Best Beaches In Sintra (Portugal) – An Ultimate Guide

Portugal is well known for its stunning beaches.  With almost 1,800 kilometres of Atlantic coastline, there’s no shortage of sun-kissed golden sands in this Iberian nation.  While many foreign tourists flock to the Algarve region in the country’s far south, the beaches in Sintra are equally beautiful.  They’re also typically


Top 10 Best Things To Do In Naples (Italy)

Naples gets a bad rep.  Sure, it’s busy, a little dirty, and has a bit of a mafia problem.  But that’s also true of many places.  Despite its flaws, it’s still an incredible city to visit.  There are so many amazing things to do in Naples. You’ll find many destinations


Tourtour: Provence’s Beautiful Village In The Sky (UPDATED 2023)

Tourtour is an idyllic medieval village in rural south-east France.  Locals call it “le village dans le ciel” (the village in the sky) on account of its stunning location. The village is full of beautiful stone buildings, with narrow streets, tinkling fountains, ornately carved wooden doors, and tiled archways.   Its


Tallinn Old Town: Estonia’s Beautiful Medieval Capital

Tallinn is definitely one of my favourite cities in Europe.   It’s clean, affordable, safe, relatively compact, has tonnes of history and culture, fantastic food, and loads of quirky, fun bars and cafes.  At the very centre, Tallinn Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Tallinn’s Old Town


Skazka Canyon: Kyrgyzstan’s Fairy Tale Castle

On the southern shores of Issyk-Kul Lake, in eastern Kyrgyzstan, lies a secret canyon full of bizarre and colourful rock formations.  Skazka Canyon is an otherworldly place, sandwiched between the great lake and towering mountains.   Some call it the Fairy Tale Canyon; others the Fairy Tale Castle.  People can’t seem


4 Of The Best Day Trips From Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty is close to several of Kazakhstan’s most scenic National Parks.  Epic snow-covered mountains, pristine lakes, colourful canyons, and giant sand dunes are all within (fairly) easy reach of the city.   Best of all, many of these places can be visited as day trips from Almaty and are a perfect escape from the


Things To Do In Almaty: Central Asia’s “Big Apple”

Almaty is the coolest city most people have never heard of.  In fact, I think it’s one of the coolest cities, period.  There are so many things to do in Almaty, you could easily spend a week here and still not see everything. Safe, friendly, cosmopolitan, and with epic mountains


36 Hours In Tel Aviv: Party Capital Of The Middle East

When most people think of Mediterranean city breaks, Tel Aviv doesn’t usually come to mind.  I think this is a mistake.  With a mere 36 hours in Tel Aviv, you can enjoy some of the best food, beaches, arts, culture, and nightlife found anywhere in the world.   Perfect weather almost all year round, laid-back


Praia da Almada: One Of The Best Beaches In Brazil

Brazil, with its 7,500 kilometre coastline, has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  You’ll find many articles online claiming to provide an ultimate summary of the best beaches in Brazil.  But these articles are all missing one place.  Praia da Almada. One of the best beaches in


Beautiful Places In New Zealand: My Top 9

If there was a prize for the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand would be a strong contender.  There are so many stunningly beautiful places in New Zealand, planning a trip there can be tricky – it’s hard to know which places to pick! Although, sadly, it looks like