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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.

4 Days in West Sumatra: Rolling Hills, Green Canyons & Traditional Houses

Overlooked by most travellers on the Banana Pancake trail, West Sumatra is home to some of the trail’s most beautiful natural sceneries, with rolling hills, mountains, canyons, valleys and national parks dotting every single corner of this province. Home to over 5 million people, West Sumatra is dominated by Minangkabau ethnic groups whose legacy is reflected…