Destinations
Summer In Chicago (And A Giveaway!)

Summer In Chicago (And A Giveaway!)

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and enter the giveaway to win an amazing hotel stay at any Starwood property around the world! Despite my best intentions, I always end up traveling over the summer, which is a pity because this is really the season when Chicago is... read more
South Florida Resort Review: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

South Florida Resort Review: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

There’s a reason why services like airbnb have become so popular in recent years – sometimes when you’re traveling you just need extra space and the comforts of home. Well one of the great things about the Palm beach Marriott Singer Island is that you get exactly that – a spacious apartment-style suite, but with... read more
South Florida Resort Review: Turnberry Isle Miami

South Florida Resort Review: Turnberry Isle Miami

You know when you hear that a hotel has it’s own lazy river that it’s going to be a fun, family-oriented place to stay and that’s exactly what Turnberry Isle Miami is. The South Florida resort located in Aventura, North Miami, attracts lots of families, many of whom have traveled from abroad. The hotel also... read more
The Sacred Stairs Of Bom Jesus In Braga, Portugal

The Sacred Stairs Of Bom Jesus In Braga, Portugal

There are lots of cities in the world that I’ve traveled to in order to see one specific thing. Sometimes it’s famous bridge, or perhaps a monument, or maybe an incredible museum. But this is the first time that I’ve traveled all the way to a different city to see a set of stairs. Yes,... read more
Pastéis de Belém: Lisbon’s Best Pastry

Pastéis de Belém: Lisbon’s Best Pastry

Have you ever eaten something you just can’t stop thinking about? Something that was so good that days, weeks, or even months later it’s still on your mind? I’ve always had a soft spot for custard, but after visiting Portugal I just can’t stop fantasizing about Pastéis de Belém, an egg custard tart made using... read more
8 Surprising Things To See & Do In Aruba

8 Surprising Things To See & Do In Aruba

This post was made possible by Aruba Tourism Authority. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that help make Wanderplex possible. “Same, same, but different.” If you’ve traveled to Thailand, you’ve no doubt heard this funny little phrase that shopkeepers use all the time. It means that what they’re trying... read more
Convento do Carmo: Lisbon's Open-Air Church

Convento do Carmo: Lisbon’s Open-Air Church

I’ve been to hundreds upon hundreds of churches around the world – not because I’m a religious fanatic or anything, but simply because visiting churches is something one seems to do when traveling. Especially when traveling in Europe. There, churches are not just a place to pray – they’re also a rich part of the... read more
Get Front Row Seats At Panama’s Carnival Celebrations

Get Front Row Seats At Panama’s Carnival Celebrations

Another Carnival season has come and gone, and as usual, most eyes were on the biggest celebration in the world – Brazil’s. But actually attending Rio’s famous festival is no easy feat — you’ll have to contend with crowds numbering in the millions, high hotel prices, and seats far from the parade action. In fact,... read more
Strange Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Strange Christmas Traditions From Around The World

If your idea of a Christmas tradition involves decorating a tree, stringing up lights and baking cookies, then prepare to be surprised. Different countries around the world have developed their own unique customs to celebrate the holidays – relating to everything from pickles, to roller skates and even KFC (yes, Kentucky Fried Chicken). So whether... read more
Would you steal ancient relics?

Would you steal ancient relics?

You probably consider yourself a law-abiding citizen who would never do anything so brazen as to steal a piece of a country’s heritage. Walk off with one of Michelangelo’s sculptures? Of course not. Slip a painting off an art gallery wall? Never. When you think about stealing art and artifacts on such a large scale,... read more
The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars is a stretch of land in the Southeast Asian country of Laos that is scattered with mysterious stone jars that are at least 2,000 years old. The jars are primarily carved out of sandstone and are enormous: most weigh between 600kg and 1 ton, although jars up to 14 tons in... read more
The most visited site in Athens? It's not the Acropolis.

The most visited site in Athens? It’s not the Acropolis.

If you’ve spent any time traveling over the past couple of years, you may have noticed how the global economic downturn has pushed cultural events off the calendar. Festivals are cancelled or downsized, museums are closed or suffer irregular opening hours and work on archaeological sites all but comes to a halt. As a tourist,... read more