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 Pe[...]

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. It's pretty cra[...]

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[...]

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) wo[...]

8 Beautiful Things To Do in Corfu

Corfu is a total gem. Corfu is one of the best beach destinations in Europe, but it's also home to lush mountains that you can spend days hiking, and a hell of a lot of mythological legends, this little island on the Ionian has enough to keep you entertained for weeks on end. I spent a few days exploring the island with Vincent and while we got to see so many incred[...]

Seeing Orangutans the Right Way: Sepilok Orangutan Center

The first thing you'll notice is the shake of the trees. If you're anything like me, your heart will be palpitating like crazy from excitement at this point. Slowly after, you'll begin catching glimpses of orange specks amid the leaves as orangutans swing towards the feeding platform. --- Even though Borneo is a mecca for wildlife sightings, the stars of the show[...]

5 Myths About Traveling Africa (And Why They’re Wrong)

  Two years ago, when I first announced my plans to visit Sub-saharan Africa, the first reactions I got were far from encouraging. "It's so dangerous! What if you get killed?" "But there's Ebola there. I also once read about a fly that can make you blind." "There's nothing there. Maybe the lions are cool but people in Africa can't even eat! And what about KONY?" *eye[...]

Things to do in Holbox Island, Mexico

How do you even begin to plan a trip to an island that is saturated by beauty, natural wonders, and picture-perfect white-sand beaches? Holbox Island used to be one of the biggest hidden gems in Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, but it has gained a lot of popularity because, well... it's a truly amazing destination! With so many things to do in Holbox, planning the per[...]