Immersive travel is HOT. What is it you might think? Well, it is the act of surrounding yourself with the culture of a place. Sometimes this might mean living with a family and helping out on their farm, or simply sharing a meal with a local. It is a unique experience that more often than not opens doors to a deeper understanding of an unfamiliar place. You’re never going to know a place as intimately as the people living there, but by immersing in the local culture, you can begin to understand it all a little better.
Over the years, travelers are increasingly seeking more of these authentic, immersive experiences in new places. Joining a monk for a few days, or a 6 month homestay in Cortegana, Huelva or a local farm stay with a group of inspiring travelers. Whatever the destination, every seasoned traveler recognizes that often the most memorable experiences are the encounters with local people and immersing into the local culture. So, if you are done with the standard travel, ticking the box and are up for a new adventure then this article is for you. Here are 9 things you should avoid when you are looking for an enriching, authentic and deeper travel experience.
If you are like me, the year has been one helluva rollercoaster. To cope with this I always travel to rejuvenate my soul, find myself once more and be ignited and inspired. We all know the saying “losing yourself , is the key to finding yourself.” I think I just made that up, but you get the drift no? There is no better way to do this than to immerse yourself in local culture while traveling. Experiencing another culture and tribe, helps you see life through a different set of eyes and gets you to appreciate your life as well.
I recently traveled to Morocco and this country provides amazing things to do and see. In this article I will share the best things to do in Morocco that will let you immerse yourself.
Morocco, is where Africa, Europe and the Middle east meet. Not only does Morocco bring such a burst of energy with it, it also has a culture that is rich, exotic and nothing short of magical. There are so many things to inspire you in Morocco, so many things to do, so little time. Here are my most favorite things to in Morocco.
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.
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.
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.
Who doesn’t want to see some truly unique and stunning places. I have selected for you some nature wonders in Asia that you probably didn’t know about.
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.
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’!