The best way to travel around New Zealand (NZ) is undoubtedly by embarking on a road trip. But an even better way to discover NZ is by traveling around the country slowly at your own relaxed pace, moving from place to place and taking in the scenery, activities and lifestyle … more »
Around the World in 80 Posts
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When I landed in Indonesia, I was amazed by its culture and impatient to discover. That being said, if I had snorkeling on my list, I sure didn’t have diving. Indeed, I am that kind of girl that can barely stand one image of a shark. Anyways, the travels went … more »
I didn’t know much about Myanmar prior to landing in Yangon. That was deliberate; I thought it would be great to spend a month there discovering it fully. I now know that Myanmar is infamous for the military junta that has been running the country since 1962, and famous for … more »
Do you want to travel to Rome just to see the Colosseum, or would you rather experience homemade Italian food with a local family in the city? Would you travel to Thailand so that you can tick a Full Moon Party off your bucket list, when you could be learning … more »
I just spent a month busing and biking down the beautiful country that is Vietnam. During that time I averaged around one bánh mì per day. This little sandwich is one of my favorite foods in the world and I was determined to find the best. From street carts, to … more »
Dreaming about visiting the Philippines sometime soon? Here’s a list of 30 popular Filipino street foods you can enjoy when traveling in the Philippines! 1. Lechon Manok Lechon Manok is the street version of roasted chicken. You can find places selling chicken almost everywhere, and they usually open in … more »
When thinking of Nicaragua, food is surely not the first thing that comes to mind. However, I would dare say that it actually is delicious. The good news is that Nicaragua has some amazing produce. For example, fruit is delicious, and the country is the biggest producer of beef and … more »
They call it Incredible India… but for many of us, it is EDIBLE INDIA!! A country that feels like a continent, a cuisine that embraces millennia of traditions and cultural convergence… intense, rich, spicy, with impressive contrasts and nuances. Inviting for meat lovers, a paradise for vegetarians and deliciously accommodating … more »
Camping one night next to a glacier, and the next to a gushing glacial stream, and then by the side of an emerald lake, and the last one at the base of towering mountains – that’s the W-trek for you. Located in the Torres del Paine National Park in Southern … more »
Do you sometimes have that feeling? You wake up in the most breathtaking place on the planet, open your eyes and look outside the window. And the only thought that comes to you is something you don’t want to admit, even to yourself. It’s full of doubt. Close to resignation. … more »