Stokksnes black beach
Iceland sits at the top of everyone’s bucket list because it’s such a unique place with rugged landscapes that look completely out of this world. A road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road is an adventure you’ll never forget. A visit to the Land of Ice and Fire is not complete without soaking in geothermal hot springs, admiring beautiful glaciers, trekking to a secret waterfall, and exploring lava fields. The wild untamed landscape will make your jaw drop and leave an impression that will not soon fade.
We spent 11 days driving ourselves around the country, including Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. In that time, we managed to easily see all the major sites. This comprehensive guide and road trip itinerary will help you plan your OWN trip to make the most of your time in Iceland and experience all the natural beauty this country has to offer. In addition to the trip route and maps, this guide will also give you drive times, accommodations, and restaurant suggestions. The itinerary is broken out by day, with ideas on where to stop and what to see at each location.
Bali is one of those places that sit at the top of everyone’s bucket list – and for good reason. The Island of the Gods is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, welcoming over 10 million foreign tourists to its shores each year. This tropical paradise has lush green rice fields, misty waterfalls, turquoise blue water, and ornate temples – something for everyone. It’s not hard to see why everyone who comes to its shores falls hopelessly in love with this beautiful island. Continue reading
Fausto at the bottom of Kelingking Beach
Nusa Penida is part of the Nusa archipelago, located just 12km off of the Balinese mainland. In recent years, the island of Nusa Penida has become increasingly popular because of its stunning coastal cliffs, and pristine beaches. Apparently, its laid-back vibe is reminiscent of the Bali from 10 years ago. It’s not surprising that more and more people flock here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main island. For more information about how to get to Nusa Penida and where to stay, here is a quick guide for the Nusa Islands. Following is a list of 7 must visit places on Nusa Penida: Continue reading
View of Mt Agung from Nusa Penida
The Nusa archipelago, located just 12km off of the Balinese mainland, is comprised of three islands: Lembongan, Cenigan and Penida. These islands are quickly becoming one of Bali’s popular travel destinations with their incredible blue water, untouched beaches, stunning coastal cliffs, and world-class snorkeling. The relaxed island vibe is worlds away from the blaring traffic and hectic pace of South Bali. This quick guide will help answer some of your questions about how to get to the Nusa Islands, and what to do once you get there. Continue reading
Love Bali sign at Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Bali is one of those places that is at the top of everyone’s bucket list. The island of Bali, known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, is one of the most beautiful places on earth, It’s no wonder that this popular travel destination welcomes over 10 million foreign tourists to its shores each year. Surrounded by lush green rice fields, misty waterfalls, and ornate temples – there is something to do for everyone.
There are many ways to get around Bali depending on time and budget constraints. We usually like to explore a new place by foot, but the heat and humidity in Bali made walking anywhere for longer than 15-20 minutes quite challenging. Instead, we put together a list of the different types of transportation that’ll get you around town or between islands. Continue reading
Before I even started planning for our trip to Bali, I knew that I wanted to stay somewhere special. It’s Bali after all, and just any regular hotel won’t do. Bali is all about luxurious villas with private pools precariously perched in the middle of the jungle or surrounded by rice fields. Whether you’re looking for private pool or to-die-for view, Bali’s got it all for less than $125 USD per day! Yes, you read that right. Continue reading
This is the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken since starting this blog – it has been almost 3 months since I last posted. It started with a very eventful trip to Bali where we literally had to evacuate because of an erupting volcano – but more on that later. When we got back, it was the holiday season and I went to Canada for 3 weeks to spend time with my family. Shortly after that, my mom fell and broke her leg and needed emergency surgery, so I went back to Canada for a few more weeks. Between all that craziness, my first month of 2018 somehow completely disappeared into an abyss – but now I am back!
I hope you’re still around because I am excited to share with you about our experiences in Bali – the good, the bad, and of course all the funny memorable stories. Bali is a truly stunning place, not lacking in Instagram-worthy photo ops. Even with all the rain, we couldn’t stop taking pictures of everything from the lush rice fields to the intricate temples. The people of Bali are kind and friendly, and we were lucky to have met and called many of them our friends.
Did you know that golf was invented in Scotland? Despite its small size, Scotland is filled with rich history, dramatic landscapes, and down-to-earth people. Endless skies, rugged mountains, glacial valleys, and sparkling lochs have captivated visitors for hundreds of years. Continue reading
Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and its biggest export. For more than 500 years, skilled distillers have taken the basic ingredients of barley and water and transformed them into single-malt whisky. Over the years, many attempts have been made to copy the unique fiery taste of Scotch Whisky in different parts of the world, but with no apparent success. By law, the spirit cannot be called Scotch until it has aged in Scotland for at least three years, but most single malt whiskies are left to mature for much longer. Continue reading