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.

Everything You’re Dying to Know About Montenegro

kotor fjord

When we arrived in Montenegro, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect. I suppose that’s the beauty of booking a trip on less than a month’s notice: research is limited to the absolute essentials, leaving plenty to discover after you arrive. Thankfully, the incredible landscapes that inspired the trip were waiting for us in spades. …

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Where to Stay in Mexico City: Best Hotels in Each District for Any Budget

cobblestone streets in mexico city

Choosing where to stay in Mexico City is a monumental task.  It’s no small city, covering more than 500 square miles and home to nearly nine million residents! With so many neighborhoods to choose from — and hundreds of hotels in each — choosing the best fit for you is overwhelming unless you know what …

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How to Spend One Day in Panama City On Your Panama City Layover

panama city skyline

Panama is delightfully easy to visit.  It’s a great destination on it’s own, but flights onward to other places in Latin or South America often have long layovers in Panama City. If you have a long layover in Panama City, here’s how to leave the airport and explore a little of this fabulous capital in …

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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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