When planning our trip to Mexico, I wanted to see more of the Mayan ruins than just Chichen Itza. I also knew that Mexico was rather well known for their awesome snorkeling and diving spots, so that was on my to do list as well. When I came across a tour that offered not only a tour of Tulum, but also a chance to go snorkeling and explore one of Mexico’s many cenotes, I figured, why not? In the end, it turned out to be one of the best things we did during our time in Mexico! Find out what it’s like to go on the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins, and Cenote tour in this Ocean Tours Mexico Review!
One of the top things we wanted to do during our time in Mexico was visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. We had decided not to rent a car while in Mexico, and since we were staying in Playa Del Carmen, it was too far to take a taxi. For that reason, we decided to book a guided tour and ended up going with Mayaland Tours. Find out everything you need to know in this Chichen Itza Deluxe Tour Review!
If you’ve ever been on a guided tour, you know that the tour guide can easily make or break the whole experience. Bad ones can make the most interesting place seem incredibly boring, while others can literally make your year. If you’re looking for a truly amazing experience while traveling, consider booking with some of the best tour guides in the world, recommended by top travel bloggers!
Known as the “Aloha State” and the “Paradise of the Pacific,” Hawaii makes for the perfect getaway vacation. You can relax on the beach, explore the many hiking trails, or delve into Hawaiian culture. Find out the best way spend 2 weeks in Hawaii with this ultimate Hawaii itinerary!
After scoring permits to Havasu Falls, I decided to reach out to some of my fellow travel bloggers to get their tips and tricks on how to get in shape for hiking. Even though I started this with the intent of getting in shape for the Havasu falls hike, I found that these tips are great for getting into shape for any long distance hike or backpacking trip!
For the most part, you could probably survive in Japan without actually knowing any Japanese. Most of the signs have English translations, and many of the train stations have announcements in English as well as Japanese. However, I think that your trip overall is a lot less stressful if you know at least some basics in Japanese. Check out my list of recommended survival Japanese phrases for travel in Japan!
In my opinion, 21 days in Japan is the perfect amount of time to spend in Japan. Sure with 14 days you could see all the highlights, but with 21 days you can really delve into the cities, as well as visit some of the more “off the beaten path” destinations, away from much of the tourists. Check out this ultimate 21 day Japan itinerary to see how to best spend your time!
If you ask me, I think 14 days in Japan is just enough time to see all of the best spots. It gives you enough time to check out the major cities as well as take a few day trips to nearby, more off-the-beaten path locations. Check out this ultimate...
Sometimes we don’t always have the ability to travel for such an extended period of time. Sometimes, 1 week is all we get, because, I mean, you still have a full-time job or school, family, etc. Even if you only have a week, go anyway! Check out this 7 day Japan itinerary for all the best things to do in Japan with a limited amount of time!
Not only is Okayama the capital of Okayama Prefrecture, but it’s one of those “hidden gem” cities. It’s not nearly as crowded with tourists as say Tokyo or Kyoto, but definitely has its claim to fame with iconic landmarks such as “Crow Castle” and one of the three great gardens in Japan. Check out this Okayama Itinerary for all the fun things to do, where to stay, and how to get there!
There are a lot of places that make for great side trips from Tokyo, but few are quite as full of history as Kamakura, the former capital of Medieval Japan. If you’ve got some time in your itinerary, I highly suggest making a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo.
At the base of Mt. Fuji is the Fuji Five Lakes, named such for the five lakes in the area surrounding Mt. Fuji. The most famous and easily accessible of the lakes is Lake Kawaguchiko. The many things to do there plus the great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a great day trip from Tokyo. Check out this comprehensive Lake Kawaguchiko day trip itinerary for all the great things to do there!