November 30, 2017

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Ultimate Gift Guide for the World Traveler

Over the years many people have asked me what items I travel with or would recommend as my top travel must-haves. I decided to compile this list of some of my favorite travel essentials. Everything on this list is something that I have used. I hope you are inspired and able to find the perfect gift for the adventurous world traveler in your life! Note that this page contains special or affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you,...

Best Places to Visit in Singapore – Part 2 – Chinatown and the Satay Club

Our second day in Singapore and we were headed to Chinatown. The forecast called for rain in the afternoon – no surprise there – so it seemed like a good day to visit that part of the city-state. Our plan was to spend the day in the Singapore Chinatown and then have a late night dinner at the Satay Club in Lau Pa Sat. Singapore has a number of centrally located neighborhoods that reflect the country’s cultural diversity. Chinatown, Kampong...

Best Places to Visit in Singapore – Part 1 – The Zoo

I absolutely love visiting Singapore! It is the first country I ever visited in Asia (in 1996) and the third country I traveled to outside of the United States. With its multi-cultural mix, excellent food, tropical weather, and popular attractions, this small city-state has so much to offer. Singapore, population 5.6 million, has four official languages – English, Malay, Tamil, and Mandarin – and most signs are written in all four languages. Open-air food courts (called hawker centers) remain open...

Six Things Worth Seeing in Moshi Tanzania

Our last day in Tanzania and we had no specific plans before our flight. I called up our tour operator and asked them to send a driver to take us around Moshi. This post was inspired by that trip’s most memorable moments. Moshi, population 184,000, is probably best known to those who have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. It and Arusha are the two most likely places for climbers to stay before and after their trek. When researching for our safari, I...