Category: Locations

Bursting the South African Stereotype

Those who have never been to any part of Africa, probably have some fairly stereotypical ideas of what it’s like. I know I did. Shaped by media, I foolishly expected that the entire continent was a vast savanna sprinkled with exotic wildlife. Where there was civilization, it was in the...

Belize: Tropical, English-speaking Paradise

Here’s another trip I’ve actually been on so I know I can give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make your trip to Belize smooth and unforgettable. This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample: Itinerary length: 1 week Best dates:...

Dream trip to Machu Picchu

Having actually been to Machu Picchu before, I won’t simply help you book your trip. I’ll give you all the tips and insider knowledge that will make the trip smooth and unforgettable! This itinerary can be customized to your preferences and activity level but here is a sample that would...

Mayan sites that are accessible to all

Touring the ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is one of those things that seems to make it onto everyone’s bucket list. Roaming the grounds at one of these sites, you may notice a lot of ramps next to or in place of steps. Or you may not notice...

15 Day All-Inclusive Africa Trip for Under $5,000

Important note: At the time of publication, the itinerary and pricing mentioned in this article were only about 90% final. Both have since been updated and announced in a separate article (click here to learn more). Take the all-inclusive dream trip of a lifetime — TWO African safaris, swimming with...

Safe Travels

“How do you know where it’s safe to go?” I get asked this question all the time. To be honest, I rarely think about it. The American news media, and even the American government, would have you believe that the whole world outside of US borders (except possibly for most...

Bogota Airport is Beautiful… and Misleading

Flying into Bogota Colombia for the first time I passed over beautiful farmland and dramatic mountains on the outskirts of the city. As we approached the edge of the city I saw clusters of buildings that I assume must have been greenhouses. At least that’s what they looked like from...

Spending Like a Drunken Sailor… And Getting Change Back!

I noted in my first article on super cheap trips how I arrived at my choice to visit Bogota, Colombia in part because round trip flights to there were so ridiculously cheap. Having now completed that trip, it isn’t just the flights that are ridiculously cheap. Everything there is so...