• View of Table Mountain from Lion's Head trail
    africa,  hiking,  outdoors

    Hiking Table Mountain: India Venster Trail

    Table Mountain is Cape Town’s iconic landmark. It’s about 3280 feet (1 km) above sea level and the views from up top are amazing! Of course there are other trails that can lead you to the top, but India Venster trail is a popular hiking trail worth doing. I’ve visited Table Mountain twice. First time was by cable car and second time by foot.   GETTING THERE You’ll find the start of India Venster trail near the cable car station. Enter into Google Maps this address: Table Mountain Lower Aerial Cableway Station, Tafelberg Road, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa   I took a Uber to the meeting point so…

  • africa,  reviews,  travel

    Garden Route: Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge Review

    Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge is popular for a reason. The property is hidden in the forest and has stunning views. If you’re traveling along the Garden Route, be sure to check them out. It’s only a 5 minute drive from the N2. They are in Nature’s Valley. Booking Date: January 2019 (2 nights)   ATMOSPHERE The staff are warm and welcoming. If you need help booking any excursion, they are willing to help you. They booked my kayak and lilo excursion at Tsitsikamma National Park. There were families with kids, solo travelers, and couples staying on the property.  They have camp fires, a yoga room, piano room, and an open…

  • Lower Antelope Canyon, Page Arizona
    north america,  outdoors,  travel

    Price Guide: Road Trip in Southwest USA

    There are many variables when it comes to a road trip. This post will show what the road trip expenses were driving solo versus expenses shared with another person. Bare in mind that the itinerary for these 2 Southwest road trips weren’t 100% the same.   COST BREAKDOWN FOR 1 PERSON Disclaimer: These prices reflect my travel style and might not tailor your travel preferences.    ROAD MAP I started and ended the road trip in Denver, Colorado because I was living there at the time. States Covered: Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona Method of transportation: Car only Date: September 2018 Trip Duration: 4 days Arches National Park (B) Canyonland National Park (C)…

  • Sand Dunes in Dubai, UAE
    travel,  travel tips

    Reasons To Travel Alone

    Travel alone OR with someone? Well, solo travel continues to be on the rise. Not everyone will like traveling alone, but if you haven’t tried it, you can’t claim it’s not for you.   In my early 20s, a coworker suggested that I travel solo. Frankly, I had no clue solo traveling was even a ‘thing.’ I brushed it off and was unwise for not even considering it back then. I felt it wouldn’t be a good fit for me. Who is going to take my photos? Who will I share the fun moments with? As cliché as it may sound, it is the truth: If you wait for others, you’ll…

  • Ouzel Falls Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
    hiking,  north america,  outdoors

    Top Hikes In Rocky Mountain National Park

    If you’re visiting Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of those places you need to make a priority to see. Unrelentingly beautiful scenery filled with majestic mountains, wildlife, wildflowers, alpine forests, and over 350 miles of hiking trails. The Rockies is more than 3,000 miles (4,828 km) and reaches into Canada. So it’s impossible to see all what this park has to offer in a day. Read: Views of Canadian Rockies at Banff   GETTING THERE There are 4 entrances to the national park. I’ve been through two of them, Wild Basin and Beaver Meadows. Both entrance are about 1.5 hours from downtown Denver. Beaver Meadows is very busy…

  • europe,  hiking,  outdoors,  travel

    Italy: Hiking Monte Baldo (Lake Garda)

    Monte Baldo in Northern Italy is a spectacular place for hiking. It’s 23 mi (37 km) long and 7 mi (11 km) wide. Located in a town called Malcesine around Lake Garda. Lies between the provinces of Trento and Verona.   GETTING THERE If you don’t have access to a car, you can reach Malcesine by bus or ferry depending on where you are coming from. A bus ticket from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine was 10 euros ($11.50). The ride time was 1.5 hours. If you are driving and need to find parking in Malcesine, click here. For bus routes, click here for anywhere within Lake Garda. There are…