We know that searching for the perfect eco-friendly travel gifts for your friends and family can be a challenge as you try to strike the right balance between minimizing your consumption and supporting worthy causes and organizations that make a difference in the world. But whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a birthday or a going-away party, sharing gifts and experiences with loved ones is a timeless tradition that makes any occasion feel extra special.
An expanse of terrain so varied as China hardly feels like one country at all. Striking mountains, snowy vistas, grassy plateaus, wetlands, bamboo forests, coastal regions, and of course, urban epicenters, China holds some of the most drastically contrasting landscapes in the entire world. Even one locale can experience extremes unlike any most humans will experience.
As one of the culinary capitals of the world, India’s cuisine is as sophisticated as they come with its unmatched ability to blend a wide variety of spices, vegetables, grains, and fruits to create some of the world’s most unique flavors. And there is truly no better place to see this culinary celebration in action than on the streets of India.
Whether you’re exploring Old Delhi’s liveliest markets or Varanasi’s endless labyrinth of alleyways, you are sure to stumble upon local street food vendors whipping up special regional delicacies that reflect the geographic, cultural and religious diversity of this incredible country. In this blog post, we share India’s 5 Best Street Food Tour Experiences, which are sure to inspire you to explore India’s world-class street food scene for yourself!
When you think of Kenya, the first thing that comes to mind are its spectacular safaris and exotic wildlife. But Kenya is also home to some of Africa’s best beaches. From north to south, the Kenyan coast is dotted with endless stretches of white sandy shorelines, magnificent coral reefs, crystal clear water and an abundance of beachside activities. With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, it can be tough to find the right one for your travel itinerary. In this blog post, we share some of Kenya’s best beaches to help you find the perfect getaway for your holiday in Kenya.
Nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is an ideal destination for nature lovers as it offers some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes, exotic wildlife encounters, and a rich local culture. With such a diverse array of animal, bird and plant species, it comes as no surprise that Uganda is home to some of Africa’s most beautiful national parks. From the surreal moon-like landscapes of the Rwenzori Mountains to the impenetrable forests of Bwindi, we highlight Uganda’s seven most beautiful national parks that are sure to make you fall in love with this extraordinary country!
Homestays are the perfect opportunity to gain local insight into a new destination that no hotel can possibly offer. By staying with a local host family you can learn more about unique local traditions, participate in the daily life of the community, dine on home-cooked meals, explore local gems that the guidebooks don’t cover and build a deeper connection with the local people on your travels.
In this blog post, we share some of Kenya’s best homestay experiences which we hope will inspire you to travel off the beaten path and spend time with a local family during your visit to Kenya.
If there is anything that we have learned from years of travel, it’s that there is truly no better way to understand a culture than through its food. Across continents and cultures, food has always played an integral part in the human experience, whether it’s used to celebrate a religious festival, mourn the tragic loss of a loved one or as a bonding experience with family and friends on an ordinary afternoon.
Whether you are in the farthest reaches of the Himalayas or the tropical islands of Indonesia, food’s ability to unify families and communities extends far beyond our need for survival. In this blog post, we wanted to share some unique culinary traditions from around Asia and cooking classes that will allow you to dive deeper into the local culture on your travels.
Cambodia is a mystical land abound with ancient temples, vast tropical forests, magnificent mountain ranges, secluded tropical islands, rare wildlife and much, much more. With such a diverse array of landscapes, it comes as no surprise that Cambodia is also home to some of Asia’s best trekking destinations. From untouched jungles where wild elephants roam to remote mountain villages where ancient traditions still thrive, Cambodia has trekking options for every style and fitness level.
Whether you are looking for an afternoon getaway in nature or a week-long journey through the wilderness, we compiled our list of Cambodia’s 7 best trekking destinations.
Spices have the power to transform even the most simple of dishes into divine works of culinary perfection.
As the world’s largest consumer of chilis, India uses hundreds of varieties of chili to balance the complex flavors and heat of just about every single dish. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, you’ll find spicy regional delicacies that masterfully combine chili, cardamon, garlic, and hot peppers to create some of the world’s most loved (and feared) dishes.
In this blog post, we highlight India’s spiciest dishes that are sure to make you break out into a sweat. From sizzling curries that need to be prepared while wearing a gas mask to chili peppers that can also be used as weapons of war, here are ten fiery Indian dishes that are sure to appease even the most adventurous of foodies.
WARNING: We recommend reading the rest of this blog post with a glass of water nearby.
When talking about continents with the highest density of delicious food per capita, Asia is often the first one that comes to mind. On almost every street corner, in just about every country throughout Asia, you’ll find mouthwatering delicacies that will tickle your taste buds and ignite your senses. But when it comes to intense flavors, there is one type of dish that will always stand out above the rest — curry.
What makes Asian curries so fascinating is how each region has used its own local ingredients to come up with flavors that are as unique as they are delicious. Even within similar ethnic groups, you’ll find countless variations that have been influenced by cultural, religious, agricultural or economic factors.
In this blog post, we pick our favorite curries that you should try when traveling through Asia.