Regions

Personal stories and narratives from ordinary people about life and travel in particular regions.

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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 7 Unique and Fun Things

Dubai isn’t big in terms of geography but tourists will never run out of fun things to do here.  Activities in this city range from the usual touristy ones (going to the beach, enjoying a desert safari, eating out, etc.) to more unique ones that you can only experience if you’re on holiday in Dubai. […]

Astana, Kazakhstan: A New Capital

I was born in a Soviet town called Tselinograd, the future capital, known as Astana today. In my childhood, every Sunday, my mom and dad used to walk with our neighbors to the central bazaar. It seemed that everybody knew each other in the town, because every time we walked there my parents would greet everyone […]

Utila, Honduras: The Perfect Escape Plan

To get to Utila, it takes me about seven hours. I get up early, throw on my backpack and head out to the street to catch a bus going to San Pedro Sula’s bus terminal. From there, I spend four hours on a hot bus to get to Ceiba, which drops me at a dock. […]

Alaska: 7 Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights

Watching the Northern Lights dance across the dark night sky is an amazing experience. It’s on most people’s Bucket List, as it well should be. My family and I were extremely fortunate to see the Aurora during our trip to Alaska last year and I’m here today to share with you some tips that will […]

Australia: Boots On! The Best Hiking Trails in the Country

Discovering the beauty of Australia on foot is a challenging experience, but if you want to try your hand as an adventurer, these challenges will be fulfilling. Several days in the wilderness with nothing, but your thoughts and the things you need to survive is a totally different experience from driving a car and sleeping […]

Palomino, Colombia: Where the River Meets the Sea

Traveling around South America? Looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination? La Guajira offers outstanding landscapes and unique culture. A Colombian state, or departamento, La Guajira is located on the northeastern side of this South American country. The Caribbean sea is to the north and the Cesar Department is to the south, it borders Venezuela to the east […]

New York, New York: Living on Wall Street

Life on Wall Street is probably not how you imagine it. It’s quiet, at times a bit messy, and, by New York standards at least, somewhat dull. The area does not house enough mixologists and artisanal cheesemakers to attract the hipsters and creatives, but also lacks the stately beauty of those other neighborhoods associated with […]

Azerbaijan: A Solo Female Cross Country Adventure

“You’re going where exactly?” That was pretty much the standard response that I received when I told people that I was heading to Azerbaijan to travel cross-country from Baku to Georgia as part of my solo adventure along the old silk road trade route. Little is known about Azerbaijan globally and after helping people locate […]

Reykjavik, Iceland: Of Lagoons and Fishing Disputes

AA left the Reykjavik airport grumpy. Not a single one of the shops in the arrival hall had allowed him to buy a banana without a valid departure ticket. Thus primed, AA was not impressed with his first glance of Reykjavik proper, empty in the early morning light. “What are we in North Korea? Is […]

Australia: A Travel Guide to the Outback

Since Australia is one of the most urbanized countries in the world, natives tend to associate the Outback with emptiness, remoteness and huge distances. This is because they don’t know much about these beautiful places. The truth is that nature reigns supreme here, and so does freedom. The Australian Outback is not a precise location, […]