Pros and Cons of Guided Tours: Maximizing Your Travels

  We all have different methods of traveling and interests that make our time in foreign lands unique. Many younger backpackers criticize package tourists for not seeking authentic experiences, and to be honest, our early twenty-something selves might have said the same. But fast forward a decade and we realize that like most things in…

Similarities Between The USA and Malaysia Bust Cultural Stereotypes

Anytime you set foot in a new country, you can expect to be surprised by the unexpected. One of the greatest things about travel is the anticipation of the unknown. On one hand, Malaysia is far more culturally different to an American than any European nation, but a big surprise were the similarities between the…

Attending the world’s largest travel blog conference, TBEX Europe 2013

  Last May, when Bell and I discovered that the world’s largest travel blog conference was coming a mere 12 minute walk from our apartment, the decision to attend was a no brainer. But as the days grew nearer and the thought of attending my first travel conference approached, the jitters firmly settled in. Bell…

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher by Rental Car from Dublin

Planning to travel between Dublin and the Cliffs of Moher? Great idea! When good friends came to Ireland for a four-day visit with us, we decided to split the cost of a rental car. We drove from Dublin and stayed overnight in Galway, before driving along the the coast of Count Clare. Visiting the Cliffs…