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My Favorite 14 Things to do in Zambia – Lusaka, Livingstone & Victoria Falls

My Favorite 14 Things to do in Zambia – Lusaka, Livingstone & Victoria Falls

My Favorite 14 Things to do in Zambia – Understand Zambia is a huge country that is sparsely populated; I’m not so sure I would call it a country. It’s an area of conservative Christians with a tribal culture, but which has very little association with the country; it seems people here could just be from Zimbabwe, […]

Posted on February 9, 2017 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 14 Things to do Malawi – Blantyre, Lilongwe & Lake Malawi

My Favorite 14 Things to do Malawi – Blantyre, Lilongwe & Lake Malawi

My Favorite 14 Things to do Malawi – Understand Malawi can be best described as a gigantic organic farm where time has stood still for the last 200 years. Malawians are superbly talented farmers who have had no trouble foregoing a material life for a life living inside the huge farms that this country runs. The […]

Posted on January 31, 2017 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Windhoek, Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Windhoek, Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Understand This was my first time in Namibia – an enormous country twice the size of California and with just 2 million citizens. Namibia is located northwest of South Africa. It is a former German colony and still has many Germanic roots and signs, though English […]

Posted on January 26, 2017 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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A guide to the Southwest cancellation policy (plus flights from $59 with the new sale)

A guide to the Southwest cancellation policy (plus flights from $59 with the new sale)

What’s the Southwest cancellation policy? Strangely enough, you can actually cancel a ‘nonrefundable’ Southwest Airlines flight within 24 hours of booking without penalty, which is very useful if you don’t want to lose a seat but still want to compare prices elsewhere once it’s secured. You’re refunded back to your original form of payment or you can […]

Posted on January 4, 2017 by in Cheap flights, Southwest Rapid Rewards

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My 25 Favorite Things to do Maui (Lahaina, Kihei, Wailea)

My 25 Favorite Things to do Maui (Lahaina, Kihei, Wailea)

My 25 Favorite Things to do Maui (Lahaina, Kihei) – Understand Maui is home to great beaches and one of the tallest craters on the Hawaiian islands. Maui has built a reputation for upscale tourism in Lahaina and Wailea, but also misses the modern city environment that Honolulu provides on the nearby island. Maui is more touristy, but […]

Posted on October 21, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki – Understand Honolulu and Waikiki certainly suffer from mass tourism, though given the sheer numbers they have managed the crowds exceptionally well and provide one of the cleanest and best big city beach experiences anywhere in the world. Where else can you get awesome, cheap, ethnic cuisine from all […]

Posted on October 8, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

It’s even prettier than the pictures We’d heard of Samarkand but discounted the pictures a bit. In reality, the country is less crowded, more interesting. more breathtaking and in much better shape than you’d expect. Every sight is extremely well-maintained (on a US level), not crowded and just so well integrated into regular city life that […]

Posted on October 3, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand

My Favorite 9 Things to do Samarkand – Understand Samarkand is one of the richest cities of the ‘Silk Road’. This pre-medieval trading route between Europe and Asia was so profitable for everyone along the way (trade always makes all participants better off despite what politicians make of it) that the rulers were able to build mind-boggling places. […]

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan – Understand Almaty is the commercial capital of Kazakhstan and has a history of an oasis trading hub in the region. It’s located just north of the Alatau Mountains that separate Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan (see My Favorite Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). The city is a rewarding travel […]

Posted on September 24, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 10 Things to do Dushanbe

My Favorite 10 Things to do Dushanbe

Things To Do Dushanbe – Understand Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan – a landlocked country sandwiched between Kyrgyzstan, China, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Tajikistan is under authoritarian rule and the country is ‘very strictly policed’. The internet is partially blocked in Tajikistan and it remains the poorest country in the former Soviet Union, largely relying […]

Posted on September 22, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla

My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla

My Favorite 13 Things to do in Barranquilla – Understand Barranquilla is just 80 miles from Cartagena, but feels more like the affluent residential parts of Panama City than Cartagena. There is little tourism in Barranquilla to speak of, but there are beaches in Puerto Colombia (about 30 minutes outside the city), which has a small number […]

Posted on June 26, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations, Travel Deals

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