Top Things To Do in Mauritius – Mauritius Attractions You Can’t Miss

Top Things To Do in Mauritius – Mauritius Attractions You Can’t Miss

Generally, when I spend a week at a beach front resort, I want to do, well nothing. That’s sort of our way of traveling. But, I was very surprised to find there were all sorts of things to do in Mauritius. I found myself learning a lot about the culture and environment of this unique island, more so than I expected.  Top Things To Do In Mauritius   Exploring a Nature Preserve This was a bit of a surprise for me. It was even more of a surprise that we enjoyed it. Heritage Resorts has a private nature preserve called Frederica. It’s possible to take a Mauritian-style safari, in a 4 wheel drive, purpose-built truck. During our safari, which included a ride part of the way up, and then a one-hour hike, we saw what I termed the “Mauritian Big 5.” Our safari included wild hare, wild boar, deer, pheasant, and the only native mammal to the island – bats. It was a great way to start our Mauritius trip. After our hike, they set up a sunset yoga for us. But, the weather did not cooperate. It was rainy and windy. Instead, we enjoyed a little snack with some healthy wellness drinks, while waiting for the sunset over the mountains. After, we took a mini night safari on the way back to the resort, where we saw hundreds of deer under the driver’s lamp. Their alien-like eyes glowed in the dark. Other than getting caught in the rain, it was a lot more enjoyable than I imagined, being that we are not really adventure travelers. Love Nature? Enjoy...
Where to Eat in Porto – Porto Food Guide

Where to Eat in Porto – Porto Food Guide

We loved Porto Portugal. Having traveled to Lisbon many times, and ventured to Alentejo, Minho, and the Douro Valley, we realized how much we love Portuguese food. But, we had limited time in Porto. In our list of foods to eat in Porto, and our recommendations for the best restaurants in Porto, we sought some help. Included in our ultimate Porto food guide are recommendations from top travel bloggers on where to eat in Porto. Some of whom are very adamant when it comes to their views on Portuguese food! >>> Book a Portugal Food Tour With Viator Let the Experts Find the Best Portugal Food Experiences <<< In this Porto guide, we run down the top Porto foods you must eat when visiting Porto. And one of these includes the most famous Portuguese food to track down in Porto! Then, in our Porto Portugal restaurant guide, we include a few different Porto restaurant recommendations. First, we include some of our personal recommendations for some of the top restaurants in Porto. Yes, these include some of the fancier Porto restaurants. Then, we include some recommendations for where to find some more traditional Portuguese food.  Top Porto Foods to Eat Regardless of which Porto restaurants you choose, keep an eye open for these Porto dishes. Some of these are Porto-specific. Others are typical Portuguese foods. And, each of these dishes can be found in some of the best restaurants in Portugal. That includes contemporary versions of traditional dishes. Bacalau – Portuguese Salted Cod It’s hard to find a Portuguese restaurant that doesn’t serve bacalau! It is served as a starter...
Top 10 Business Class Travel Tips – Business Class Fights

Top 10 Business Class Travel Tips – Business Class Fights

We seem to fly more international business class now, than before I quit my “real” job. In the last 5 years, we’ve flown some of the top business class products on the market. And, we’ve learned how to make the most of a business class flight. In this post, we share our top 10 business class travel tips, and offer a round up of some of our top business class flights. And, the best part, because I am not really a business traveller, I can spend my time enjoying the business class flights! Not working! How to Make the Most of the Best Business Class Perks There is so much more to flying international business class than the flight itself. Sure, for business flyers, the main perks are being more comfortable and the ability to work. But, for leisure travelers the best business class airlines provide services and experiences in the air that might rival those in your destination. Another reason why we like to make the most of our business class tickets is because we are so different from the business travelers we used to be. Typical business man knows their next business or first class flight is just around the corner. For us, we never know when we will be flying business class again. Here are our top business travel tips: Tip 1: Book the Free Chauffeur Service It’s getting increasingly more difficult to find this business class travel perk. But, if your business class ticket includes an airport pick up and drop off, book it! The first time we used this business class travel perk was...
Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking

Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking

One of the things that happens when you travel as much as we do, is we tend to do very little research before we arrive places. This results in us often being stuck in a situation entirely unprepared, like when we had a layover in Doha airport and did not know that we needed to get a visa on arrival, or when we were shocked at how expensive a ticket to Petra was. The same thing happened when we were booking a Korean DMZ Tour. But, here we share our tips on how to visit the DMZ in Korea. >>Book Your Korean DMZ and JSA Tour Here << >>See Updated 2018 Pricing for DMZ Tours<< I swear I saw a television program once (and it might have been Anthony Bourdain), where you could take a train up towards the Korean DMZ, and just have a look around. I thought, in the back of my mind, that this would always be an option. We tried to work with Viator on booking a Korean DMZ tour with them, but they were sold out by the time we got around to it. Once I started doing some research, I realized we had to take a tour, but we had yet to book one. When we first arrived at the Courtyard Seoul Times Square, I suddenly became a little panicked about booking a Korean DMZ tour. I learned that they don’t do tours every day and you need to send a copy of your passport 48 hours in advanced. I was afraid we would run out of time during our week in Seoul because we had not planned...
What is the Cost of Food in Japan – Looking at Food Prices in Japan

What is the Cost of Food in Japan – Looking at Food Prices in Japan

What is the Cost of Food in Japan for a Traveler It is common knowledge that Japan is expensive. It is an expensive place to live, and an expensive place to travel to. Many people are concerned about food prices in Japan when they are planning their trip. When we first visited Japan in 2009, we were on a tight budget and stressed about every Yen spent. But, we did some research on the cost of food in Japan so that we were prepared for our next trip. We did not worry as much about the cost of each meal, but at one point I wondered how much it costs to eat in Japan? >>Check Out the Top Japanese Food Tours – Updated Pricing 2018<< >>Book An Osaka Cooking Class on Viator << How Much It Costs to Eat in Japan During this trip, we only visited Osaka, but we spent ten days in Japan’s second city. We were inspired by several articles saying that Osaka was a foodie destination for 2015. We enjoyed our brief time there in 2009, and wanted to explore more. Well, eat more.  I felt like we were spending a lot, but that was mostly because we were eating, on average 5-6 times a day. We were successful in eating a ton of food in ten days. As much as the food prices in Japan are not as high as many travelers might think, our food budget was spent more on the volume of Japanese food we ate! Although food is not as expensive in Japan as other things, like housing, Osaka offers a good example of the...
The Fast Boat to Gili – How to Travel to the Gili Islands

The Fast Boat to Gili – How to Travel to the Gili Islands

The three Gili Islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno, are located close to the island of Lombok, and a boat ride away from Bali.  Although a very common add-on to a trip to Bali, it is not entirely intuitive how to travel to the Gili Islands. This post walks through my tips on how to travel from Ubud to Gili Islands, including how to take the fast boat to Gili. >>Book a Fast Boat to Gili With Updated 2018 Pricing<< There is a traditional, more public style ferry from Bali to Gili, which are slow, make tons of stops, and can take up to five hours or more. The fast boat to Gili is a better option. Fast boats to Gili are advertised at every tourist town in Bali, with tour operators selling tickets for different companies, each of which promises the “fastest boat” from “Bali to Gili.” It is hard to weigh your options on how to get from Ubud to Gili unless you know someone who recently traveled there and can share either a great or a bad story. Powered by GetYourGuide. Become a partner. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the Gili Islands at TripAdvisor What is the first step in how to get to the Gili Islands from Ubud? We booked our ticket in Ubud, through our friend Komang. She showed us a brochure from her friend’s tourist office, advertising a round trip ferry, including air conditioned transit from any hotel in Ubud, or the south Bali beach areas, for about $120 a person....