Lamu Island Kenya: The Ultimate Travel Guide 2018

Lamu travel guide

When thinking of Kenya, the first thing that comes to the mind of many travelers are safaris and maybe the colorful Maasai tribe, but that’s about it. While living here now for a couple of years I can tell you Kenya offers so much more! From the stunning coast with its white sandy beaches, turquoise sea, Arabic towns like Lamu to Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, its abundance of wildlife and national parks to the tropical west part of Kenya. In my opinion Kenya is one of the countries in Africa that’s the ultimate holiday destination that offers all at once and just an 8-hour flight from Europe and soon even a direct flight from New York. In this Lamu travel guide I want to highlight a beautiful island in front of Kenya’s northern coast, Lamu. It is unique in its kind as no cars are allowed and you can still see a lot of Arabic influences.

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10 of The Most Unique Places for Trekking in Asia

Asia is a hub for spectacular tourist destinations. It also offers some spellbinding treks which allow you to walk through thick rainforests, citing rare flora and fauna, learning about the various tribes and their cultures, and often observing them by residing with them in their homes and sharing their food. The following places for trekking in Asia are recommended not only because they are breathtakingly beautiful but also culturally immersive. Asia is a treasure trove of natural mystery tucked away into its beautiful corners waiting to be explored. We take a look at some of the most spectacular trails that explore the history and culture of the region.

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Kenya’s Road Less Traveled: The Undiscovered Taita Taveta Hills

Hidden gems in Kenya

Kenya is well-known among foreigners for its stunning safaris. It is a pity that this is the main picture many travelers have as Kenya is so much more than just that. I live in Kenya myself and the last couple of years I have been amazed by its mesmerizing beauty and its diversity. Recently, I have discovered a part of Kenya that again stunned me. My goal is to show these different sides of Kenya and help putting Kenya in a different perspective than just a safari destination.

In this blog post I will share my recent discovery and hope it inspires you to hit the road less traveled as well.

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11 Travel Photography Tips to Capture a Destination Fully

Our little ‘ol planet is a pretty fascinating place floating around in the cosmos. With so many places to go, people to see, and experiences to live, the desire to put them all in our pockets drives us collect pictures. Millions of them. The challenge often is how to shoot the best pictures while being present and enjoying the moment at the same time.

“Photography is not about the camera,” Ami Vitale writes in Explora. “It’s not even about the beautiful images we create. It is about telling powerful stories and capturing memories. ”

In this blog post I will show you how you can do this with some great photography tips from the best photographers in the world while you travel around the world. 

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The world’s best islands in Asia to visit in 2018

Little finger or Leingking Indonesia

Asia has one of the most amazing islands in the world from the tropical secluded islands in Indonesia, the old Portuguese enclave of Sri Lanka to the entertaining island of Macau that is even supposed to be better than Vegas. For every type of traveler Asia seems to have an island ready.

If you are the type of traveler that is longing for a couple of days relaxing at a white sandy beach with a crystal clear blue sea, but don’t want to be overrun by tourists then this blog post is for you.

I have selected the world’s most stunning islands in Asia for 2018 that are still not receiving mass tourism with some handy tips and recommendations.

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Travel Kenya on a budget

Safari Kenya

Kenya is an amazing country to travel to. It has so much more to offer than just going on a safari. Nevertheless, many travelers have the idea that Kenya just consists of vast savannah plains with amazing wildlife that you are only going to visit if you want to do a safari. And safaris in Kenya are not cheap so many people don’t even consider it as an option.

In this article I will show you that traveling to Kenya on a budget is possible and that this country has way more to offer than safaris only. I will help you planning your Kenya trip, give insights in the transportation options and most amazing places to stay for less than 100 USD.

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7 Ways How Female Travelers Can Create The Most Memorable Travel Experiences

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A typical traveler rushes from the airport to their hotel or apartment booked via their favorite booking platform after which comes the mad rush to check off must-see places listed in the itinerary. A few days pass by, then it’s all about getting to the airport in time for the return flight or the next destination.

If this is familiar to you, maybe it’s time to ask: How much value are you getting from travelling? Why do you travel?

We all know the main tourist spots that are in everybody’s bucket list. Whether it’s the Statue of Liberty in New York, or the Great Wall of China, or perhaps the sprawling temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia — everybody has a must-see site in mind. When looking back did these places and hotels create lasting memories?

I will reveal how you can get the most out of your travel so that it creates lasting memories, develops you and you look back at and think ‘wow’!

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Ultimate Asia guide for women traveling alone

Ultimate guide for solo female travel Asia

Did you know that we, women, are making up nearly two-thirds of travelers today? If you also do a quick Google search on ‘solo female travel’ you can see that in the past 5 years, the interest in this topic has more than tripled.

Even when we’re traveling with a male partner it is 85% of the time us who’re in charge of planning the trip and making the decisions, as cited in the Skift Trends Report 2017.

It is interesting to see that more women than men are interested in immersive travel experiences and connecting with local communities. We have reached a time that we want to be inspired by the places we visit and the people we meet and truly connect.

I wanted to create a guide for women traveling alone in Asia that cover unique and safe travel destinations and experiences that let you truly connect with a country, recommend some handy travel apps and travel items that shouldn’t be missing. Curious? Have a further read.

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Hidden things to do in Singapore for the true traveler

Peranakan house in Singapore

When you think of Singapore, a few things might come to mind. Some are towering cities flooded with international business people; others is sprawling resort complexes that essentially act as entertainment centers. These are certainly among the prevailing images of this metropole at the southern edge of Malaysia, and they maybe give a feeling that Singapore is simply a crossroads for travelers and business types.

In some respect this is true. Many people travel to Singapore for work, and millions more pass through to visit other countries like Indonesia for example.

But did you know that Singapore has a hidden sight with unique local markets, small restaurants and an art scene only locals know about. We want to reveal these hidden gems in Singapore to you when you maybe visit Singapore on your next trip.

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