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Way Down in Mexico (City)

Way Down in Mexico (City) Written by: Danielle Robles Photos by: Anjelica Jardiel Mexico City was not quite what I had expected. Which is actually probably not fair to say because I didn't know what to expect. The only descriptions ever whispered about the city...

Dubai: the City that Shines

Dubai: the City that Shines Guest post by: Davide Bona I was trying to decide which city to write about. I have visited so many cities and places and had so many incredible experiences that it was difficult for me to decide. First, I thought that I’d start with a...

Cape Verdean Food

Cape Verdean Food: 10 Traditional Dishes Guest post by: Cecilia Kern Cape Verde is known for their morabeza or hospitality. Often this hospitality extends far behind a warm smile and greeting. Cape Verdeans are eager to share with you their culture, history, and most...

What You Need to Know About Au Pairing

What You Need to Know About Au Pairing Guest post by: Veronica Mazzocco Being young means loving adventure, but most of the time, it also means not having the way to afford it. And while I am still nowadays struggling with making my ends meet, I have found one of the...

A Guide to Siargao (And 10 Mistakes to Avoid)

A Guide to Siargao (and 10 mistakes to avoid) Guest post by:  Jojo Aquino Siargao instantly became my favorite solo travel destination. And in a short amount of time, I made plenty of mistakes. Here’s a solo female traveler’s guide to Siargao and 10 mistakes to avoid!...

Love Letter to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Love Letter to Bocas del Toro, Panama Guest post by: Rosie Bell You’ll often hear of places where travellers tend to ‘get stuck’ (in the good way). I’ve heard urban myths of people going to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for a week and never going back home. I’ve witnessed...

Exploring Madrid with 20 Euros

Exploring Madrid with 20 Euros Guest post by: Sydney Marie I truly stand by the belief that traveling is always money well spent. Where do I even start? For me, traveling opens up my mind and heart to a whole new idea of life. It changes me, and every time I come home...

Yerevan Highlights

Yerevan Highlights Guest post by: Tara Matthews   I hit up Armenia’s capital Yerevan last month for a short and sweet two day adventure. For a variety of reasons my expectations for Yerevan and Armenia were pretty low. These thoughts were augmented by the oncoming...

The Incredible Komodo Islands

The Incredible Komodo Islands Guest post by: Emily Pippard   As a David Attenborough fan, I figured I couldn’t go all the way to Indonesia and not see Komodo dragons! I was a bit nervous because its not such a well-trodden path, but at this point I was with my friend...

10 Best Travel Apps

10 Best Travel Apps Guest post by: Nicole Tegge (Follow on Spotted Plaes here)   Long gone are the days of travel agents, travel brochures and travel cheques.  Today with just our phones we can do almost everything from searching for flights, finding the perfect place...

Hidden Hiking Gems in Hong Kong

Hidden Hiking Gems in Hong Kong Guest post by: Cherine Chan (Follow on Spotted Places here)   Hong Kong, a tiny city located in Southeast China, is known to be a concrete jungle where skyscrapers are found in every square foot of the city. In such a compact city it...

Everyone Deserves a Thailand in their Life

Everyone Deserves a Little Thailand in their Life Guest post by: Souvik Mandal   Lately, I have been spending a lot more time on Skyscanner rather than Facebook which quite explains how I ended up in Thailand without stressing about burning a hole in my pockets. In my...

10 Things You Will Love About Cali, Colombia

10 Things You Will Love about Cali, Colombia 1. Caleños   You will meet some of the warmest and friendliest people, some will become your closest friends and others will leave a lasting impression even if you only met them briefly. 2. Your Feet Are Never Cold   Cold...

Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba

Ernest Hemingway's CubaPost by: Danielle Robles It’s instantly evident upon strolling through Havana that the presence of Ernest Hemingway still lingers. After all, the beloved novelist’s love affair with the island lasted over 30 years. Seven of his greatest (and...

Magical Marrakesh, A Travel Guide

Magical Marrakesh: A Travel Guide Post by: Shruthi Parker   I can’t think of anywhere I have enjoyed traveling to more than Marrakesh, Morocco. We spent five beautiful days there, but we surely could have spent fifty more. With its village-like feel and European...

Barbados is Not Just Resorts

Barbados is Not Just Resorts Post by: Rick Relf (Follow on Spotted Places @Richard.Relf49) In mid-January the two of us took a flight to Barbados. we had pre-booked an Air B&B, partly for affordability, but also for location. We planned to relax for a month -- hike,...

48 Hours in Stunning Vancouver

48 Hours in Stunning Vancouver Post by: Mayuri Kashyap (Follow on Spotted Places @tosomeplacenew)   Vancouver is one of the most vibrant cities in Canada. Located in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver is known for its beautiful coastline. It boasts of a lot...

Split, Krka, and a Whole Lot of Heat

Split, Krka, and a Whole Lot of Heat Post by : James Harris (Follow on Spotted Places @james_tours) Croatia is now apparently, the location of choice for a large portion of holidaymakers and within 15 minutes of landing, I started to see why. This trip was probably...

Lima, Let’s Eat

Lima, Let's Eat Post By: Priscilla M. Rodriguez ( Follow on Spotted Places @ViajesyComidasDelMundo) Lima is not one of the most beautiful capitals of the world. But it remains in the top 5 for the best cuisine.   We stayed at the Hilton Miraflores, a comfortable hotel...

Exploring Hoysala Architecture in Karnataka

Exploring Hoysala Architecture in Karnataka Post by : Priya & Praveen (Follow on Spotted Places app @Backpacknbrushes) Hoysala dynasty was known for its intricate architecture and amazing workmanship. The temples literally leave you jaw-dropping and you will end up...

A Roadtrip through New England

A Road Trip through New England Post by : Joan Marie Shock (Follow on Spotted Places @thetalesofawanderer)   I don’t know about you guys, but road trips are my absolute favorite way to travel. The open road in front of you, the ability to stop and see whatever you...

The Ultimate Guide to Southeast Asia

The Ultimate Guide to Southeast Asia Post by: Lucy Buchholz (Follow on Spotted Places @Lucy.Buchholz)   We all crave adventure, so whether you’re a hiker, a beach lover or a wanderer, traveling South East Asia (SEA) will certainly give you and unforgettable...

The Top of the South Island New Zealand

The Top of the South Island New Zealand Post by : Lee-Ann McKenzie (Follow on Spotted Places @BeFreeWithLee) The top of the South is one of the many magical places in New Zealand. There are endless opportunities to explore in nature’s creativity. Luckily, I am...

The Ultimate Zanzibar Travel Guide

The Ultimate Zanzibar Travel Guide Post By: Joy Idahosa - TMID (Follow on Spotted Places @JoyIdahosa)   Have you always wanted to visit Zanzibar but you get so overwhelmed with all the details and complications that you just give up altogether? A lot of people...

Touch Down in Brazil

Touch Down in Brazil Post by: Sophia Garner (Follow on Spotted Places @Siophiahhg) Off the bat, I’m going to say now I will not be boring you with all the drivel that comes with beginning most people’s holidays, travels, trips, adventures and so on. Quite frankly no...

Gili Air: One to Add to the Bucketlist

Gili Air: One to Add to the Bucketlist Post by : Samara Jane Tapp (Follow on Spotted Places @_tapped.in)   If you had arrived on any one of The Gili Mantra Islands, 25 years ago, you had probably been shipwrecked trying to get between Bali and Lombok. You may have...

Cancun: A Tropical Narnia

Cancun: A Tropical Narnia Post by : Palav Desai (Follow on Spotted Places @Palav.Desai)   A Caribbean vacation promises a bunch of exciting adventures to look forward to! Pristine beaches with waters that play out an interesting intermix of a million hues of blue,...

Two Days in El Calafate, Patagonia

Two Days in El Calafate, Patagonia Post by : Victoria Laroche Creux (Follow on Spotted Places @Victorias.Travels)   For the third year of my bachelor’s degree, I had the opportunity to go on exchange to Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the year I spent there, I did...

Germany: A Week Long Itinerary to Munich

Germany: A Week-Long Itinerary to Munich Post by: Mayuri Kashyap (Follow on Spotted Places @Tosomeplacenew)   München, the Bavarian capital of Germany was our first European destination. The spring of 2017 was a great time to set foot into Europe and capture the...

Hiking at Bukit Keluang

Hiking at Bukit Keluang Post by : Aditi Shukla (Follow on Spotted Places @Lyf&Spice). This post first appeared on Lyf&Spice.   What is the best part of a hike? To me, it’s the unpredictability. I love the uncertainty associated with every hiking trail. You never know...

Pizza, Pasta, Pronto — My Trip through Italy

Pizza, Pasta, Pronto: My Trip Through Italy Post by : Lisa Gransow (Follow on Spotted Places @letsbeadventures)   6 a.m. – Airport Berlin SXF. It should be the beginning of something great, of something new. The beginning of an unforgettable journey with my best...

A Dublin Spring

A Dublin Spring The Travel Bug Bite In the first week of February, I embarked on a cross-Atlantic voyage for two months that quickly became more than just a trip to experience a new trade; it became an unexpected opportunity to make friends and learn about centuries...

First Things First — Montreal to Quebec

First Things First: Montreal to Quebec Post by: Nicole Peters  (Follow her on Spotted Places @Nicole22 )   2017 is the year of firsts for me. I moved across the country, which was also my first time moving, my first flight alone and my first time attending university...

My Neverland — Agnes Water

My Neverland: Agnes Water Post by: Brittany Ferreira (Follow Brittany on Spotted Places @Brittany.Ferreira)   As you are driving down the East Coast of beautiful Australia you might just head for the big things on the map; but please take note of the small things.  ...

Iceland: The Ultimate Roadtrip

Iceland: The Ultimate Roadtrip Post By: Victoria Waller (Follow on Spotted Places @VenturewithV) When you think about Iceland what would typically come to your mind?  You may probably think about a country completely covered in ice (hence the name obviously)....

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling

6 Ways to Save Money While Traveling Post by: Jake Allegro (Follow on Spotted Places @jake.allegro)   It’s something every world traveler thinks about; how do you save those extra few dollars or euros while out there on the road? Well, it can be hard to do, especially...

Our Cruise to the End of the Earth

Our Cruise to The End of the Earth Post by: Dani and Riv (Follow them on Spotted Places @DykeTales) When we started to plan our trip to South America, Dani casually dropped into the conversation that she wanted to go to Antarctica if we were going to be that close...

How to Plan Southeast Asia for Under $1500

How to Plan Southeast Asia for Under $1500 Post By : Joelle Riding (Follow on Spotted Places @ridingaroundtheglobe)   “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, never bought a plane ticket.” Southeast Asia is everything you would imagine and more. It’s beautiful, it’s...

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide Guest post by: GoGo Budget Travel (Follow on Spotted Places @ChloeLiying.Lin)   When it comes to Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam is easily my favorite pick. Once a lesser-known destination, it has become more and more popular among tourists in...

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The Spotted Places Blog Spotted Places has a mission: Inspire others to experience the world. We are excited to introduce our blog, which we hope will help to inspire even more people. We see our blog being very similar to our our Podcast, which allows listeners to...

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