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Things To Do in Plettenberg Bay

Wondering what to do in Plettenberg Bay? If you're traveling South Africa's dreamy Garden Route, a stop in "Plett" is an absolute must. with a flourishing wine route to explore, white sand beaches, and an array of outdoor activities set just a stone-throw away, fitting all the incredible things to do in Plettenberg Bay into a short itinerary isn't easy, but we'll try! On t[...]

Things To Do in Knysna That Will Make You Want To Stay

Knysna's small-town charm and holiday vibes quickly grabbed me. This quirky town sits between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, which makes it a perfect compromise for those who love the beach but are also suckers for outdoor activities like hiking. Needless to say, Knysna is a must on any South Africa itinerary, so I decided to put together this guide to one o[...]

The First-Timers Guide To Marrakech

Thanks to my little side business, I've been lucky enough to get the chance to visit Marrakech more times than I can count. Lol, seriously, though. Like, I've actually lost track of how many times I've been there, which is a pretty awesome/crazy/freakin' lucky thing to be able to say. Why have I never written about Marrakech, before, though? Honestly, I guess it just s[...]

The Best Photo Spots in Willemstad, Curaçao

I still can't seem to stop gushing about all the wonderfulness that is Curaçao. Truth be told, I never really thought much about it - I knew it was an island in the Caribbean and part of Netherland Antilles, but aside from that, it was a pretty blank spot in my map. I'm so glad I went, though. Whenever a friend asks me what Curaçao is like, I always reply by saying "imag[...]

What To Pack For Curaçao? The Ultimate Packing Guide To Paradise

Curaçao was never on my radar. I've heard about it, but in general, I never really considered visiting, mostly due to the fact that I knew barely anything about it other than the fact that it's a Dutch colony in the Caribbean. When I was invited on a press trip for Darling Escapes, I didn't hesitate. In general, the Caribbean is a region of the world I've severely neglect[...]

The Ultimate Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is one of my favorite places to travel in Mexico.  From its pristine coastline, its incredible wildlife, and the most unique natural wonders, I always feel it's the perfect place to get an introduction to Mexico, so whenever someone comes to visit me, I always make an effort to show them around the area.   A perfect two-week Yucatan[...]

Visiting Las Coloradas: Mexico’s Pink Lakes

Back when I was a teenager, I stumbled across a set of pictures of Lake Retba, a pink lake in Senegal and I became obsessed, not knowing that there were lakes just like it in my own country. Just like most people visiting Las Coloradas nowadays, I found out about the existence of Mexico's pink lakes via Instagram and have visited them twice since then. I decided to put tog[...]

How I Afford a Life of Travel: All The Ways I Make Money While Traveling

Back in 2015, I left Mexico on a one-way ticket with a total of $1000 in my bank account and zero plans to go back home any time soon. Four years later, I've been to fifty countries, lived in Thailand, spent six months backpacking Africa, and met the love of my life in Germany. Oh, and I have way more money in my bank account than I did back then. These days, I make money[...]

My Travel Plans For The Next Few Months!

Even though I tend to be the type of traveler who doesn't plan much in advance, this year is looking a bit different. The following months are filled with weddings, a few festivals I want to hit up, and even a press trip, so I've managed to map out what the rest of 2019 and the first few months of 2020 will look like for me! And seriously, it's exciting as hell! I love vis[...]

Fantastic Bornean Animals and Where To Find Them: The Best Wildlife Encounters in Borneo

Borneo is a mecca for wildlife encounters. If you're on the planning stages of your Borneo itinerary, chances are that you want to spend most of your days exploring Borneo's jungles. Top Wildlife Encounters in Borneo If you're a wildlife junkie like me, then Malaysian Borneo needs to be on your radar. While the most iconic animal is undoubtedly the Orangutan, the i[...]

Finding Paradise at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: A Guide To Kota Kinabalu’s Islands

  Kota Kinabalu is such an underrated city. It has such a relaxed vibe, a killer food scene, and plenty of hipster coffee shops where I'd go to work every evening. But this post isn't about Kota Kinabalu, so why am I *still* gushing about my new-found love for the city? No, this post is about Adul Rahman Marine Park. Or put into simpler (and easier to pronounce) words[...]