultra-Touristy Places to Visit

While many so-called travel experts may shy away from the term ‘tourist’ I whole-heartedly embrace it and always have. Without getting into this stale argument once again, anyone who does not live permanently in a place they visit are by definition a tourist. There is nothing wrong with that at all, tourists are eager to explore and see the world and they should embrace their touristness. Along …

An Exciting New Adventure – Discovering Asia With Cathay Pacific

I love airlines, check that, I love good airlines and I’m excited to announce that I’m part of a new campaign sponsored by one of the best in the world – Cathay Pacific.Cathay Pacific and iambassadors (of which I am a member) decided to partner up in order to showcase several features that make traveling with them a pleasure and to highlight some of the fascinating destinations they reach. Cathay Pacific recently …

A Day in The Life of a Vagabond: Siem Reap

A Day is a series of posts about random, nonspecific but typical days in the life of my vagabonding lifestyle. – view all days *SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA -LOCATION 8:35 AM “Splash!” This sudden sound wakes me from slumber. I get up and see Trebor, a German backpacker in deep sleep on his still perfectly made bed and Doc, an Australian backpacker passed out on the cold stone floor of our hotel room. 8:37 AM The 3 of us checked into ‘Temple Inn’ late last night as soon as we…