China

Visited 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 ★★★★★ Beijing (Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer & Winter Palaces, and Temple of Heaven) Xi’an (Terracotta Warriors and Old City Walls) Hong Kong (Victoria Peak, Star Ferry, and HK skyline) Guangxi Province (Longsheng’s Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces and Limestone Karst Topography along the Li and Yulong Rivers) … More China

Turkey

  Visited 2010 ★★★★★ Istanbul : From Hagia Sophia to the Bosphorus, Istanbul continues to be one of my favorite cities in the world, rivaling Rome and Paris. Ancient Ruins   : Turkey boasts more ruins than Italy and Greece combined. I visited 8 of its most evocative archaeological sites – from exceptional Ephesus to breathtaking … More Turkey

Turkey: Cappadocia

★★★★★ Visiting Turkey would not be complete without stepping foot in this extraordinarily unique landscape. A veritable must-see.  I reached Cappadocia via public bus from Pamukkale. Recommended Stay: At least 3 days. Day 1: Cappadocia: Goreme & Hiking the Red and Rose Valleys ★★★★★ The bus that I was on attempted to drop us off … More Turkey: Cappadocia

Australia

★★★★★ Australia is a veritable 5-star destination if you are able to cover the majority of the 4-5 star sites below. The following 5 experiences are unmissable on a trip to Australia. ★★★★★ New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbor ★★★★★ Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park ★★★★★  Cruising the Sydney Harbor (including views of the Harbor … More Australia

Trans-Siberian Railway in 7 Steps

★★★★★ The Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) is a 5-star voyage that does not typically register in every traveler’s bucket list but arguably should be on top of them. When the right destinations are selected through conscientious planning, the TSR has the potential to be the most unforgettable trip in your repertoire of travels. The Great Wall, Mongolia, … More Trans-Siberian Railway in 7 Steps