Meet the latest bloggers featured on my monthly series Travel Blogger Interviews. Ali and Lubaina are a couple of travel enthusiasts from Mumbai, India.   1. Tell us a little about yourselves: Who are you? Where are you from? We are a couple “Ali and Lubaina” from Mumbai, India. We are on a mission to travel, Read More

I have a love affair with Kauai. Of all the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is arguably the most diverse: white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, friendly rivers, rugged coasts, breathtaking canyons and beautiful waterfalls. Although each island in the chain has its own unique charm, if you like all things green, flowers and seclusion and love to hike, you are going to fall, Read More

In 2016 Travel Notes & Beyond participated again in the NATJA Awards Competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism and won two gold prizes for the article “Dark Secrets of the Corner House” in two different categories: “Historical Travel” and “Illustrated Story.” Travel Notes & Beyond was also a finalist in the “Personality and Profiles” category with the article, Read More

Guest post authored by Dan Greene Africa is a widely diverse continent, with desert terrain and sites of archaic and historical relevance dotted throughout roaming landscapes. Today, we’re going to take a look at six countries you need to visit at some point in your lives.   South Africa  What better spot to kick, Read More

The world is filled with so many spectacular places that one lifetime would not be enough to visit all of them. Most of us will probably never be able to visit everything that this world has to offer, but it’s worth trying. If we can brag about seeing the most famous sites, we should consider ourselves more fortunate than 75% of, Read More

Since beauty is so subjective, what makes a city attractive? Is it architecture, landmarks, cultural life? If you traveled long enough you probably discovered that the world is full of boring, colorless and uninspiring cities. And yet there are so many captivating ones that will steal your heart and lure you back on and on. For world travelers it’s easy to recognize a spectacular city. They, Read More

On the island of Djurgården, just a short 30-minute walk from Stockholm’s city center, lies one of the world’s oldest open-air museums. Skansen was Arthur Hazelius’s dream to show the way of life in Sweden before the industrial era. Between 1833 and 1901 he purchased 150 historical Swedish buildings and relocated them to Stockholm’s Djurgården Island.  The buildings came from all, Read More

Stockholm surprised me in every way. Perhaps because it’s under-talked-about. Or perhaps because I tried to keep my expectations low. It is an unusual city. Despite being spread across 14 islands, Stockholm seems pretty well-connected and essentially very compact. Due to the 57 bridges that connect the 14 islands you don’t feel that Stockholm is in fact an, Read More

So here we are again, ready to celebrate a new year. I can’t believe 2017 is just around the corner. How did time fly so fast? As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to pause and reflect on it. But before I plunge into that I want to thank everyone of you –my readers– for your support in 2016. Travel, Read More