Florida • Biking Around the South Walton Beaches

Florida consistently has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the white sands of the Gulf coast or the big waves of the Atlantic Coast, every beach seems to have something unique to offer and every beach town has a different vibe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the several towns along…

Miami • Visit the Gilded Age

Many know Miami for its stunning beaches, beautiful people, fancy cars, Cuban food, and raucous parties. But what you might not know is that Miami holds a hidden treasure: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is one place that is definitely worth leaving Miami and South Beach to visit. Villa Vizcaya (as it was formerly named) was commissioned…

Florida • Kayak in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is home to one of the most stunning arrays of wildlife and plant species in the world. When you visit the national park, you might encounter a manatee, crocodile, alligator, roseate spoonbill, or the highly endangered Florida panther. You might see pine, cypress, or mangrove trees. One of the best ways to…

Bogotá, Colombia • Traditional. Affordable. Delicious.

If you are looking for a place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, look no further than La Puerta Falsa in Bogota. The restaurant has been frequented by Bogotanos since 1816 and is hidden on a street near the Plaza de Bolivar. You most likely won’t be able to find a table when you walk in…

Bogotá, Colombia • See the City by Bike

Although Bogotá is basically safe for tourists in this day and age, there are still some areas of town that you probably shouldn’t visit, at least not without a local guide. But with Bogota Bike Tours, you can see several zones of the city, learn about the tumultuous history of Colombia, sample some local dishes, and even…

Hoedspruit, South Africa – Honey Badger & Friends

While visiting South Africa, you can experience wildlife up close and personal at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center near Hoedspruit. Educational tours are operated Monday through Saturday at 9:30 am and 3 pm. The cost is R130 ($9 USD) per person for adults 13+, R60 ($4 USD) for children 7-12, and no charge for children under 6. The tour…

South Africa – Off the Beaten Path on the Panorama Route

Most people think of a few things when they think of South Africa: safari, cage diving with sharks, and wine. You probably picture flat plains with sporadic rock structures (i.e. The Lion King). What you may not know know about South Africa is how much diversity exists in the country’s landscape. Case in point: the Panorama Route. This 285 kilometer drive is a beautiful…

South Africa – Self-drive Safari in Kruger National Park

If you are planning a game drive or safari in Africa, consider self-driving instead of a guided drive! Self-driving can provide you with an unforgettable experience away from the crowds with the animals where you may find yourself watching rhinos sleep or driving through a herd of elephants. Additionally, you will be able to spend as much time…

Tangier, Morocco – Get Lost & Then Found By a Local

See things and smell things you have never imagined, immerse your self in the souk (market). Take it all in. Getting lost is one of the best experiences in Tangier and you’ll find that surprises await you around every corner. In the souk, you can buy spices, traditional Moroccan slippers, or brass or ceramic goods to…

Tangier, Morocco – Caves Fit For a Greek Hero

Get set up with a taxi driver that speaks your language and he will drive you wherever you want to go for your own little private tour. Visit the Grottes d’ Hercules (where legend has it that Hercules used to rest). The cave opening also appears to be the shape of the continent of Africa. It…

Tangier, Morocco – Sleep in a Riad

Dar Jameel is a converted riad style guest house located on the edge of the medina.The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden and is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. You’ll be greeted by a friendly porter with mint tea to sip on while you check in. The…

Tangier, Morocco – Mint Tea Time

In place of alcohol, Moroccans like to drink “Moroccan whiskey,” or mint tea. The most famous place to drink mint tea, and an absolute must if you visit Tangier, is Cafe Hafa. Cafe Hafa opened in 1921 and has seen famous guests such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and William Burroughs. Snag a table overlooking…