Saruni Samburu

Northern Kenya safari – 1 week off the beaten track in Samburu

At the mention of safari in Kenya, the Maasai Mara immediately springs to mind. But although the Mara is undeniably a fantastic place to see wildlife, there is much more to explore in Kenya. The conservancies of rugged and scenic Samburu County, north of Mount Kenya, are the perfect destination for an off-the-beaten-track safari. Although … Continue reading Northern Kenya safari – 1 week off the beaten track in Samburu

Travel Wiser Seychelles itinerary 2 weeks island-hopping

Seychelles itinerary – 2 weeks island-hopping

The Seychelles may be the ultimate do-nothing island paradise, but there is plenty to do! Of course, this destination is all about beaches (the Seychellois call them anses, or bays). Think powdery white sand punctuated by surreal granite boulders bordering clear turquoise waters… But the interior has plenty to offer, too, with lush jungle and special … Continue reading Seychelles itinerary – 2 weeks island-hopping

Travel Wiser Ecuador trip itinerary Andes to Amazon

Ecuador Trip – Andes to Amazon 2-4 weeks

Ecuador might be small, but it’s surprisingly varied. From the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andean highlands you can drive down to the lush and wildlife-rich rainforests of the Amazon Basin in a matter of hours. Modern meets colonial in cities like Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. And of course there are the completely unique Galapagos Islands. It’s … Continue reading Ecuador Trip – Andes to Amazon 2-4 weeks

Travel Wiser Galapagos Islands itinerary

Galapagos Islands – land-based itinerary and diving liveaboard

The Galapagos Islands have an almost mythical reputation. For wildlife and nature lovers, there is simply no place like it. The isolated group of volcanic islands is home to endemic species so comfortable with humans that a zoom lens might actually make taking pictures more difficult. Add to that some otherworldly landscapes and the opportunity … Continue reading Galapagos Islands – land-based itinerary and diving liveaboard

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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 … Continue reading Maine in the fall – 5 day road trip itinerary

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

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 … Continue reading Ethiopia itinerary – 2 weeks Danakil, Lalibela, Simien and more

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 … Continue reading Guyana jungle and savannah – 10 day itinerary

Plantation Frederiksdorp Suriname

Paramaribo and Commewijne plantations – 5 days in Suriname

As a former Dutch colony, Suriname is firmly on the Dutch tourist trail, but most other people have never even heard of the small South American country. That is a pity, because Suriname has a beautiful old capital, historical sights, lush greenery and a great mix of cultures (including indigenous, Dutch, African, Indonesian, Indian and … Continue reading Paramaribo and Commewijne plantations – 5 days in Suriname