Where I’ve Been

…of countries: 89 out of 197 Number of continents: 6 out of 7 Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 122 List of Countries: Africa:  Democratic Republic of the Congo (Goma, Virunga National Park) eSwatini (Hlane National Park, Manzini, Mbabane) Mauritius (Anse La Raie, Cap Malheureux, Chamarel, Flacq, Flic en Flac, Grand Baie, La Gaulette, Le Morne, Mont Choisy, Port Louis, Roches Noire, Trou Aux Biches) Morocco (Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Essaouira, Marrakech, Tangier, the Sahara Desert) Mozambique (Maputo, Tofo, Vilanculos) Namibia (Etosha National…

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The 14 Best Paradise Islands in the World

…I can also spend my year in paradise, hanging out on beautiful beaches for weeks on end? From that moment on, I made it my mission to visit as many tropical islands as possible. Whether it’s attempting to visit every inhabited island in Thailand, making annual trips to isolated spots in the South Pacific, or planning my Africa travels around the best beaches — if there’s a destination with a beautiful stretch of sand, it’s probably on my bucket list. …

Things to Do In…

Africa Marrakech, Morocco Cape Town, South Africa Zanzibar, Tanzania Asia Hong Kong Bali, Indonesia Osaka, Japan Boracay, the Philippines Singapore Seoul, South Korea Taipei, Taiwan Chiang Mai, Thailand Phuket, Thailand Europe Vienna, Austria Brussels, Belgium Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Dubrovnik, Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Prague, Czechia Copenhagen, Denmark Tallinn, Estonia Nice, France Paris, France Helsinki, Finland Berlin, Germany Cologne, Germany Frankfurt, Germany Munich, Germany Budapest, Hungary Reykjavik, Iceland Dublin, Ireland Bologna, Italy Florence, Italy Lucca, Italy Milan, Italy Rome, Italy Siena,…

Itineraries

Africa Itineraries on a country/regional level: Egypt (2 weeks) Morocco (2 weeks) Zanzibar (10 days) Itineraries on a city level: Cairo, Egypt (3 days) Johannesburg, South Africa (3 days) Asia Japan (2 weeks) Sri Lanka (2 weeks) New Delhi, India (3 days) Caribbean Cuba (2 weeks) Central America Belize (2 weeks) Itineraries for Europe Countries/regions: Cities: The Middle East Eilat, Israel (3 days) Jerusalem, Israel (3 days) North America Canada Montreal, Quebec (3 days) Vancouver, British Columbia (3 days) Mexico…

Destinations

…browse the full list of destinations on the site. AFRICA:  Democratic Republic of the Congo  eSwatini  Egypt Morocco  Mozambique  Namibia  Rwanda  South Africa  Tanzania  Uganda ASIA:  Brunei  Cambodia  China  Hong Kong  India  Indonesia  Japan  Laos  Malaysia  The Maldives  Myanmar/Burma  Nepal  The Philippines  Singapore  South Korea  Sri Lanka  Taiwan  Thailand  Vietnam  AUSTRALIA AND OCEANIA: Australia  Cook Islands  French Polynesia  New Zealand  Tonga  THE CARIBBEAN: Cuba Jamaica CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize Costa Rica Guatemala  Honduras Nicaragua EUROPE: Albania Austria Belgium Bosnia And Herzegovina …

After 70 Countries, Why I Moved to Lisbon, Portugal

…Europe, so I was nervous this would lead to expensive flights whenever I wanted to fly somewhere new. Fortunately, this hasn’t been the case at all! Lisbon is perfectly situated to pick up bargain flights across Europe and Africa, both of which are going to be major travel focuses of mine over the next couple of years. Return flights to the U.S. can often be had for as little as $300, which makes popping over to see friends an easy trip to…

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The Sahara Desert: In Photos

Visiting the Sahara Desert was the best thing I’ve ever done – no question. It is somewhere I’d been dying to go for years and finally getting there, and experiencing its beauty first-hand, was truly amazing. So, so, so amazing! Before I write about my desert experience, I first wanted to share with you some of my favourite photos from the three day trip. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, which will have all of my adventures detailed in full! Day…

The Complete Guide to Travelling to Morocco as a Solo Woman in 2024

I’ll be honest: travelling solo through Morocco was tough. My four weeks in the country were challenging, exhausting, frustrating and disheartening — and yet, they were also full of joy, awe, wonder, and rewards. Morocco is one of my favourite countries but it was also one of the hardest to travel in. It’s hard to explain. How can one of my favourite countries in the world have left me with such unenjoyable experiences that I cut short my time there…

Climbing Mount Nyiragongo: A Hike to the World’s Largest Lava Lake

I couldn’t believe it: a monkey had shat in my breakfast. It was the morning of my hike up Mount Nyiragongo, and I couldn’t help but worry this was a bad omen. My friends and I were nervous enough as it was about the climb. We’d spent the night at Mikeno Lodge with an Australian couple who had descended the volcano the day before, and they’d had nothing but horror stories to tell. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,…

Is Chefchaouen the Prettiest City in the World?

After having such a stressful time in Essaouira, I was drained from the hassle involved in travelling solo around Morocco. The men were incessant and followed me everywhere, the touts were out in full force and wouldn’t leave me alone, and stares had me on my constant guard. Honestly, guys, I wanted to leave the country. I was so tired that all I wanted to do was book a flight out of Morocco and back to Europe. I had been in the country…

How to Spend Two Weeks in Egypt: An Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Egypt is a fascinating country that’s intense, vibrant, and world-renowned for its historical architecture and relics. Bearing in mind that the age of the Pharaohs in Egypt took place between 3150 BC to 30 BC, it’s not hard to imagine that history is one of Egypt’s greatest attractions. The immense pyramids and spectacular temples found across the country attract thousands of tourists each day, who come to explore Egypt’s past. But there’s far more to this country than its historical…