Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka – is it worth it?

When it comes to wildfire safaris in Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park is not as famous as Udawalawe or Yala, but it can be a rewarding experience to those who decide to give it a go despite not being a popular choice. Keep on reading to find out if this park would be a good option for you. About the park Bundala National Park is home of 197 species of migratory water birds in Sri Lanka and was designated as a biosphere reserve by…
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Tangalle (Sri Lanka) as a digital nomad destination

After a few months living in the USA, my husband and I decided to take one month off as digital nomads to work on our personal projects. After considering a few options, we quickly narrowed it down to Sri Lanka. We had visited back in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful landscapes, food and friendly people. We considered several towns but ultimately chose Tangalle, a fishing town in the south of Sri Lanka, to be our base…
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A guide to Tangalle, home to Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches

Golden sand. Emerald waters. Unspoilt beaches. These are some of the reasons we chose Tangalle for an awesome 20 days of beach bumming, yoga and Sri Lankan cuisine (and a bit of work). Having already visited Galle and Mirissa in the first week of our 1 month South Sri Lanka trip, we were looking forward to settling down in a quieter part of the South. Related Posts: Things to do in and around Galle, Top 5 things to do in…
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Top things to do in Mirissa (besides Secret Beach) – Sri Lanka

In recent years, Mirissa has become synonymous with Southern Sri Lanka as more travellers make their way here in search of a perfect beach. Although a small town, the whole area has positioned itself to serve the growing demand for international food, nightlife and other modern comforts. Here’s 5 things not to be missed! Top things to do in Mirissa COCONUT TREE HILL Starting from the east, we kicked off your day of exploration at a Coconut Tree Hill, a magnificent…
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Things to do in and around Galle – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will always be a special destination for us. Five years ago to the date, my husband and I have ventured out here on our first holiday together. Needless to say, our return after half a decade was one of excitement & reminiscences.  Our Sri Lanka Route This time around, being on a sabbatical, we were uncharacteristically generous with time. Our one month “grande aventure” in Sri Lanka was to start in Colombo’s Airport and lead us south toward…
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Top 5 Best Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone was full of surprises from beginning to end. No amount of research can prepare you for what you’re going to see and experience there: from spotting exotic animals in the most unexpected corner of the park to being caught up on a heavy hail storm that nobody saw coming (weather there changes every 5 minutes!) We were lucky to spend 6 full days camping inside Yellowstone, which allowed us to cover most of the park and even re-visit some of…
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All you need to know about camping in Yellowstone

Although Yellowstone was only one part of our 4-week trip around the West of US, it certainly became a jewel in the crown of what became a holiday of a lifetime. If you are thinking of camping in Yellowstone, be ready to spend time and effort planning your visit (hopefully this guide will help!). In return, the park will offer some of the most bizarre landscapes on the planet, unravelled and vast expanses of wilderness and a window into Earth’s…
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NYC food spots that are worth the hype

New York has been on my bucket list for years so when we finally booked a trip in May, I was beyond excited to see and feel the energy of this city. We were lucky to stay in East Village, which is one of the most up-and-coming gourmet destinations in Manhattan. Seeing so many options around us, we felt inspired to try as many restaurants as possible. With that in mind, we gathered recommendations from friends, travel blogs and our local…
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Big Sur in One Day: Itinerary & Must See Spots

Whenever I told people we would be moving to California for 6 months, almost everyone kept saying I shouldn’t miss Big Sur. Somehow we thought we would need a couple of days to visit so ended up postponing it for months. I wasn’t very clear on what was the best way to explore Big Sur. After doing some research, I realized that is it totally possible to make a day trip and that there isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way…
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How to spend a weekend in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon are called “hiker’s parks” and rightfully so. There’s plenty of hiking trails to choose from and each of them gives something special to remember: from giant sequoias to waterfalls, quiet lakes and mountain top views. We visited the parks during mid-April, which is still considered winter season. Some of the hiking trails and spots such as Crystal Cave and Cedar Grove were closed, but on the flip side there were fewer crowds and on many occasions,…
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