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.

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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Salvador, My Savior

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After a tumultuous time in Rio and a tiring trek in the Lençóis Maranhenses, three days in charming Salvador, Brazil was just what the doctor ordered.

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Around the World in 80 Days – For Real!

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What if, rather than using the six months (or more) most people devote to a round-the-world trip, I planned out a trip for a relatively short time? Say, 80 days, like the classic Jules Verne novel?

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Three Perfect Days in Yogyakarta

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Some places you travel just feel good immediately and for me, Yogyakarta, Indonesia was one of them. Use my three days in Yogyakarta itinerary as a starting point to make sure you feel as good as I did.

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Three Incredible Weeks in Italy

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Whether you follow this Italy itinerary exactly or simply use it as a jumping-off point is your choice, but I’m certain it will be of use to you.

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Where Do You Want to Travel This Year?

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Where do you want to travel in 2014? Tell me, then read my list to see if there’s any overlap – maybe we’ll cross paths?

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A Very Different Kind of Vacation

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The good news? I achieved my goal of staying offline for over a week during a recent trip. The better news? The benefits of “disconnecting” for the first time in years were greater than I could’ve ever imagined.

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Roaming Beyond Rome

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Visitors to the Eternal City can see the main attractions and still have time to venture out of town for a taste of some of southern Italy’s spectacular scenery.

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