The Best Things to Buy on Travel to India: Ladies This Post is For You

One of the best activities for anyone traveling to India is to go shopping. Whether you like shopping or not, it doesn’t matter. There’s no denying the quality, range, and value. Throughout India you’ll find fine fabrics, tailors ready to custom fit you into suits or saris, art, furniture, designer shoes, handbags, fashion and the most stunning diamond and gold sets you’ve ever seen! The quality … Continue reading The Best Things to Buy on Travel to India: Ladies This Post is For You

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Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine in Sydney, Australia

Being vegetarian and even vegan while traveling is getting easier. Back when I lived in Oz in 2001, vegetarian was a rare enough concept…forget about vegan. When I went back in 2012 for my honeymoon, even then finding vegetarian food was challenging. And now within just 5 years things have changed significantly. Vegan and plant based diets have gained recognition and enough following for chefs, … Continue reading Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine in Sydney, Australia

The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

Before I get into driving from San Jose International Airport to La Fortuna, let me provide some context. I was traveling with my husband and we flew in on a red eye flight from San Francisco via Los Angeles. We arrived in Costa Rica at about 7am…so we were tired but also super excited to start our Costa Rica holiday! Also, really I’m describing the … Continue reading The Experience Driving from San Jose International Airport to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna), Costa Rica

Deciding Where To Travel: Panama, Costa Rica or Belize?

I’ve seen a lot of people ask this question on TripAdvisor and I debated a lot about this too, when I was planning my trips. Belize, Panama and Costa Rica all seem very similar especially due to their proximity to one another. Now that I’ve been to all 3 countries, I feel more equipped to help people understand the differences and similarities amongst them, in … Continue reading Deciding Where To Travel: Panama, Costa Rica or Belize?

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Simple Step-by-Step Guide To Plan Your Next Holiday

I was at a party over the weekend and some friends were expressing interest in visiting South Africa this December. It’s mid-September and they haven’t started planning and they didn’t realize December in-between Christmas and new year is peak season. I was tacitly surprised that they wanted to go on such a big trip (San Francisco to Kruger is far and not cheap!) but hadn’t … Continue reading Simple Step-by-Step Guide To Plan Your Next Holiday

Things To Do In A Day in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia is one of the most stunning cities in the world. From the architectural genius of the Opera House, sweeping views from the Pylons, Manly and Bondi white sand beaches, great public transport, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and more! Currently a little over 5 million people live in Australia’s iconic city. There’s so much to do in and around the city ranging from hiking, fine … Continue reading Things To Do In A Day in Sydney, Australia

Everything You Need to Know About The ATM Cave, Belize

Hi everyone, I’m back today to talk about the ATM cave in the Cayo District of Belize. I recently went on this truly unique adventure and left feeling completely exhilarated! I have to be honest. We went to Belize for Christmas and New Year. Earlier in the year we went to Costa Rica. At that time we were debating between Costa Rica and Belize and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About The ATM Cave, Belize

Dealing With Beggars and Theft While Traveling; for Women

Like most people, pretty much every time I travel abroad I’ve experienced someone coming up to me begging for money. Whether in India, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Brasil, London, Paris, San Francisco, and Sydney, just to name a few. I always try to be nice and either give something or politely decline. This article isn’t really about whether or not to give – that’s so … Continue reading Dealing With Beggars and Theft While Traveling; for Women

Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park in Northern Botswana, is a haven for animals and safari-goers alike. The park is teaming with wildlife and our full day there was split into three sections: land safari, lunch, river safari. The river safari was the highlight as it’s such a different way to experience the surroundings and observe the animals. I was there at the end of May, the beginning … Continue reading Animal Encounters at Chobe National Park, Botswana

The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California

{The Best Time To Go Whale Watching} Short answer: Summer More nuanced answer: Keep reading I am going to assume that when people think about going whale watching, they want to see whales jump out of the water (breach) and see as many as possible. Some people care about seeing a variety of species while others don’t. The fact is there’s whale activity at Moss Landing, … Continue reading The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California