9 Things to Know Before Trekking the Annapurna Circuit

View of the mountains from a teahouse in Thorong Phedi.

Annapurna Circuit has stunning views from start to finish, with a variety of terrain and a good mix of nature and culture. But every trekker must be prepared to face any challenges along the trail. This guide will tell give you insight into what you must know before the Annapurna Circuit trek and help you prepare for the journey of a lifetime!

What to Eat in Dublin, Ireland

Temple Bar District in Dublin, Ireland.

Although it is true that the pub scene is huge in Dublin, Dublin also has a lot to offer when it comes to food. With a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, Dublin offers everything you would want to eat, from traditional dishes to cuisine of the world and delicious desserts.  Here are the traditional dishes in Ireland, which you will find at some of the best restaurants and cafés in Dublin. 

13 Small Towns You Must Visit In Tasmania

View of the lake in Grindewald Town in Tasmania.

Whilst there are many places & towns you must see when visiting Tasmania, there are just some towns not to be missed, yet sadly they often are. These towns are frequently driven through or past to get to another destination. Several of these are filled with history or surrounded by picturesque landscapes, in addition to offering wonderful food & accommodations. Just one more reason why we recommended planning an itinerary to visit Tasmania, Australia.

13 Best things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It’s known for its beaches, culture, music, food, and nightlife. The city of Rio de Janeiro is amazing and has a lot of great attractions, but it can be hard to decide exactly what to do while you’re there. From beaches, bars, and clubs to museums, parks, and restaurants – there are many good reasons to visit this incredible city.

Gir National Park Trip (Devaliya Safari Zone)

Lions sitting on grass.

The Devaliya Safari Park is about 412 hectares of the Gir National Park that was developed as an interpretation zone. It’s also often called the Sasan Gir Interpretation Zone. This zone allows visitors to see lions, deers, boars, and other species of wildlife without disturbing their natural habitat too much. So you don’t have to only go on the Gir Jungle Trail to see the animals in Gir National park. The Devalia Safari Park which is about 13 kilometers from Sasan Gir Village is perfect for this!

What to Eat in Lima, Peru

Peruvian Huancaina served on a plate.

Peru in general is well-known as one of the top food destinations of Latin America, especially for its classic dishes such as Ceviche. However, Lima in particular is the place to go if you’re looking to try a range of exotic and exciting dishes to really open up your taste buds.

Where to Eat in Nashville, TN

Hot fried chicken served at Hattie B’s.

While Nashville, TN is best known as Music City for its wide variety of exciting music venues, its culinary offerings are sure to be a highlight of your trip as well. Food in Nashville ranges from traditional “meat and threes” to famous Southern barbeque to global cuisine options. You’ll find options for every budget and opportunities to experience regional flavors, like Nashville Hot Chicken or the iconic Loveless biscuits.

Latte vs. Flat White – What’s The Difference?

3 White cups of coffee and 1 black coffee cup.

It’s difficult to discern the difference between these caffeinated beverages unless you’re a coffee enthusiast. There’s black coffee, milk coffee, hot coffee, and cold coffee. Apart from the essentials, most coffees are likely to be rather similar. After all, milk coffees are meant to contain milk in them, so what could be the difference between … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Yucatan Food

Tacos spread set on the table with sauces and veggies.

Traditional Yucatan food is different from what many know as Mexican food, though this is changing. Chefs from Merida have been featured in Taco Chronicles and Chef’s Table: BBQ, two of the best food shows on Netflix. As the city grows in popularity, more and more people are visiting for not only all the amazing things to do in Merida — but to eat traditional Yucatan food as well. Here are some of the popular traditional Yucatecan dishes you should try in Mexico.

What to eat in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

South India Thali at Dharamshala.

Dharamshala, the scenic city of Himachal Pradesh, is located in the Kangra Valley of the state. Dharamshala and its many small villages are known for the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountains. While there are a plethora of things to do in Dharamshala, the most favorite activity for some people there is to try the different food of the region.

20 Unique Cafes Around the World

Space effective architecture and ambience at The Lhong Tou Café.

We’ve seen some really quirky cafes around the world while traveling; some in old factories, some in scary allies, and some of them even situated at the top of mountains. If you look for the world’s most unusual cafes and best coffee shops, you’ll find some really quirky and strange ones. Wondering where all the … Read more

Unique Nicaragua Experiences With Kids

A man on a horsedrawn cart at a street corner in Granada, Nicaragua - Pic by GeoBeetles.

Once only visited by adventure seekers and historians, Nicaragua has now made its mark on the tourist map. With beautiful coastlines on both sides and 19 volcanoes to visit, a trip to Nicaragua for family travel is just perfect. If you want to plan a family trip to Nicaragua with kids, these were our favorite things to do.

About Spanakopita, the Greek Spinach Pie

Spanakopita Greek spinach and cheese pie in a white plate.

Spanakopita is a crumbly, rich filo pastry made of spinach, onions, cheese, and herbs, that is incredibly popular in Greece. The exact origins of spanakopita are not known, but the Spanakopita can be compared to the Turkish pastry ispanakli or Turkish spinach borek. But here’s more about it.

21 Top things to do in Switzerland

Bridge across the Limmat River in Zurich, Switzerland - pic by Sarah

Soaring alpine peaks overhanging quaint village towns; chocolates to delight the senses; fondues and raclettes, and Emmentaler cheese; the serene Swiss National Park and the wooded shores of Lake Geneva; these are just some of the reasons to visit Switzerland. If you’re planning a trip to this amazing Alpine country, here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland.

Mr Whippy Ice Cream Memories

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As kids, both hubs and I immigrated to Canada at the age of around 8 years old (not together lol). At that age, of course, you have all kinds of memories of home and for both of us it turned out we were obsessed with English ice creams called 99’s. In those days, there was … Read more

Best Churches in Australia & NZ to visit

Church of the Good Shepherd - Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - By Suzy Whittle from Suzy Stories

Although Australia only had its first brush with Christianity in the early 17th century, it’s home to some of the most famous cathedrals in the world. The rest of Oceania and New Zealand too are home to some popular churches such as the shoreside Church of the Good Shepherd or the magnificent First Church of … Read more

Where to eat in Bangalore, India

Masala Dosa at New Krishna Bhavan - Pic by Athul from Our Backpack Tales

Bangalore being the IT hub and one of the most populated cities in India, you can spot people form all over India and also from other countries living here. From temples and hill stations to waterfalls and forts, there are many places to visit around Bangalore which makes it a loved destination for tourists. Cultural … Read more

Where to eat in Durham, NC, USA

M Kokko Ramen - Pic by Annick from The Common Traveler

From its humble beginnings as a tobacco town, Durham has always been a power town when it comes to business. Tobacco mills gave way to Black Wall Street and the city has become a hotbed for new young entrepreneurs and developers (we are home to Counter Culture Coffee after all, so we’re well caffeinated!). One … Read more

Where to eat in Chania on Crete, Greece

A dish at Serenissima Restaurant restaurant on the sea - Pic by Gabi from The Tiny Book

Modern Mediterranean dishes can trace back their origins all the way to the simple array of ingredients originally belonging to the Cretan diet. Abundant greens, rigorously seasonal cheeses, not a lot of meat, and the secret key to bind all those together with harmony and taste, local extra virgin olive oil. Mountain herbs, a bunch … Read more

Popular Food to Eat in African Countries

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Africa evokes images of safaris and tents, of bush dinners and camping, of sunny desserts and grassy oases. Every country on the African continent has a telling history and rich diversity. But there’s more! The food in Africa is as diverse as her people, ranging from the spicy and flavorful to refreshing and unique. Want … Read more

What To Do In Wagga Wagga, Australia

Wagga Wagga - Pic by Paula Of Truly Expat

For those who have travelled to Australia and in particular Sydney and Canberra, we never think to go to rural Australian towns. Yes, sure there are plenty of things to do in Sydney but finding rural towns in New South Wales is so much more exciting with plenty to do in the sparse countryside. So … Read more

Where to eat in Bristol, UK

Root spiced potato gnocchi wilding greens - Pic by Melanie from TwoPlusDogs

Bristol has long been known for its diverse, exciting and independent food scene. The last few years has seen this trend continue to accelerate and make this city an even more tempting prospect for those of us seeking quality places to eat. Here are just a few of the reasons why any food lover should … Read more

Top Places To Eat in Wellington, New Zealand

Where to eat in Wellington, New Zealand - By Christin Theilig

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located in the south of the North Island and is often referred to as ‘The Coolest Little Capital In The World’. Rightly so! The city is as much about numerous beaches, cool coffee shops and an artistic vibe as it is about food. Actually, I’d argue that every … Read more

What to Eat in Tbilisi, Georgia

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Georgia (the country, not the state) boasts some of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. A big part of that is food. After travelling for a month in Turkey, we were weighing up whether to head to Europe during the peak of summer (expensive!) or to wait another month before it cools down … Read more

Where to eat in St. Augustine, Florida

Must Visit Foodie Places in St. Augustine Florida - By Tracy from Food Wine Sunshine

St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States, which means it is full of history, things to do and plenty of amazing places to eat. Whether you want to dine on the beach, in the historic district or where the locals eat here are some of the best places to eat in St. Augustine.

10 things to do in Clarksville, Tennessee

Visit Beachaven Winery - Pic by Jessica from The Walking Mermaid

Clarksville, Tennessee is known as the home of the Airborne Division. Ft. Campbell is the heart of this growing city and fills the streets with pride. Only located about 45 minutes north-west of Nashville, you can find that Clarksville has its own historical and unique southern charm. In this post I am going to take … Read more

What to eat in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee lets you stroll along the river, it has many restaurants, and cafes serving tempting foods, and drinks. You can visit the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory and Historic Third Ward. A weekend trip to Milwaukee, the largest town in Wisconsin, can be really thrilling because this city has some of the best restaurants to offer, … Read more

Where to eat in Aruba, Caribbean Islands?

View from palapa at Elements - Pic by Jen from Heartbeat of Your Home

As our 20th anniversary approached, my husband, Joe, and I decided we wanted to get away without our children to celebrate this milestone anniversary. We hadn’t been on a vacation without our kids for 10 years, so this was a long overdue treat, and I wanted it to be as close to perfect as possible! … Read more

13 Things to do in Tokyo, Japan with Kids

Nara Deer Park - Pic by Veronica from Vacay Visionary

Visiting Tokyo without knowing Japanese can seem scary. Luckily their hospitality coupled with most people speaking English makes getting around easier. There are so many things to do in Tokyo for adults and children. Many things on this list will be child-friendly since a six-year-old was my travel buddy. Tokyo is of course one of … Read more

Where to Eat in Capri – Amalfi Coast Restaurants

Capri harbour from Anacapri - Pic by Kyle from Via Travelers

The following is a guest post by Via Travelers, a modern travel blog focused on helping you learn the best travel tips, hacks and itineraries to travel the world. Located close to the Sorrentine Peninsula, the island of Capri was the most visited and loved place by the emperors. The popularity of this place is … Read more

Follow Your Tastebuds Through Taipei

Peanut Roll in Dihua Street - Pic by Robert from Leave Your Daily Hell

Taipei has more than earned its reputation as one of the best food cities in the world. However, deciding what to eat in Taipei can be a process of elimination that’s too difficult for many travelers, especially if it’s your first time in the city, if you only have a few days or if you … Read more

13 Things To Do In Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg City Hall or Hamburg Rathaus

More often than not, trips to Germany skip Hamburg for Bavaria or the Rhine. But you’d be missing out by not visiting Germany’s second largest city because it is the country’s top cultural destination, a title it’s been given by The Tourism Department of Germany. So, here are 13 reasons why Hamburg should be on … Read more

Where to eat in Brussels, Belgium

Brunch at La Fabbrica, Brussels - Pic by Sophie from Bitten By The Bug

As is to be expected from a capital city, Brussels is teeming with excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines. Belgian, Indian, Italian, Ethiopian, Asian… you name it. The price range varies as well, going from a cheap portion of fries in the street to fancy Michelin-rated restaurants. In order to make things easier for … Read more