Cleanliness ought to be first... unless you are okay with crab lice, flea bites and other tiny vermin crawling over your sleeping body. View is nice, but as I learned in Hawaii on our first trip, you should never spends that much time in your room anyway! See More
Easy! I call it my "Eye spy an elephant" selfie from a safari in Tarangire National Park. It was the first stop on our safari, and the elephants were surrounding us. Such an amazing experience that I had to take a selfie, obviously. See More
I personally loved Lisbon for its street art and graffiti - check out the Galeria de Arta Urbana (wall of street art graffiti) where you can see the latest pieces by the city’s most beloved street artists. Make sure to also snap a photo by the graffiti-covered... See More
Some of these I read because I was researching a trip, some of them I read on a trip, and some of them I read and they inspired a trip. A Walk in the Woods - by Bill Bryson; Applachian Trail hike Travels with Charlie - by John Steinbeck; travels all around America... See More
The biggest difficulty for rookie travelers is probably the language barrier. Rookie travelers should expect to make mistakes, and the easier it is to recover from those mistakes, the better. So I think rookie travelers should look to go to places where they will have little... See More
Sounds boring and very un-sexy, but earplugs have saved the day so many times for me. I'm a light sleeper...so that guy snoring in the next train car? Earplugs. Late nite, need to sleep in past the hotel maid banging around? Earplugs. Need to sleep on the plane?... See More
the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula it looked like no one had ever been there. just the noise of howler monkeys and scarlet macaws! those are my foot prints and the only ones we saw!! it looked like dinosaurs were going to jump out of the jungle... See More
If I could vacation with my family in St Barthélemy for the rest of my life, I would probably think I was dreaming. It's just magical...the beaches, the views, the overall sense of calm...it doesn't get any better. See More
Elli, short answer? Yes, yes, yes! Airbnb generally does a good job of screening hosts and since the site is based on user reviews and photos, you can usually trust what you see. I've booked 17 trips on the site, 13 of which have been fabulous, and the other 4 of which... See More
1. I don't even go to the grocery store without my DLSR camera. Phones do a good job, but I want high res photos of the places I go and you never know when you'll see something truly special/odd/unique/amazing. 2. If I'm allowed a second thing, it's my... See More
Hi Christian, What a great question! Here are a few tips: Push your limit but don't loose your sense of comfort Start small if that helps you get comfortable about travelling. People always say jump right in and I couldn't agree more but your... See More
Ah, LOVE this question! Here's my shortlist of handles (omitting the at symbol as these are not Trippy places). passionpassport rubenhughes charissa_fay travelbreak tuulavintage juliahengel garypeppergirl greaseandglamour neumarc (venice) cucinadigitale (rome)... See More
Every single one of my happy food experiences happened in Italy- I don’t think you can go wrong in Italy as everything is made with Italian love but the key is to the local places and avoid English menus. Travelling from Rome to... See More
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