Category: Travel

The 30 Top Travel Destinations for 2022

The calendar has turned and 2021 is behind us. With the start of a new year, and countries increasingly opening their borders to visitors, it is time to start thinking about travel for this year. Even though I think the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, many people are still apprehensive about being in crowded places. That said, I think more-and-more people are ready to start venturing out internationally again this year, which is music to my ears. This world is a big, beautiful, and diverse place, and we are all better off when we get to explore it and learn from each other. If you are looking for some great destinations to travel to this year, then you will want to browse my list of the top travel destinations for 2022.

Top 5 Most Stunning Places to Visit in Asia

Asia is the largest continent in terms of size and population. It is also the most diverse multi-cultural point for most of the oldest civilizations on earth. Because of its size and diversity, there are just a lot of things to see and do in Asia. For sure, it’s hard to narrow down a shortlist of where to visit in Asia as just exploring one country requires a month of your time.  If you are planning to travel on a budget, here are five of the top travel destinations to visit in Asia that you should target.

A Look at My 2022 Travel Adventure Bucket List

or me, one of the biggest joys that comes with travel is the anticipation of getting to explore someplace new and to learn about how other people live. I guess that is why I enjoy writing about travel about as much as I love traveling itself. It is also why I love putting together an annual travel bucket list so that I can see how my travel hopes and dreams evolve and change over the years. Not only is it a great way for me to create a blueprint for the travel adventures that I would like to have in the future, but it is also a way for me to look back and see how my travel preferences and priorities have changed throughout the years.

A Look at My 20 Top Travel Photos of 2021

The clock is beginning to run out on the year 2021 and that means it is about time for my annual post on my Top Travel Photos of the year. To be completely honest, when the year started, my hope was that this post would be filled with wonderful pictures from my autumn trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. However, the COVID-19 curse put a dent in my travel plans once again and left me scrambling to change my travel plans this autumn. As frustrating as it was to have to push back my trip, I was extremely blessed to be able to go on several incredible adventures this past year. From those adventures, I was able to capture several great photographs that I am very happy with. The purpose of this annual post is to share these photographs with you in the hopes that it inspires you to plan your next big adventure.

The Complete Toledo Spain Travel Guide for Tourists Planning to Visit Spain

Anyone who has visited Spain will tell you that the country has no shortage of incredible cities for one to visit. While some of the larger cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia may get most of the attention, I have a soft spot for the culturally rich smaller Spanish cities and towns. One of my favorites of these cities is the incredible city of Toledo. Toledo is one of the oldest and most unique cities that you will find in all of Spain. It was the capital of the country before Madrid and is still widely considered to be Spain’s cultural capital to this day. The city of Toledo absolutely brims with historical landmarks and is renowned for its wonderful festivals that date back centuries. For travelers to Spain who are looking for an authentic Spanish cultural experience, I can think of few cities better to visit than the incredible city of Toledo.

Top Five Tips For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience. At 5,895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa – and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. As such, summiting this mighty mountain is no easy feat. So how do you prepare for this bucket-list mountain adventure?

The enthusiastic and experienced Tanzania Specialist climbing guides, Nico and Paul, have safely guided countless climbers to the top of the Kilimanjaro over their professional climbing careers with one of the world’s leading Tanzania safari companies. Here they share their top five tips for a successful experience trekking Mount Kilimanjaro.

The 2021 Top Holiday Gifts For Hikers List for the Outdoor Adventurer in Your Life

getting something nice for the special outdoor adventurers in your life to enjoy next hiking season. To help you out, I have put together a list of some of my favorite hiking gear for under $100 USD. All of the gear on my holiday gifts for hikers list has been tried and tested by me first-hand, so I can personally testify to the quality and usefulness of this hiking gear. Whether your loved ones are casual hikers or hardcore back country vagabonds, you are certain to find something on this list that will bring a big smile to their face this holiday season.

The 2021 Top Holiday Gifts For Travelers List for the Special Nomad in Your Life

The weather is starting to turn cold, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and holiday music is already playing on the radio. The holiday season is fast approaching and I am guessing you are starting to put together your shopping list for family and friends. If you are like me and have a number of special people on your list who love to travel, then you will find this article especially helpful. For the past three years, I have put together a list of holiday gifts for travelers that contains what I think are some of the most creative and useful travel accessories on the market. I’ve put together this list to help shoppers like you shop for travel obsessed people like me. Well, not me specifically, but people in your lives who are as crazy about travel as I am. You get the idea.

The Definitive Reflection Canyon Trail Guide for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

There are a number of spectacularly beautiful backcountry hikes that you can take in the Southern Utah area, but my favorite is undoubtedly the hike to Reflection Canyon in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. While it is one of the most breathtaking hikes that you will find in the area, it is also one of the most difficult. There is no marked trail to help you navigate the roughly 15-mile round trip hike thru slot canyons and deep washes, and shelter from the blistering sun is almost non-existent. That’s why I believe this trail earns every bit of the “Difficult” rating that it has been given. The awe-inspiring beauty of Reflection Canyon is definitely something that all backcountry hikers should see in their lifetime, but it is important that you are prepared for this hike before setting out. I have created this Reflection Canyon trail guide to help you with that preparation so that you can complete this hike safely and successfully.