Travel Guides for International Destinations

Heading abroad? No problem! I’ve got travel guides for dozens of countries worldwide and easily sorted so you can find what you’re looking for. Start browsing or reading these articles to get information on what to see, where to go, what it costs, and how to plan your next big travel adventure.

How to Live Out Your Bridgerton Fantasy in Bath, England

picturesque bath streets

The opening scene of Netflix’s Bridgerton pans through 19th century England: cobblestone streets, a horse and carriage, high society men in top hats and women in high-waisted gowns. And then you see it: the Royal Crescent in Bath. One of the most iconic landmarks of the city, it’s instantly recognizable. We later learn the story …

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Find Articles by Country

Looking for articles on a particular destination?  You’ll find them broken out by country below, along with the date of my most recent visit listed for reference. Australia (May 2019) Austria (July 2018) Bahamas (January 2010) Barbados (Sep. 2018) Belgium (June 2014) Belize (Mar. 2017) Canada (January 2020) Cayman Islands (Jan. 2010) China (Jan. 2019) Colombia (February 2016) Costa Rica …

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13 Egypt Tips to Save First-Time Visitors Time, Money, and Hassle

luxor temple at sunset

Before my first trip, I thought I was well-prepared for travel to Egypt. I had read about what to expect, how things worked, and common scams. Turns out, that was just the start. There’s a lot you can only learn by being there in person…or reading the random collection of advice by someone who’s been …

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Taking the Day Train from Luxor to Aswan

egyptian day train

Almost all Egypt itineraries include both cities of Luxor and Aswan. Luxor, the ancient capital, is home to numerous temples, museums, and archaeological sites. Aswan has a different flair, with Nubian hospitality, a picturesque setting, and access to the famous Abu Simbel temple in the south. There are a few options to get between Aswan …

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Best Egyptian Temples (for Travelers Short on Time)

karnak egyptian temple

It’s easy to fall into FOMO when planning your Egypt trip. The city of Luxor alone has more than two dozen ancient Egyptian temples and you’ll find plenty more scattered elsewhere along the Nile. Seeing all of them is hardly necessary — but which do you choose? Below, I’ve summarized my recommendations for which temples …

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Comprehensive Harbin Ice Festival Guide & Winter Harbin Itinerary

dragon snow sculpture on sun island harbin

Everyone says winter is the worst time to visit China — unless you’re heading to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, that is.  Before my visit, I found plenty of inspirational articles and photographs but I couldn’t pinpoint a recent Harbin ice festival guide to walk me through the logistics. I had zero desire …

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Mafia Island and Pemba Island: Two Zanzibar Diving Alternatives

mafia island palm trees

After close to a week of early morning game drives on bumpy, dusty roads, many travelers seek recourse from ‘safari fatigue’ by tacking on a few nights at the beach. The usual suspect for a safari add-on destination tends to be Zanzibar island in the Indian Ocean, but that’s not the only island getaway in …

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