Travel Guides

Find travel guides, planning tips, advice, and resources for where you want to go for all the destinations I’ve visited! Everything is sorted by country and/or state for easy searching. Great for dreaming, planning, and making your trip a reality!

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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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