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...
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 to your chosen Maldives island 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 guide on Where to Stay in the Maldives. What Airlines Travel to the Maldives Airport There are plenty of full service and budget airlines that fly to the Maldives and offer Maldives holidays. 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 best way, however, to fly to the Maldives is to fly on one of the Middle East airlines, like Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, or Etihad. From Europe this means it is possible to arrive in the Maldives after only one stop. That’s even possible from the US from some of the Middle Eastern gateways, like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other major cities. This actually means that if you are...
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 Or Check out one of the top rated Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tours from Porto 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 foods. And, each of these dishes can be found in some of the best restaurants in Portugal. That includes contemporary versions of traditional...
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 6 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! Receive 10% off 1,000 business lounges with Priority Pass 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. Learn how to earn loads of miles with Cracking the Code to Travel Hacking Cracking the Code to Travel Hacking List Price: $7.99 Price: $7.99 Price Disclaimer Here are our top business travel tips: Tip 1: Book the Free Chauffeur Service It’s getting increasingly...
Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking a DMZ Tour

Korean DMZ Tour – 8 Tips For Booking a 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. 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 ahead. ...