How to Spend Four Incredible Days in Hong Kong (2023 Edition) 

…perspective. They have revolving exhibitions as well as a permanent one that does a fantastic job sharing the story of Hong Kong.  Following that, have lunch in ChungKing Mansions. ChungKing is like a portal to another world that transports you to South Asia and Africa. Migrant workers are a huge part of the tapestry that makes up Hong Kong and their cuisine severely underrated. If you are in the mood for African, I love the jollof rice and black-eyed peas…

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

…and South Africa. So when I arrived in Colombia, I already knew this would be a great way to gain an introduction to Bogota from a knowledgeable, passionate local. And that’s exactly what I got! I joined this free walking tour, which starts at 10 a.m. and lasts for three hours. Yep, three hours. You’re going to cover a lot of ground! You’ll need to tip the guide at the end — don’t forget this part — but this is…

What to Take On the Camino Primitivo: My Detailed Packing List

I can’t believe I did it. Several weeks ago, I strapped on a backpack, picked up a hiking pole, and spent the next two weeks walking 320 kilometres through Spain. It was a challenging experience. The Primitivo was the original Camino route — the very first trek that the very first pilgrim made to Santiago de Compostela, way back in 814 AD. Have no idea what the Camino even is? Basically, there’s a huge network of pilgrimages in Europe and Africa leading…

How to Spend Three Days in Burlington, Vermont

…can explore exhibits which highlight works and objects from around the United States, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and even Ancient Egypt. The African and Egyptian exhibits are particularly striking, with sculptures, media and contemporary interpretations of history on display. You will also find hundreds of Ancient Egypt artifacts, including a mummy and a coffin.  Also on display are prominent local artists along with an important exhibit on Native American art and culture, covering much of the country.  On your…

19 Mind-Blowing Things to Do in Alaska: The 2023 Edition

…national parks in the United States and features the state’s own version of Africa’s Big Five. But the thrills don’t end there. The park is also named after the tallest mountain in North America, which sits, perpetually covered in snow and ice, in the heart of the wilderness. Like the majority of protected lands in Alaska, visiting Denali isn’t straightforward. However, this ensures that all efforts to explore the vast and beautiful lands are rewarded with an untamed wilderness that…

Top Things to Do in Milan

…iron, and glass arcade is a beautiful building, and houses many upscale shops, restaurants, and cafes.  But it’s the building’s artistry that will appeal to you.  Look at the glass dome and admire the paintings at the base representing Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.  The decorations continue with the beautiful mosaic tiled floors of the gallery, which bear the insignias of four noted northern Italian cities.  Turin is represented by a bull.  A legend grew that if you spun around…

Top Things to do in Zurich, Switzerland

…underground extension with a green glass pavilion on top called the Emerald, the Rietberg Museum houses the country’s only collection of African, Asian, and ancient American art. The Rietberg focuses on the arts and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania and owns over 20,000 art objects and over 30,000 ethnographic photographs.  Public tours of the museum are conducted in German, but visitors can request a private tour in English or French. Adult admission is 14 CFH. FIFA World…

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100 Best Travel Tips From 11 Years of Travel

…was originally travelling with. I’ve got lost more times than I can count. Homesick, too. I fell down the largest sand dune in Africa. Caught cholera in Borneo. Had a rabies scare in India. Got caught up in a tsunami in Thailand. Was stranded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But I’ve learned a ton from my experiences, too. To celebrate a full decade since I stumbled my way out of the U.K. and began a life of full-time travel,…

Should You Go to a Hedgehog Cafe? My Experience in Japan

…Unlike the European hedgehogs of my childhood, which were wild, large and covered with darker brown spines, the ones at Harry are African pygmy hedgehogs. That means that outside of Africa, they’re bred to be domesticated, and they’re also smaller with lighter-coloured spines, and an adorable pink snout. I went first, donning my gloves and scooping the active hedgehog from its tank. I held it carefully in my hands and after three minutes of breathlessly letting it walk across my…

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Why I’m Now a Carry-On Traveler

…I returned to Portugal, I went full carry-on. I bought the Osprey Farpoint 40l backpack and haven’t looked back. I love this backpack. I took it on a six-week country-hopping adventure around Europe. I took it on a month-long trip across Southern Africa. I took it on my recent road trip in the US. I have a fairly extensive travel adventure coming up in a month’s time; a long-term stint on the road that will take me from snow-capped mountains…

28 Incredible Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

…covers over 35 acres with a number of spacious habitats home to rare species, including snow leopards. You could spend all afternoon roaming from one section to another, from North America, to Africa and onto Asia. Highlights not to be missed, however, are the daily feeding of the resident penguins, educational talks for the young ones and the Asian Lion Tunnel. Ride the Cable Car See it all from above as you travel along the Douro River on the Vila…