30 Incredible Things to Do in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

…colonized parts of Africa, the Caribbean, South East Asia, and recorded the first European landing on the Australian continent. To explore the length of Netherland’s history at sea, you must visit the National Maritime Museum. Housed within an old naval warehouse that was built in the 1600s, the museum presents an impressive collection of exhibits. See how a small country had such an enormous impact on the world with insights via model ships, maps, weaponry, and historical battles. Finish off…

How to Spend Three Days in Dallas, Texas

…animals in a variety of habitats, there is so much to see. The zoo is sectioned up to represent different regions and continents, including the Giants of the Savanna, Wilds of Africa, and the Wildlife Amphitheater.  Grab a mix of the zoo and theme park experience thanks to the zoo’s Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park with bungee jumps and free-fall experiences. Where to Eat For breakfast on day 3, make your way to Uptown Dallas to dine at the Mercat…

Lauren with her backpack

Why I Will Always Travel With an Osprey Backpack

…can find international distributors in Australia, Canada, China, all over Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Additionally, I dropped Osprey an email to see if I’d be screwed if my backpack broke in a country without an international distributor. Obviously they operate on a case-by-case basis, but the guy I spoke to said that it’s likely you could…

How to Spend Three Days in Phoenix, Arizona

…the chance to spot animals from Africa and Southeast Asia. Downtown Tempe, Arizona. Kevin Ruck/Shutterstock After a big day exploring life in the desert, refresh and recenter for a night on the town. A great area to go for nightlife while in Phoenix is nearby downtown Tempe. The chic and youthful vibe offers an outstanding balance between a vibrant happening evening and a laid-back Arizona experience. Come here for a great selection of craft breweries, including Fate Brewing and Four…

The Route 66 Sign on Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California

How to Spend Three Days in Los Angeles: A 2023 Itinerary

…this way you can pick and choose your destinations and make the most of your three days in Los Angeles. Author bio: Kristina Ritchie is a writer who was born in Australia and grew up in Africa. She was educated at Western Connecticut State University before finding her home in Southern California. She writes creatively on a variety of topics including holistic lifestyle, travel, and adventure writing. Having visited 15 countries and 48 states, along with thousands of miles on…

Sunset on Otres Beach

My Favourite Countries After Eight Years of Travel

…I actually cut short my time in the country because I was drained from the constant hassle and aggravation, but I still managed to have some of my very best travel experiences while I was there. There was my first morning in Marrakech — and my absolute delight as I whispered over and over to myself “I’m in Africa!” — taking a tour through the medina and realising that Marrakech was unlike any place I’d ever visited before. It was large, crowded,…

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Statistics From a Year of Travel

…of very little travel and a hell of a lot of work – freelance writing and other online ventures – I finally reached the point where I was able to fund my travels and could travel for the foreseeable future. Being a physics geek, I love numbers and try to keep track of my statistics as I travel. Here’s my round-up of the last year: Continents visited: 3 Africa, Asia, Europe. Countries visited: 22 Austria, Bosnia, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech…

How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World?

…that I’ve spent over the past decade, and distilled that information into a series of blog posts. Below, you’ll find over 65 detailed expense reports for different countries, broken down by continent, sharing exactly how much it costs to travel in each place. This information will help you to travel with knowledge and confidence, fully-informed about how much money you truly need to see this planet. Egypt Morocco  Mozambique  Namibia  Rwanda  South Africa Tanzania  Tunisia Uganda Zanzibar Brunei  Cambodia  China…

Lauren eating Vietnamese food in London

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The Ultimate Guide to Iguazu Falls: Argentina and Brazil

…majesty. “My poor Niagara,” she exclaimed; dismayed by the discovery that Niagara Falls had nothing on Iguazu. It’s no surprise that she came to this conclusion. Iguazu Falls is twice as tall as Niagara Falls and three times as wide. It’s wider, too, than Africa’s Victoria Falls. Comprising a whopping 275 individual waterfalls and stretching for almost two miles in length, Iguazu is easily one of the most impressive water-based landscapes that you could ever see. And I’m here today…