Following In The Footsteps of Samurais – Takayama, Japan

Takayama, also called Hida-Takayama, has a really unique and cozy atmosphere that we did not experience anywhere else in Japan. Narrow cobblestoned streets lined with charming old wooden houses and a nice and calm river that runs through the city, Ryokans, hillside shrines and temples, Onsens, and several museums makes Takayama a real must-visit place…

A Farming Town Known for Adventure & Volcano

Sitting in the rural country side of the Cartago province, is Turrialba, a small farming town with a certain charm thqt attracts visitors interested in a less touristic area of Costa Rica. Mostly known for agriculture and textiles, it’s popularity as a tourist destination is growing with authentic local experiences, outdoor adventure, historical landmarks and…

How to Get to Medjugorje From Split

What You’ll Find On This Page Arguably Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most famous city, Medjugorje, is a world-famous Catholic Pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary appeared to six local children in 1981 and continues to do so today. For that reason, Medjugorje has become very popular among Catholics with millions of people visiting this holy site….

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Walking Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail

The mud squished below my boots, as I tried my best to avoid patches of ice and snow that littered the mountain I was descending. The sky was getting darker. My hiking partner Buckey yelled at me from ahead, “I found a stream.” We had walked all day, trying to conserve the murky pond water…

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild and comfortable. In my two week visit I witnessed so much beauty,…

Autumn city breaks: Europe’s greatest capitals

It’s that time of year again: uncertainty over whether to pack the umbrella (do it), doubt over whether to cycle in the rain (don’t do it), and the annual household argument over central heating (it’s definitely cold enough). Yep, Autumn is here. The onset of our third season also means that we can start deliberating…