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Visiting Meteora is one of the highlights of any trip to Greece, and one of the best things to do in the area is to see the monasteries. The buildings towering on top of steep rock formations are a fascinating sight that you won’t forget anytime soon.

When visiting Meteora, you have the choice between multiple modes of transport. You can rent a car, join a tour, get an electric bike for a day or hike to the monasteries. We think that all of those ways are fantastic for seeing the area, and we went for a sunset tour ourselves when we arrived.

The next day, though, we opted for a hike. Hiking Meteora on your own is an excellent way of getting around if you don’t like driving and don’t want to be tied down to the schedule of a tour. It’s also the most budget-friendly way of seeing the monasteries.

To help you organise your hike, we have put together this Meteora hiking guide. Here, you can find a map as well as a detailed description of all segments of the walk. This way, you will arrive at all of the six monasteries without getting lost.

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What do you know about Lithuanian cuisine? Not much? Then you’re just like us. Before coming to Lithuania, all we knew was that people there ate a lot of potatoes. I also assumed they’d eat fish in the coastal areas, but that was it.

During our time in Lithuania, we got to discover lots of amazing dishes. Yes, people here like to eat potatoes. They also eat meat, soups, herring and produce amazing cheese and honey. Oh, and the desserts. Did you know about the delicious Lithuanian desserts?

If you’re travelling to this Baltic country, don’t miss out on any of those amazing dishes.

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We love going on holidays, and we always try to travel as much as possible. But that also means that we know how stressful travel preparations can be.

Especially the packing. What if you forget something? What if you bring too much and your luggage is so heavy you need to pay extra at the airport? How do you even know what you need?

If you’re packing for Mexico, this list can help you find answers to all of the above questions and help you avoid common packing mistakes. You can find many packing lists for Mexico out there, but we have actually been to the country multiple times and have tried and tested this list.

Whether you need a Cancun packing list, a packing list for Mexico City or a packing list for an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, we have you covered. Mexico is a highly diverse country, but we will help you pack so you can explore all climate zones.

And if you’re only staying in one region? Then we’ll let you know what you can leave at home.

So keep reading to find out exactly what to bring on vacation to Mexico.

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If you are looking for the best travel lens for the Sony a7iii you’ve come to the right place. This is a helpful guide that explains in detail all you need to know to pick the best lens for your next trip, what are their pros and cons and which ones are my top picks.

As a travel blogger, I take seriously my photography gear. Almost all photos on the blog are taken either by me or my partner, so we are very picky when it comes to our lenses. I am the happy owner of a Sony a7iii, one of the best travel cameras out there. This camera has been my companion for many of my trips. I also happen to have a full array of sony full-frame lenses that I have used while travelling, and I’m happy to share my experience and recommendations with you.

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Are you looking for a hotel for a stay in Basel?

Then consider the Sorell Hotel Merian Basel. I recently stayed here while doing a four-day course at the university. It was my first time in the city, but it doesn’t matter if you’re a first-timer, too, or if you’ve been here a few times already.

The Sorell Hotel Merian is great for everyone. And just as a disclaimer, I did not get any compensation from the hotel to say this. I paid for the entire stay myself and recommend the place because I genuinely liked it.

Do you want to find out more? Then take a look at my detailed hotel review.

If you visit Ecuador, you will likely pass through Guayaquil. All flights to Galapagos leave from the Guayaquil airport. And if you arrive from Peru, it is a convenient stop to break up what would otherwise be an endless bus ride.

So if you have to come here anyway, why not turn this into a sightseeing stop?

With its colonial buildings, the Malecon, the hillside neighbourhoods, and a mangrove island just off its coast, Ecuador’s biggest city is a great place for tourists. There are plenty of things to do in Guayaquil. If you are wondering what you shouldn’t miss, here are five of Guayaquil’s highlights:

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Are you thinking about travelling to Cancun?

We love the Yucatan peninsula for its fantastic beaches, its Mayan ruins and its vibrant towns. No matter how much time you spend in Cancun, you have a lot of options for what to do. You might even have so many options that you have a hard time deciding what to choose.

That is why we have put together this very flexible itinerary for Cancun. We are going to cover the best places in the Yucatan peninsula, so you don’t miss out on the highlights. At the same time, there will be enough time to relax on a beach and enjoy your holidays.

Keep reading to find out how to spend your days in Mexico!

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Have you ever ended up in the middle of nowhere and realised that you forgot to pack some essential items?

For me, one of the biggest appeals of staying in a jungle lodge in the middle of the Amazon was its remoteness. Far away from cities, traffic and big malls, I could enjoy nature. But it also meant I had to be extra careful when packing so I wouldn’t forget anything important.

You do not want to visit the jungle without insect repellent.

Unfortunately, knowing what to take to the rainforest can be difficult. That’s why we want to help you with our experience.

No matter whether you’re staying in the Amazon or a different part of the world, you will find this jungle packing list helpful. We used all of these items and were very glad to have them, so make sure to pack them before leaving.

From white beaches to smoking volcanoes, jungle and giant turtles, Ecuador has it all. Despite its small size (it is only about half as large as Spain and smaller than the US-state Nevada), it has a lot to offer. This country full of contrasts can keep visitors busy for weeks.

Personally, I spent a bit more than three weeks here but I didn’t get to see nearly as much as I would have liked. As I said, Ecuador has it all. And to help you choose which activities to do and which places to visit, so you can easily put together a trip around the country, here are my personal highlights that I recommend to you and that you should not miss:

This year, when travelling through Colombia, I was lucky and got to see the Cocora Valley. Located close to Salento, in the south of the country, it is a valley of green pastures, cows, hummingbirds and wax palm trees.

Those palm trees are the national tree of Colombia and the tallest ones in the world. Walking in between them makes you realise how beautiful nature can be and also how small we are.

The Valle de Cocora is not just worth a visit because of the palm trees. Along the way, you will get great views of lush green valleys and you have the chance to spot hummingbirds and other wildlife at the Casa de las Colibris.

Plus, the Cocora Valley is easily accessible from Salento, which makes it one of our favourite hidden gems in South America.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to go there.

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