Travel Wiser Jordan road trip, Petra

Jordan road trip – 1 week itinerary

Jordan has long been one of the Middle East’s more established tourist destinations, not in small part due to the stunning ruins of ancient Petra. But the country has impressive archeological sites from all periods: besides Nabatean Petra, there are the Roman ruins of Jerash, Byzantine mosaics, crusader castles and early-Islamic desert retreats to explore.…

Travel Wiser Ecuador highlands road trip itinerary

Ecuador highlands road trip – 1 week Guayaquil to Quito

There is no better way to explore the highlands of Ecuador than by taking a road trip. The high-altitude road between the country’s two biggest cities, Guayaquil and Quito, zigzags between snow-capped volcanoes, remote national parks and traditional Andean villages. This 1-week itinerary will help you make the most of the Ecuadorian Andes’ natural and…

Maine fall road trip Travel Wiser

Maine in the fall – 5 day road trip itinerary

Maine, the USA’s northeastern-most state, is well known for its moose, its lobster and its gorgeous fall foliage. This road trip itinerary will take you from Bangor to Portland via Moosehead Lake and Acadia National Park, taking in the best of Maine. Time to fall in love with the state’s forest-covered hills, shimmering lakes and…

Dun Aengus on the cliff, Inishmore

Ireland road trip – 4 days Galway, Inishmore and Connemara

County Galway is the perfect choice for a short road trip in Ireland. Narrow roads take you across vast, brooding landscapes, with the occasional small village or scattering of sheep. Traditional Irish culture is strong here, and recent years have seen a flourishing of the local food scene based on western Irish ingredients. This 4-day…

Travel Wiser Thailand itinerary: Khao Sok

Thailand itinerary – 10 days from Phang Nga Bay to Khao Sok

Thailand is Asia’s most popular destination for a reason: it has stunning landscapes, colorful culture, tropical beaches, great food and cheap massages… all the ingredients for a successful holiday. The downside is that, at least in some parts, Thailand can be overrun by tourists. But with a little effort, we managed to find some not-quite-hidden-but-still-unknown-enough…

Hiking to the rock-hewn churches of Tigray, Ethiopia

Tigray Ethiopia – 3 day guide to the rock-hewn churches

The stunning rock-hewn churches of Tigray may be the best kept secret of Ethiopia. Not many travelers make it here, but those that do can expect to be blown away not only by evocative churches, but also by sweeping views, fantastic hiking, great birdwatching and wonderful people. This is my account of what to do…

Travel Wiser with Sofie in Lalibela, Ethiopia

Ethiopia itinerary – 2 weeks Danakil, Lalibela, Simien and more

One of the most beautiful, diverse and enigmatic destinations in Africa, Ethiopia has something for everyone. Looking for fantastic hiking and unique wildlife? Try hanging out with gelada monkeys in the Simien Mountains. History and spirituality? Lalibela’s churches and Gondar’s castles. Spectacular landscapes and adventure? The volcanic Danakil Depression. All of the above together? Climb…

Travel Wiser Guyana jungle

Guyana jungle and savannah – 10 day itinerary

If you are looking for an adventurous immersion into pristine nature, Guyana is the place to go. The small South American country is not well known as a tourist destination, but its natural beauty is exceptional and the very fact that it is little visited guarantees an authentic experience. On our 10-day tour of the…

Travel Wiser Panama highland cloud forest

Panama road trip – 2 weeks Pacific coast and highlands

Wondering what to do in Panama? This 2 week road trip itinerary will take you from Panama City to David, spotting wildlife in Parque Soberania, hiking to the waterfalls of El Valle, diving on Coiba island and discovering the Boquete and Volcan cloud forests on the way!

Travel Wiser Cyprus road trip

Best of Cyprus – 4 day road trip

Cyprus is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has a character all of its own. This road trip itinerary offers beautiful nature hikes and stunning beaches, archeological treasures and hidden monasteries, and some highlights of local cuisine. Low season is the best time to go, there are no crowds but sun is still…

Lunar landscape of Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National park

East Java’s volcanoes – 4 day itinerary

A road trip is the best way of taking in two of the most scenic volcanic landscapes of East Java: Kawah Ijen, with its sulphurous turquoise crater lake, and the majestic Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. This 4-day sample itinerary starts from Banyuwangi and ends at Surabaya, but you can also do this trip the other way around. Day…

Swaziland nature and wildlife Travel Wiser blog post

Swaziland nature and wildlife – 4 day itinerary

Tiny landlocked Swaziland is often overlooked in favor of its big neighbor, South Africa. But it offers similar opportunities for wildlife watching and some amazing and varied landscapes, all for low prices and so close together you can do it all in a day (if you would want to). Swaziland itinerary highlights: Rhinos, elephants and…