A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater view

A visit to Tanzania is not complete without a safari tour in the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including the Big 5 – lions, elephants, black rhinos, buffalo and leopards. So your chances of … Read more A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

Cardamom beignets

Stone Town is a fascinating destination, especially if you prefer cities that are a little less polished and metropolitan. Things here may not be shiny and new, but you’ll quickly become enchanted by the slower pace and friendly people. History Stone Town is actually the old part of Zanzibar City, while Ng’ambo is the “new … Read more Your Ultimate Guide to Stone Town, Zanzibar

Itinerary for 3 Days in Barcelona, Spain

La Boqueria market Barcelona

When Mark and I added Barcelona to our France and England trip itinerary, it was only meant to be a way to mark Spain off our country list. We didn’t expect it to be as incredible as it was. Instantly, we realized that using Barcelona as a “map-pin stopover” was doing it a disservice. This … Read more Itinerary for 3 Days in Barcelona, Spain

Uncovering Ancient Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii road

If you’ve ever read a newspaper, poured concrete, used a public toilet or walked across a floor with radiant heating, your life has been touched by an invention created by the ancient Romans. Even our current Gregorian calendar is based on the older Julian calendar. The months of the year? All named by the Romans. … Read more Uncovering Ancient Pompeii, Italy

The Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium

heilig bloedprocessie Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is one of the prettiest, most romantic cities in Europe. But it’s also home to one of the more unusual celebrations we’ve ever experienced in our travels – Heilig Bloedprocessie, or the Procession of the Holy Blood. History The procession centers around a capsule that allegedly holds drops of Christ’s blood. There are a few … Read more The Procession of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium

Two Days in Brussels – An Easy-to-Follow Jam-Packed Guide

Grand-Place town hall, Brussels. Belgium

You may think that two days in Brussels won’t be enough time to fully explore this major European city. But surprisingly, despite its size, many of the highlights in Brussels can be seen in two (busy) days. You just need to plan a bit in advance and know where and how you want to spend … Read more Two Days in Brussels – An Easy-to-Follow Jam-Packed Guide

24 Hours in Florence, Italy – Top 5 Can’t-Miss Attractions

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy is an iconic, ancient city that really encompasses the true heart of Italian food and culture. It’s crowded, busy, and colourful, and is a mandatory stop for anyone visiting this beautiful country. The biggest highlights, fortunately, can be crammed into one (very full) day. Even if you only have 24 hours in Florence, … Read more 24 Hours in Florence, Italy – Top 5 Can’t-Miss Attractions

An Afternoon in Verona, Including Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

Juliet's balcony, Verona Italy

One of the smaller towns in Italy worth visiting is Verona. In ancient times, Verona was an important town, as it was at the intersection of several roads. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has numerous interesting sites, and it would be easy to spend a few days here. Unfortunately we only … Read more An Afternoon in Verona, Including Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

5 Things to Know Before You Go to Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed. It’s almost impossible to comprehend the impressive volume of water that spills endlessly over this waterfall on a continuous basis. But before you see it in person, I have some tips that will make your visit more enjoyable. Pick a … Read more 5 Things to Know Before You Go to Victoria Falls

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