Just Wanderlust Blog » A discerning, food-loving, & culturally curious road warrior seeks the world's beautiful and bizarre destinations.

Masthead header

Sponsored Post: Sydney Dishes Every Traveler Must Try

The world is big, and every culture has something to bring to the table. In this case, Sydney produces a variety of dishes that is a guaranteed treat for travelers and locals alike. Whether you love grilled burgers or sweets, Sydney is sure to give you something worth the stay.

I went on holiday to Sydney recently, and was able to see the famed Opera House, and a real-life wallaby! Yeah, the opera house and the animals and the wildlife is great, but walking around and getting amazed at everything you see can be tiring. So, for the last week … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend

Guest Post: The New Travel Trend – Forget Sun, Think Snow

When you picture an idyllic escape from the daily routine, often sandy beaches and palm trees spring to mind. However, there’s a new travel trend about! People are now opting for unique destinations. They seek trips that take you to foreign lands, exceeding your imagination’s dreams and desires. Agness at etramping is aware of this new craze and enjoys all types of travel sharing insider tips with her readers. In today’s world, there’s no such thing as traveling too much. In fact, it’s more about how quickly you can tick trips off your bucket list. This fascination with discovering the … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend
Golden Triangle Tour with Pushkar - November 29, 2017 - 3:21 am

Want to be there, the photographs depicts much more beauty than these words. Glad to read this post, thanks for sharing with us this post.

Leah - February 19, 2018 - 6:36 am

Great post! I was on a hunt for an article about traveling to Germany, and came across your post. I’m always in the sun so I like snow better.

Actually, I just put together an infographic about “10 Must Do’s in Black Forest”. Let me know if you’d like to check it out. If you have any ideas about Black Forest in particular, I’d like to know! -Leah

Guest Post: 3 Adventures You’re Never Too Old To Have

Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean you have to slow down. More and more people are hanging up their company badges and picking up walking shoes to spend their golden years traveling across the globe. Even extreme adventures aren’t out of the question for the older travelers, who can be found zip-lining and paragliding on almost every continent (I can only hope to be that adventurous when I retire!). Here are three adventures you’re never too old to have.

Taking an African Safari

Photo by Diana Robinson

Many people spend their whole lives wishing they could see an elephant in the wild … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend
Lana - June 29, 2017 - 2:15 am

Wow, this was a great post.Thanks for the great recommendations.

Accommodations in Cuba (Part 2 of 2): Recommended Places to Stay

This post is part of a two part series about the accommodations in Cuba.  For the first post, check out:

Part 1 of 2: Accommodations in Cuba: What’s a Cuban Casa Particular?

* * *

I spent an enormous amount of time researching accommodations for Cuba.  It was no easy feat since we are selective about where we stay and getting answers from the hosts in Cuba was like pulling teeth due to the country’s limited infrastructure.  A simple question like, “Is there a bathtub?” could take multiple emails and several days to answer.  As a result, I wanted to … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend
Edu - July 2, 2017 - 1:58 am

the hotels look very nice

Lia Kwon - March 7, 2018 - 2:06 pm

I’ve been reading many of your posts on your website, I really really appreciate your detailed, thoughtful, and discerning help and advice on this post. Thank you SO much! I’m learning so much that will help me if I plan to travel to Cuba. Thank you again!

Lia

Accommodations in Cuba (Part 1 of 2): What’s a Cuban Casa Particular?

(A casa particular in Cuba)

If you go to Cuba, there are only a couple of main accommodation options: hotels or casa particulars.  I’m sure everyone knows what a hotel is, but have you ever heard of a casa particular?

What is a casa particular?

Casa particulars are homestays with local families.  The locals rent out their spare bedrooms to travelers in exchange for a small amount of money. Typically, these arrangements provide a private bathroom and breakfast as well. Some casa particulars will also provide dinner for an extra fee. For some homeowners, their livelihood depends on running their casa … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend
Alex - December 14, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Thank you for posting about casa particulares! This is the only ethical way to travel to Cuba, as at least some of the money goes to the people rather than directly to the totalitarian government.

Is Staying At An All-Inclusive Worth It?

I’ve often had people ask me about all-inclusive hotels and resorts.  Are they worth it?  Should we stay in them?  Up until recently, I had no real point of view on all-inclusives because I knew that if we stayed in one, we would feel like we should eat at the resort every day since all the meals are included (hello, free food?! Uh, YES!). But, that would conflict with my desire to explore other dining options outside of the hotel so alas, we always booked room only deals.  … Read more >>

Share on Facebook|Subscribe by Email|Subscribe by RSS|Send to a Friend
Fran Henry - August 1, 2017 - 5:29 am

Hello: Loved the honesty of your posts ! I feel the same as you. Last year I went on my “dream” vacation to Bali and was sooooo disappointed. We stayed at a few All Inclusive Hotels and like you mentioned after the second day the thought of having the same mediocre breakfast was disheartening. I think All Inclusives may be a good deal when travelling with pre teens or teenage kids who are known to be hungry every hour on the hour. I am planning our familv vacation to Cabo with a 13 year old whose appetite is huge so I am torn between going the all inclusive route or room only. Thank you for your posts. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts.

mike - March 3, 2018 - 10:31 pm

with the amount of hotels and vacation rentals and the cheap airfares ..the AI is not really a good deal..and most hotels have free breakfast so with the AI you are paying extra to eat the same lunch and dinner and drink enough for alcohol poison….you get more for your money not doing the all inclusive and you get more memories trying different restaurants and much better airplane ticket prices…