2 Week Israel & Palestine Itinerary

Cotton candy sunset from Tel Aviv Beach

The land of Israel and Palestine is one of the most fascinating places in the world. From the rich history to the religious importance to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, stunning natural beauty, vibrant cities, and incredible food scene there is so much to see, learn and experience. So, how do you figure out what…

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Tel Aviv Food Guide: My Foodie Favourites

Hannah and Brittany at Cafe Cucu

When people asked me why I chose to use Tel Aviv as a base for a few months I had several reasons. However, without a doubt, the food was one of them. This part of the world has some of the best, freshest, most delicious food I have ever had in my travels. From street-food…

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ESBT Highlights of Southern Africa September/October 2024

Are you ready to explore some of Southern Africa? From chasing waterfalls to animal spotting on safaris to sipping wine, my ESBT Highlights of Southern Africa adventure is packed full of incredible experiences. Won’t you join me? About the Trip ESBT Highlights of Southern Africa is a group trip in partnership with Intrepid Travel and…

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Visit Petra Like Indiana Jones: 1 Day in Petra

Standing on a rock looking to the Treasury of Petra in Jordan

In November of 2019 my childhood dream of playing Indiana Jones in Petra came true, and yes, it was just as amazing as I had hoped. Walking through that narrow Siq and having the carved face of the treasury suddenly come to view around the corner was just plain magical, and I couldn’t help but…

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The Petra Monastery Hike: A Guide From a Non-Hiker

Sitting on the ground looking at the Petra Monastery in Jordan

Petra was a place I dreamed about visiting for as long as remember (well, since I first watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). While I couldn’t wait to walk through the Siq and seeing the Treasury appear, I kept being told over and over about an even better part of the City of Petra:…

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What to Wear in Jordan: Packing tips for Women

Smiling from the top of the Citadel in Amman, Jordan

Jordan was a dream destination for me. Playing Indiana Jones in Petra, wandering through the ruins of Jerash, trying knafeh for the first time in Amman, and exploring Wadi Rum. I loved Jordan. Not only did it have some amazing sites to see and visit but I found the people warm and welcoming as well.…

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ESBT Premium Kenya (September 2024)

Do you dream about seeing all your favourite animals from the Lion King in real life? Same. After 65+ countries I’ve decided it’s about time I do an African safari and I’m inviting you to join me. Here’s what you need to know about the ESBT Premium Group Trip to Kenya in September of 2024.…

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How to Make the Most out of 2 Days in Fes, Morocco

Fez is the oldest city in Morocco and an absolute must see. With the largest tannery in Africa and a sprawling Medina packed with over 9700 streets, it’s definitely worth exploring for a couple of days. But what should you see and do? Where should you stay? And what should you be aware of? Here…

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What to Wear in Morocco: A Morocco Packing List for Women

Figuring out what to wear in Morocco was something I stressed out about a lot before I left. I scoured Instagram for inspiration but found everything from outfits with full sleeves and long pant legs to shorts and tank tops and instagram-worthy dresses. Obviously, that didn’t help much. Thankfully, I’d already been to Egypt and…

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Morocco’s Blue City: Is Chefchaoeun Actually Worth Visiting?

If you’ve done any research or know anything about Morocco, no doubt you’ve come across the beautiful blue coloured city Chefchaouen. Located in the northern part of the country, this small city has become the darling of photographers, instagrammers, and influencers. But, despite the fact that it is beautiful, is it actually worth visiting? I…

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The Best of Romania in 1 Week

Romania in one week

When I was originally planning my one week in Romania I anticipated plenty of vampire legends and spooky gothic castles. However, after spending 1 week in Romania, I quickly learned that this European country has so much more to offer than creepy legends.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure how I would like Romania but…

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Day Trip to Gozo: How to Get from Malta to Gozo

Malta is a small country made up of 3 main islands in the Mediterranean. Known for being one of the sunniest destinations in Europe, it’s a popular getaway for a few days or even a couple of weeks. Most people choose to stay on the main island (Malta) for their stay but I have to…

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How to Spend 3 Days in Malta

How long should I spend in Malta? It was a question I asked several friends and I got varied answers. Some said a couple of days while others told me they could easily spend a month. I settled for a week thinking that even thought I was visiting in November, it would still be warm…

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Solo Travel in Malta: Tips, Advice, and Thoughts

When I booked my flight to Malta I didn’t really know what to expect. Some people told me they loved it. Others said it was small and boring and there wasn’t much to do. I heard from many people that the natural scenery was beautiful but others complained about the crowds, especially when cruise ships…

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What to Wear on an Alaska Cruise: An Alaska Cruise Packing List

Packing for my Alaska cruise was tricky. While I have experience packing for warm destination cruises and an Antarctica expedition cruise, I’m relatively new to cruising and the fact that I needed to pack appropriately for ship life as well as for outdoor adventures in Alaska made it hard to decide what to bring. After…

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