Destination Guides, Itineraries, and Travel Tips

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20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

Hurricane Hagupit swept across the Philippines days before our flight to El Nido in 2014. We shrugged off the sunk costs and tried our luck again in 2016. When we arrived at Mactan-Cebu Airport to check in for our flight, we were told our flight was canceled. Dammit, what does it freaking ...
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Embracing the Wild Life with 8 things to do on Bowen Island  + GIVEAWAY

Embracing the Wild Life with 8 things to do on Bowen Island + GIVEAWAY

This post is sponsored by Sakroots to promote the launch of the new Wild Life print by Niki Pilkington. Call us biased but we're proud to say we live in the most beautiful province in Canada, where Mother Nature has graced us with the most comfy climate and stunning scenery! This ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - 24 hours in Hualien

24 hours in Hualien and Taroko National Park in Taiwan

Oh, Taiwan. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Taiwan is known for its mouthwatering food and unparalleled hospitality. Visitors rush to see the iconic Taipei 101, but there's more to Taiwan than just Taipei. The true beauty of this island country lies on the east coast, where plains are forever ...
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The perfect winter getaway at the No.1 ski resort - Whistler

The perfect winter getaway at the No.1 ski resort – Whistler

Vancouverites are really lucky. We're not only spoiled with 3 different local mountains all within a 45-minute drive, but also a world-class ski resort just 2 hours away. Every winter calls for a Whistler getaway to escape the city life, even if it's just for a short weekend. If you ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Miyajima day trip

Planning your visit to the sacred island of Miyajima, Japan

If you're visiting the Kansai region of Japan, chances are you're including at least one of Kobe, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima in your itinerary. All of these can be easily accessed because Japan's vast transit network is ridiculously efficient (much like everything else in Japan)! Why not escape from the hustle and bustle ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Visiting Tikal

The Ultimate Guide to Tikal National Park in Guatemala

Once a powerful empire with 120,000+ inhabitants at its peak, Tikal remains one of the largest and most iconic Maya ruins in Central America. Whether you're a history junkie or Star Wars fan (or just an average Jane/Joe), I think it's safe to say that nobody travels to Guatemala or mainland ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Things to eat in Belize

Eating like a local in Belize – cheap eats and where to find them!

wPigging out is a huge part of traveling for us. I'm a picky eater so I was worried I'd only be eating rice and beans in Belize, but boy was I wrong! Because of the blend of ethnic groups in Belize, Belizean cuisine features the same mix of flavours and ingredients ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Things to do in Bali - Kintamani

12 Must-Do’s for first-timers in Bali, Indonesia

Some people say Bali is overrated and that it's lost its magic over the years. I say those people must be on something 😛 The list of things to do in Bali for first-timers can go on forever, you'll never run out of things to do! We spent a week in Bali ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Things to do in Cebu - Sunset

8 Reasons to convince you to visit Cebu in the Philippines

Ahhh, the Philippines... Where the sun's so hot that it hurts and the water's so clear it looks like the pool. The first choice that comes to mind when people are picking a destination in the Philippines is usually Boracay or Palawan. While Cebu doesn't have the white sandy beaches of Boracay ...
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Chasing Sunrise at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

The Indian Nose sunrise hike is an absolute must when visiting Lake Atitlan. I hear ya, who the hell wants to wake up at 4am for a leg workout while on vacation?! Trust me, this one's worth your time. Plus, the hike ain't even bad! It's named 'Indian Nose' because ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival in My Motherland – Taiwan!

This post about the Taiwan Lantern Festival is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. If you didn’t know already, I was born in Taiwan and I can’t praise my motherland enough. The food is to die for and the people are one of the friendliest in the world! What better ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Sudio Sweden

10 Practical Gifts for Travelers They’ll Actually Use (Giveaway Inside – EXPIRED)

I've compiled a list of things that AS and I swear by- things that we would never travel without. If you're looking for a gift idea for that wanderluster on your list, you'll find something here for just about every kind of traveler. Perfect timing because the holidays are just around the corner! ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Kyoto

How to See Kyoto in 2 Days

This little blog of mine is all about making the most out of limited travel time. Now, you obviously won’t be able to explore every little corner of Kyoto, but you’ll be able to hit up most of the must-see's in just under 48 hours. Impossible? Nah. Ambitious? Just slightly. But if ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - New York City

7 Must-Do’s in NYC for First Timers

We've heard lots about New York City before going. The amazing food, the bright lights, and the majestic skyscrapers- we were so stoked until our friends told us not to get too excited. Friends who have gone had mostly negative things to say, like how dirty and smelly the streets ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Santorini

A Quick Guide to Santorini

How can you miss Santorini when you’re in Greece? Long have I dreamed about visiting this picture-perfect island in the Cyclades. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to walk along the caldera to see the whitewashed houses, to swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Crete

3 days in an underrated paradise- West Crete

Greece is not just about Santorini or Mykonos. The largest island is one that is underrated and often overlooked- Crete! On the hunt for beautiful beaches in Greece, we almost booked our flight to Zakynthos until we discovered Elafonissi Beach and Balos Lagoon. We ended up spending 3 days in ...
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