Stunning Costa Rica Waterfalls and Hikes

Costa Rica is famous for beaches, rainforests, and those adorable little smiling sloths. But have you thought about Costa Rica’s waterfalls? As a tropical country, Costa Rica sees a lot of rain–about 100 inches per year. In the mountainous regions (hint: where the rivers start) that can jump to 25 feet a year in some places! All that water makes for plenty of crystal clear rivers and some pretty impressive waterfalls.

How to Visit the Seychelles for 2 Weeks for Under $730 USD

Before I visited the Seychelles, I had read a lot about how this is one of the most expensive destinations in the world and not at all suitable for backpackers. Moreover, since it is termed as a honeymoon spot, I wasn’t sure if going solo here was actually a good choice or not. But, in the end, my love for traveling to islands won over my fear of traveling solo in an expensive country and I am really grateful for it. You know why? Because Seychelles is not as expensive as they claim it to be. Yes, it is still slightly expensive in comparison to South East Asian countries but it is quite easily manageable. I managed my entire 15 day solo trip to this island for $730 USD, and here is how you can do it too.

5 Hidden Gems near Popular Destinations

The world is full of fascinating places, some well-known, some overrun with tourists and others rarely explored. Like you, I am always up for a challenge and thrive in getting out of my comfort zone. So here follows a handpicked selection of towns, cities and regions from around the globe that are ideal for day trips or as alternatives to their more famous neighbors.

A Road Trip on the North Island of New Zealand

New Zealand has been popular self-drive destination with well-maintained and signposted roads and spectacular scenery around every corner. During your itinerary planning, you are sure to come across dozens of suggested itineraries, ranging from a few days to a month, including the country’s most-visited regions. For a truly memorable trip, we suggest enhancing your itinerary and discover a diverse array of scenery and off-the-beaten-path experiences on three of the North Island’s highways.