The Best 9 Nile Cruises in Egypt: Luxury Sailing from Luxor to Aswan

If you’re planning a trip to visit Egypt, of course you’ll have to visit the Nile River! It’s the longest river in the world, spanning 11 different countries, and is incredibly important to Egyptians for both sustenance and transportation. And the best way to see the Nile is from aboard a luxury cruise sailing between…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Egypt

So you’re planning a vacation in Egypt – woohoo! It’s an amazing, challenging, and beautiful country and it will be an experience of a lifetime. You’ll encounter incredibly hot days, a few chilly evenings, dusty and uneven roads, and a few other surprises along the way. You’ll want to be prepared for a variety of…

Take a Cruise on the Egyptian Nile: Aswan to Luxor

Prior to stepping on board the Sonesta Star Goddess Cruise ship in Aswan, traveling around Egypt had been quite a bit more difficult than we originally anticipated. The constant touts shouting at us to get in their taxi, or ride their horse-drawn carriage, or buy their Egyptian scarf. We had haggled over prices for everything…

The Most Instagrammable Places in Morocco

While perusing through Instagram it’s impossible to miss the absolutely gorgeous photos of Morocco! Colorful doorways, luxurious riads, spectacular mosques, intricate architecture, and vibrant markets are just a few of the classic photo opportunities in this amazing country. We spent 6 weeks in Morocco and took countless photos in order to bring you a list…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Morocco

“You have very poor fashion sense!” the restaurant tout yelled at me angrily after I refused to sit down to eat. He had been aggressively pestering me and using his body to keep me from passing which meant there was no chance in hell I’d be dining there. He was right about my outfit. In…

9 Things to Know Before Visiting Namibia

Namibia was on our bucket list for about a year before we had the opportunity to visit. We kept seeing gorgeous photos on Instagram, we read countless blogs about road tripping around the country, and we figured that camping in remote areas while surrounded by wildlife was unreal. We also did our research and learned…

Guide to Shopping in Morocco: What to Buy & How to Bargain

While you wander through the medina of any city in Morocco, no matter how large or small, it’s impossible not to be distracted by the countless shops as far as the eye can see. Colorful plush rugs, hand woven blankets, leather bags of every shape and size, fragrant spices – you’ll need an extra suitcase…

Complete Guide to Etosha National Park in Namibia

Etosha National Park spans an area of 8,600 square miles and is home to both commonplace and incredibly rare species of animals. On your self-drive tour you may be lucky enough to spot elephants, endangered black rhinos, lions, giraffes, and possibly even leopards. And no doubt you’ll see plenty of zebras and antelope grazing right…