Three reasons to visit South Africa

Located at the southern tip of the continent, South Africa is a beautiful country, known for its diverse geography, including plains, mountains, and coastline. From hiking up Table Mountain in Cape Town, to tracking rhinos on foot in the vast private reserves scattered throughout the country, this charming country delivers unforgettable experiences. In this post, I’ll share top three reasons to visit South Africa with activities that should definitely be on your bucket list, once you have decided to explore this African gem.

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USA road trip: From San Francisco to Las Vegas

Have I told you lately that I love traveling in the United States? From my first trip to New York in 2005 until today, when I’ve visited the US more than 10 times, only one thing has changed. Instead of big cities, I now prefer visiting national parks, which are a truly unique experience for nature lovers. In October 2023, we took a road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas and once again, we weren’t disappointed. In this post, I’ll share our 14-day itinerary with some tips for alternative routes.

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5 bad things about Bangkok you need to know before your visit

Every metropolitan city has its faults, and Bangkok is no exception. I visited the capital of Thailand at the end of September as a part of a 3-day business trip. It was my second visit after nearly 20 years, and this time my “eyes” were completely different. I used to enjoy the city’s hustle and bustle, good bargains, and evening parties. Since then, a lot has changed – me and Bangkok have aged in opposite directions. In this post I’m going to share 5 bad things about Bangkok you should know about before you visit the city.

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5 things to do in Windhoek in one day

I bet every tourist who plans a self-drive trip to Namibia asks himself the same question: Is Windhoek worth visiting? Having read the reviews, we decided to give the capital of Namibia a chance. Originally, we booked one night in Windhoek, but we ended up staying there for 2. Not because of its charm, but because we saved one extra day in case anything went wrong during our Namibia road trip. The city is nothing special, however you can find some very good spots to easily spend a day or two. In this post you will find our top 5 things to do in Windhoek in one day.

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Lodge review: Epacha Game Lodge & Spa (Namibia)

We rented Toyota Hilux with a rooftop tent, as our plan was to overnight in camps most of the time while self-driving in Namibia. But since we have already tasted the luxury of a private game reserve in South Africa, we decided to try one in Namibia as well. I wanted to stay as close to Etosha National Park as possible because my goal was seeing the lions. I had reserved 3 days for that, just in case. We ended up seeing the lions on the first day, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the comfort of the lodge we had selected. Following is my detailed review of the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa which classifies as a 5-star accommodation.

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10 things to do in Bali – with bonus saving tips

I was avoiding visiting Bali for decades, because chasing the crowds is just not my cup of tea. However, the island is known for its beautiful nature and is conveniently located near Java, which had been on my bucket list for a while. So, in September 2022 we combined a trip to Bali with the highlights of Java and thanks to the post-pandemic period we got quite lucky. In this post I will share top 10 things to do in Bali with tips and alternatives that will help you save money*. I’ll also write a few travel hacks to help you avoid crowds in popular places.

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