Trekking Heights of Alay in 3D/2N (Tips and Resources)

Going trekking in Kyrgyzstan’s Alay mountains was one of the reasons I came to Kyrgyzstan. There are few possible routes in the area, but the Heights of Alay trek from Sary Mogul village was *the* route I was looking at. It proved to be quite an epic trek. And hard. But mostly epic.

Our W-Trek Patagonia Experience, Unfiltered

Its low elevation and tame ups and downs means W Trek isn’t the most difficult trek out there. But to complete this 5-day trek still requires a certain amount of fitness. This is our story on this famous trail in Patagonia. Unfiltered.

A Taste of Granada – Culinary Tour with Spain Food Sherpas

Granada best food tour

Spain Food Sherpas was one of the highlights of our time in Granada. Our Granada food tour sherpa took us to one of the oldest shops in Spain, a sampling of award-winning tapas, a sampling of a variety of Spain’s Iberan ham, and lunch at a local restaurant that looked as if it hadn’t changed since the early 1970s.

The Three-Colored Crater Lakes of Kelimutu

Kelimutu Crater Lakes

Easy hike and awesome view! What makes Kelimutu famous is the 3 summit crater lakes of varying colors. These lakes are very close to each other but each has a different color that changes throughout the years. In 2016, the colors of the lakes even changed 6 times!

9 Reasons to Fall in Love With Bali All Over Again

This post contains places that aren’t normally on first time visitors’ list of things to do in Bali. If you’ve been to Bali before, or maybe it is your first time here and you’re looking for something different to do in Bali, you should check these places out. It might make you fall in love with Bali (again).

Travel Books to Read from 20+ Countries (to Get More Out of Your Travels)

Pre-trip Reading Recommendation for 20+ Countries

Doing some pre-trip reading is one of the easiest ways to get more out of your travels. Books have inspired many – if not all – of my travels (my upcoming Turkmenistan trip is partly inspired by an entry in Atlas Obscura on Darvaza gas crater). They’ve also given them a deeper meaning. I get so much, so much, more out of my travels having these stories at the back of my head and seeing them come to live “on site” so to speak.

Day Hike to Laguna de Los Tres Patagonia: Things to Know

Dayhike to Laguna de Los Tres in Patagonia

It took us 2 tries for us to complete Laguna de Los Tres dayhike, one of the most popular dayhikes in Patagonia. But when we made it, it was glorious! Read on to learn about everything you need to know about doing a dayhike to Laguna de Los Tres: our experience, the trail, and the cute basetown of El Chalten.

Sunrise at Tikal, Guatemala

sunrise at tikal

Who knew that a jungle sunrise can cause such a commotion? Sunrise at Tikal was eerie and beautiful, it gave me goosebumps.

Guys, it was simply magical (and I don’t use this world lightly)