Sample Itineraries

The colorful balconies of Malta

5 Days in Malta and Gozo - A Guide to See it All

Malta is an oft-overlooked vacation destination in Europe. But if you can find an affordable flight, it usually offers warmer weather than the rest of the continent and can make for a perfect week-long trip.  Read on to see our recommended…
Explore Cabrera National Park by boat or by hike, or both!

The Best Day Trips from Palma de Mallorca

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Take a step into the Balearics by visiting the gorgeous city of Palma, Mallorca. This is the largest city in the archipelago; and while the Balearic Islands are more commonly known for their beautiful beaches and nightlife, Palma de Mallorca…
Travel to the southernmost point in the Continental US, Key West

12 of the Best Day Trips from Miami

From glamorous night bars and cafes to wide sandy beaches Miami has an eclectic amalgamation of all. This jewel has become a phenomenon because of its outstanding beauty. Miami is not only a popular tourist destination, but also one of the best…
Visit historic South Stack perched atop dramatic cliffs

Free Things to do in Wales

The number of free things to do in Wales is incredible. In fact, there are many scenic hikes, beautiful Welsh coast, and charming villages. Furthermore, your holiday in this amazing country can be really cheap if you love spending time with…
Visit Uxmal - one of the only Mayan ruins that you can still climb!

The 10 Best Day Trips from Merida Mexico

15 years ago, if you mentioned the name "Merida" to travelers, most wouldn't know where you were talking. Fast forward to today, and it's a rising travel destination. Everybody's heard of Cancún, Tulum, and Cozumel. Merida is the new kid…
Cornwall England’s Land’s End Trail 

The 5 Best UK Weekend Trips from London

Between travel bans, lockdown restrictions, and fears about the coronavirus, more and more travel enthusiasts have been embracing the classic staycation to soothe their wanderlust. Luckily for those living in the UK, there is so much natural…
Annency - the Venice of the Alps

Top Things To Do In The French Alps

The French Alps are spectacular at any time of the year and the region is fantastic for tourists who want to ski, relax, or just take in the incredible scenery. As the largest mountain range in Europe, the Alps spans an impressive 750 miles…
Boston Faneuil Hall Marketplace Things to do in Boston

The Ultimate Historical Boston Bucket List

Boston is an excellent place for history buffs. As the site of such famous events like the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and the first American Revolutionary War battle, it’s no wonder that many of the things on our historical…
Best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

The Best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

New Orleans is a renowned city worldwide, with people traveling from across the globe to visit the French Quarter, watch the Mardi Gras festival, and hear the smooth, live jazz. New Orleans, often referred to as The Big Easy, is home to beautiful…

Backpacking Gear

The Best SIM Card for Europe Travel: Fast, Secure, and Flexible

The Best SIM Card for Europe Travel: Fast, Secure, and Flexible

In the wake of the pandemic, the world is still adjusting to the new normal. For some people, however, trips to Europe are still relevant for both entertainment and business reasons. When traveling abroad, the modern traveler needs a reliable…
8 Travel Gifts to Keepsake Memories

8 Travel Memory Gifts and Keepsake Ideas

When you share a love of travel with someone, giving them something you have discovered during your travels is a great gift idea. It gives them a gift they will remember for the rest of their lives and allows you to share your memories with…
What to Wear for Winter Hiking

What to Wear for Winter Hiking

Snow-capped mountains, coniferous forests, and gently frosted streams – a winter hike is one of the best ways to catch the beauty of the winter landscape. It also presents a challenging and rewarding outdoor activity for you to go solo or…
A large 'instant cabin' style family tent

How to Choose a Family Tent

Going camping is always exciting, and it gets doubled when it’s with family, right? If you're embarking on a group trip, choosing the right family tent is an essential part of the trip. The right-sized tent determines the comfort level…
Properly Caring for Your Backpacking Gear so That It Lasts a Long Time

How to Properly Care for Your Backpacking Gear

The only thing more impressive than brand-new backpacking equipment is gear that’s survived multiple seasons and has taken on a rugged, well-loved appearance. Dented coffee mugs, frayed backpack handles, and boots with mismatching laces tell…
Dehydrated vs. freeze-dried ingredients

Dehydrated vs. Freeze-Dried Ingredients

The starting point for any DIY dehydrated backpacking meal is a selection of dehydrated or freeze-dried ingredients. Both of these methods remove the water weight from your food supply, helping ensure the lightest weight in your pack, and transforming…
Your tent is one of the most important items for your backpacking trip

Essential Backpacking Gear - What to Take in the Wild

Going out in the wild and isolating yourself from the city noise and your ordinary life is so freeing, but terrifying at the same time. There is so much you need to learn about backpacking outdoors, and tons of small details that can make your…
What to Pack for Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

What to Pack for Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

In life, there is nothing more pleasing than hopping on a plane and jetting off somewhere exotic. If a beach vacation is on the cards, creating a packing list can be difficult. You don’t want to bring too much, but at the same time, you don’t…
Backpacking Gifts for every budget

Travel Gifts for Women: Ideas for Every Budget

I'm sure we all have that person in our lives who is ready to hit the road now that travel is opening up again. Explore our list of travel gifts for the women in your life while they dream of future adventures. Budget Travel Gifts for Women…

Travel Stories & Advice

The risks of travelling (and how to avoid them)

The Risks of Travelling (and how to avoid them)

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. And when you’re planning for your next trip across the world, it’s easy to forget the importance of preparing yourself for the unexpected. In order to make sure you’re travelling…
Where To Live As A Roaming Entrepreneur

Where To Live in the US As A Roaming Entrepreneur

What’s a roaming entrepreneur? Basically, it’s a digital nomad that owns a business instead of acting as an untethered freelancer. As a business owner, however, you can’t just settle in any city, you have to pay close attention to a few…
Explore the area by foot when traveling

Happy holidays: keeping busy on your vacation

Although some people may use a vacation as an opportunity to relax and unwind, others may not like the idea of sitting around all day. If you would much rather be out and about, you might want to think of the different ways you can keep yourself…
Gereza at Kilwa Kisiwani

The 13 Most Fascinating Historical Sites in Tanzania

Do you wonder if there is more to see in Africa than its epic wildlife? Once you’ve seen the amazing historical sites in Tanzania, you’ll never wonder again. From ancient kingdoms to modern monuments, this east coast nation is home to…
Broad Street in Nevada City, California

17 Incredible Day Trips from Sacramento

Sacramento is an amazing starting point for a variety of day trips in Northern California. From the state capital, you can explore everything from the beaches of Bodega Bay to the wine country of Napa Valley and all points in between. Whether…
Take a boat tour on the with Wat Arun in the background

What is Bangkok Famous For? 15 reasons to visit the remarkable city

Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand, and it is a city that is rich in history, culture, and diversity. There are many things that Bangkok is famous for, and in this blog post, we will be exploring 15 of the top reasons why Bangkok…
Tintern Abbey in the beautiful Wye Valley, perfect for a day trip from Bristol

8 Best Day Trips From Bristol in 2023

Bristol is a thriving city, full of culture and history. It’s also extremely well-placed in southwest England for some excellent day trips. In this guide, we’ll look at some of the most beautiful places you can visit in the region and…
Immigration in Australia

Immigration in Australia - The Hard Truth

The immigration process in Australia is a complex and multi-faceted system that is designed to manage the movement of people into and out of the country. There are a variety of different visa categories and pathways available to individuals…
Bayfield, Wisconsin

17 Best Day Trips from Minneapolis

As the most heavily populated city in the state of Minnesota, Minneapolis is one of the best home bases for travelers who are coming to visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes. It’s a partner city with St. Paul, which together are known as the Twin…

Budget Tips

Hang out in the Sky Garden with a view of London below

The Best Things to do in London for Free

We can all agree that some of the best things in life are free. However, visiting London is far from cheap and is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Apart from booking your accommodation and organising your train to London Kings…
Get free accommodation while traveling by working on an organic farm

How to Get Free Accommodation While Traveling

Have you always wanted to travel the world but don’t have the budget for accommodation costs? Not to worry, you may want to consider applying for jobs that offer free accommodation in exchange for work while traveling There are plenty of…
Spend the grape harvest season on a vineyard in Europe

How to find free accommodation in exchange for work in Europe

Have you always wanted to visit Europe but don’t have the budget for accommodation costs? Not to worry, you may want to consider applying for jobs that offer free accommodation in exchange for work across Europe There are plenty of options…
Free Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

Free Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

With its picturesque, cobblestone streets and sceneries, Antigua is arguably one of the most beautiful towns to visit in all of Central America (let alone just Guatemala). Filled with colonial architecture, bustling markets, and spiraling volcanoes…
Travel Uganda on a Budget

Backpacking Uganda on Budget

Uganda, the famed Pearl of Africa, is a destination many travellers ought to have on their bucket list. There’s a lot to see in this small yet mysterious country and if you are not careful enough, you will end up spending your blife’s savings…
How to earn money while backpacking Australia

Backpacking Jobs in Australia: 5 Ways to Earn Money While Traveling

Backpacking around Australia is an amazing experience. You get to explore natural wonders at your fingertips from white sand beaches and lagoons to natural rainforests, mountains and ranges. With all this travelling though, it can often end…
How to plan a weekend trip on a budget

How to Plan a Weekend Trip on a Budget

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel, meet new people, broaden your horizons, and generally have a grand adventure without blowing a hole in your wallet (or selling your kidney for that matter)? Believe it or not, you actually can (no…
Strolling around Sydney's famous waterfront

Backpacking Sydney on a Budget

Sydney is the backpacker hub of Australia.  It is a world-famous city with iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and more. And Australia, in general, is an easy country to travel around because…
Backpacking Ireland on a budget

10 Tips for Backpacking on a Budget in Ireland

Ireland is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries to visit. Though it might be a small country, it never seems like you can spend too much time in Ireland. Each coast has its own unique geographical features, gorgeous ocean…

Off the Beaten Path

Glacier National Park

The Best Hiking Road Trips in the USA

What's better than a road trip? A road trip with the promise of hiking along the way. With its spectacular landscapes, diverse terrain, and a plethora of outdoor activities, the United States is a hiker’s paradise. From exploring some of the…

Hidden Gems in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is well known as Colombia’s premier destination. The city’s lovely colonial atmosphere and historic charm pairs perfectly with the beautiful Caribbean beaches in the nearby islands. There is also a vibrant culture and fun nightlife. Even…
Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Top Hikes with a View near Sydney

Sydney and its surroundings are home to no shortage of splendid hikes and walks, including many with stunning views, whether of natural scenery or city skylines. When next visiting Sydney, consider adding some of these top hikes with a view…
One of many dog-friendly hikes in the Sunol Regional Wilderness

12 Dog-Friendly Hikes in the East Bay Area

If it’s sun-filled days you seek, head to the East Bay. The region is home to California's Bay Area’s driest microclimate, with a mixed landscape of oak-dotted hills, grassy ridgelines, forested valleys, and rock-studded peaks. The East…
Sunset view from Mount Tamalpais over the San Francisco Bay

The Best Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area with A Panoramic View

From Napa to the South Bay, The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most picturesque regions in the United States. The hilly region sits right next to the Pacific Coast, and with plenty of bays and waterways, it is a hiker's paradise, with…
View of San Francisco from Twin Peaks

10 Best City Walks in San Francisco with a View

From its most urban neighborhoods to its rugged coastal trails, San Francisco is a city best seen on foot. Located on the tip of a peninsula, its small size also makes it a singularly walking-friendly city, with numerous points of interest packed…
Explore the unique rock formations of the Whangie, just outside of Glasgow

5 Most Exhilarating Hikes Near Glasgow

You may not immediately associate the bustling city of Glasgow with hiking, but the truth is that Glasgow offers easy access to a number of adrenaline-pumping trails. If you are moving to the city and you happen to be a keen outdoor adventurer,…
How To Stay Safe In Wilderness While Hiking Solo

Solo Hiking Safety Tips - How to Stay Safe in the Wilderness

Hiking alone has a magical quality to it. Having to rely on your own two feet, choosing your itinerary and pace, and the satisfaction of achieving your goal are just a few reasons why it is so appealing. However, solo hiking carries safety risks…
The Coachella Valley Preserve

The 7 Best Hikes in Palm Springs with Stunning Desert Views

Greater Palm Springs is a hiker’s paradise. Many of the best hikes in Palm Springs feature stunning views of jagged cliffs, waterfalls, and mountain springs fed by ribbons of water racing through the Indian Canyons. And most of the best trails…