26 Breathtaking Things to Do in Egypt

Culturally shocking, beautiful, intense, and vibrant are words that best describe Egypt, a country that has been the home of ancient pharaohs, great libraries, and dynasties of times gone by. Its long history means that coming across ageless gates, weathered mosques, and historical museums is a daily occurrence in Egypt. It’s easy to only think of temples and the Pyramids of Giza when you think of Egypt, and while these are just as spectacular as you’ve been told, there’s a…

How to Spend Three Days in Cairo, Egypt 

I’d been dreaming about visiting Cairo for years. What can I say? I love spending times in bustling cities that are packed to the brim with ancient architecture, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and vibrant, unfamiliar cultures. I had a feeling that Cairo would check every single one of those boxes. And did it? Yep! Cairo is known as the City of a Thousand Minarets and because of this, the streets are always loud and busy, full of movement and…

Chaotic Marrakech: My Introduction to Morocco

Everybody said I’d struggle in Marrakech.  Even I arrived a little apprehensive of what lay in store for me. After all, Marrakech is everything I usually dislike in a city – it’s large, crowded, noisy, polluted, chaotic and intense. I had a feeling that it wouldn’t be long before I was huddled up in a corner of my riad, trembling and refusing to go outside. I’m pleased to announce, however, that the complete opposite occurred.  Within a few hours of arriving,…

21 Best things to Do in Cincinnati, Ohio

…on display. Each hall is split up into a variety of themes and eras. These can include pieces from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, plus sculptures, textiles and a fantastic collection of historic photographs. You’ll also find plenty of local and national art complemented by European Masters like Murillo, Monet and Picasso. Like any art museum worth its salt, visitors can also expect a captivating temporary exhibition to go along with their permanent collection. The iconic red moustache in…

23 Fascinating Things to Do in Marseille: The 2023 Edition

…the European Capital of Culture in 2013, it has eclectic museums and wonderful Byzantine churches. The locals are famed for their relaxed French approach. As the city is on-trend for cultural creativity, backdropped by the history of seafaring tradition.  Its colorful, multi-ethnic heritage makes Marseille a fascinating place to visit. Considered a bridge between Europe and North Africa, with a sizable population from Algeria, Marseille is a unique city. Read on for an extensive guide and itinerary list of what…

The Cost of Travel in Laos: A Detailed Budget Breakdown

…be doing so via an indirect route. Yes, direct flights to Laos simply don’t exist from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. To find cheap flights from any of these regions, then, my first recommendation is Secret Flying and my second is Skyscanner. Secret Flying is my number one flying trick and it’s rare for me to ever travel anywhere on a flight that wasn’t found through that website. It’s a flight deals site that shares some of the absolute best prices for…

Piran, Slovenia from above

How to Pack for Slovenia: My In-Depth Packing List

…with you guys today. Let’s get stuck in. My Luggage Recommendations for Slovenia I’m a huge fan of travelling with a carry-on-sized backpack, as I appreciate the lack of back pain, the added ease of moving through the crowds, and not having to worry about lost luggage. For Slovenia, I recommend the Osprey Farpoint 40l backpack, which I take on all of my vacations, whether I’m spending two weeks in Mexico or six months in Africa. It’s super-comfortable to wear, easy…

20 Thrilling Things to Do in Gibraltar (The 2023 Edition)

…bats, tortoises, parrots, cockatoos and iguanas. Entry is £5 for the main Alameda Gardens, with a further £6 for the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park. Europa Point Lighthouse, with the mountains of Morocco in the distance Glimpse Africa from Europa Point At the southern tip of Gibraltar is Europa Point. While it’s located pretty far from everything else in the territory, on a clear day, it’s worth making the trip to try and catch a glimpse of Morocco (and the other…

The Cost of Travel in Cambodia: A Detailed Budget Breakdown

…Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. To find cheap flights from any of these regions, then, my recommendation is to hit up Skyscanner. Keep in mind that it’s always far cheaper to fly into Phnom Penh than it is to Siem Reap, as everybody wants to set eyes on the Kingdom of Angkor, so demand (and prices) are higher. When planning your trip, opt for your itinerary to kick off in the capital, and it’ll help you save money on…

The Cost of Travel in Israel: A 2023 Travel Budget Breakdown

…certainly Middle Eastern in nature, it is made unique by the international influences that have helped to shape it into what you taste today. With a large portion of residents from Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, and even America, these global influences have created a world-class cuisine.  Some of my favorite dishes here include sabich (pita filled with aubergine, boiled eggs, and tahini), Sfeni (a local Moroccan-inspired doughnut), chatzilim/babaganoush (an eggplant salad), and burika (a North African savory and deep fried…

19 Enchanting Things to Do in Seville, Spain

…Guadalquivir River. Many boat rides depart from next to the Torre del Oro and are the perfect complement to the tower’s naval museum. Known simply as the Rio, Guadalquivir has played a major role in trade throughout the history of the Andalusian region. The river flows out to the Atlantic, making it a strategic spot to embark on the exploration of the New World along with trade between colonial states, Europe, Africa and Asia.  History aside, a leisurely ride down…