Maldives Travel Guide – How to Travel to the Maldives

Maldives Travel Guide – How to Travel to the Maldives

One of the most confusing things about a Maldives resort holiday is figuring out how to travel to the Maldives, and then how to get around the Maldives when you get there. Our Maldives Travel Guide offers some advice to make your trip to the Maldives smooth. We were a little, well, lazy, when it came to figuring out how to travel to the Maldives. We obviously were able to figure out how to travel from Bangkok to the Maldives. But, we didn’t really look much beyond that. We trusted the Maldives hotels we booked would take care of things. And, for the most part, they did. In the end, though, we needed a little more than that to handle Maldives travel. Wondering what are the best resorts in the Maldives? Check out our Travel Guide Maldives: Where to Stay in the Maldives. Flying to Maldives – The Maldives Airport One of the most important Maldives travel tips is how to get to the Maldives in the first place. It’s not easy, particularly if flying from the US to the Maldives. Our Maldives travel advice starts with an overview of what airlines fly to the Maldives airport. Maldives flight options are not as limited as you might think. There are plenty of full service and budget airlines that fly to the Maldives and offer Maldives holidays. We bought our flights to the Maldives with Air Asia because we were flying from Bangkok. We flew Air Asia through Kuala Lumpur, which was the cheapest option with the fewest layovers. It did mean, however, an overnight flight back to Kuala Lumpur. The...
The Best Laptop For Travelers – How to Choose the Best Travel Laptop

The Best Laptop For Travelers – How to Choose the Best Travel Laptop

Remember the days when a traveler’s notebook was all that was needed when traveling? A high-quality Moleskin to use as a travel journal. Well, in today’s world a travel notebook is taking on a whole new meaning. Now, it means a travel laptop. For anyone in the market for a new laptop for travel, this is the ultimate guide to the best laptop for travelers. After all, we travel professionally, and we don’t leave home without our travel laptop! We can provide advice on the best laptop for a traveling professional, as well as just an everyday traveler. We have experience traveling with great laptops, and not so great laptops. We’ve traveled with Asus, Dell, and an Acer laptop, as well as with MacBooks. We certainly have experience with respect to which laptop to buy for travel. Now, I might not be able to say which is the best laptop to buy for you. But, I will offer tips and advice on how to choose a laptop, as well as laptop recommendations to guide any traveler into purchasing the best portable laptop for their journey. The Best Travel Notebook in 2018  We offer an in-depth review and buying guide for the best travel laptops for sale in 2018 below. But, if you don’t have time to read this entire laptop buying guide, this handy table allows you to compare laptops. It also provides easy links to purchase a new laptop online. It includes recommendations for the best small computer for travel, as well as a few more robust traveler laptop options. The Top Travel Laptops ProductDescriptionWeightPrice FromBuy Now ASUS Chromebook Flip...
Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking a Korea DMZ Tour

Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking a Korea DMZ Tour

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. In this post, we are going to share our tips on how to book the best DMZ tour and what you need to know before booking. We also try to clarify some of the alphabet soup – to understand the difference between a DMZ JSA tour, a DMZ Seoul tour, and what the DMZ even is. This really is the ultimate guide to booking a South Korea DMZ tour.   Book Your Korean DMZ and JSA Tour Here See Updated 2018 Pricing for DMZ Tours How To Book a DMZ Korea Tour 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...
Planning a Trip to Jamaica – Things to Do in Montego Bay Jamaica

Planning a Trip to Jamaica – Things to Do in Montego Bay Jamaica

It’s been a long time since we took a Jamaica vacation – almost 17 years in fact. We took our honeymoon to Jamaica, way back in 2001. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Ocho Rios, and we barely left the resort. I swore this time it would be different. We planned a trip to Jamaica, in part to eat Jamaican food, and to find some fun things to do in Montego Bay, outside of the resort. It’s true that a lot of Jamaica holidays start and stop on the resort. And, that is perfectly fine. But, when planning a trip to Jamaica, think outside the box! And, think outside the resort!  Jamaica is a large island. It’s virtually impossible to see the whole thing in one trip. So, during this trip to Jamaica we stayed in Montego Bay. There are some really nice Montego bay resorts, some of them only minutes from the Montego Bay airport. But we wanted to explore, and explore we did! Plan a Trip to Jamaica Powered by GetYourGuide. Become a partner. *This post contains compensated links. Find more info in my DISCLAIMER. Things to Do In Jamaica Many of the attractions in Jamaica are found all over the Caribbean, including zip-lining and other adventure activities. But, when looking at what to do in Jamaica, we focused on what to do in Montego Bay that was a little bit different. And, we were able to find some unique Montego Bay attractions, all of which are about an hour or less drive from the best Montego Bay beaches. Some of these activities are not ones that...
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. For 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 Porto food blog and Porto travel bloggers on where to eat in Porto. Some of whom are very adamant when it comes to their views on Portuguese food! We also added our own recommendations and experiences as well!  Book a Portugal Food Tour With Viator & Eat the Best Food in Porto Or Check out one of the top-rated Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tours from Porto Porto Food Blog 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.  Looking to take great food photos when traveling? Check out our guide on How to Take Food Travel Photos! 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...