Travel Guru Features

Our hand-picked group of filmmakers, photographers, full-time explorers & industry professionals offer their unique insights, Top Tips, Inspirational imagery & REAL advice on destinations they have visited!

 

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What do you love most about Northern India?

"From deserts and mountain ranges to ancient forts and step wells - Northern India is incredibly diverse. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The ancient monuments are wonders of architecture and colour. You'll feel like you're in Asia, the Middle East and even Europe at times. "

Favourite time of year to visit Northern India

"Winter! During summer temperatures get very high so winter (Nov - Feb) is much more comfortable. But don't worry! You'll still enjoy sunny hot weather, it just won't be unbearable. "

@lizaliddy's Top Tips

"Don't be afraid to get amongst it! India is so fun and energetic. There's always a lot going on - which can be overwhelming. But if you're open to it, it can be a really cool experience. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Northern India

"Finding hidden little gems, like the Bahubali Hills in Udaipur. An insider's guide is the best help when it comes to unique experiences and (most importantly) yummy food!"

Must pack items for Northern India

"A local (or international) SIM card. As the most populated country on the planet, India is BUSY. It can be confusing to get around, so having access to maps whenever you need them is a godsend. "

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    Vietnam

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    Tunisia

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  • Full time traveller and digital nomad wandering the world - just little me and my (not so little!) laptop. As an artist and graphic designer, creating is my passion.

Oman

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What do you love most about Oman?

"There are so many camels in this beautiful place!"

Favourite time of year to visit Oman

"In winter"

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    25 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Jordan

  • Dream Destination:

    Patagonia

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  • Hello!! I'm an engineer, but what i like more is travel in the most naturalistic and wild places!!

Must pack items for Thera

"Make sure to pack decent walking shoes. A lot of Santorini is built into the cliffside of the island which means there are a lot of steps!"

What do you love most about Thera?

"Imerovigli is often overlooked, but has breathtaking views and is a lot quieter compared to Oia. "

How to find picture perfect locations?

"I used google maps satellite view to search for the famous Blue domes. Surprisingly there aren’t many blue domes on the island."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Eat fresh seafood! I would definitely recommend trying the local seafood restaurants in Oia."

@thematerialwoman's Top Tips

"The sunsets in Santorini are phenomenal. I would recommend booking somewhere with sunset views so you can enjoy the sunset privately away from the crowds."

@thematerialwoman's Top Tips

"I would recommend going to Oia as it is definitely the prettiest town in Santorini. But go before sunset as it tends to get very crowded in the afternoon. "

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    17 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Venice

  • Dream Destination:

    Japan

  • About them:
  • Biomedical Scientist and Travel Enthusiast.

What do you love most about Zebra / Tunnel Slot Trail?

"Visit one of the most colourful slot canyons without the crowd!!!"

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  • Countries Visited:

    5 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Nepal

  • Dream Destination:

    Norway

  • About them:
  • I am a Civil Engineer by profession and a photographer by passion. I love to capture the moments of life, joy and vivid culture through my viewfinder.

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Hiking! There are several hikes, from easy to advanced. Each offers a unique perspective over the surrounding landscapes. If you are up to it, you can even climb Mt Cook - the highest peak in NZ!"

What do you love most about Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park?

"As soon as you drive into the national park, the views are epic. You are surrounded by Mt Cook and the Southern Alps. The hikes are some of the best in New Zealand, offering unbeatable views. "

@beckkyhamilton's Top Tips

"Visit during the week, as it gets busy on weekends. Spend your time driving into the national park - plenty of viewpoints! Camp in the national park to make sure you see everything. "

Must pack items for Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

"Warm clothes, rain jacket, good hiking shoes, hiking poles, 25/30l backpack, camera and comfortable clothing for the hike (you will be doing a lot!) "

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    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    New Zealand

  • Dream Destination:

    Nepal

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  • Travel and adventure blogger. I love hiking, especially mountain landscapes. I like sharing my real experiences and tips/ticks. I would rather spend my days isolated in nature than in the city.

What do you love most about Cairo?

"Awe-inspiring. That’s the best way to describe the pyramid complex in Cairo, Egypt. The pyramids, the sphinx and the camels are all in one area allowing your trip to Cairo to be short but jam-packed!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Riding the camels! I never thought it would be so exhilarating! It’s a lot harder than I expected and a little scary but the views and the pictures are absolutely worth it!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"You HAVE to take a boat ride on the Nile river. It’s one of the longest rivers in the world and one of the few that flows north! "

@iamthekayvega's Top Tips

"The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is a place of worship & should be respected as such. Cover your head and body (NO SHORTS) and don’t forget to go into the courtyard, the view of the city is spectacular. "

Benefits of a tour guide for Cairo

"Safety and information! The Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is an active market for locals and you WILL STAND OUT. Hollywood depictions do not do this area justice, you just have to see it to believe it."

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  • I am single, black &I value experiences. When traveling I'm not afraid to spend but I want the most value &luxury for my dollar. My travel goals are to explore my homelands and see the world wonders.

What do you love most about Niagara Falls?

"Niagara Falls had always been on my wish list and I was advised to visit from the Canadian side for the best views. I couldn't stop smiling at how GREAT they absolutely were!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"I went for a trip on the boat and we got right up close, enough to feel its power and splendid energy. Of course, I and the rest of the boat got soaked but hey, the sun was shining!"

@memories_bigger_than_dreams's Top Tips

"If you can blow your budget, get a room with a view of the falls! (search online for the best view aspect, the Canadian side was amazing in my opinion)"

Must pack items for Niagara Falls

"Comfy shoes are essential, there's lots of walking if you want to make the most of it."

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    43 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Egypt (the pyramids!)

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  • After working in the NHS for 42 years, I decided I needed a break to recharge and had always wanted to do a round-world trip. I began my journey in the US and still making my way around the world!

What do you love most about Puducherry?

"‘Pondy’ as it’s known locally, is an Indian city with French flair. Filled with leafy boulevards, bright bougainvillea, cathedrals, and colonial buildings, White Town is like a welcoming oasis of calm "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Discover the simple joy of being “blessed” by Laxmi the elephant at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. •Enjoy the food - a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean influences. "

What was Pondy’s original name?

"The original name of the territory, Putucceri, is derived from the Tamil words putu “new" and ceri “village". The French corrupted this to Pondichéry. Or Pondicherry in English. "

Favourite time of year to visit Puducherry

"Weather-wise it’s great to visit between October and March. The monsoon is between July -September and the town can receive some heavy rainfall. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Discover Auroville, a utopian community founded as an experiment in universal living. An easy day trip from Pondy. "

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    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yemen

  • Dream Destination:

    Saudi Arabia

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  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries/territories on all 7 continents. It has certainly taught me the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Visit Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before, even Lake Titicaca and Colca Valley, if you are going to visit that area, to acclimatize to the altitude (5.000 mt. approx)."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Don't waste too much time if there is a queue at the base of the mountain. The best photos are with the animals and on the mountain in front of you."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"If you can, talk to your guide about going to the Red Valley. It is not very physically demanding and the experience is incredible."

What do you love most about Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain?

"The experience is unique, there are no tourists and the hike and views are incredible."

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    46 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    North Pole

  • About them:
  • I love travelling and sharing experiences. My destiny is not a place, it's a new way of looking at life. Definitely I’m a wanderlust…

Benefits of a tour guide for Uzbekistan

"The language barrier is tough and a guide is almost essential at times. Most people only speak Russian or Uzbek and both use the Cyrillic alphabet."

@zoegoesplaces's Top Tips

"Travel by train. It's quick, cheap and easy. Plus, first class is especially affordable here. "

Must pack items for Uzbekistan

"Conservative dress is respectful to the local cultures, make sure you cover your shoulders and down to your knees. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Sampling the culinary delights of the Silk Road with the infusion of flavours and dishes from many countries. That and the beautiful architecture of the religious buildings. "

What do you love most about Uzbekistan?

"Uzbekistan is such an underrated country. There's so much to see and do, it's like nowhere else in the world."

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  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

 

Top Cultural Experiences

What do you love most about Pangandaran Regency?

"Talking to the locals and playing football with them, laughing with them and sharing stories despite their English isn't the best is probably my favourite part of visiting Pangandaran."

Are there many tourists?

"I was walking on the main beach for 2 hours and didn't see one other tourist. I was doing a tour the next day and we were in a very small group of 5 foreigners. I love being 'the only' tourist! "

@jasons.creatives's Top Tips

"Take your time to walk on the black sand beach to watch the local life and definitely visit the Green Canyon. Not many people have heard of this place but it is absolutely amazing!"

Favorite photo of Pangandaran?

"Here it is!"

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    Java, Indonesia

  • Dream Destination:

    Chile

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  • A 21-year old videographer & photographer who fell in love with our planet and who captures his memories on camera.

Benefits of a tour guide for Wadi Rum Reserve

"You can’t visit the desert on your own. A local guide will show you all the magical spots!"

@traveltheworldwithmykiddies's Top Tips

"Ask your guide for the best sunset spot! Stay at least 2 nights. Enjoy the peace, there is no WiFi or phone connection here!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Eat a traditional Bedouin meal!"

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    36 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cape Town

  • Dream Destination:

    Peru

  • About them:
  • I’m a traveladdict (no surprise 😉), storyteller and photographer, mom of two and an environmental scientist and biologist when I’m not traveling.

Favourite time of year to visit Bukhara

"Late September/October is a great time of year to visit. The days are clearer and a lot cooler than in the summer months, plus the height of the tourist season is over, so it's just you and the locals!"

Did you know?

"Bukhara was a stop on the Silk Road trade route between east and west & was a medieval centre for Islamic theology & culture. It contains 100s of old mosques, bazaars, madrassas & caravanserais."

My Top Tip...

"If you're not on a tour, be sure to hire a taxi for the day and visit the stunning sites on the outskirts of the city. These include Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa Palace & Chor Minor Madrasah."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walking the streets of this city at sunset & dusk. Its madrassas, mosques & mausoleums are at their best in the glow of the evening light... the "Call to Prayer" makes it even more mesmerising!"

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    68 Countries

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    Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Pakistan

  • Dream Destination:

    Ethiopia , Iran , Namibia, Georgia

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  • With 25 years experience of travelling , discovering & exploring our beautiful Planet i look to take the "Road less Travelled" and hope to inspire others to do the same thru my adventures & photos

What do you love most about Akita?

"From soaking in a rustic hot spring in the mountains to unique festivals, Akita is the place where you can experience real, traditional Japan. There are so many once-in-a-lifetime adventures here!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The top attraction in Akita is the Samurai District. Tour samurai houses from the 1600s, learn about the deep history and try food unique to Akita. Don't forget to say hi to the famous Akita dog, too!"

@shelby.abroad's Top Tips

"A lot of places in rural Japan are spread out, which is not a worry when on a tour but otherwise a car is advised. Most big tourist attractions can be reached by train and/or bus, but a tour or car is the best way to make the most of your time there!"

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    3 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Osaka, Japan

  • Dream Destination:

    Greece

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  • I've had an incredible time living in Akita, Japan for the past 5 years. I love sharing my experiences in rural Japan and showing that there's more to this country than just Tokyo.

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Get lost in the vibrant, colourful city streets that bring so much joy and positive energy to locals and are a sight in themselves for tourists visiting the city for the first time."

What do you love most about Copenhagen?

"What I love most is how easily you can see all of your favourite landmarks in a short amount of time. Copenhagen is very walkable and bike-friendly, so get active!"

@takeatripwithdani's Top Tips

"1. Try Frankies Pizza after a long day of sightseeing. 2. Visit stunning Nyhavn; try Guf ice cream along the canal! 3. Visit the city's famous bodegas to truly experience Copenhagen's nightlife."

Favourite time of year to visit Copenhagen

"Spring! It's wonderful because the air is still fresh yet the days are mostly full of sunshine. Arriving in shoulder season is also beneficial to those on a budget as Copenhagen can get quite pricey."

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    17 Countries

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    Zakynthos, Greece

  • Dream Destination:

    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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  • Hey there! I'm Dani from Melbourne, Australia. I have a passion for traveling the world and experiencing new cultures, environments and people.

What do you love most about Ometepe?

"The light on the Isla Ometepe is something really special. In the mornings and evenings, it covers the local people working on the fertile volcanic lands in a golden glow that is truly beautiful. "

@montestravels's Top Tips

"It's always amazing to go up to local people, visit them and let them tell their own powerful stories to enhance your own perspective. I was lucky to photograph this woman in her favourite spot: Home."

@montestravels's Top Tips

"Keep your eyes open for the details and all the wildlife just roaming around the Island. There is plenty and it will leave you in awe and possibly some great photos and experiences to tell about."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Make sure to stop by for a visit at the cold springs in the centre of the Island! For only 5$ entrance, you can hang out at these crystal clear freshwater pools and enjoy the refreshment."

Favourite time of year to visit Ometepe

"The first week of November is the time of the rice harvest. It's a great opportunity to participate in a truly local experience and learn more about the impact of the two volcanoes on the island."

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    31 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Cusco Peru

  • Dream Destination:

    South Africa

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  • I‘m a travel photo- and videographer traveling across the world to capture stories of people, cultures and experiences while focusing on ecological efforts in local communities and sustainable tourism

Cuba

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What do you love most about Cuba?

"Cuba has an undefinable magic to it. It dances to its own beat. A constant juxtaposition -dilapidated but dignified, timeworn but elegant. A wonderful fusion of Caribbean and Latin cultures."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Visit Habana Vieja •Take trip out west to Valle de Viñales •Experience Trinidad •Visit a live cabaret show •Tour Habana Vieja in a classic car •Enjoy a slice of paradise at Playa Las Tumbas"

Must pack items for Cuba

"•Do bring cash - USD or Euro, not credit cards •Do pack a few portable charges - power goes out periodically. •Rain coat/umbrella for any season. •Pack “your spontaneity” and go with the flow… "

Favourite time of year to visit Cuba

"Any time between October - April is a great time to visit. The island has a beautiful Caribbean climate where the days are warm and sunny with very little rain, particularly in Havana or on the coast."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Treat yourself and chat with a stranger or two! Cuba is one of the world’s safest countries to visit. It’s a wonderful and enriching way to get a real Cuban perspective and make new friends too. "

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  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yemen

  • Dream Destination:

    Saudi Arabia

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries/territories on all 7 continents. It has certainly taught me the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Morocco

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Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

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    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Bhutan

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What do you love most about Bhutan?

"The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon is remote and exotic, shrouded in mystery and magic. Its low-volume, high-value tourism, prides itself on a sustainable approach. "

@maantigo 's Top Tips

"•Travel during a festival celebration •There is a minimum daily spend paid in USD in advance •Selling or buying tobacco products is illegal •Don’t disrespect the Royal Family "

Must pack items for Bhutan

"•A lightweight raincoat is a must - it can rain anytime •Good soled shoes/boots for hiking and walking •Pack clothes ideal for layering. It can be warm and cool intermittently •Sun protection "

@maantigo 's Top Tips

"Travelling around Bhutan is guided only! For all of you nomads that hate the idea - in such a remote location, having a local guide to translate to connect with locals along the way is enriching."

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    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yemen

  • Dream Destination:

    Saudi Arabia

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries/territories on all 7 continents. It has certainly taught me the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Niger

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What do you love most about Niger?

"Like a National Geographic expedition - 1000km literally in the middle of nowhere. The Guérewol festival is an annual event - a male “beauty pageant” so to speak, the location was chosen for the suitability of livestock. "

@maantigo 's Top Tips

"•No wifi, internet or any other facilities available •No running water or electricity •High temperatures ( 40C +) and dust the norm •Come with everything you require - the festival lasts a week "

What do you love most about Niger?

"Electric atmosphere 24/7 - male “contestants” sing and dance, complete with “costume change” to woo potential female suitors day and night. 100% unique experience "

Do you love off-the-beaten-track adventures?

"If you do, this is truly it! "

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    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Yemen

  • Dream Destination:

    Saudi Arabia

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries/territories on all 7 continents. It has certainly taught me the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

 

Features across North America

Gardens & Nature Tours

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Must pack items for Sedona

"The Red Rocks that make Sedona famous are stunning, but insider secret: bring shoes you don't care about! The red dust never seems to fully come out."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"If you're looking for a picture-perfect hike, Devil's Bridge is my choice! Take the short shuttle ride from Downtown to avoid parking. This hike is beginner friendly but has very little shade."

Benefits of a tour guide for Sedona

"Explore low and high in the rugged Red Rocks on the famous Pink Jeep tours! They are so worth it. Choose your route based on views/activity level. Best tour in Sedona!"

What do you love most about Sedona?

"I love how easy it is to go from the popular Downtown to peaceful forest camping spots. Hike during the day, eat a big dinner at Oaxaca in town, then head to a campsite for the night!"

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    13 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kyoto, Japan

  • Dream Destination:

    Antarctica

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  • My name is Hannah and I have seven years of experience in tourism. I have worked in a range of positions including marketing, content creation, and trip leading. Anything that gets me out there!

Hiking

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What do you love most about Alaska?

"Our favourite part of visiting the area was the hiking views where the mountains meet the ocean."

@Active.Adventurers's Top Tips

"Do something unique! We rented kayaks for the day and had a blast but you can also go snowshoeing, sled dogging, take a helicopter ride & so much more!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre holds the world’s largest captive bear at about 1,000 pounds! They also have a plethora of other animals that are all must-sees!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Alaska

"A tour guide is so beneficial if you are someone who wants to see a glacier up close without having any glacier hiking experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alaska

"Fall is the best time of year (unless you like freezing temps)! The summers can be beautiful but full of insects, if you do not enjoy getting eaten alive we recommend waiting until September to visit!"

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    2 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Alaska

  • Dream Destination:

    Antarctica

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  • We are Cece & Finn! A couple of newly weds with a love for travel and adventure! We both were D1 athletes turned adventurers who enjoy hiking, swimming, & anything outdoors!

Hiking

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Kayaking or canoeing these pristine waters is the most magical way to experience Banff."

What do you love most about Banff?

"My favourite part about this area is the diversity of scenery. Here, you can find ice planes, sunny mountain tops, glaciers, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and wildflowers, sometimes even all in one spot!"

@Active.Adventurers's Top Tips

"Rent a car with unlimited mileage! Apart from Banff, there are 7 nearby national parks! This photo is from Yoho, a nearby park! Rent a car so you don’t miss a thing!"

@Active.Adventurers's Top Tips

"Know your limits! There are many different types of hikes in the area! Some are beginner-friendly & some are not (like this one)."

Favourite time of year to visit Banff

"August is the best month to visit because it is the warmest! Even in a “warm month” temperatures are as low as 30°F! Plan for the weather!"

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    2 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Alaska

  • Dream Destination:

    Antarctica

  • About them:
  • We are Cece & Finn! A couple of newly weds with a love for travel and adventure! We both were D1 athletes turned adventurers who enjoy hiking, swimming, & anything outdoors!

Favourite hikes?

"I have many! Top 5: Olomana, 'Aiea Loop, Pali Puka, Maili Pillbox and 'Ehukai Pillbox."

Favourite city/area?

"Hale'iwa and Honlulu (Waikiki & Ala Moana."

Hidden gems in Oahu?

"Makapu'u Tide Pools, Byodo-In Temple, Kuli'ou'ou and Makua Kea'au."

What did you love the most about living in Hawaii?

"Sunday morning walks in Waikiki, the relaxed mentality of Hawaiians, going to the beach every day, and daily doses of rainbows and sun!"

Favourite time of year to visit O‘ahu

"Rainy season! Definitely fewer tourists and the weather is still nice and warm. It can rain heavily but you see the sun still almost every day."

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  • Countries Visited:

    37 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Hawaii & Costa Rica

  • Dream Destination:

    Madagascar

  • About them:
  • I am Sally, a passionate 25-year-old girl from Germany who enjoys traveling all over the world - mostly to tropical destinations, but I also love to delve deeper into other cultures.

Cruise

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What do you love most about Alaska?

"This is truly a paradise for wildlife and nature enthusiasts: breathtaking hikes, incredible animals, and a chance to see the northern lights!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alaska

"I would go in summer if you want long days and nice weather. Or if you want to try to spot the northern lights and avoid crowds, go in September or early spring."

Must pack items for Alaska

"Bring lots of layers, especially if you are doing any outdoor activities."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Dog sledding, hiking, wildlife viewing, sea kayaking, and so much more!"

How is this different from a Caribbean cruise?

"The weather is colder and the excursions are based more on nature activities than leisure. You most likely won't be lying on a beach here, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth it!"

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  • Adventure Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    44 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Tanzania

  • Dream Destination:

    Antartica

  • About them:
  • I am a mermaid who travels the world and creates bucket lists, guides, and reviews. It is my goal to help adventurers conquer their travel bucket lists!

New York

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What do you love most about New York?

"NYC is such an impressive big and beautiful city. All the skyscrapers, amazing views... you should really see it for yourself!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Go take the helicopter tour!! It is expensive for sure, but totally worth your money. No better view then from up there. Trust me 😉"

Must pack items for New York

"We were here in March and it was colder than we expected. Bring warm clothes, especially on the boat tour we took, the wind will take you out!"

Does the Empire State Building have the best view?

"No, the Empire State has fences, which obstruct the view. The experience inside is totally worth it tho! The best view is from the "top of the rock"."

Is central park worth your while?

"Totally! The park is even bigger than you can imagine. Beautiful views of the skyscrapers... it is the most quiet place in the whole city."

How about the Summit?

"The Summit is such a great experience with the most beautiful views over NYC. Sadly, it is not included in the New York passes, but worth the money!"

@M.elan.ie's Top Tips

"Go see the Brooklyn Bridge, walk over it and see it from the Brooklyn side. Those are the best views (you get a lot of them here) but this one for sure. Make it a day, together with Dumbo!"

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  • I am Melanie, I'm a fulltime kindergarten teacher and love to see as much of the world as I can. I love to discover new countries and cultures. So whenever I am free, I'm travelling.

Why should you visit Antelope Canyon?

"Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, is a must-visit gem. This incredible slot canyon, accessible only through guided tours, offers a magical experience among nature's masterpiece."

Best time to visit?

"Antelope Canyon showcases its peak beauty between 11 am and 1:30 pm, when you can spot the iconic light beams."

How to secure tickets?

"If it's not already included in your tour, be sure to book your tickets a few months in advance, since tickets are selling out fast!"

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    Southwest

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    Japan, Australia

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  • We're Thysia and Kelvin, a Belgian couple with a huge passion for travel and all things adventurous. We love exploring new places, discovering hidden gems, and diving into local cuisines!

What do you love most about Kuliouou Ridge Trail?

"If you're into scenic trails, then this hike is a must-add to your bucket list. It's not just about the climb; it's a journey where every step unveils a view worth a thousand likes!"

@explorewith.kevin's Top Tips

"Bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views! Ensure you pack enough water and snacks, and don't forget the sunscreen. Always adhere to the principle: leave no trace behind you!"

Favourite time of year to visit Kuliouou Ridge Trail

"Visit between April and June or September and November. These months offer the optimal hiking conditions: not too hot and usually not rainy!"

@explorewith.kevin's Top Tips

"The last part of the hike with the stairs might feel a bit challenging if you're not into hiking regularly. So take your time, go at your own pace, and let those views sweep you off your feet!"

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    Hawaii

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    New Zealand

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  • I began solo traveling two years ago and fell in love with prioritizing life experiences and discovering new places. I love inspiring curiosity, adventure, and appreciation for our incredible planet!

Favourite time of year to visit Toronto

"Summer is my favourite time to visit Toronto. The weather is warm, and there are plenty of outdoor events, festivals and activities."

Favourite time of year to visit Toronto

"Plan your trip according to your interests and the season you're visiting in. Toronto has something to offer all year-round, but the city's experience can vary depending on when you go."

What do you love most about Toronto?

"I love the unique blend of cultures, attractions, and experiences that make it a dynamic and appealing destination."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Toronto offers a wide range of activities and attractions, and people have various favourites. My favourite thing to do is to stroll around downtown and visit Toronto Island."

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  • I'm Diala and I'm a World traveler with passion for unique destinations and exotic vacations. With 7 years of travel experience, I built a strong personal brand and engaged audience on instagram.

What do you love most about Squamish?

"Squamish, BC is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. If you love hiking and spending time in nature, you will be spoilt for choices. Lush rainforests surround the town, with hiking & biking trails."

@globetrottingheels's Top Tips

"1. Plan ahead for weather, trails and accommodations 2. Squamish's weather can change, so pack versatile clothing 3. Familiarise yourself with wildlife precautions 4. Leave no trace"

Favourite time of year to visit Squamish

"Personally, late spring or early summer when the weather is pleasant, and outdoor activities are in full swing. This gives you the option to experience good weather with patchy rain."

Must pack items for Squamish

"1. Waterproof clothing 2. Sturdy waterproof hiking shoes 3. Bear spray & insect repellant 4. Layered clothing 5. Sunscreen & sunglasses 6. Water & energy bars 7. Trail Maps 8. First-aid kit"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish is a year-round adventure that just costs $55 and offers breathtaking views of Howe Sound. Don't miss this activity if you are in the area!"

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    Italy

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  • A part-time traveller with a full-time job who is also a cheapskate. Bringing honest, budget friendly, raw experiences to show the world.

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@theresamuthphotography's Top Tips

"Chat with locals, there are a lot of local activities that are not widely advertised."

Favourite time of year to visit Alberta

"Summer, it’s beautiful in the summer and most will be shocked at how hot it gets."

What do I recommend the most?

"Visit the festivals!"

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Benefits of a tour guide for Denver

"If you travel with a guide, you are able to see places you wouldn’t have probably seen if you went alone. You can also find out some interesting facts about the place."

What do you love most about Denver?

"There is always something to do. Enjoy city life? Denver has you covered. A break in the Mountains? Drive a couple of hours to the Rockies."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The museums & botanical gardens are incredible. But it definitely has to be a visit to Rockies National Park on a guided tour. One of the best experiences during my time in the States."

@Sociallywanderful's Top Tips

"If you are in the city, be cautious of your surroundings, but walk everywhere. It is the best way to explore a place!"

Must pack items for Denver

"Warm clothing and good shoes. In the Rockies it can get cold, so make sure you are prepared."

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  • Favourite Destination:

    Borneo

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    Bali

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  • My Name is Deanna, I am a 21 year old from England, but have been living in Florida, USA the past two years as an Au pair. I love travelling & experiencing new things, so I am excited where I end up.

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Favourite time of year to visit Las Vegas

"Travel in Spring or Autumn months, the summer months of June through September average a high temperature of 105°F (40°C). Visiting this destination outside of the summer months is more bearable."

@_travellingjay's Top Tips

"Beware of resort fees! If you're not already on a tour, always make sure you check the resort fees before you book with any hotel. I would book your hotel on Booking.com as it includes all taxes and resort fees on the total price."

What do you love most about Las Vegas?

"The Stratosphere Tower. You can go right to the top of the tower to see the views of Las Vegas. It also has several thrill rides and you can Sky Jump 192 meters down it!"

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  • I have a strong passion for traveling to different cities, countries and continents across the globe. I love to experience different surroundings, cultures, food & drink and to speak with locals.

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What do you love most about New York?

"NYC is a vibrant dream destination where you can do so much. Simply walking in the streets of Manhattan is an experience in itself."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The observatory desks, especially the view from the Top of the Rock and the Edge."

Must pack items for New York

"Comfortable shoes as you will walk a LOT!"

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"Buy a metro card and day passes to have full access to transportation."

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"To fully enjoy the Brooklyn Bridge and the DUMBO area without all the people, get up early and start your day there."

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    New York

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    Peru

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  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

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Where to stay?

"The best area for staying is the French Quarter, as this is the central area of the city!"

What food is a must-try there?

"Try the beignet if you are in the city with a latte in one of the traditional cafés."

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"Wake up early to explore the French Quarter without the crowds, take the streetcars, walk in the garden district and listen to some jazz."

What do you love most about New Orleans?

"Taking the streetcar is so much fun! You shouldn't miss riding them! "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Try the sno-bliz, this TV-famous dessert! So worth it!"

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What do you love most about Whistler?

"I love being able to get out in nature, whether it's going for a nice walk around Lost Lake or skiing on Blackcomb Mountain. The air is just different here. It makes me feel so refreshed!"

@lady_travelcat's Top Tips

"This is bear country. If you are visiting in the summer and autumn months, heed and obey the cautions around the village. If you plan to hike, learn a little bit about bear safety. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"I love walking around Whistler Village and stopping at a nice outdoor patio or cosy lounge for great food and drink. Whistler has some of the best restaurants in British Columbia!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Whistler

"If you would like to experience some adrenaline-fuelled activities, but you're not an expert sportsperson, go with a guided group. Not only will the experience be fun, but also safe."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The Audain Art Museum is home to one of the most amazing collections of Canadian art and features the superb work of many local First Nations artists. "

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    Istanbul

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    Armenia

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  • Writer, tour guide and teacher passionate about solo travel. Canadian currently enjoying the food, sun, wine and El Prado while living in Madrid, Spain.

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What do you love most about Steveston?

"Steveston is rich in history and an important place for fishing in British Columbia. I love to visit all of the old canneries, which are now museums, and learn about this essential industry. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around historic Steveston Village and visiting all of the cute shops and cafes is a joy. You may also recognise the streets and buildings from some of your favourite movies and TV shows!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Steveston has great restaurants serving delicious West Coast food. For seafood lovers, this is one of the best areas of Vancouver to come and dine. Some of the best fish and chips can be found here!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Wharf to pick up fresh seafood straight off the boats!"

Favourite time of year to visit Steveston

"Steveston is the best whenever the sun is shining. Lunch on a patio or sitting on the beach at Garry Point makes for a perfect day of relaxation. "

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    Istanbul

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  • Writer, tour guide and teacher passionate about solo travel. Canadian currently enjoying the food, sun, wine and El Prado while living in Madrid, Spain.

Utah

USA

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  • A traveler wanna explore every corners of this planet and share what I see with others. Influence others into outdoors, activity lifestyle and conservation of our planet- home we only know.

What do you love most about Washington?

"Variety of places. There are mountains, waterfalls, forests, beaches and lakes."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Hiking. kayaking and cabin stays."

Favourite time of year to visit Washington

"It must be summer because glacier lakes are only accessible in the summer!"

@msmolenskaya's Top Tips

"If you're not already on a tour, book accommodation in advance and arrive to hikes early to get a parking spot. The season is short which brings crowds of visitors in the summer. "

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    Banff, Canada

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    Kenya

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  • An accountant by day and a traveler by night I enjoy visiting new places and seeing amazing views. I’m based in Chicago and travel in the US and around the world.

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What do you love most about Utah?

"The landscape is just amazing, you feel like you are on another planet. I’ve been to Utah 4 times and still have not visited all the spots I wanted. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Hiking, boating on Lake Powell and horseback riding."

Favourite time of year to visit Utah

"Spring or fall. Summers are extremely hot and crowded, and spring or fall is much better for hiking."

@msmolenskaya's Top Tips

"Don’t overlook state parks. There are so many and some of them are better than national parks, in my opinion!"

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    Kenya

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  • An accountant by day and a traveler by night I enjoy visiting new places and seeing amazing views. I’m based in Chicago and travel in the US and around the world.

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Hike the Avalanche Lake. The hike to Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park begins from the Trail of the Cedars Trailhead, located 5.5 miles east of the Lake McDonald Lodge. Note that pets are not allowed."

Favourite time of year to visit Glacier National Park

"The best time to visit is from July to September for waterfalls, wildflowers, and popular areas like Many Glacier or Logan Pass. For fall foliage and wildlife, visit in September or October."

What do you love most about Glacier National Park?

"The park is a showcase of melting glaciers, alpine meadows, carved valleys, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a paradise for adventurous visitors."

What wildlife lives in Glacier National Park?

"The larger mammals who make their home here include grizzly bears, lynx, black bears, moose, wolverines, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, coyotes and wolves."

How hard is the hike to Lake McDonald?

"Check out this 14.0-mile out-and-back trail near Essex, Montana. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 5 hours and 21 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birdwatching and fishing. "

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  • My name is Vasilis, nature and landscape photographer living in the United States. I love visiting National Parks and capturing the beauty of Nature.

What do you love most about White Sands National Park?

"White Sands National Park is unique and beautiful. The contrast of white sand with the blue sky and the mountains around it makes visiting the place so worth it!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Hike the 5 miles out and back Alkali Flat Trail, explore the dunes and the surroundings and sand sledge!"

Must pack items for White Sands National Park

"Hat, sunscreen lotion and plenty of water are your must pack items, especially when you visit at noon or after 11 am."

What animals live in the White Sands?

"The park is home to more than 800 different animal species, many of them nocturnal. Included in this number are species from all groups of the animal kingdom: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds etc."

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Hawaii

USA

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What do you love most about Hawaii?

"Hawaiian hikes are simply magical! Being able to hike in the greenest mountains to then see the bluest water, there’s nothing like it! Each hike is unique on its own but so fulfilling!"

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  • Favourite Destination:

    Hawaii

  • Dream Destination:

    Bali Indonesia

  • About them:
  • Hi! My name is Emily and I am a travel photographer! Three main reasons I love to travel: to learn about different cultures, be able to capture the beauty through photography, bigger perspectives!

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Independence Hall: the location the Declaration of Independence was signed, where the Constitution was signed and other historic documents."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Incorporate some American History by visiting both Liberty Hall & Liberty Bell, which is located directly across the street."

Must pack items for Philadelphia

"Comfortable walking shoes (for lots of walking & to make walking on cobblestones easier), reusable water bottle, layers for changes in weather, sunscreen & a camera. "

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  • Dream Destination:

    The world!

  • About them:
  • "Live once Travel Well", is my main motto for life. I love to travel, go on outdoor adventures & family travels/adventures. When I'm not traveling, I'm busy planning my next adventure ☺️

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Favourite time of year to visit San Francisco

"San Francisco has a great climate, not so cold in the winter and not so hot in the summer!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The Chinatown is the oldest and biggest in North America! There are so many interesting places to visit including a fortune cookie factory! "

What do you love most about San Francisco?

"You can spot elephant seals at Pier 39!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Cruising in the Golden Gate Bay is highly recommended! It is so beautiful!"

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  • I am a huge travel addict who has a regular 9-5 job and outside of this try to explore the world, search for unique places and hidden gems! I hope my tips and photos can be an inspiration for you!

 

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What do you love most about Colombia?

"Definitely the people! They are all so warm, kind, welcoming, and helpful. It makes you want to stay here forever!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Getting my scuba dive license! I definitely encourage people to do the same. I did it in Taganga, which is an affordable and beautiful place to do it!"

@dankraiz's Top Tips

"Do not neglect the Caribbean side of Colombia. From Santa Marta all the way up to La Guajira!"

Most impressive Colombian city?

"Medellín! It has so much history and vibrant culture! From the high rises to Comuna 13, I think there is something for everyone!"

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    28 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Colombia and Vietnam

  • Dream Destination:

    Everywhere!!

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  • Hi! My Name is Daniela, and traveling has always been my priority. I traveled solo for the first time when I was 17 and I never stopped since. Now I want to inspire and help other women to do the same

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What do you love most about Galápagos Islands?

"The wildlife! The Galápagos Islands is a giant marine park filled with unique land and marine life. It was this that inspired Darwin's Theory of Evolution."

What is the best time of year to visit?

"Being on the equator, the Galápagos Islands are beautiful to see year-round! However, different times of year will present different things to see. So be sure to do your research first."

Benefits of a tour guide for Galápagos Islands

"Most visitors to the Galápagos will not be able to see the islands without a tour guide. So it is a must but they are all licensed, authentic and will give you an amazing experience!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Snorkelling or diving! All snorkel/dive locations throughout the islands are unique, with different marine life and scenes to see and experience. You will never get bored."

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    50 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Svalbard (Norway)

  • Dream Destination:

    Madagascar

  • About them:
  • I’ve had the privilege of travelling to every continent in the world, and have seen the most beautiful places on offer! I take joy in sharing these experiences with others so they may do the same.

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What do you love most about Volcano Chimborazo?

"The snow, the views, and just connecting with the mountain!"

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  • Favourite Destination:

    London

  • Dream Destination:

    Thailand

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  • Hi! My name is Vivi and I love to travel and share my camera roll with you. Professional travel photographer in progress

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are some docks, the best are located right next to the resorts, where you can enjoy water sports or just admire the lake."

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    London

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    Thailand

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@vivi_world_citizen's Top Tips

"You should definitely walk the Gorky Campuzano trail!"

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Must pack items for Laguna Quilotoa

"Thermal clothing."

@vivi_world_citizen's Top Tips

"Walk the trail around the whole crater!"

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    Thailand

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Favourite time of year to visit Rio de Janeiro

"The first months of the year, January and February. Rio de Janeiro's New Year's Eve is undoubtedly the best we have ever seen in our lives. It is summer and Carnival is just around the corner!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walking along the Copacabana waterfront with a coconut in our hands, having a nice aperitif with typical food and overlooking the Pão de Açúcar or the Redeemer."

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    11 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Santorini

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

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  • Couple of young people, food and travel lovers with only one aim: to travel the world and collecting memories together.

What do you love most about San Andrés?

"The people in San Andrés are just amazingly kind and always have a smile on their faces. Also the colour of the water and the history of the island."

@matenu.travel's Top Tips

"Travel light with a strong sunblock and don't drink the water from the tap!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Johnny Cay is probably one of the most beautiful islands I've been to. Turquoise water with palm trees everywhere..."

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    Edinburgh

  • Dream Destination:

    Iceland

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What do you love most about Atacama?

"It was just so different from anything else I have ever seen - arid terrain, unique animals, out-of-this-world landscapes and cool experiences. All you're looking for in a perfect travel destination!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Piedras Rojas! It's quite a drive from San Pedro, but worth the struggle! The contrasts between red soil, blue lagoon water and colourful mountains in the background is the best view I've seen in my life."

Must pack items for Atacama

"I would suffer without eyedrops, so make sure to take them even if you're not using them on the daily! With such a dry climate your eyes will need some help with hydration."

Are there any challenges with high-altitude conditions?

"Yes, you will be visiting sights even at about 4300 m altitude, so you need to acclimate near San Pedro for 2 or 3 days first. Pro tip - try local coca tea to reduce symptoms of high-altitude sickness."

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    Iceland

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    New Zealand

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  • Travel freak in love with nature. Recently started my journey as a digital nomad and loving every second of it! I appreciate being in one place for a month or two to explore off-the-beaten-path spots.

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What do you love most about Peru?

"Visiting Peru is so special because there is so much culture. Isla Los Uros on Lake Titicaca are floating reed islands. Such an incredible learning experience and new perspectives."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Of course, if you are in Peru, you have to hike! Rainbow Mountain is a hike outside of Cusco that is well-known for the many colours that can be seen on the mountainside."

Benefits of a tour guide for Peru

"There are great benefits of having a tour guide in Peru to enhance the experience and give you in-depth information about the interesting histories of the country that you may otherwise not know."

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Features across Central America & Caribbean

Benefits of a tour guide for Guatemala

"Getting someone to show you around helps you orientate yourself, appreciate the culture, architecture, and usually tour guides have great recommendations on hidden gems! Which we love!"

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    40 Countries

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    Indonesia

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    Peru

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  • Laurent and I are both born & raised in Montreal! We met in Jan of 2023 and instantly bonded on our shared love for travel and our entrepreneurial spirits.

Volunteering Tours

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"It was definitely taking part in a volunteering program! We volunteered within an animal sanctuary, where we helped injured animals who can never be wild again. It was SO fulfilling."

@Ourtwostepstart's Top Tips

"Research your budget! Costa Rica was a surprisingly expensive country, so we would always recommend to see budget options! We found hostels and local vendors selling casados, a great option to save!"

The BEST animals to see?

"Of course a sloth! But please do your research on ethical animal tourism. Wild macaws are also really cool! A native animal to Costa Rica is the majestic jaguar... but they are endangered."

What do you love most about Costa Rica?

"How green it is! This country is bursting with colour and nature - ready to be explored!"

Food to try and why?

"Casado! This is a vibrant dish full of flavour, consisting of rice, beans, a choice of meat or fish, salad and maybe even plantain! We miss this dish so much and could honestly eat it daily."

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    30 Countries

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    Costa Rica

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    Japan + Gabon

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  • We’re Aimee and Jack, otherwise known as OurTwoStepStart, and we share all of our budget tips and tricks on how to make travel budget-friendly and sustainable!

What do you love most about Zona Arqueológica de Calakmul?

"Where to begin! I have been to over 40 archaeological sites in Mexico and this definitely tops the list. When I arrived early in the morning we literally had the whole place to ourselves."

@matthewlockphotography's Top Tips

"It isn't easy to get to Calakmul with the closest town being a two-hour drive away. While you can get a taxi from Xpujil, it will cost around 1,200 so I would suggest renting a car, the drive is easy."

Benefits of a tour guide for Zona Arqueológica de Calakmul

"Getting a guide takes away the stress of getting to Calakmul and they will know the best spots to see wildlife. If you want to know more of the history, there are guides when you arrive at Calakmul."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Apart from the obvious of exploring these incredible ruins, you can see a wealth of wildlife around them. When I visited there was a very noisy family of howler monkeys!"

@matthewlockphotography's Top Tips

"Get there early to have a better chance to see wildlife, as well as on the route to get there. There are more sites to visit around Xpujil, for example Becan."

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    Beijing

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    Iceland

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  • I found my love for travelling while I was in the military. Since I left in 2016 I have been travelling around the world.

What do you love most about Oaxacan coast?

"How peaceful some of the hidden beaches are compared to other places in Mexico like Cancún."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visiting Punta Cometa in Mazunte for the sunrise, I went three days in a row!"

@matthewlockphotography's Top Tips

"While there is transportation that you can take, it isn't exactly reliable. I would suggest renting a car so that you are free to explore some of the virgin beaches."

Favourite time of year to visit Oaxacan coast

"Pretty much year-round. If you want to catch a sight of turtle breeding then I would suggest July to December. There are many beaches along the coast which offer a chance to release baby turtles."

Benefits of a tour guide for Oaxacan coast

"If you opt for a boat tour, you will be able to visit some beaches that aren't accessible from the land. You also need a guide to release the baby turtles."

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    50 Countries

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    Beijing

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    Iceland

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  • I found my love for travelling while I was in the military. Since I left in 2016 I have been travelling around the world.

Beach Tours

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What do you love most about Costa Rica?

"The love birds at Uvita!"

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    34 Countries

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    Costa Rica

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    South-Africa

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  • We love to explore the world! However, we do so with minor limitations, namely allergies and food intolerances. At our blog we share beautiful places and the best places to eat with peace of mind.

Bacalar

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"I would recommend a sunset boat tour on the lagoon."

What do you love most about Bacalar?

"When all the birds come back to their home, 'Isla de los Pájaros,' The Island of the Birds."

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    14 Countries

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    Mexico

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    Tahiti

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  • My name is Charlotte, I am french. Two year sago I decided to quit my job and started travelling around the globe. I am yoga teacher and free-spirit.

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Go snorkelling along the second-longest barrier reef in the world!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Belize

"Guide fees, such as the one for the Iguana Conservation Centre in San Ignacio, directly benefit the iguana conservation efforts."

What is a must-do when visiting San Ignacio, Belize?

"Take a Mayan chocolate-making class."

What do you love most about Belize?

"I love Cahal Pech because we had the ruins all to ourselves! I also love how few crowds there are in popular destinations like San Ignacio!"

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    46 Countries

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    Albania

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    Norway

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  • We're Maddie and Cullen, a couple traveling the world full time and sharing our experiencing along the way! We love meeting new people, going on exciting adventures, and trying new cuisines!

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Rent a kayak and enjoy a stunning sunrise whilst drifting on this magical turquoise lagoon."

@exploreacrossborders's Top Tips

"Rent a kayak the day before to make it for sunrise. Book your accommodation near the lagoon to avoid big walking distances in the heat."

What do you love most about Bacalar Lagoon?

"The tranquility of the place is like none other, the seven shades of blue make Bacalar Lagoon unique and the variety of water activities never leave you bored."

Must pack items for Bacalar Lagoon

"Sunscreen isn't allowed in the lagoon, make sure to bring a long-sleeved shirt and a hat to protect yourself as the sun is strong! Also, a waterproof bag is handy."

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    Antigua, Guatemala

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    Antarctica

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  • Hi! We're Lison (fr) and Mark (nl). We are documenting our adventures that mostly revolve around nature. To experience each country in an authentic way, we strive to connect with the local culture.

What do you love most about Pyramids of Teotihuacan?

"Today it is one of the major Mesoamerican archaeological sites, known for its imposing pyramids and valuable architecture. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The Pyramid of the Sun and Moon, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the Citadel and the Avenue of the Dead."

@eleonoratanagli's Top Tips

"If it's not included in your tour, I recommend booking a ride with Uber or using a bus to get to the site. They are the cheapest choices. The site is approximately 1 hour from Mexico City."

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    17 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Fuerteventura

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    Polinesia Francese

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  • Ciao, sono una ragazza italiana che ama viaggiare e scoprire nuovi posti. Il modo migliore di cercare di capire il mondo è vederlo dal maggior numero possibile di angolazioni.

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What do you love most about Mexico?

"Oaxaca is just an hour away from Mexico City, and it has the most amazing vibe! The colours, the traditions, the people. What’s not to love? "

@marie.theresse's Top Tips

"I would totally recommend to travel during the Day of the Dead, in early November. The city is full of altars and decorations to show how Mexicans honour their deceased loved ones with joy."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Once in Oaxaca, traditional bread and atole (a corn-based drink) is a must. You can have a delightful snack at Masea."

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    82 Countries

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    Paris

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    Antarctica

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  • I’m a Mexican journalist (and foodie) who has been traveling solo for over a decade. After visiting more than 80 countries, I know thin that slow travel is the best way to experience any destination.

Cultural

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What do you love most about Costa Rica?

"Visiting Puerto Viejo & the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is extremely underrated. The beaches are pristine and there is a good chance that you will be the only person on the beach for miles."

Favourite time of year to visit Costa Rica

"Visiting Costa Rica during the dry season (December-April) increases your chances of experiencing their infamous sunrises and sunsets!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Seeking out adventure and being present in nature is important to fully experience the Costa Rica 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. There are endless places that feel surreal."

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    23 Countries

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    Costa Rica

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    New Zealand

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Guatemala

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What do you love most about Guatemala?

"It’s such a diverse country! From ancient Mayan ruins to lakes, waterfalls, jungles, volcanoes, beaches… the list goes on! It has something for everyone."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"One of our FAVOURITE things we did was climbing the Acatanengo volcano. It’s an overnight hike and we were literally camping next to an erupting volcano 🤯"

@the5050lifestyle's Top Tips

"Make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything Guatemala has to offer. We spent 4 weeks here but we could have spent another 2 weeks easily!"

Must pack items for Guatemala

"A pair of shoes that are suitable for hiking and getting wet. We LOVE our Teva hurricanes and would 100% recommend them to anyone!"

What is Guatemala like to travel as a backpacker?

"It’s a well-travelled backpacker route so it’s super easy! The main method of transport is group shuttles. The hostels are some of the best we’ve ever stayed in & easy to meet people."

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    75 Countries

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    Guatemala

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    Jordan

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  • We’ve both been travelling the world together for over 10 years, h visiting over 75 countries! We’ve also lived and worked in both Canada and Australia. We love to share travel tips and itineraries.

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What do you love most about Havana?

"The history. There is so much to learn about Havana’s past."

@theresamuthphotography's Top Tips

"Learn about Havana through the locals and take time to talk to the elderly."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Visit the historical buildings."

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    7 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Love all of them!

  • Dream Destination:

    Maldives

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  • I am a photographer that loves to travel. I prefer the be off of the tourist path whenever possible. I love learning new cultures and lifestyles.

Photography

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What's unique about Cuba?

"This is one place where night photography is just as amazing as it is during the day."

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    7 Countries

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    Love all of them!

  • Dream Destination:

    Maldives

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What do you love most about Cuba?

"Havana is known for its rich colonial history and architecture, which contributes to its captivating colonial atmosphere."

@alessandro.liggio's Top Tips

"It's essential to be well-prepared due to the country's unique circumstances, here are some tips: bring cash as credit cards don't work, book to stay in "casas particulares" and use "taxis compartidos" to move around."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Sunrise hiking in Viñales, to discover the tobacco fields and the real essence of Cuba's wild side!"

Benefits of a tour guide for Cuba

"Book a day trip by catamaran to discover Cayo Iguana, an untouched Caribbean island east of Matanzas in northern Cuba."

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    Australia

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    India

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Hobbiton in Guatemala? Sure! Why not...

"Being a massive LOTR fan, I was in my element. If you are in Antigua, definitely check out this spot! The views are unbelievable and you get to geek out for a few hours."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"There are lots of activities to do there, such as archery, axe throwing, machete throwing, a bungee rope swing and crazy golf! All while exploring the various viewpoints and hobbit holes."

What do you love most about Hobbitenango?

"Apart from the obvious LOTR spots and activities, the views are quite simply stunning. If you get lucky like we did, you can see Acetenango and an erupting Fuego."

@callander_shaun's Top Tips

"It can get quite busy so it is best to go in the morning. If it's not already included in your tour, you can book directly through Hobbitenango's office in Antigua, as we did, or make your own way there by Uber/taxi."

Is Hobbitenango worth visiting?

"It definitely is! It's a short 30-minute drive and you can choose a time slot to come back. There are a lot of fun activities and a beautiful area to explore. Your Guatemalan Shire experience awaits..."

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  • My wife and I are currently 2 months into 1 year of travelling Latin America. Starting in Mexico City working our way down to Argentina

Why is it called the Mayan Face Mirador?

"From a distance, this unique rock formation looks like a Mayan lying down facing the sky. When visiting the lake, you can see this from most spots around San Pedro and San Juan."

How's the trek to the top?

"It's an early rise and for the most part a dark walk. Our group all had their phone torches on! Once you do reach the top it is totally worth it, this view of the lake will stay with me forever."

What do you love most about Mayan Face Mirador?

"Once you are at the top and the sun has begun to rise, you will get an incredible view of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. The guide will also start making some coffee, perfect spot for it!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"After enjoying some coffee, it's great to have a look around at the views of the surrounding towns of San Pedro and San Juan. The rolling clouds slowly disappear and give you breathtaking views."

Is visiting the Mayan Face Mirador worth it?

"Absolutely! The walk is not difficult, the views speak for themselves and by the time you are walking back down, the sun will have risen and you will hopefully get to see the rays splitting the trees!"

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  • My wife and I are currently 2 months into 1 year of travelling Latin America. Starting in Mexico City working our way down to Argentina

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Must pack items for Hierve el Agua

"Don't forget your swimsuit!"

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    Mexico and Iceland

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    Hawaii and New Zealand

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  • It’s my desire to share my adventures and encourage you to create the memories of your lifetime. I travel the world photographing, hiking, and seeking extraordinary experiences all through a lens.

Hiking

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What do you love most about EL picacho?

""CLOUDS COME AND GO, THE MOUNTAIN REMAINS.""

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    Hawaii and New Zealand

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Canoeing-Kayaking

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What do you love most about Mexico City?

"POV: this is not Venice in Italy, but Xochimilco, Mexico City! What's not to love?"

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    46 Countries

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Features across Central Asia

Favourite time of year to visit Uzbekistan

"The best time to visit Uzbekistan is in the shoulder season (April, May, September or October) to enjoy pleasant temperatures. However, if you are a fan of skiing, you can try the winter season too!"

@inbetweentravels's Top Tips

"Travel by train! The trains in Uzbekistan are amazing. You can either choose the older but comfortable sleeper train or travel with the 'Afrosiyob', with a 250 km/h speed."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Khiva should definitely be part of your itinerary. The town feels like an open-air museum and offers the best food in Uzbekistan. Next to that, Shahi Zinda in Samarkand is beautiful."

What do you love most about Uzbekistan?

"The people are so friendly and helpful! Also, the destination is not widely known yet, despite the amazing architecture and culture."

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  • I'm Sanne and with In Between Travels I inspire busy professionals who always have their next trip booked, seeking remarkable travel experiences while maximizing their time and budget.

Favourite time of year to visit Gudauri

"Summer, because the green lush mountains are really amazing and beautiful. Everything is serene, it makes me calm and it's very refreshing to the eyes."

Benefits of a tour guide for Gudauri

"I took a tour guide going to Gudauri, it is very convenient and easy plus I got to know a lot of information about Gudauri and the entire country as well. That’s what you get when you talk to a local!"

Must pack items for Gudauri

"Always ensure that you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, some warm clothes as it gets very windy and cool, a bottle of water and last thing - comfy shoes!"

Why did you visit Georgia?

"Georgia is an underrated country. Not every tourist would tell you that they want to go to this country. Lately, I have been fascinated by not-so-touristy places in the world."

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    27 Countries

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    Sri Lanka

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    Antarctica

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  • As a traveller, I thrive on exploration and discovery. My adventures take me to diverse landscapes allowing me to immerse myself in different cultures and experiences.

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Benefits of a tour guide for Uzbekistan

"As it’s still a place which isn't too touristy, having a guide will help you to take advantage of every second in this beautiful country."

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    32 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

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  • We are a multicultural couple travelling the world on a budget. We love trying new food, meeting new people and living experiences that create memories forever.

Must pack items for Kyrgyzstan

"If you go off-roading you should take an air compressor with you! It not only makes your drive easier, but it will also make it way more comfortable."

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    19 Countries

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    Madagascar

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  • We, Lotte and Milan, are travelling the world with our Toyota Land cruiser 100. Our first goal is to reach Mongolia, which is not far away anymore! And then? The plan is to go to the Arabic peninsula.

What do you love most about Central Asia?

"The best part of travelling the world with your own car is that you are able to meet locals in the most deserted places. It will give you the opportunity to really get to know the culture."

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    19 Countries

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    Madagascar

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  • We, Lotte and Milan, are travelling the world with our Toyota Land cruiser 100. Our first goal is to reach Mongolia, which is not far away anymore! And then? The plan is to go to the Arabic peninsula.

Best tip for off-roading...

"Sometimes off-roading takes you to places where you don't want to go. Like a swamp... So before driving into an unknown area discover the road by foot. Otherwise, you will end up like we did."

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    19 Countries

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    Madagascar

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  • We, Lotte and Milan, are travelling the world with our Toyota Land cruiser 100. Our first goal is to reach Mongolia, which is not far away anymore! And then? The plan is to go to the Arabic peninsula.

What do you love most about Kyrgyzstan?

"Kyrgyzstan is THE country for 4WD lovers! It doesn't matter which road you take, all of them will end up on an off-road track that will lead you to the most stunning views. "

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    19 Countries

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    Madagascar

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  • We, Lotte and Milan, are travelling the world with our Toyota Land cruiser 100. Our first goal is to reach Mongolia, which is not far away anymore! And then? The plan is to go to the Arabic peninsula.

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"If you love adventure, the Pamir Highway is the place to go! And if you want to take the adventure one step further, drive the Bartang Valley. Not the easiest to drive, but adventure is guaranteed."

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    19 Countries

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  • We, Lotte and Milan, are travelling the world with our Toyota Land cruiser 100. Our first goal is to reach Mongolia, which is not far away anymore! And then? The plan is to go to the Arabic peninsula.

@Our.overland.adventures's Top Tips

"The Seven Lakes is known for its blue lakes. One tip! Drive around all of the lakes as you can see the colours change due to the sun. The lakes will go from super blue to almost green! STUNNING!"

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    19 Countries

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What do you love most about Bishkek?

"A real mixture of ex-Soviet Union architecture blended with an up-and-coming modern city surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains - there’s something magical about this city."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walking the wide boulevards of this green city and seeing the statutes & monuments of its communist past and its Silk Road, Nomadic and herdsman history. "

Don’t miss...

"The Central Mosque in Bishkek is the largest mosque in Central Asia. It opened in 2018 and is modelled on Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. With its towering minarets and beautiful interior, it is absolutely awe-inspiring. "

@travellustlarry's Top Tips

"Make sure you don’t miss the changing of the guard, Kyrgyz-style. This is on the hour in Ala-Too Square, you will see the guards goose-stepping across the square to guard the Kyrgyz flag. "

A worthy day trip…

"Burana Tower is an easy day trip from Bishkek and well worth a visit. This ancient minaret is one of Central Asia’s most important Silk Road sites and once stood at 45 metres tall."

Did you know ?

"The national hat of Kyrgyzstan is the Kalpak. Made with felt, it has been used by generations of nomads for protection from heat, cold and rain. You will see many elderly men wearing one with pride!"

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    Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Pakistan

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    Ethiopia , Iran , Namibia, Georgia

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  • With 25 years experience of travelling , discovering & exploring our beautiful Planet i look to take the "Road less Travelled" and hope to inspire others to do the same thru my adventures & photos

Benefits of a tour guide for Tashkent

"A tour guide will take you to all the main sites, as well as the lesser-known hidden gems. You'll also benefit from their knowledge as each place has its own unique story to tell."

@travellustlarry's Top Tips

"Buy a ticket and take a ride on the Tashkent Metro. You will be awed by the stunning Soviet-style architecture, each station has its own theme! The stations resemble art galleries or dance halls."

Did you know...

"Tashkent is the largest city in Central Asia and during the Soviet Union era was the 4th largest City in the ex-USSR."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"So many! Walking the wide streets and seeing the ex-Soviet brutalist statues, its beautiful Metro stations, local colourful markets and the Silk Road-style madrassas and mosques. "

Favourite time of year to visit Tashkent

"September/October is a great time to visit. You will escape the heat of the summer months and the bitter cold of the winter that occurs in Central Asia. "

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A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Go visit the ex-Soviet Union "brutalist" monuments within the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen. You will see the very unique architecture of Kazakhstan's Soviet era."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Getting lost walking the streets of one of Central Asia's best cities. Go and see Ascension Cathedral, a psychedelically-coloured Russian Orthodox building that lights up inside with its golden altar! "

Top Tip...

"Almaty is surrounded by mountains, so make sure you head there and explore. You can reach them by taking a cable car/ski lift from the outskirts of the city."

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Kyrgyzstan

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What do you love most about Kyrgyzstan?

"Everything! The epic, beautiful mountains, the great outdoors, the nomadic life & the Silk Road history. "

Must pack items for Kyrgyzstan

"Make sure you pack for all seasons - the weather is very changeable and at night the temperatures often drop meaning chilly nights."

Favourite time of year to visit Kyrgyzstan

"Late September/early October. The start of autumn when the landscapes are golden. You will see the local shepherds on horseback bringing their flocks & herds down from high-altitude pastures."

@travellustlarry's Top Tips

"Spend time in the great outdoors & stay in a traditional yurt. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside whilst walking, horse riding or in a 4WD - it’s EPIC!"

Did you know...

"Kyrgyzstan was the first stop, heading west from China, on the Ancient Silk Road Route. The country’s best Silk Road building is Tash Rabat, a caravanserai hidden in the Thien Shan mountains. "

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Favourite time of year to visit Bukhara

"Late September/October is a great time of year to visit. The days are clearer and a lot cooler than in the summer months, plus the height of the tourist season is over, so it's just you and the locals!"

Did you know?

"Bukhara was a stop on the Silk Road trade route between east and west & was a medieval centre for Islamic theology & culture. It contains 100s of old mosques, bazaars, madrassas & caravanserais."

My Top Tip...

"If you're not on a tour, be sure to hire a taxi for the day and visit the stunning sites on the outskirts of the city. These include Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa Palace & Chor Minor Madrasah."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Walking the streets of this city at sunset & dusk. Its madrassas, mosques & mausoleums are at their best in the glow of the evening light... the "Call to Prayer" makes it even more mesmerising!"

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