Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs – Bucket List Japan

Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs - Bucket List Japan

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with any type of animal, especially monkeys! So, anytime that I have a chance to see them in the wild, I take it. On our last road trip through Japan, we rented a car and drove over a good portion of the island of Honshu taking in some quirky sights, eating kobe beef, and even making Cup O’ Noodle noodles.  It certainly wasn’t out of the question to visit the bathing snow monkeys and we added to the itinerary. Seriously, snow monkeys in hot tubs! That’s a sight everyone needs to see. Where Are the Snow Monkeys in Japan? The best place to see snow monkeys in hot springs is at the Jugokudani …

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Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Tracking Chimps Uganda

Ever dreamed of crashing and slashing through the jungles of Africa to see the most amazing animals? Then tracking chimpanzees in Uganda should be on your list. It’s unforgettable.

The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

What to Do in One Day in Stavanger Stavanger is a gorgeous little city along the western coast of Norway. Docking at the port, it’s easy to walk into the main part of the city center for shopping, quirky cafes, and even a few museums. We spent a couple of days there visiting some friends and we were pleasantly surprised that we could keep ourselves busy. There are plenty of things to do in Stavanger. Since we were on a big Norway road trip, we did have our own car, but in the downtown area it wasn’t needed.  We had been traveling the smaller towns and countryside of Norway on our way to Stavanger and enjoyed some beautiful places like Sognals-Strand …

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One Day In Karlskrona

One Day in Karlskrona Sweden

The minute we closed the car door in the center of Karlskrona, we were enchanted. It certainly helped that the weather was a clear, partly cloudy summer day and the breeze was noticeably cool and comfortable. We couldn’t wait to drop our bags and go exploring. Our hotel was located on one of the main streets, only a block from the harbor which is the main reason Karlskrona exists. We just walked all around town and you can see the route that we recommend, hitting the major spots. Thanks to the Baltic expansion of the Swedish empire in the 17th century, the king was looking for a deep harbor to relocate his navy. The islands of the Blekinge archipelago, which …

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Visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine – Kyoto

The Fushimi Inari Shrine - The Number 1 Thing To Do In Kyoto

The old capital of Japan, Kyoto is a fascinating city of old imperial sites and even older temples and shrines. You can easily spend a week exploring all of the important sites, tracking Geishas, and soaking in hot spring water. The shrines and temples range from the spectacular and flamboyant Golden Pavillion to the whimsical and bizarre Otagi Nenbutsu. Arguably, the Fushimi Inari Shrine is probably the most iconic shrine in Kyoto. The bright orange gates winding through a crisp green forest act like a tourist magnet. Travelers and locals alike clamber for a break in the sea of people to try and capture their visit, but don’t let this stop you. It is well worth spending at least half a day wandering the …

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Venice Photography Tips

Venice - The Challenges Of Photography & Our Top Photo Tips To Handle Them

Italy’s Venice is a traveler’s and photographer’s dream….almost. No matter what time of year, there will be tourists and photography challenges. With these photography tips you can bring home the best Venice photos.

Cultural Things to Do in Port Louis, Mauritius

Things to Do in Port Louis Mauritius, title and Caudan Waterfront buildings.

What is there to do in Mauritius besides relaxing poolside or on the beach at your resort? Try a day trip in Port Louis for some Mauritian food and culture! Click here for the best things to do in Mauritian’s capital city.

The Best Things to Do in Lucca, Italy

Just Another Hidden Gem in Italy - Lucca

On our jaunt down to Liguria, where we hiked between the five towns of Cinque Terre, feasted on the amazing basil pesto, and basked in the pink glow of the sun setting into the sea, we did take some time out to take a day trip to a town I had heard plenty about Lucca. We knew we were going to love it, but we didn’t yet know what to do. So we were on a mission to find all the best things to do in Lucca. As we did, we discovered we loved this small city as much as some of the other places we’d visited in Italy, like Bolzano and even Venice. Only an hour and a half …

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