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.
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.
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’!
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.
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.
While there are a lot of interesting things to do and historical places to see in Jakarta (I’ll save these for another post), as a local who lives here, I often like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a more laid-back environment. In this post I’ll share my recommendations of day or weekend trips that you can take from Jakarta.
The northern region of Thailand differs considerably from the rest of the country, both in climate and geography as well as culturally and linguistically. An area with hill tribes, green mountains, rivers and waterfalls, often set against a backdrop of swirling mists and fog. It is an area that is perfect for the more adventurous traveler. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai are the most famous places. If you want to see northern Thailand beyond its standard tourist attractions, have a further read. We have composed three different itineraries that will take you off the tourist trail.
There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Bali, but how do you make sure you leave this culturally rich island with the feeling that you truly saw it rather than being just another tourist doing touristy things? While being one of the top travel destinations and seeing millions visitors a year, Bali still has a lot to offer to those seeking authentic travel experiences. So once you cross some key attractions off your list, let us take you beyond the touristy side, bring you closer to nature and connect you with the local life and culture. Enjoy our most unique experiences in Bali!
Nairobi is not so straight forward when visiting as a traveler. How should you spend 2 days in Nairobi? Most travelers look at TripAdvisor that offer a handful of things to do in Nairobi, but they don’t give a good impression of Nairobi as a city or of the Kenyan culture, in my opinion. This is the reason I thought to write an article about the hidden gems in Nairobi.
Yunlin is one of my favorite getaway places in Taiwan, as this was where I spent most of my childhood with my loving grannies. The place has changed a lot since I last visited it a couple of years ago. A city once considered the most underdeveloped area is now becoming a trendy hotspot and a must visit when you are traveling to Taiwan.
The following artsy hippie places are definitely worth a visit for any solo female traveler heading to Taiwan! Below is my suggested itinerary for a 1-day trip to HuWei township in YunLin.