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The Best Beaches in Mexico: A Paradise for Sunseekers and Water Enthusiasts

Mexico is renowned for its stunning coastline, pristine waters, and breathtaking beaches. From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, this vibrant country offers a myriad of beach destinations that cater to every type of traveler. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or simply the joy of basking in the sun, here are some of the …

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4 Reasons Why You Need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) for Your Next Adventure

Traveling the world is an incredible experience, filled with unforgettable memories and adventures. As you explore different countries, you’ll encounter diverse cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. One aspect of travel that is often overlooked, however, is the need for an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). An IDP allows you to drive legally in foreign countries, making your …

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6 Easy Tips for a Stress Free Vacation as a Couple

Have you ever returned from a vacation feeling like you need a vacation? These travels can be full of stressful situations, worries, and frustration even when they have been perfectly planned. It can be uncomfortable to be in a new location, or even far away from home where you have established routines. Sometimes, the key …

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Doge’s Palace and Places to Visit Nearby

Located in the heart of Venice, Doge’s Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. This stunning Gothic palace was once the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Venetian Republic. Today, it serves as a museum where visitors can admire the magnificent architecture and learn about the …

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The Best Things To Do in Bangkok in 3 Days

Known as the City of Angels, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is filled with hundreds of amazing temples and shrines. It has been a central point for visitors from around the world to experience some of the best of what Southeast Asia has to offer. In Bangkok merchants trade imaginable good under the sun, with …

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Ultimate Guide to Visit the Archaeological Complex of Cojitambo, Cañar, Ecuador

The ruins of Cojitambo is an archaeological zone of 25 hectares of Inca Cañaris origin. The area was inhabited during the Regional Development Period, the Integration Period and the Inca Period. The ruins were inhabited between 500 BCE and 1532 CE. The ruins are evidence of the Inca presence, as the construction has a solid …

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Complete Guide to Visit the Cunuyacu Gold Waterfall and Cunuyacu Hot Springs, Los Ilinizas Ecological Reserve

Los Ilinizas was declared a protected zone on December 11, 1996 and covers an area of 149,900 hectares. The reserve covers sections in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Pichincha and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. The altitude of the reserve starts at 800 meters above sea level and reaches its highest peal 5,263 meters. Here you …

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The 21 Best Things To Do In El Carchi, Ecuador

The province of Carchi is located in the north of Ecuador in the Sierra region, bordering Colombia to the north. Crossed by the Andes Mountains, the province of Carchi is privileged in its topography, since it is surrounded by mountains and is home to the Chiles volcano. Carchi offers endless natural, cultural, gastronomic and architectural …

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The 25 best things to do in Cuenca, Ecuador: A two day itinerary

Cuenca, The Athens of Ecuador, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. It is a small city but rich in history, architecture, culture and gastronomy. In fact, the Historic Center of Cuenca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 for its Spanish colonial architecture. Cuenca has one of the …

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See the Giant Dolphin Sculpture at Dolphin Beach in Data de Posorja, Ecuador.

Playa Delfín is one of the most interesting beaches in the province of Guayas. In it there is a concrete and metal monument in the shape of a dolphin. This monument was made by the community members themselves to promote local tourism. On the upper part of the beach there are also restaurants, bathrooms, and …

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Top 5 Romantic Hotels in Downtown Warsaw

When you visit Poland and stumble into Downtown Warsaw, you’ll be transported to a unique fairy-tale-like world, serving as the perfect backdrop to complement a romantic getaway. Naturally, a break with romance in mind needs a luxurious hotel with incredible features and stunning views, which you’ll find no shortage of in Downtown Warsaw.  Read more: …

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A Complete Guide: The Best Things to do in Manta, Ecuador

Welcome to Manta, the Puerta del Pacífico, or the Tuna Capital of the World. Manabí is the province with the best beaches in Ecuador, delicious gastronomy and abundant culture. Manta is an ideal destination to enjoy with friends, family or with a partner. It is a destination that you can come to rest and disconnect …

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Complete Guide To Visit The Cayambe Coca National Park: Visit The Cayambe Volcano, Its Glacier And The Ruales Oleas Berge Refuge

The Cayambe National Park is one of the most biodiverse areas in Ecuador and one of the best places in the world for bird watching. The reserve was created on November 17, 1970 and has a system of 80 glacial lagoons, fed by the melting glacier on the Cayambe volcano. Cayambe also the highest mountain …

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Guide to visit Loreto, Orellana: The best things to do in Loreto, Ecuador

Loreto is a canton in the Orellana province in the Amazon region of Ecuador. Due to its diversity of landscapes and ecosystems, it is one of the best places in the country to see wildlife and enjoy adventure sports. From Loreto you can see the great Sumaco volcano and the Galeras mountain range, as it …

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How to Find Cheap Hotels in Galápagos

The Galapagos Islands is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. It is no surprise tourists flock to this remote archipelago that informed Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. A common question is how expensive is it to travel to Galapagos and how to find the best hotel deals in Galapagos. The most popular …

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Uncover All Of Our Favorite Vacasa Features

Suppose you’ve been dreaming about a way to escape your hectic work schedule, to relax and unwind, all while earning some extra income? Then we’re sure you’ve already considered renting out your vacation property.  We’re sure you’ve heard horror stories about other vacation rental services—trust us, we have a few ourselves. But once we finally …

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Our experience touring the western islands of the Galapagos on the Santa Cruz II cruise

We began our luxury Galapagos cruise arriving to the Baltra airport from the mainland Ecuador, where the Metropolitan Touring guide was waiting for us. We took a bus to the pier where a zodiac boat took us out to the cruise ship, the Santa Cruz II. This ride lasted about 20 minutes until we made …

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3 All-Inclusive Beach Vacation Packages We’re Loving Right Now

It’s never too early to start planning your Summer vacay. Luckily we’ve got you covered with where you should go! It may be Winter where you are, but it’s never too early to start planning your Summer vacation for this year! Or, if you’re looking to book a vacation just in time for Christmas, then …

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel With A Campervan?

Between transportation, lodging, and other necessities, traveling often gets expensive. And because of how pricy it could get, it’s normal for people to want to get the most out of their trip. On the other hand, for those who are traveling with limited resources, sticking to a strict budget has become essential to ensure they …

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Hotels.com is Paying $15,000 for Someone to Spend the Summer in 10 Retro Beach Motels

Hotels.com is Paying $15,000 for Someone to Spend the Summer in 10 Retro Beach Motels Summer is the most exciting period of the year. It’s a time for holidays, sun and surf. With so many different possible holiday destinations, the hotel booking site, hotels.com, wants to pay a select group of people $15,000 each to …

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Top Luxurious Resorts to stay in Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali, which is frequently referred to as the Island of the Gods and is situated between Java and Lombok, is a well-known island paradise, despite the fact that its fame has had an impact in some places. Bali’s vibrant, profoundly spiritual, and distinctive culture is set against a gorgeous backdrop of …

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14 Days in Colombia: The Complete Two Week Itinerary

Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in all of South America. You could easily spend an entire year exploring all of Colombia’s cities, beaches and landscapes. Since most of us do not have that much time to vacation, we have created the ultimate itinerary of what to do in Colombia in 14 days. …

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The Best Things To Do In Boyacá: A Day trip From Bogotá

The department of Boyacá is located in the Andean Region of central Colombia. Here you will find some of the most beautiful towns in all of Colombia. Its towns are colorful, cheerful and with plenty of history and beauty. The best part is these towns can be easily visited as a day trip from Bogotá, …

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Complete 7 Day Itinerary to Lebanon: Visit the Best Things to do In Lebanon

Lebanon is in the Middle East, with Israel bordering to the south, Syria to the east and north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. While you may hear more about Lebanon in the news due to its current economic crisis or hostilities, this small country offers its visitors great variety of landscapes, gastronomy and …

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Complete 3 Day Itinerary to The Coffee Region in Colombia

The Coffee Region is an important tourist area of Colombia where you can enjoy delicious cuisine, spectacular landscapes, meet friendly and helpful people, and of course enjoy some of the best coffees in the world. In this guide we share everything you need to know to visit the Coffee Region in three days without needing …

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Complete Travel Guide To Visit The Tatacoa Desert in Colombia

One of the best destinations in Colombia is the Tatacoa desert, where you can enjoy hiking, nature and photography. In this travel guide I tell you everything you need to know to plan your next visit to the Tatacoa desert, including how to get there, where to sleep, to what to do in the desert. …

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Complete Guide to Visit the Arenillas Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

The Arenillas Ecological Reserve is located in the southwestern coastal region of Ecuador in the province of El Oro. The closest major city is Huaquillas, a border city with Peru. The reserve is home to both tropical dry forest and mangrove forests. The reserve has more than 17,000 hectares, making it one of the most important …

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What to do in Puerto Jeli, El Oro

Puerto Jeli is one of the most important gastronomic destinations in the province of El Oro, Ecuador along with Puerto Hualtaco (Huaquillas) and Puerto Bolívar (Machala). For seafood lovers, this is a destination that you cannot miss. Most of its inhabitants are dedicated to fishing and the culinary arts of the typical food of the …

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5 Cosmetic Care Things You Should Bring With You When Traveling

While you are on breaks, your skin, and hair shouldn’t get sick due to a sudden change in the weather. When that time comes, you should have skincare and hair care essentials that work for your skin. The main priority when preparing for a trip you are more than eager to go on must include …

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What to Expect on Your First Hot Air Balloon Ride

Are you inspired by the Instagram photos of hot air balloons flying over Cappadocia? Did you just find out about the worlds largest balloon festival in New Mexico? It is time to plan your once in a lifetime romantic and family friendly hot air balloon adventure. You do not have to travel across the world …

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Complete Guide To The Waterfalls of El Chorro de Girón, Azuay

El Chorro de Girón is made up of three waterfalls that are located within the canton of Girón in the province of Azuay, Ecuador. From the entrance, there is a path that takes you to the base of the waterfalls, to the viewpoint and to the other waterfalls. El Chorro de Girón is located in …

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The 13 Best Things to see and do in Macas, Morona Santiago

The city of Macas, also known as Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Macas or as the Oriental Emerald, is the capital of and largest city in the Morona Santiago Province in Ecuador. Macas is an adventure sports and tourist city located in the Upano Valley with views of the Upano River, which lends itself to …

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The Best Hikes in Podocarpus National Park From Loja and Zamora

Podocarpus National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Ecuador due to its topography and location in the Eastern Ranges of the Andes Mountains in southern Ecuador. The park includes ecosystems within the Sierra and the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its altitude ranges from 900 to 3,600 meters above sea level. Podocarpus was declared …

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The 6 Best Things To Do In Bajo Alto, El Oro in One Day

Where is Bajo Alto beach located? Bajo Alto beach is located in the northwest of the El Oro province in the Guabo canton. The province of El Oro is located in southern Ecuador in the Costa region. The closest major city to Bajo Alto beach is the city of Machala approximately 30 kilometers away. How …

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The 10 Best Beaches on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos is one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean with its ample beaches and crystal clear blue waters. An amazing aspect of these low-lying coral islands is the abundant underwater life teaming around the many coral reefs, visible through both snorkeling and scuba diving. Pack your snorkeling gear and waterproof camera …

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Boutique Hotel Review: Casa Gangotena At The Heart Of Historic Quito

Any visitor to Quito who wants to stay in one of the best hotels in Quito, look no further than the historic Casa Gangotena, located in the heart of the old town. The hotel overlooks the Plaza de San Francisco. Casa Gangotena is a Spanish colonial mansion that dates back to the 1600s. The wealthy …

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Review: Mashpi Lodge Rainforest Hotel in Chocó Andino, Ecuador

The Mashpi Lodge is a boutique hotel in the dense cloud forest near Quito. It was recently included on National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andean Chocó region, just 2 hours and a half from the city of Quito. This eco-resort in the heart of a 2,500-acre …

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Small Boat Cruises Guide: What Destinations Are Best Explored on a Charter Cruise?

Whether exploring the secluded beaches of the Mediterranean lining or voyaging the turquoise waters of Italy, charter cruises are always ideal since they are magnificently tailored to cater to each traveler’s requirements and pave the way to reach the undiscovered lands. While planning your next vacation, you can always take a sailing ship to the …

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How to See Andean Bears in Ecuador: Where to Find the Elusive Spectacled Bears

There are eight species of bears in the world: the polar bear, the brown bear, the black bear, the panda bear, the Malayan bear, the Asiatic black bear and the Andean bear or spectacled bear. The role of the Spectacled Bear in its ecosystem is very important, since they help to disperse seeds over a …

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The Best of La Entrada Beach in Santa Elena, Ecuador

La Entrada is a picturesque city located in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador on the border with the province of Manabí, between Las Núnez beach and La Rinconada. In fact, its name comes from the fact that it is the entrance to the province of Santa Elena after crossing the Cordillera Chongón Colonche if …

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7 Amazing Things To Do In Salinas, Santa Elena

Salinas is the busiest beachfront cites and one of the main cities in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador located on the western tip of the peninsula of the same name. Although Salinas is not the closest beach to Guayaquil, many of its visitors come from this city. Here you can find several beautiful hotels, …

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Our Review Of The Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park

Yasuní National Park is one of the most biodiverse places in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covering more than 9,823 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest. Yasuní is located between the Napo and Curaray rivers within the Napo forest eco-region. Yasuní National Park features 150 amphibian species, 121 reptile species, 382 fish species, 596 …

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11 Adventurous Things To Do In Puerto Misahuallí In The Amazon Rainforest

One of the most magical and beautiful places in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is Puerto Misahuallí, which is located just 40 minutes by car east of Tena, Napo. Puerto Misahuallí is known for its wild monkeys, which roam freely through the central park and along the banks of the Rio Napo beach, making mischief with …

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5 Things to Do In Vilcabamba, Ecuador That You Can’t Miss

The Vilcabamba canton (The name in Quichua means Sacred Valley), is one of the most beautiful towns in Ecuador thanks to its topography, surrounding mountains, and the kindness of its inhabitants. It is located in the southern Andean region in the province of Loja, just 45 km from its capital, the city of Loja. The …

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The 9 Best Things To Do In Zamora, Ecuador In One Day

Zamora is the capital of the province of Zamora Chinchipe located in the extreme southeast of the country in the Amazon region. Zamora is known for being one of the two doors to the Podocarpus National Park, for the great probability of bird watching and for its natural beauty such as its waterfalls. The climate …

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11 Adventurous Things To Do In Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi National Park is home to the volcano that bears the same name, one of the most active and recognized volcanoes on the Avenida de los Volcanes and all of Ecuador. In fact, the Cotopaxi Volcano was the first park in Ecuador’s continental territory to be declared a national park. The Cotopaxi volcano is …

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The 10 best things to do in Statesville, NC this weekend

The small town of Statesville, in central North Carolina has a charming historic downtown, a rich history, ample outdoor adventures, local breweries, and most surprisingly, hot air balloon rides. It is the perfect weekend destination from Charlotte or Raleigh to relax and enjoy its small town charm. Here are the top 10 things do in …

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Seven Tips for Traveling With Your Significant Other

Statistics show that couples who travel together are more likely to report that they communicate better than couples who do not travel together. Do you take long or short vacations with your significant other? How do these trips usually go? Do both of you enjoy the experience or is it a course of stress within …

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The 10 Best Things To Do In Loja, Ecuador In 2 Days

Loja, also known as the Castilian City, is the capital of the province that bears the same name located in southern Ecuador in the Andes mountain range. This beautiful city is known for its cultural heritage, its natural and architectural beauty inherited from the Spanish colonial era. Top 10 tourist places to visit in Loja: …

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