Thailand 3 week itinerary


A complete Thailand 3 week itinerary Planning a Thailand 3 week itinerary is not an easy task. The country is quite large and there is a lot to see and do no matter what you’re interested in. After lots of thought and months of planning, the following is an actual itinerary I took for a three-week trip to Thailand and Cambodia over the New Year’s holidays of 2018. This trip includes: the hustle and bustle of world-class Bangkok the hills and jungles of the North the heartland of historic Thailand the beauty of the beaches and islands With a bonus … Read more

My two week Portugal itinerary – self drive


My two week Portugal itinerary – self drive This two week Portugal itinerary was the first  “real” vacation I undertook  other than trips to the  United States or across Canada and a 1-week jaunt to the Caribbean.  So it goes to say that this is where my travel planning addiction was born.  I was going overseas for a full two weeks  and had decided on this small European country as my better half is Portuguese, born on Madeira Island, but left at  the age of 3 and hadn’t been back since. So off we were to Europe for 2 weeks … Read more

25 Must see places in Portugal

must see places in Portugal - oporto

Planning a vacation to the beautiful country of Portugal? Below you will find a list of what I consider the top 25 must see places in Portugal. While fairly small, this popular destination is nonetheless packed with things to see and do. With photos and tons of relevant information I have created this guide to make your travel planning a little easier. Even without knowing your specific interests this list should prove extremely beneficial to all as it includes sites for those interested in: Historical cities and castles Quaint little villages Religious sites Beach destinations Rugged and beautiful natural landscapes Use this … Read more

Best places to go over Christmas break


A couple of years ago I planned a month long trip in Jan/Feb. This led to my heading off to the Indian sub-continent for 30 days as after all was said and done it was exotic enough and so very cost effective that it made it kind of a no-brainer decision. While India might have won the competition back then I am again faced with the same dilemma as I plan on taking a 3-week holiday over the Christmas beak. The same candidates have come up minus one which I undertook last year; Dubai et al. So at about 5 … Read more

Month long India itinerary

Taj Mahal

Planning a month long India itinerary is a daunting task as the country is geographically vast and has innumerable cities, temples and sights worthy of a visit. Most first time visitors usually partake in the popular “Golden Triangle” route that consists of: Delhi Agra Jaipur This route can be accomplished in a week and gives first timers like me a quick taste of some of this incomparable country’s greatest attractions. For myself though I have almost a full month to plan for and while all 3 of the above listed cities will definitely be included on my trip I have … Read more

Traveling to India. Am I nuts?


  My next adventure will take me to the mystical Indian subcontinent. As I announced it to my family and friends I was greeted with bewilderment and questions of: Why? Are you crazy? I myself began to question whether or not it was a good idea as I was told: It’s extremely dangerous, especially traveling by road It’s filthy and extremely hot and the stench can be unbearable You will get sick (most likely food poising aka “Delhi Belly”) You will get scammed and/or pick pocketed Poverty abounds and beggars will be relentless The mass of people leaves you with … Read more