Trip Ideas

Have a week — or 10 — to spare? My detailed “Trip Ideas” guides provide you with specific, travel-tested itineraries for short, medium and even long stays in countries and regions all around the world, from the Sahara desert to the tropical shores of Goa, India. Get inspired to travel like never before.

Three Beautiful Days in Bangkok

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Whether you’re headed to Bangkok for the first time or the fiftieth, this itinerary is a foolproof way to get to know (and, hopefully, love) Thailand’s City of Angels in just a few days.

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My Life-Affirming Day in the Helsinki Archipelago

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Even if you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting such fine Finns as I have, I hope this post inspires you to take your own trip to Finland – it is truly a life-affirming place.

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Seattle Day Trips I Long To Take

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No matter where in Seattle I decide to stay, these are the day trips I plan to make the next time I visit Seattle. Do you have any others to add?

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Two Weeks in the Caucasus

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I knew from my experience as a traveler that it was my duty to mercilessly second-guess my first impressions, so you might say I spent my two weeks in the Caucasus waiting for the proverbial “other shoe” to drop.

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The Most Expensive 36 Hours of My Life

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Azerbaijan is expensive, but rich in a way that transcends its dirty oil wealth – and certainly, the $16.67 I paid for each hour I spent there.

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I’m Headed to Georgia Today – and I Don’t Mean Atlanta

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Fate had other plans for me following my aborted 2012 trip, but my fascination with the Caucasus remained – and so too did my resolve to visit one day.

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My Cashless Weekend in the Dominican Republic

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In an era where the public so happily and immediately jettisons archaic technologies and traditions, it makes no sense to me why cash is even still a thing, so I was thrilled when MasterCard invited me on a cashless weekend.

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The Best of Brazil in Three Weeks

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Follow this itinerary exactly for a standalone three-week trip to Brazil, or use it as a framework for the Brazil portion of your larger South America trip.

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