Europe

Planning a Poland vacation? There are so many things to do in Poland whether you are seeking outdoor thrill or cultural holidays. Located in Central Europe and bounded by the choppy Baltic sea in the north and the jagged Tatra Read more >
When I was planning my first trip to Portugal, I knew I wanted to focus on the country’s two major cities: Lisbon and Porto. Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and largest city; it’s also definitely been “discovered” by mass tourism, and is a popular destination for city breaks within Europe. Go to Lisbon on just about…
If you Google “things to do in Portugal,” there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to show up on just about any list you find: taking a day trip to Sintra. Sintra is a town in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, about an hour northwest of Lisbon. The region is hilly, forested, and dotted with fairytale-like…
When you travel often, whether for work or fun, it can be tricky to find a destination and travel style that’s truly unique and beyond expectations. Introducing island hopping in Croatia on a sailing adventure! You don’t need to limit Read more >
A few years ago, Portugal as a whole was an under-the-radar destination in Europe. It was affordable to visit, had relatively warm weather year-round, and was home to great food and wine – and yet nobody really seemed to know about it. Well, the secret is out, guys. Today, Portugal still has a great climate…
A few years ago, Portugal as a whole was an under-the-radar destination in Europe. It was affordable to visit, had relatively warm weather year-round, and was home to great food and wine – and yet nobody really seemed to know about it. Well, the secret is out, guys. Today, Portugal still has a great climate…
Let’s get one thing straight first: I LOVE Iceland. I’ve been to Iceland three times in the last decade, and often tell people it’s one of the most unique countries I’ve visited. Iceland has volcanos and and glaciers and black sand beaches and even fjords; in short, it’s a dream destination for a landscape-loving, adventure-seeker…
When it comes to Christmas markets in Europe, no one does them better than Germany. Which makes sense, since the Germans pretty much invented them. The Christmas market – also known as the Christkindlmarkt (Christ child market) or Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Eve market) – is a tradition that began in the German-speaking parts of Europe way back in the…
Norway is one of my favorite countries in the world in which to travel. It’s organized, it’s safe, it’s clean, and it’s jaw-droppingly beautiful no matter which way you look. And this applies no matter what *season* you visit Norway in, too. While the summer months are high season in Norway for people to go…
Let’s be honest: Greenland isn’t exactly a “hot” travel destination (ha, pun totally intended) for most people; it’s remote and expensive to get to and not very warm; in fact, many people don’t even realize that you CAN travel to Greenland. But here’s the thing: Greenland is actually a fascinating and beautiful place to travel!…

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A Big 5 Safari in Kruger National Park

We rounded a corner and there in the road essentially right in front of us were the painted forms of a pack of wild…