There’s much more to Turkey than Istanbul and Cappadocia. If you get off the well beaten tourist path, you’ll discover ancient ruins, hot springs, castles and some of the friendliest people you’re likely to meet in your travels.
While Georgia is becoming very popular as a summer destination owing to its hiking trails, it’s also a destination that shouldn’t be missed in the wintertime to experience excellent ski resorts, awe-inspiring mountains, and hearty food.
You probably wouldn’t think of Malaysia as a hiking destination – but turns out there’s dozens of challenging jungle trails throughout the country.
If you love the outdoors and are planning a trip to Malaysia soon, check out my guide to some of the best day hikes in Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.
When you think of the Middle East, do you think of Oman? Oman is not your typical backpacker destination – and you may be surprised by what you find. There’s more than the desert - there’s also spectacular swimming hikes, forts and mountain villages.
Cyprus may not be top of your bucket list of places to see in Europe – but this island nation offers up secluded beaches, gorgeous canyons and ancient ruins - and is definitely worth a look.