5 reasons Basel should be on your radar

When travelers think of Switzerland, the gorgeous scenery and skiing are often top of mind.  But what else is there to do?  Consider Basel!  Here are five reasons you should visit Basel during your next visit to Western Europe. The museums… obviously! Basel has a whopping number of museums (almost 40!)…

Easter in Provence

Easter… the word conjures up Spring sunshine, cute rabbits, fluffy chicks and chocolate.  However, in the UK, the reality can also be the nightmare of a long school holiday break with torrential rain outside.  So, give yourselves a treat and head south.  Blue skies, balmy air, open spaces and even beaches…

Unwind like a Greek

When envisioning a holiday trip to anywhere in the world, people first tend to think about what to pack, the essentials that are necessary for that specific trip depending on the location and season. Once all that is figured out, people then tend to visualize how they will be passing their…

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the American South

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 I love the South. Before I went traveling, I always had this perception that the southern states in the US were backward. They were filled with racists, yokels, and obese, gun-loving, Jesus freaks. It was a perception born out of a quarter-century of living in…

My 14 Favorite Hostels in London in 2019

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 London is one of my recent favorite cities in the world. I always liked London but it wasn’t until I spent a few weeks there last summer that I fell in love with London. I didn’t want to leave. London is a sprawling city, covering…

My Top 12 Hostels in Lisbon in 2019

Posted: 2/18/2019 | February 18th, 2019 Lisbon is known to have some of the best hostels in the world. There are more than 100 hostels in the city and its hostels are usually always at the top of all the “best hostels” lists. Year over year, they always take home some…

Easter escapes in Africa

In the dark, dreary months of February, nothing beats anticipating warmer days and having an adventure to look forward to. The Easter holidays beckon, and with them all manner of opportunities for exploring Africa with your family. The rains will be falling in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, so if it’s a…

Discovering the Amazon in Peru

Our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months included 52 flights one of which was from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado to be met by our driver and transferred to the banks of the golden brown Madre de Dios River. We boarded a long-tailed boat for a 45 minute journey deep into…