Bali Bucket List

Bali Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to Do in Bali

Tyler Indonesia 2 Comments

Bali, an enchanting island located in Indonesia, is a tropical paradise renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Visit the rice terraces, relax on its pristine beaches, visit the ornate temples, and learn more about the Balinese culture…these all top the list of the best things to do in Bali. With its blend of natural beauty, cultural …

Things to do in Kyoto Japan

Kyoto Bucket List: 18 Amazing Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan

Julie Japan 7 Comments

Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan. Visiting the shrines and temples, with their perfectly landscaped gardens and views over the city, top the list for most visitors to Kyoto. But there are also bamboo groves and small neighborhoods to explore, food markets and shopping streets to visit, and some very cool day trips that you can take. The list …

Karnak Columns

15 Amazing Things to Do in Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 7 Comments

Luxor, Egypt is the world’s greatest open-air museum. Ancient tombs and temples are scattered along the east and west bank of the Nile River. The Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Temple of Hatshepsut…these are just a few of the best things to do in Luxor. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor. …

Dendera Day Trip from Luxor

Dendera and Abydos: Day Trip from Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 8 Comments

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 …

Things to do in Aswan

10 Best Things to Do in Aswan, Egypt

Julie Egypt 18 Comments

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 …

Ranakpur India

How to Visit Ranakpur Temple on a Road Trip through India

Julie India 11 Comments

Ranakpur Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in India, makes a perfect day trip if you are traveling between Udaipur and Jodhpur. We were very pleasantly surprised with the beauty and serenity of this temple. What is Ranakpur Temple? Ranakpur Temple is a Jain temple located in the state of Rajasthan. Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes non-violence …

Feeding Deer in Nara Japan

Feeding Deer in Nara, Japan

Julie Japan 1 Comment

While getting ready in the morning, I was greeted with Tyler’s typical question, “Mom, what are we doing today?” When I asked them if they wanted to feed deer in Nara, I got a half-hearted yes from both Tyler and Kara. When I asked if they wanted to see more temples, I got an emphatic “No!” from both kids. If …