I have been to a number of wild life destinations and on safaris – but nothing felt as up-close and personal as driving around Kruger National Park in South Africa in my own car. I didn’t mind sharing the roads with the elephants – but another driver found out quickly that there is no point in arguing with these multi-ton giants!
Check out the stories and photos from Kruger National Park for more!
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Krakow in Poland has a proud history and the Castle above the city is a great place to explore it. Find out more about Krakow, the Royal Castle, or if you don’t have much time, the Perfect Day Itinerary for this enchanting town! And if you are staying at the Radisson Blu Krakow, you can take a leisurely walk through the park to get to the castle!
Many people love the Algarve, some people say that the Algarve sold their soul to the devil of mass tourism. Yet, I had no trouble finding a long & wide stretch of sand with few people to share it!
Faro is the gateway to the Algarve, a popular beach destination with plenty of mass tourism. Yet the town itself has preserved its character and it’s fun to explore on foot!
Borneo still offers unspoiled nature and wildlife to explore at your own pace. In Bako National Park in Sarawak, Southern Borneo, I got as close to the wildlife as I was comfortable!
Borneo is easier to reach and less expensvie than it sounds and the head hunters are long gone – so check it out, before the crowds arrive!
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is steeped in history, it’s easy to explore the old town on foot, you can discover it’s Art Noveaux buildings or learn about modern history! And you can have great food like at Domini Canes while staying at nice hotels like the Radisson Blu Ridzene or Radisson Blu Daugava and it’s inexpensive when compared to other European capitals.
One of our most frequent weekend getaways from Manila is Anilao – with stunning sunsets, a beautiful coast line and world-class diving, it makes for relaxing time away from busy Manila! And you can enjoy it at hotels of any budget – from affordable Buceo Anilao to luxurious Vivere Azure!
Arco da Rua Augusta
Lisbon is one of the most underrated capitals in Europe. This largest Portuguese city has an interesting history, beautiful architecture and fun dining and nightlife to offer, all without the prices you pay in Paris or London! Read more why you should consider going here!
I enjoy sleeping in, but the promise of a mirror-like Lake Louise got my out of bed on my trip to Banff – and I was rewarded with the picture above. And hiking through the National Park offered many more beautiful views, making it one of my favorite parks in North America!
Berlin‘s mayor famously called the German capital city “poor, but sexy” – and it might be much cheaper to visit than Paris, London or Rome – but Berlin is just as rich in history as the other European capitals and much has been restored since the fall of the wall in 1989! It’s worth a visit!