Three days in Yogyakarta

Three Days in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta (widely referred to as “Jogja”) is Indonesia’s most pleasant and accessible city. There’s plenty to do within the city center. It’s perfectly situated to visit two amazing temple complexes. It’s a student town, with a generally laid-back vibe and friendly locals. And you don’t have to look far to find amazing food. Most visitors […]

Morelia cathedral

Four things to do in Morelia

Morelia is slowly creeping its way onto the Mexico travel circuit. It’s a colonial city in the heart of Michoacan. It’s less touristy than San Cristobal and Guanajuato, but still has great traveler amenities.   So if you find yourself passing through on your next Mexico trip, here are the top four things to do […]

Travel in Mexico is life-affirming

Why travel in Mexico is the best

Mexico may neighbor the U.S., but it sure feels like another world. It’s colorful, friendly, and laid-back. At the same time, most of the country sees surprisingly few travelers — maybe because travel in Mexico has a (wildly undeserved) reputation for being dangerous.   The truth is, Mexico is possibly my favorite country in the […]

Mexico City Itinerary: 3 days

Mexico City is a highlight of any trip to Mexico. The center of Aztec civilization, one of the most populous cities in the world, museums galore, and the country’s best dining scene — you could spend months here and not get bored. Check off the highlights by following this 3 day Mexico City itinerary.   […]

Why Ethiopia should be on your bucket list

When I told people that Ethiopia was my dream trip, they looked at me like I’m a crazy person. “Isn’t it all just starving people and barren desert,” they’d ask. Or “isn’t it dangerous?” Or “you can’t possibly go alone!”   Of course, the doubters have never deterred me. After five long years of anticipation, […]