Bhaktapur Travel Guide: The Perfect Day Trip from Kathmandu in Nepal

Bhaktapur Ceramics

Bhaktapur in Nepal, is an ancient Newar Kingdom from the 12th century, located 8 miles from downtown Kathmandu. Bhaktapur was the largest and most powerful of the three main Newar Kingdoms, the other two being Kathmandu and Patan. Today, the city of Bhaktapur is known and visited for its well-preserved ancient architecture including courtyards and UNESCO…

7 Surprising Facts About Everyday Life in Cuba from Baracoa to Havana

I returned from my first trip to Cuba sporting a glowing tan, whistling to the hymns of the Buena Vista Social Club, and expressing a newfound snootiness for coffee. My more recent trip to Cuba, however, was less romanticized and involved a more “nacional” experience where I gained a more in-depth perspective of life on the island. Along…

Important Questions to Ask Before Committing to Pet/House Sitting Abroad

is house sitting worth it?

House sitting is a wonderful tool for travelers, especially digital nomads, to spend time abroad for free in exchange for taking care of someone else’s apartment or cat/dog. Recently, I lived in a luxurious apartment all to myself, while taking care of a gorgeous King Cavalier Spaniel dog in a quaint part of Brussels in…

22 Things to Know Before You Travel to Turkey

multicultural travel blogger

Merhaba, fellow travelers! If you’re planning to visit the beautiful country of Turkey, here are some important travel tips and advice on the top things to know before going to Turkey! Turkey is one of the world’s most visited countries with 38 million visitors in 2018. And for good reason; travel to turkey is safe,…

Life Outside the Bronx: 5 Important Things I Had to Learn

Let me start off with a blasphemous admission: I hated the Bronx. [Gasp!] A lot of people love to reminisce about it and proudly cross their arms into an X chanting “BX!”And while it does give me a warm sense of pride and camaraderie to hear others boast about where we’re from, to me, when…

How to Get From Izmir to Ephesus for $2 in Four Easy Steps | Transportation Guide

Independent transportation to Ephesus from Izmir wasn’t very clear when I first researched my trip. This is likely because many Izmir trains and routes are brand new (so no help from Google maps). And also because many who visit Ephesus, arrive by tour buses or car rentals.  So if you’re a solo and/or more budget-conscious…

Jarabacoa Travel Guide: 21 Reasons to Visit the Dominican Alps

Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic is located at the foot of the majestic Dominican Alps. An area often overlooked by tourists, most of whom come to the Dominican Republic seeking beach towns or resorts. Thus, the mountain town of Jarabacoa has retained a quaint and underrated beauty, encapsulating an almost spiritual ambiance. With its dark…

How to Legally Travel to Cuba in 5 Easy Steps (After Trump Changes) 2019

The Trump Administration’s amendments to Cuban Assets Control and Regulation (CACR) have caused a ripple effect of doubt and misconceptions regarding travel to Cuba. In the midst of the hyperbole regarding the latest changes, many travelers have decided to cancel their flights or travel plans to Cuba. However, the changes enacted on November 8, 2017,…

Mt. Everest Flight Tour Experience + Useful Tips | Nepal Travel

everest mountain flight

For all you non-expert-mountaineers, there is a way for you to get up close to the Himalayas, including Mount Everest without having to hike or climb: Everest Mountain Flight Tour! There are a few airlines offering the Everest flight tour from Nepal’s Kathmandu airport. I went with Buddha Air since I had positive experiences with…

15 Cool Things to Do in Cabarete, Dominican Republic | A Travel Guide

Cabarete is a favorite place to visit in the Dominican Republic for both tourists and local Dominicans. It’s easy to spend days, months, or even become an expat here due to the warm community vibes and inspiring values for fitness and health in this cozy beach town. In Cabarete, wellness can come naturally with its…