Along with airfare, lodging is usually the most expensive part of any trip. Given the choice between a week at a five star resort or a month, perhaps longer, of self directed budget travel, for me, it’s a no brainer.
photo credit: Rameez Sadikot Needless to say I am stunned. As a traveller we can prepare for bandits, corrupt governments and red tape, tropical diseases and minor to major accidents. If it hasn’t killed you then are still on the road.
So you’ve done it. You’ve brought the family to the big city of Medellin. Now what on earth do you do with the kids? Well, we’ll look at that in another post, but for now let’s chat about the absolute best option for both the kids and their parents: Parque Explora.
Brought the kids along on your trip to Guatemala? Hanging around the small island town of Flores before you head out to the Mayan ruins of Tikal? You’re in a great place! Enjoying a hike at the zoo If you’re on Flores, you can’t help but notice you’re in the...
A few months ago, after I had booked my flights to Nepal, I stumbled upon a TV program entitled “the world’s most dangerous roads”. That episode explored a route that included the journey between Kathmandu and the trekking centre and tourist resort of Pokhara 200km to the west.
South America is a large continent, and plane travel from country to country can be prohibitively expensive for backpackers. Trains are almost non-existent, and car hire can be a bureaucratic nightmare, so to get around you'll probably be using the long-distance bus system.
“It’s not worth it. It’s so touristy.” Have you ever heard this warning (or something similar to it) after telling a friend or fellow traveler that you’re planning to visit someplace firmly located along the tourist trail? It might be the Las Vegas Strip, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or...
Every place has its unique charms and challenges, and Cuba certainly isn’t immune. If you’re American and you’ve managed to get past all the hurdles to arrange your trip to Cuba, the rest of it will be easy, especially with these tips.First off give up on any notion of Couchsurfing. ...
Cuba is one of the safest countries to travel as a family. The Cuban culture is extremely friendly towards kids who are allowed to run around, make noise, climb things, imagine, play, etc. They will tousle your children’s hair, kiss, hug, and generally faun over them wherever you go.
Go to any bookstore and head for the travel section, there you will find numerous tomes offering advice on where to go, what to see, how to travel and of course things to do before you die.