New York State Vs New York City

New York State Vs New York City
So, you’re thinking of visiting New York. But which one exactly? After all, there is New York State and New York City! Sure, you could try and fit both of them into your trip, but there is so much to see and do in each one, it really will be better to focus on one and do it well. Are you wondering which one is worth it? I’ve put each of them to the test

Travel Guide to Paradise in Thailand – Koh Yao Noi Island

Travel Guide to Paradise in Thailand – Koh Yao Noi Island
When you're ready to pack your bags and take a trip, Thailand must be at the top of your bucket list. Thailand is a southeast Asian country famous for its food, beaches, temples, and Muay Thai kickboxing. But nowadays, has only a few places where you can find a remote paradise island like you once could. One such place is called Koh Yao Noi Island. It draws only a trickle of travelers because it only has some

Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know

Pets on Planes: What You Need to Know
It’s probably pretty obvious that Hipmunk loves animals (I mean, they have one as their mascot and they also boast a dog-friendly office). And as a travel company, they're highly sensitive to the conflicts that arise between wanderlust and the love for one’s pet. They are also pretty good at mitigating the risks when they choose to take pets on planes. Following the news of the untimely death of Simon the Giant Rabbit, they asked around

3 Destinations To Explore Wildlife Like Charles Darwin

3 Destinations To Explore Wildlife Like Charles Darwin
Nowadays it’s impossible to think of the history of humankind and animal-kind without having a thought for Charles Darwin. Whether you believe in it or not, you’ve probably come across references based on his evolution theory, such as joke images showing the evolution from the cave man to the cyber man. But Darwin's scientific mind had a love for all things nature, especially wildlife. There are three destinations in the world where you can follow

7 Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas

7 Unique Things to Do in Las Vegas
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of gambling, nightlife, and partying, but this lively city has so much to offer to everyone in the family. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a museum lover, or a foodie, Las Vegas has something for you. While you might still want to check out a casino, the dancing fountain show at the Bellagio, and the erupting volcano at the Mirage, a myriad of interesting and lesser-known

Planning Your Dream Beach Wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand

Planning Your Dream Beach Wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand
It's the most important day of your life. Make it the most memorable. Destination weddings are a unique, meaningful way to unite with your soulmate. They're also highly cost-effective and practical because they combine the wedding ceremony with the honeymoon. They give the couple a chance to reunite with old friends and celebrate their nuptials with loved ones. The benefits to having a destination wedding can't be overstated. Here's your guide to planning your dream

Why Botswana Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

Why Botswana Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List
People tend to lump the whole of sub-Saharan Africa together. Though there is a lot of poverty in the region, one place where it is comparatively rare is Botswana. The country is something of a success story. Back in 1960, it didn’t have any paved roads and was run by a federation of tribes which worked and traded together. But it managed to transform itself over the next fifty years into one of the richest

15 Unique Ways to Get Around In The World

15 Unique Ways to Get Around In The World
There are many more interesting and unique ways to get around in the world besides taxis, cars, and buses. When you travel abroad, your typical way of getting from point A to B, like getting an Uber, might not be available. Or maybe it is, but grabbing a taxi would not be the most economical. Trying local transportation is usually the best way to get around and immerse in the culture at the same time. (more…)

All The Beds I Have Slept In Around The World Since 2014

All The Beds I Have Slept In Around The World Since 2014
In the past, I blogged about all the beds I slept in around the world from 2008 to 2013. I think it's time for round two because there's been a lot of them including three moves across states. Amongst the beds around the world where I visited the REM world include a basement apartment, a few B&Bs, a few hotels, lots of Airbnbs, hometown bedrooms, a spiritual pilgrim retreat, a car, and an airplane. (more…)

Coffee Served on 44 Airlines Around The World

Coffee Served on 44 Airlines Around The World
It seems that the world can't function without having some caffeine one way or another. Whether it be strong with a cup of coffee, or a bit more mild with a cup of tea, or even some very dark chocolate, our brains have become dependent on this substance. On the other hand, traveling by air has also become more and more common in the last few decades. So, it would make sense that airlines offer