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 Most Expensive 36 Hours of My Life

Baku-Azerbaijan

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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

Caucasus

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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

Punta-Cana

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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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Salvador, My Savior

Salvador-Brazil

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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!

RTW-Trip

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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

Yogyakarta-Indonesia

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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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