The Smart Way of Travel

How I explored South Island, NZ in 15 days

High level Itinerary Christchurch (2 days)Kaikoura (2 days)Lake Tekapo (2 days)Te Anau (2 days)QueensTown (3 days)Milford Sounds (1 day)Wanaka (2 days) (more…)

Tequila distillery Tres Mujeres, Jalisco, Mexico

The famous tequila distillery Tres Mujeres is located in state Jalisco, about 30 kilometers from Guadalajara, Mexico. They offer pretty funny excursions with mariachi music and unlimited tequila tasting. (more…)

PiwPaw – the best choice of craft beer in Warsaw

PiwPaw is one of the best places for craft beer fans in Warsaw. They offer about 22 local craft beers on tap. (more…)

How to spend three days in Banos, adventure capital of Ecuador

(Tambien en espanol) There are only two places to see in Ecuador. One is Galapagos and another is Banos. If you don’t have time and money to go to Galapagos I recommend that you go to Banos for a few days. (more…)

Medellin – The right transformation!

“You went to Colombia?” “Isn’t it dangerous?” “Are you missing an organ now?” “Did you make any deals with a drug cartel?” – says almost everyone who heard that I am traveling to Colombia. I’ve come across many different people during my travels this year; interacted with both fellow travelers and locals alike. And I’ve picked up on a fairly common theme. A mere mention of Colombia immediately stirs up the stereotypical fear of drug infested, unlawful country that has nothing to offer but cheap drugs and sex. Is Medellin safe for travelers? (more…)

How to plan two weeks in Japan for Cherry Blossoms

Spring Blossoms also known as Hanami marks the season where the cherry flowers (referred to as “Sakura” in Japanese) blossoms all over Japan. To understand the history of how this tradition originated and how it became a popular activity among locals, one must go all the way back to Heian period of Japan. (more…)

Milford Fjords – The 7th wonder

Milford Sound is a fiord – early explorers mistook it for a sound because of the shape of the entry – is located in the southwest of South Island in New Zealand. It is best known for multitude of cascading waterfalls, covered rainforests, numerous peaks including the towering Mitre peak and sea life such as fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. (more…)

Australia in one minute

From Gold Coast to Sydney to Melbourne to Tasmania in one minute. A blog post is coming soon. In the mean time enjoy the video. Gold Coast to Tasmania in one minute For more travel videos check Tayora’s travel Youtube channel

How to spend a week in Crete Island in Greece

Crete is the largest island by size in the Aegean Sea. Crete is part of many great ancient civilizations. It was founded during the Minoan civilization, one of the most important civilizations of the world (2600-1150 BC). Then around 69 AD the Romans annexed Crete as part of ever expanding empire. After the fall of Roman empire, Crete fell under the domination of the Ottomans in 824, and stayed under it for 137 years. During those years the city of Heraklion was founded. (more…)

Tirana – the capital of Albania

The capital of Albania is impressive right away. There are cities in which you immediately feel comfortable as it happens in Tirana. The city is eclectic but not aggressive. Lots of trees. Lots of space. Very friendly shopkeepers, waiters, hosts of rented housing. (more…)