Featured Blogger: Bianca from The Wild Trail

Hi there! I’m so excited to share the newest addition in my Featured Blogger Series! Please check out Bianca from The Wild Trail!

Hi! I’m Bianca, from Cape Town, South Africa and from a young age, my grandmother filled my head with stories of adventure, and crossing the great oceans in massive ships. I recognized that traveling was not just a dream for me, but my purpose. The obsession in my mind had to become a reality, and from the age of 18, I worked to travel as often as I could. Read more

Ready, Set, Go: How to Prepare for Your First Solo Trip

Hey there! Today I have a great post by Michelle Laury, an aspiring writer who enjoys cycling, fitness, researching healthy life choices and trying to implement them. She loves spending time in the fresh air, in Hogwarts and the Shire, daydreaming about  faraway places and, most of all, visiting them. You can reach her via Twitter and Facebook.

Michelle has some great tips for preparing for your first solo trip – read on to make sure you’re on point! Read more

Wine Tours in Asia

Hello there, world! Today I have a great guest post on a very unique topic that I am not very familiar with: wine tours in Asia! Now I want to pack my bags! This post is written by Ian Pearson, a tech and photography enthusiast with a passion for writing and blogging.

One of the best ways to travel is to combine that pleasure with tasting excellent wine. Every wine connoisseur knows how to appreciate a good wine tour. When thinking of this beverage, a lot of people will instantly think of Europe, and places like Bordeaux in France or Tuscany in Italy.

But if you are looking for a truly unique wine tasting experience, maybe you should change the continent, and start thinking about Asian countries. In fact, there is a number of areas in Asia that are renowned for their wine production, and offer magnificent wine tours for you to experience.

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4 Common Types of Travelers

Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a guest post from Diana Smith, a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a travel lover. In her free time she enjoys exploring new exciting destinations with her family. Follow her on Twitter at @DianaSmith82!

Whether you are going on an adventure or a family vacation, the truth is that you travel because it feels good. There are several different types of travelers, mainly depending on where they are going and with what purpose. During your travels, you have surely come across some of these people, and you might belong to one of the groups as well. Read more

Quick Tips for Great Mobile Travel Photography

Hi all – today I’ve got a great guest post from Kavita Goyal, a blogger at Sense or Nosense. She’s got some great tips on mobile photography, which I know I myself need to improve and I’m sure you can use some advice too.

Travel has always been about soaking in the local sights, local food and experience the adventure in the variety. Within it, there are broadly three types of photographers – one that pose in front of monuments and show the world that they’ve been there, done that. The other kind capture a glimpse of local sights from a foreign perspective to give others a world view.  The third typically end up only clicking photos and forget to take a moment to live the place and enjoy. Read more

Best Wildlife Tourist Destinations for this Summer

Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a guest post from Diana Smith, a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a great animal lover. In her free time she enjoys exploring new exciting destinations with here family. Follow her on Twitter at @DianaSmith82!

Wild animals are majestic creatures. Fortunately enough, people have finally started to realize that they are the most majestic when they are where they belong –In the wilderness. The good news is that wilderness is really not a bad place to be on its own merits. Exotic jungles, beautiful African savannas… What’s not to like? So, instead of supporting the animal captivity and paying to see them caged far from their natural habitat, why wouldn’t you book a vacation in some of these exotic locations where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the wildlife?

Galapagos Islands

It is very hard to talk about wildlife and not to imagine Galapagos Islands at least once during the conversation. Why? Well, Galapagos Islands are officially one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. As a matter of fact, Charles Darwin began to form his theory of evolution only after visiting this destination. And truly, being surrounded with such a beautiful nature and rare animals (e.g. Galapagos tortoise) really makes you feel humble and realize you are just a small piece of a much bigger puzzle.


India is a country that is so diverse, so colorful and so vivid that we often forget that it is also a home to a number of stunning animal species. Fortunately, we had this year’s massive box office hit The Jungle Book to remind us that wildlife makes an integral part of this beautiful picture. Antelope, Sambar deer, crocodiles, Langur monkeys and, of course, beautiful Bengal tiger, make India a must-visit place for all the animal lovers out there.

Rwanda and Uganda

One of the things that connects these two countries with often tragic history is one animal species with equality tragic fate. Yes, we are talking about the mountain gorillas. Reduced to a number of no more than 700, all of the remaining mountain gorillas are living in the border area between Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The sight of these noble animals that are so powerful, and so imposing, and yet so feeble will make one of your most profound life experiences.


Situated between Indian and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia is a country that embodies these two distinct regions, both culturally, and in regards to its wild life. So, while you are checking the Bali beach, and the great temple of Borobudur, take some time to visit the orangutans of Borneo, the tigers of Sumatra, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. We will give a special mention to Komodo National Park where you can see Komodo dragons in all of their glory.

South Africa

There can’t be said enough good things about the Africa. Even if there were no animals in the entire continent, you could simply take out your time lapse camera, make a video of the African sunrise, and have a memory worth a lifetime. But there are animals. And non-other than Africa’s big five – Lion, elephant, black rhino, leopard and buffalo. If safari looks too stale for your adventurous spirit, you can always try out cage diving with Great White in Gansbaai. And now, for something completely different…


If you just cannot stand beaches, mosquitos, summer heat and buzz, why wouldn’t you do something completely out of the box and book a trip to Antarctica? Antarctica’s nature may be harsh and unforgiving, but it is equally as impressive and serene. Besides, where else in this planet would you get a chance to observe the march of the penguins, cuddle a seal or get a decent look on a whale, all in one place? Nowhere.

These were some of the tourist destinations that feature a very interesting wildlife. Which one will you chose for this summer’s vacation is only up to you, but, in reality, you can’t go wrong either way. Every opportunity to come in touch with wild animals and reconnect with nature is a good one.

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Featured Blogger: Amber from A Resort Rendevous!

Looking for a fabulous resort? Check out Amber – she specifically blogs about luxury resorts around the world!

Hi there! My name is Amber Groce and I am a freelance travel and food writer on the side of my full time job. I went to the University of Texas for Journalism with a focus in magazine writing and editing. I’m a born-and-raised Texan, but I enjoy traveling and seeing the city like a local. Feel free to share any secrets about your city with me! 🙂 Read more

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