The Best Riga Tours and Day Trips in Latvia

Bordered by Lithuania to the south, Estonia to the north and giant Russia to the east, the Republic of Latvia, or just Latvia as it is more commonly known, is home to just 2 million inhabitants. But don’t let its small population fool you, this small Baltic nation is full of charming towns, old castles,…

The Best 25 Things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Often referred to as the “Gateway to the Smokies”, Gatlinburg is a town of just 4,200 residents set in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee. But don’t be fooled by its small population, Gatlinburg is one of the most visited towns in America. You’ll be amazed by all of the fun things to do in…

Kampong Phluk Stilt Village: How to Visit from Siem Reap

Most visitors to Siem Reap are there for the sole purpose of marveling at the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. But if you’re spending several days exploring the Angkor archeological park you’ll likely find that you’re getting a bit “templed-out”. A day trip to the stilt village of Kampong Phluk and nearby flooded forest on…

The Best Things to do in Georgia: 25 Places to Visit in the Peach State

Georgia, or the “Peach State” as it is affectionately known, is one of the largest and most diverse states east of the Mississippi River. The landscape varies dramatically from the picturesque Blue Ridge mountains in the north to the expansive Okefenokee Swamp in the south. In between, you’ll find the booming metropolis of Atlanta, the…

What to do on Oahu: The Top 7 Tours and Excursions on the Island

The island of Oahu, known to the locals as “the Gathering Place,” is Hawaii’s third-largest island. Even though it’s not the largest of Hawaii’s islands, about two-thirds of the state’s population lives here – mainly in the capital city of Honolulu. We lived on Oahu for 2 years and were fortunate enough to experience much…

Best Power Banks & Portable Chargers for Travel

Whether we like it or not, we’ve all come to rely on our cell phones. Whether you use it for calling and texting, for accessing your favorite social media apps, for listening to music or podcasts, or for navigation, you undoubtedly feel the pain when you accidentally leave home without it. Or when it runs…

Cai Be Floating Market: How to Visit the Mekong Delta on Your Own

The Mekong Delta is a vast area covering over 15,000 square miles in Southern Vietnam. Often referred to as the “Rice Bowl of Vietnam”, the abundance of sun and water make for ideal farming conditions for rice and a variety of fruits and vegetables. A trip to the Mekong River Delta means sampling local products…

Vietnamese Herbs: A Guide to Eating Fresh Herbs in Vietnam

Whether we are dining on Bun Cha in Hanoi or slurping up a delicious bowl of Pho in Saigon, one of our favorite parts about Vietnamese cuisine is the abundance of fresh herbs. But if it’s your first time dining in Vietnam, the heaping pile of fresh greens alongside your meal can be more overwhelming…