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Budapest (Hungary) – Destination of the Month (Jun ’17)

“When I first came to Budapest, I was bowled over by an often sad but confident city whose history seemed too complex to comprehend, by a beautiful but impenetrable language, and by a people I thought I’d never know.” – Steve Fallon

Next Stop: Tanzania!

Jambo! Whoops… sorry, just practicing my Swahili and preparing for my next sojourn. I’m super excited right now, because in less than 2 weeks’ time, I will find myself crossing the great plains and steppes of Tanzania.

New Zealand Itineraries (North & South Islands) for 9 Days, 11 Days & 14 Days

Dramatic fjords, glacier peaks, geothermal geysers, golden sand beaches, charming farmlands, vibrant cities—New Zealand has a bit of something for everyone. To help you plan your visit to New Zealand, I will comment briefly on each destinations I visited and assign them a rating of 1-3 hearts (the more hearts, the more I love them). A…

2 Weeks in New Zealand for $2.7K? You Must Be Joking!

“New Zealand is VERY expensive.” Friends and travelers had warned me about the sky-high budget which I will need to fork out for New Zealand. On average, most people spend about $3.5-5K, but here I will share some tips on how I managed to keep everything under $3K for a 13-day overland trip to New…

Erg Chebbi (Sahara) – Destination of the Month (May ’17)

[Image Credit: Lefidele] Few things in the world can match the scale and grandiosity of Sahara. It’s a true force of nature—harsh, unforgiving and inhospitable—but camping in the dunes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories.