¡Salud! The Wine (and food) of Chile

There is a Chilean expression ‘Buena Onda,’ which means good vibe in English. It is used to convey a mood, style, or attitude that one feels while out experiencing the world. I knew when setting off with Kayla to the country this past June, I was in for a good time. But it was during Read more…

Patagonia Seasonality

Patagonia has become one of the most popular South American destinations to visit. Spanning nearly 410,000 square miles and across both Chile and Argentina, it is a region of impressive landscapes, incredible wildlife, and endless activities. From its glacial ice to its pristine lakes, its rugged mountain peaks to its vast plains, Patagonia promises visitors Read more…

Celebrating Special Moments in Africa

I am regularly asked about celebrating special occasions while on safari. Trips are often planned around honeymoons, anniversaries, milestone birthdays or other significant life events. Whether you want to celebrate with a quiet glass of champagne or a full-blown party, Africa always delivers a unique and memorable experience! Since I am the person who is Read more…

Costa Rica’s Biodiversity: Something for Everyone

Costa Rica is home to about five percent of the world’s species. That’s more than 500,000 different creatures, concentrated in a country the size of one-fourth of Minnesota! It is certainly a lot of bang for your buck and means that when visiting, which Rachel David and I did this past May, you’re destined to Read more…

Accommodation Styles in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to a wide variety of truly incredible accommodations. From environmentally-focused camps in Cambodia to ultra-chic resorts in Vietnam, luxury cruises in Indonesia to glamping in Thailand (the photo above shows you one example, at Four Seasons Tented Camp!), the region has a style perfect for you and your travel companions! Boutique Read more…

Valparaiso: A Vibrant Chilean Destination

When heading to Chile, most travelers are excited to visit Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, and all the other incredibly scenic destinations the country has to offer. As such, Santiago and the surrounding areas are often overlooked, only used as a brief stopover, or rarely the focus of an itinerary. On my Read more…

Seasonality in Southeast Asia

Spanning both the northern and southern hemispheres, the best time to travel to Southeast Asia can vary greatly, depending on where you are heading. Seasonality is essentially opposite between the mainland countries, also referred to as Indochina, and Indonesia. For example, while Indochina, which includes Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, has the most hospitable Read more…

Activities Near Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano

For travelers headed to Costa Rica in search of adventurous activities, a visit to the town of La Fortuna, located near Arenal Volcano, is an absolute must. The area was transformed following volcanic activity in 1968 and tourists soon began coming to visit the beautiful volcano and its hot springs. As a result of this Read more…

Tips & Advice for Holiday Travel

There is no better way to celebrate the winter holidays than with a trip. The quality family time and unforgettable experiences provide the best of both worlds. And yet, it can feel stressful to plan, particularly when it includes multiple family members coming from various parts of the world. To get the ball rolling and Read more…

Jordan: A Great Addition to Egypt

“You must respect all the ruins you meet—these mysterious visitors of ancient times—because they are still with us with wisdom-loaded messages from the past.” – Mehmet Murat ildan Egypt is one of Africa’s most fascinating countries. From visiting the Pyramids to cruising down the Nile, it is a destination filled with incredible antiquities, fascinating culture, Read more…