Aswan Egypt

How Much Does It Cost to Visit Egypt in 2020?

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Do you have plans to visit Egypt? If so, you might be wondering how much does it cost to visit Egypt? Good news…Egypt is relatively easy on the wallet. Compared with places like Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, Egypt is cheaper to visit. Traveling through Egypt is similar in price to traveling through Southeast Asia. If you …

Haifoss Waterfall

Háifoss Waterfall: The Complete Guide (+ Drone Video)

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Háifoss Waterfall is one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Located in the beautiful Þjórsárdalur valley, Háifoss makes a great detour on a road trip around the Golden Circle or during the drive out to Landmannalaugar. Facts About Háifoss Háifoss is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. In the early 20th century, it was believed to be the tallest waterfall …

How to Visit East Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the East Bank of Luxor, Egypt

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The East Bank of Luxor is where you will find two of Egypt’s most important sites, the Luxor Temple and the sprawling Karnak Temple, as well as several small museums. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor, with advice on how to get around, where to stay, and where to eat. This article was written with …

Switzerland Itinerary

Switzerland Itinerary: How to Spend 7 to 21 Days in Switzerland

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If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Switzerland itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. In this article, we list five sample itineraries for Switzerland. These range from 7 to 21 days, with suggestions on how to use the …

Dendera Day Trip Egypt

Dendera and Abydos: Day Trip from Luxor, Egypt

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Located on the Nile River, just north of Luxor, sit two of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The sacred city of Abydos is home to the temple of Seti I. The Hathor Temple in Dendera is one of the most colorful temples in Egypt, with an intricately detailed ceiling and one of the most awe-inspiring hypostyle halls that we …

Best Things to do in Aswan

10 Best Things to do in Aswan, Egypt

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Beautiful, laid-back Aswan…for many, this is the starting or the ending point of a Nile Cruise. For others, it is the home base for a day trip to Abu Simbel. With its palm-tree studded shorelines, feluccas that sail the Nile River, and beautiful temples, Aswan looks and feels a lot different than many other places in Egypt. To help you …

10 Day Egypt Itinerary

10 Day Egypt Itinerary: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & Abu Simbel

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Egypt is an extraordinary travel destination. If you are like us, you have dreamed of seeing the pyramids of Giza since you were a child. With 10 days in Egypt, you have plenty of time to go beyond the pyramids and experience the highlights of this amazing country. On this Egypt itinerary, you will visit the intricately decorated tombs in …

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit

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Sitting on the bank of Lake Nasser is one of Egypt’s most striking monuments, the twin temples of Abu Simbel. Built by Ramesses II over 3,000 years ago, these temples have stood the test of time. The story behind Abu Simbel becomes even more fascinating when you learn that the entire complex was dismantled and relocated to higher ground, after …

Karnak Temple

Egypt Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Travel to Egypt

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If you are planning a trip to Egypt, there is no doubt that you have a lot of questions. Should you hire a guide? What places should you visit? What do you need to pack? And the most popular question of all…is Egypt safe to visit? We spent 12 days in Egypt at the end of December 2019. During this …

Guide Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: The Complete Guide for 2020

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The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s most spectacular destinations. Located on the west bank of the Nile River near Luxor, this small area contains a staggering amount of exquisitely decorated tombs of Egypt’s ancient kings. When planning our visit, we found it very difficult to find any reliable information online. Mislabeled photos, out of date pricing, and …

Best Tombs in Valley of the Kings

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

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The Valley of the Kings is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a royal burial ground, with exquisitely decorated tombs for the pharaohs who ruled Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. There are over 60 tombs in this small area, although only a handful are open to public. If you are planning a visit …

Earth Trekkers in Iceland

Our Travels in 2019…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

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Each December I write an article recapping our year in travel. Rather than writing a simple overview about what we did, I want to share with you our travels in 2019 and let you know how you can have the same experiences. We visited some amazing places in 2019…it was a year filled with adventures and many brand-new destinations. I …

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Norway Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to do in Norway

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Norway is the land of fjords, quaint fishing villages, Vikings, trolls, the northern lights, the midnight sun, scenic drives, and some of the best hikes in the world. If you are planning a visit to this amazing country, here are 20 of the best things to do in Norway. Best Things to do in Norway In no particular order, here …

Matterhorn and Five Lakes Trail

The Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) in Zermatt…Is it Worth It?

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While researching the best hikes in Zermatt, the Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) kept popping up at the top of the list. Amazing Matterhorn views, five gorgeous lakes, a mostly downhill walk…it sounded perfect! So, we added it to our to-do list. During our visit to Zermatt, the cable car to Rothorn was closed for maintenance. As we stood at the …

Zermatt and the Matterhorn

12 Amazing Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt is an idyllic mountain village tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The mighty Matterhorn dominates the skyline, creating one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. Explore the hiking trails, journey up higher into the mountains by cable car and train, stroll the scenic streets of Zermatt, and go skiing all year long. Here are the best things …

National Park Road Trip

Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks are three of the top parks to visit in the United States. With 10 days, you can visit all of them on an epic road trip. Start in Grand Teton, where the lakes and the jagged mountain range create a hiker’s and photographer’s paradise. Journey north to Yellowstone, a national park that is …