What to Expect on the Everest Base Camp Trek

iylanaItineraries, Nepal2 Comments

If you’re looking for an adventurous multi-day trek, why not set your sights on the highest point in the world and be one of the few people who can say they’ve seen Mount Everest with their own eyes! The trek to Everest Base Camp gives you an up-close look of the world’s highest mountain range, and offers some of the … Read More

One Week in Merida, Mexico

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Merida charms visitors with its Spanish colonial architecture and has recently become a popular spot for honeymooners and families alike with its diverse range of activities. From ancient Mayan sites to modern museums with plenty of delicious foodie eats in between, you’ll quickly be wanting to swap your Cancun vacation plans for nearby Merida instead. Our trip was focused on … Read More

One Week Costa Rica Itinerary

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Costa Rica has always been a popular vacation spot and now that we’ve been, we can see why: it’s easy, laid back, and fun! We were looking for a short trip where we could unwind from the craziness of our full time jobs and relax at the beach, while also getting a little adventure in. Costa Rica is the perfect … Read More

How We Took a Three-Week Trip to the Holy Land for Less Than $300 Per Person

shaneDeals, Destinations, Israel and Palestine, Itineraries, Jordan, Points and Miles6 Comments

We’ve just returned from three weeks in Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, and we will have lots of posts and pictures to share. But first we wanted to discuss our itinerary, and how we were able to go on a nearly $6,000 trip for less than $600. The short answer is, of course, credit card reward points. You are probably familiar … Read More

Itinerary and Price Breakdown: Christmas in The Holy Land

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Christmas abroad has been on our wish list for a while, and we thought a Christmas in Bethlehem would be hard to beat! We planned a three week holiday around this, with a little time in one of our favorite cities, Istanbul, before heading on to Jerusalem and then traveling the entire length of Jordan. Since trips to the Holy Land are … Read More

Itinerary and Price Breakdown: Two Weeks in Turkey

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A few years ago Shane put together my dream trip to Turkey. At that time we had no idea how much it would cost and we were happily surprised to discover it’s one of Europe’s cheapest destinations. With plenty to see and good transportation networks, their tourism industry is thriving and it has topped TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice awards for a few years now. … Read More