Justine Thorner

Justine Thorner

I love traveling and exploring. I've been to 26 countries so far, and have many more to check off on my bucket list. My husband and I honeymooned in South Africa and it was by far my favorite recent trip! My current bucket list: - Snowboarding in the swiss alps - Swim with the whalesharks - Surf in the Maldives - Surf in Fiji - Make it to one South American Country in 2018 (Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay or Brazil!)

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Justine Thorner's Itineraries

Where Justine Thorner has been

Hotel de Hallen

Derde Looiersdwarsstraat 5, 1016 VD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great boutique hotel, pretty centrally located, but far enough away from the very touristy parta of the city. Close to food hallen, the Jordan district, and has great bars and restaurants close by.

Food Hallen - food hall

Foodhallen, Bellamyplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awesome food hall where you can get all different types of food - from countries all over the world. Great bar in the middle. Come for lunch or dinner! This picture doesn't do it justice.

Moeders Restaurant

Moeders Restaurant, Rozengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moeders means Mothers in dutch. Traditional dutch cooking. Try the "Hotch Potch" which is essentially a sampler! Delicious food.

Cannibale Royale Restaurant

Cannibale Royale, Handboogstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awesome, modern restaurant. Very meat heavy. The Burger is HUGE and delicious! Make a reservation - it gets packed.

Explore the Jordaan District

Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is an awesome neighborhood - great cafe's, shops - vintage and modern, all around beautiful canals. In this area you'll find the Anne Frank House, the tulip museum, the cheese musuem and the houseboat museum.

Floating Flower Market

Bloemenmarkt, Singel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Walk through the floating flower market as your exploring the city center

Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

If it is a nice day, opt for an open air boat cruise around the canals. Great way to see more of the city and enjoy time outside. These boats have drinks onboard, and the guides are great.

Bulldog Coffee Shop

The Bulldog The First, Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of the most famous coffee shops. Enjoy some specials goods, and a fresh mint tea ;)

Dampkring Coffee Shop

Coffeeshop Dampkring, Handboogstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

awesome vibes and decor in this coffee shop

Heineken Experience

Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The old Heineken Factory. Very cool museum/"experience." Learn the history of Heineken, and then get a taste a LOT of Heinekens! Fun museum and tour.

The Breakfast Club for Brunch

The Breakfast Club, Bellamystraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Great little cafe for brunch!

The Pulitzer Hotel for Cocktails

Pulitzer Amsterdam, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Upscale and posh hotel with a great cocktail bar. Warning - cocktails ARE expensive, but great!

Restaurant Walen for Lunch

Café Walem, Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cute cafe on a nice street and canal to enjoy lunch. The tomato soup was delicious!

Red Light District / De Walden

De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Take a stroll through at night just to experience it!

Koffiehuis De Hoek for a Locals Breakfast

Koffiehuis 'De Hoek', Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I called this Amsterdam's version of an American Diner. Great locals spot for breakfast - quaint!

Quick Breakfast at Berry

Berry Amsterdam, Bilderdijkkade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cute little cafe with a great breakfast menu and juices!

Watch the surf at Pipeline

Banzai Pipeline, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Hang on the beach and watch the amazing surf!

Dinner at the Beach House

Haleiwa Beach House, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Good food in a nicer restaurant on the north shore.

Grab lunch at the Food Trucks by Foodland/Sharks Cove

59-668 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Theres a fresh shrimp food truck and truck has amazing Poke!

Sushi at Bonzai Sushi

Banzai Sushi Bar, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Good sushi!

Surf or relax at V-Land

Velzyland Beach, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Great surf, also a good beach to hang at and watch the surf

Farm to Table Lunch at Kukuku Farms

Kahuku Farms, Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI, United States

Casual dining spot for a healthy, farm to table lunch. Smoothies & salads are delicious!

Healthy Eats & Bulletproof Coffee at the Sunrise Shack

The Sunrise Shack, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Cute little side of the road spot to grab food, coffee, smoothies. They have bulletproof coffee and delicious papaya bowls!

Waimea Valley - botanical gardens/nature walk and waterfalls

Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, HI, United States

A 1mi. walk through beautiful botanical gardens to the Waimea falls.

Poke at Aji Limo food truck

Aji Limo Truck, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Across from sharks cove. Great, fresh poke

Lunch at the Food Trucks in Haleiwa

Food truck haleiwa

A ton of food trucks to choose from: Korean BBQ, awesome Mexican spot with homemade tortillas, burgers, and Giovanni’s Shrimp truck.

Snorkel at Sharks cove

Sharks Cove, Pupukea, HI, United States

Grab snorkel gear and hop in. It is very shallow so be careful of rocks. You’ll see a ton of fish!

Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort, Hauula, HI, United States

This is the only big resort on the north shore. They have a public beach that’s great for snorkeling. Hang by the pool bar and listen to live music, enjoying the sunset.

Burgers at Seven Brothers

55-91 Naupaka St, Laie, HI 96762, USA

Local spot known for burgers and shakes! Cool surfer vibes.

Kualoa ranch

Kualoa Ranch & Zipline, Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI, United States

4000 acre ranch on the beach and in the jungle. We did an ATV tour around the property. It was fun! A ton of famous movies were filmed here - Kong. Jurassic Park, etc.

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach, Kailua, HI, United States

Beautiful beach, you can see islands and atolls from. This is not a surfing beach, the water is very calm and so beautiful

Sunset at Waikiki

Duke's Waikiki, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States

Grab a table looking out st the beach for sunset. It’s amazing.

Dinner at The Pig and Lady in downtown Honolulu

The Pig and The Lady, North King Street, Honolulu, HI, United States

Amazing Vietnamese food! Get the tuna and fried chicken app. The pho was also amazing.

Roy's Beach House

Roy's Beach House, Kahuku, HI, United States

Great spot on the beach within Turtle Bay. We didn't have a reservation so found a spot at the bar. The food was great and Mai Tai's were strong!

Surfer, The Bar

Surfer, The Bar, Kahuku, HI, United States

This is bar within Turtle Bay. If there is a good concert playing definitely check it out! We saw Ron Artis & G Love live here -great show and good happy hour deals.

Beet Box Cafe

The Beet Box Cafe, Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI, United States

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head, Honolulu, HI, United States

Nice hike up! About 1-1.5hr in total. There are quite a lot of stairs at some points, but overall, this is not a hard hike. Beautiful views of the island from the top!

Farm to Table Meal at Wild Feast

WildFeast, West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, United States

Decently healthy meal featuring local produce and organic meat. Right by the train station and beach!

Surfing Beach - National Blvd

Boardwalk, Long Beach, NY 11561, USA

Great beach to surf at!

The Allegria Hotel

ALLEGRIA HOTEL, West Broadway, Long Beach, NY, United States

Right on the boardwalk - nice hotel. Grab a cocktail overlooking the ocean.

Long Beach Surf Shop

Long Beach Surf Shop, West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, United States

Nice surf shop in town.

Mexican Food at Ay Caramba

Ay Caramba Express, West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY, United States

Good Mexican food!

Dinner and Drinks at Fabio's

Fabio's, Saddler Street, Durham, United Kingdom

Great little spot for dinner and drinks.

Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Durham, United Kingdom

Beautiful castle right in the center of town. This is where some of the Harry Potter movies were filmed!

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, Durham, United Kingdom

The Swan for English Beers

The swan and 3 sygnets, Alexandria Crescent, Durham, United Kingdom

Indian Meal at the Capital

The Capital, Claypath, Durham, United Kingdom

Really great Indian food.

Dinner at Zen

Zen, Court Lane, Durham, United Kingdom

More expensive, nicer dinner option in town. Great asian fusion.

Drinks at Jimmy Allen's

Jimmy Allens, Elvet Bridge, Durham, United Kingdom

Nice bar on the river!

The Surf Sanctuary - Popoyo

The Surf Sanctuary, Jiquelite, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Great little surf hotel walking distance to Playa Santana. Guaranteed waves here due to the north wind coming off Lake Nicaragua. This owners of this hotel are american and very friendly, accommodating and nice. Rooms were huge. There is a great pool area, tons of hammocks, cute little restaurant, pool table -- everything you need!

Yajure Surf Hostel - San Juan Del Sur

Yajure Surf Hostel, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Get a private room in this surf hostel. The owner is a great guy - knows all the local spots. The rooms are clean and decent. There is a pool to hang out by, and you're walking distance to everything in town.

San Juan Del Sur

San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Fun town about 2 hours from the airport. This town is filled with surfers, ex-pats and travelers/back-pakcers. Definitely spend a few nights. Tons of surf spots within 30 minutes in all directions. There are restaurants and markets all over town.

Popoyo

Popoyo, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

WAY quieter town up north in Nicaragua. This is really JUST for surfing. There is not much else to do here. The waves are amazing.

Magnific Rock - Eat & Hang

Magnific Rock Popoyo, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Aussie owned joint overlooking Magnific Rock and popoyo reef break. The dinner her was delicious, definitely way more expensive then more local spots. They have a great breakfast and lunch menu filled with healthy eats. You can rent surf boards from here. The beach is right down the cliff.

Dinner (pizza) at Viento Este Pizza in Popopyo

Viento Este Pizza, Las Salinas, Nicaragua

Cute restaurant, the food was very good!

Hire a boat for the day - surfing, fishing, snorkeling

San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Talk to your hotel about hiring a boat for the day. They'll take you to all different surf breaks, snorkel spots, and even let you fish on the way out. Fun day and inexpensive way to do a lot and surf a few breaks in one day.

Playa El Yanke

Playa El Yankee, Municipal de San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Great surf spot, very quiet and peaceful beach.

Taco/Fish Shack on Santana Beach

Santana Beach, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Grab a cold Victoria beer and enjoy fresh fish and tacos. You can't miss this only shack on Santana Beach

Fly in and out of Denver Airport + Rent a Car

Denver Airport, Denver, CO, United States

Breckenridge is about a 2 hour drive from the Denver Airport. We rented a car. There are also shuttles that take skiers from the airport to the town!

Find an AirBnB in town!

116 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA

we found a great AirBnB in town, walking distance to the Gondola and all of the restaurants and shops.

Ski at Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort, Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO, United States

Great mountain! We rode for 2 days and were not bored at all!

Dinner & Local Beers at the Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery, Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO, United States

Nice local brewery right in town.

Ski at Keystone Mountain

Keystone Ski Resort, Jones Gulch Road, Keystone, CO, United States

About a half-hour drive from Breckenridge, another great mountain. The Epic-Pass gets you access to both mountains plus a few others!

Dinner at Relish

Relish, South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO, United States

Good restaurant in town! local cuisine.

Massages at Sol Impressions

Sol Impressions Massage Studio, South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO, United States

Great little holistic day spa. The massages were much needed after 3 8-hr days of snowboarding!

Crepes on Main Street

Crepes A La Cart, South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO, United States

Deep Sea Fishing on the Sea Mist

Sea Mist III Driftboat, Casa Loma Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL, United States

They have great half-day fishing trips! We caught amazing fish right off the beach. Great experience, really fun.

Stay at the Colony Hotel

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

I LOVE this hotel! It reminds me of Cuba. It is so casual and quaint. It is a historic site. The rooms are a good size and clean, with very comfortable beds. They have a cute patio, where there is a bar and often live music. When staying here you also get access to their amazing beach club a 10 minute drive away. It is very centrally located.

Eat @ Cabana El Rey

Cabana El Rey, East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Delicious latin food!

Seafood at Boston's

Boston's on the Beach, South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Casual seafood restaurant - great chowders!

Yoga @ the Colony Hotel

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Take one of the great yoga classes offered here!

Dinner at Prime

Prime, Southeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Great food - on the expensive side.

Brunch at Cafe Martier

Caffe Martier, East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Cute little brunch or lunch spot!

Shop along Atlantic Ave.

East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Great shops along Atlantic Ave.

Healthy Eats or Juice at Juice Buzz

JuiceBuzz, Northeast 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

All of my itineraries contain at least one juice spot/health food store. This is it for Delray Beach :)

Icecream from Kilwins

Kilwin's Chocolates, East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, United States

Amazing ice-cream and chocolates!

Beach Day!

25-99 Florida A1A, Delray Beach, FL 33483, USA

Enjoy a day at the beach! The ocean is very clean, blue and warm!

Hotel in Cusco - Casona Les Pleiades

Hotel Casona Les Pleiades, Calle Tandapata, Cusco, Peru

Centrally located, very nice staff, simple hotel. They were very nice to hold our luggage while we went on a 4 day trek to Machu Picchu.

The Salkantay Trekking Company

Salkantay Trekking, Cusco, Peru

Great company to book through! Our guide, David, was really amazing, knowledgable and supportive throughout the trek. The chef was amazing, every meal we had was really good, and there was more than enough food. This company provides all gear: walking sticks, tents, sleeping bags, food, etc. Highly recommend them!

The Salkantay Trek - 3 full days!

Salkantay Trail, Anta Province, Cusco, Peru

Challenging, but amazing trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu! We did the 3 day, 2 night variation. Expect to hike/walk A LOT - 10 hr/day! You sleep in small villages throughout the Andes. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Day 2 is really challenging due to elevation and continue to climb higher. We opted for a horse ride for half this day up the mountain which was really amazing also. You're woken up at 5 am with Coca Tea, and a warm breakfast. There is a stop along the way for luncher and little stops for snacks.

Chocolate Making Class in Cusco

ChocoMuseo, Calle Garcilaso, Cusco, Peru

Very fun chocolate making class!

Amazing Tasting Dinner at Gastrid y Aston in Lima

Astrid y Gastón, Avenida Paz Soldan, San Isidro, Peru

Food was delicious!

Surfing in Miraflores in Lima

Cto. de Playas de la Costa Verde 4417, Cercado de Lima 15074, Peru

Head down to the beach, rent surfboards or grab a lesson and hop in the water! There are a few little surf schools right on the sand. Don't swallow any water or you'll risk getting sick!

Hotel in Miraflores - The Dazzler

Dazzler Lima, Avenida José Pardo, Lima District, Peru

Nice hotel in Miraflores with a rooftop pool! They serve a great breakfast, and the staff are ver nice.

Great restaurant in Cusco

Granja Heidi, Cuesta de San Blas, Cusco, Peru

Really good food and wine with a nice, quiet atmosphere.

The San Pedro Market - Cusco

San Pedro Market, Cascaparo, Cusco, Peru

Great market with tons of awesome handmade crafts! Explore and definitely pick up crafts/handmade goods to bring home!

Tour of the Sacred Valley, Cusco Area

Sacred Valley, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

There are ton of Incan ruins and awesome sites to see along the sacred valley. Book a tour through your hotel or in Cusco!

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

AMAZING! Incredible experience to be here and learn about this site. Take it all in. Do some of the hikes around Machu Picchu if you're feeling up for it.

Fun Bar in the Barranco District in Lima

Ayahuasca, Avenida San Martin, Barranco District, Peru

The Barranco District is a fun place to go out at night in Lima. This was one of the bars we liked! Boucne around this area - most of the bars are all on one street.

Dog Friendly Hotel

Domaine Sumumu

Dog friendly lodge 5 minutes from the mountain. All rooms are dog-friendly and they have a dog boarding/doggy day-care program. They have really beautiful trails around the property and a lake.

Spa day @ Scandinave Spa

Scandinave Spa

Amazing spa day! This spa has a ton of hot and cold baths, steam rooms, sauna's AND a freezing cold river to jump into if you dare (we did!). We booked 1-hr massages which comes with a day pass to the baths. We left feeling amazing.

Mont Tremblant

mont tremblant ski resort

Really great east-coast mountain. There are a ton of trails and lifts. We did 3 -days on this mountain and were not bored. At the bottom of the mountain is a quaint ski village with shops, restaurants and bars.

Juice Bar in the Pedestrian Village

Fluide mont tremblant

Healthy Juice bar in the pedestrian village at the bottom of the mountain. Perfect for post-ski soups, smoothies, and healthy eats!

French Dinner at C'est la Vie

C'est la vie mont tremblant

The food was delicious! Really quaint restaurant in the town of Mont Tremblant (not the mountain pedestrian village).

The 1 Hotel

1 Hotel South Beach, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

LOVE everything about this hotel. The decor is amazing, rooms are very nice, beds super comfortable, restaurants in the hotel are great!

Cocktails at the Broken Shaker

The Broken Shaker, Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Located in the backyard of a hostel (sounds grimy, but it is not!) is this awesome bar that serves up some delicious cocktails. It is a really chill spot in Miami. They serve food that is decent (bar food).

Rent Bikes and cruse along the boardwalk

1 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

Rent bikes at one of the miami citi bike locations and cruise along the water!

Paddle Board on the Bayside

Miami Beach Paddleboard, 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Rent a paddle board and enjoy an hour or so around the bay and canals.

Brunch at IceBox Cafe

Icebox Cafe, Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Awesome brunch in a more chill/local spot of town!

Healthy Eats at Paradigm Kitchen

paradigm kitchen miami

Awesome, healthy restaurant!

Healthy Food @ Juice & Java

Juice and Java, Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Great little cafe close to Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. This place has juices, smoothies, wheatgrass shots, and tons of healthy salads, breakfast items, etc.

Dinner at BeachCraft

Beachcraft, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Amazing Tom Colicchio restaurant in the 1 Hotel. The food was great.

Cevice @ MyCeviche

My Ceviche, Washington Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Grab-and-go little Ceviche restaurant with awesome peruvian style ceviche.

Brunch at Yard Bird

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Good brunch spot!

The Dutch

The Dutch, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Located inside the W Hotel - great food!

Dinner @ The Bazaar

The Bazaar by José Andrés, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States

Awesome food, modern menu and very cool presentation!

Enjoy the beach!

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

The beach is beautiful and the water is warm year round!

Have drinks on the rooftop at the 1 Hotel

the 1 hotel rooftop miami

Gili Teak hotel in Gili T.

Gili Teak Resort, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

LOVED this hotel! Seriously one of the coolest bathrooms I've ever seen - half indoor/half outdoor, 2 waterfall shower-heads, with a pond with fish swimming around you.

This hotel is right on the beach. They have a ton of beds/chairs/bean bags on the beach for you to enjoy and wait staff service on the beach. This is a little far from town, but I'd recommend that, as it is quieter, you get awesome sunsets, and still a 5 min bike ride from the center of Gili t.

Rent Snorkel Gear in Gili T

Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

There are a ton of locals renting snorkel gear on the side of the road. Ride your bike around, find one of these guys and rent snorkel gear for $5. Jump in the water where they tell you to go and you will see awesome fish, guaranteed! We saw a bunch of sea turtles snacking on sea grass.

Dinner at the Gili T night marketing

Night market, Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Head into town to the night market to catch a super LOCAL and FRESH seafood dinner. By local I mean do not expect anything fancy here, and this is probably not for the squeamish. Locals are selling freshly caught seafood that they grill up for you on the spot. There are so many fish and side dishes to try! Grab a bintang, walk around, and grab food from a few vendors!

Snorkel Trip around the Gili Islands

Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

Head into the main part of town and sign up for a snorkel trip around the 3 islands. This is a half-day, almost full-day activity. You'll snorkel at 3 locations, ride on a glass bottom boat and enjoy lunch and Bingtang's at a restaurant on Gili Air.

Breakfast at Kayu Cafe

Kayu Cafe, Gili Indah, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Amazing and healthy little cafe. We came 2 days in a row it was so good! Great coffee, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, breakfast items. LOVED it. Overlooking the beach where the ferries come in.

Ferry to the Gili Islands

Padangbai, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Catch one of the high speed ferries from Padang Bai to the Gili Islands. The ferries are modern, and clean, with both outdoor and indoor seating. The ferry ride is about 2 hours.

Kajane Mua Hotel in Ubud

Kajane Mua, Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Great hotel at a really reasonable price in the heart of Ubud. The rooms were very big, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was served to us daily in front of our own little pool. The Spa within the hotel was GREAT! The food at this hotel was also great.

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia

Head to the monkey forest, bring bananas or buy some when you arrive. There are SO many monkey's and they are NOT scared of humans! Really fun, and beautiful forest to walk around.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud

Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Walk around these beautiful rice terraces.

Luwak Coffee Tasting

Unnamed Road, Sumberwaru, Banyuputih, Kabupaten Situbondo, Jawa Timur 68374, Indonesia

There are a few of these around the Rice Terrace area in ubud. Stop by one! They are coffee plantations and they serve Luwak Coffee. Luwaks are tiny rodents who eat coffee beans, do not digest them fully and poop them out... CRAZY, but it is one of the most expensive coffee's in the world. Check out this process and try a ton of local coffee's & tea!

Mount Batur - Sunrise Hike!

Mount Batur, South Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Arrange to do a sunrise hike of Mount Batur. You'll have to leave your hotel around 230 am, but it is well worth it! The trek up is about 2 hours (in the dark!)... The views from the top are beautiful. Dress warm - it is cold at night and at the top.

Shop at Ubud Market

Ubud Market, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Stroll around Ubud Market and pick up awesome, handcrafted goods!

Lunch @ Locavore to go!

Locavore To Go, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Super cute cafe with healthy eats in Ubud!

Surf at Padang Padang

Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Rent Scooters in Uluwatu

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Scooters are really the only mode of transport! Have your hotel arrange for a rental. If you surf, ask for the surf board rack!

Check out Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

walk down the cliffs, and through the cliff to get a glimpse of the opening where the surfers go in and out!

Surf Uluwatu

Uluwatu beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Only paddle out if you are experienced! Ask one of the local surf shops for details on how to get in and out of the cliff. Be careful!

Enjoy the Sunset at Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Nice beach, cute restaurants in the cliffs. Enjoy a very casual sunset here. If you surf - this is another good surf break! REEF Break so be cautious!

Best Restaurant in Bingin Beach Area - The Cashew Tree

The cashew tree bali

Healthy eats for any meal of the day! They also have a party with live music once a week - check to see which night it is!

Lunch at Suka Espresso

Suka Espresso, Jalan Labuansait, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Enjoy lunch or a coffee at Suka Espresso. They had amazing smoothie bowls!

Hotel in Bingin Beach

Boho Bingin Beach Bali, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Cute hotel, nice pool! Very relaxed, laid back. The staff were super accommodating. Less than a 5min walk from Bingin Beach.

Mizata Point Resort

Mizata Point Resort, CA 2E, Mizata, El Salvador

Quiet and quaint hotel on the beach, in front o the Mizata Point break. The rooms were clean, with a balcony facing the ocean. The staff were very nice and the food was fresh and good. There is nothing really around to do besides surf :)

El Tunco

Playa El Tunco, La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Great beach town 45 minutes from the San Salvador airport. There are a ton of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops here. There are a few great surf breaks walking distance from here: Sunzal, La Bocana, La Bocanita. The Punta Roca surf break is about a 10 min drive from here.

Roca Sunzal Hotel in El Tunco

Hotel Roca Sunzal, La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Nice hotel right on the beach in El Tunco. Clean rooms. Has a pool and great restaurant right on the beach. Prime location for surfing all the El Tunco breaks.

Eco del Mar Lodge in El Tunco

Eco de Mar, El Tunco, La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Quiet hotel one block from the beach in El Tunco. This is an eco-lodge. The staff were very friendly and nice, the food was good. Our room had a nice balcony with hammocks around. Good location!

Surfing at Punta Roca

punta roca surf spot

Grab a cab, or drive over to La Libertad - tell the driver you want to go to Punta Roca and they'll take you there! Great waves over a rocky bottom, so be careful. Follow the locals in and out. On good days there are a ton of guys taking pictures, they'll meet you at your hotel later in the day to show you.

Tour - Ruta de los Flores

Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador

Hire a private driver or arrange for a tour of the la ruta de los flores - this is a great way to explore more of the country. Along the route stop at the waterfalls, the town of Ataco, Lago de Coatepeque, coffee plantations, hot springs and restaurants!

Lago de Coatepeque

Lago de Coatepeque, Santa Ana Department, El Salvador

Beautiful lake! Arrange for a boat ride around the lake with a local through one of the restaurants/docks.

Beautiful Restaurant - El Jardin de Celeste

El Jardín de Celeste, Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán Department, El Salvador

MUST STOP HERE while on la ruta de los flores. Seriously breathtaking restaurant and views, great food. I cannot wait to go back here.

Soya NutriBar for Juices, Smoothie Bowls & Healthy Eat in El Tunco

Soya, El Tunco, La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Health food spot! (do you spot a trend in my itineraries?!)....
AND they have a massage therapist - perfect for post surf.

La Libertad

La Libertad, El Salvador

This is the town where Punta Roca is located. I would not stay here, but if you surf Punta Roca and want to stay for the day, there is enough to do. Cool pier with fish market, and restaurants along the beach.

Las Flores

Las Flores, El Salvador

A beach town further down south - about 2 hours from San Salvador Airport. Way quieter than El Tunco. Very nice! Hang out on the beach at La Tortuga Hotel/Restaurant. They have a ton of hammocks, good menu, surf boards for rent and a lot going on!

Hotel in Las Flores - Boca Olas

Boca Olas Resort & Villas, La Libertad Department, El Salvador

Decently nice hotel on the beach (remember, this is El Salvador ;) )
Nice pool, rooms were clean, breakfast was delicious!

City God Temple

City God Temple, Gongyuan Road, Shanghai, China

Old Daoist Temple in the old city of Shanghai. Very cool to see the locals worshipping and experience this!

Walk along The Bund

The Bund, Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China

Enjoy a stroll along The Bund. This is promenade along the Huangpu River, which cuts through the center of Shanghai. Great view of the skyline!

Yu Garden + Enjoy a cup of tea in the Garden

Yuyuan Garden Tea House, Shanghai, China

After walking along the Bund head through Yu Garden and stop for a cup of tea in the old Tea house.

The Old City of Shanghai

Shanghai Old City Wall and Dajing Ge Pavilion, Dajing Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China

One of the oldest parts of the city and really highlights the old Shanghai with tons of classical Chinese buildings. The markets and bazaar surrounding this area are the highlight - don't forget to bargain a ton!

EAT in the Old City!

Nanxiang Mantou Dian, Yuyuan Road, Shanghai, China

This eatery in the center of the old city is amazing! TRY everything! The first floor is more of a grab-and-go, with seating, and upstairs is a sit down restaurant. Must try the xiaolongbao, that Shanghai is famous for!

Walk + Shop along NanJing Lu

NanJing Lu, Shanghai, China

An outdoor pedestrian mall with a ton of modern shops and restaurants. Safe to walk along during the day and at night.

Dinner & Drinks in XinTianDi

XinTianDi, Shanghai, China

A very modern entertainment district with stores and restaurants. We enjoyed dinner at an outdoor cafe and good cocktails around here! A lot of lively bars at night!

People's Square

People's Square, Shanghai, China

The Times Square (or Piccadilly Circus) of Shanghai. This is a central landmark surrounded by theaters, museums, and city hall. Very close to NanJing Lu.

Ride the FASTEST train in the world!

Maglev Train Station Shanghai, Longyang Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China

Get to and from the airport in 7-10 minutes on the Maglev Train (19mi!). Seriously, this train goes around 200 MPH - super fast!

Pet Friendly boutique hotel on the bay

Haven Montauk, West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY, United States

Clean, modern rooms. Very nice staff. Awesome pool area with day beds. They have a garden area with a BBQ and firepit. Walking distance to the restaurants and bars on the bayside.

Healthy breakfast at Joni's

Joni's, South Etna Avenue, Montauk, NY, United States

Great breakfast lunch spot right by the beach.

Amazing dinner at Flagship

477 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954, USA

Delicious!! This is a great new addition to the montauk dining scene. Trendy decor, great menu. The fluke crudo was great. Would also highly recommend the tuna entree.

Left hand coffee - coffee shop

Left Hand Coffee & Bakery, Flamingo Avenue, Montauk, NY, United States

Cute coffee with shop. Great lattes and an assortment of baked goods plus small menu. The avocado toast was really good.

Another healthy breakfast / health food store

Naturally Good, Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY, United States

Right in town on the main road, serves healthy breakfast, lunch, smoothies and juices. Has a nice outdoor seating area. It is also a health food store so you can scoop up any other grocery type items you need.

Tacos at Tacombi

Tacombi Montauk, Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY, United States

Tacombi always has amazing tacos and did not disappoint here!

Authentic Mexican at hidden spot

The Hideaway, West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY, United States

Authentic Mexican spot on the bayside. The tamales were awesome.

Surfing at Atlantic Terrace

Atlantic Terrace, Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, NY, United States

Good surf spot right in town.

Sunsets at the Beach!

160 S Emerson Ave, Montauk, NY 11954, USA

Head to the beach for a beautiful sunset! The beaches are dog friendly after 6pm during the summer.

Local Craft beers at Montauk Brewery

110-116 S Fairview Ave, Montauk, NY 11954, USA

Enjoy local craft beer flights at the Brewery in town.

Montauk Lighthouse

Montauk Point Lighthouse, New York 27, Montauk, NY, United States

Walk around the Lighthouse and enjoy the beautiful water views: bay, ocean and LI sound. There are some
Hiking trails around the Lighthouse as well.

Wolffer Estate Vineyard

Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagg Road, Sagaponack, NY, United States

We love stopping here on the way home. Beautiful vineyard with good wines! The cheese plates are good for snacking!

3 nights at Imbali Safari Lodge

Imbali Safari Lodge, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Amazing Safari Lodge on a private hectare within Kruger National Park. The rooms at Imbali were beautiful with a private infinite pool on a deck overlooking the park. The safari rangers were knowledgeable, we saw so many animals - Elephant, Lions, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe, Water Buffalo, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, White Rhino's, and more! The food was great! The staff were so accommodating.

We celebrated Christmas at the lodge and they hosted a beautiful Christmas dinner for all the guests! Amazing experience.

Skukuza Airport in Kruger National Park

Skukuza Airport, Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

This is one of the 2 airports in Kruger. Flying in here was literally like landing right on a safari. The airport is almost completely open and very small. Right when we left the airport gates we saw a ton of game: elephants, water buffalo, giraffe, etc!

3 nights at Ocean-View House, Camps Bay

Ocean View House, Victoria Road, Cape Town, South Africa

Nice hotel in Camps Bay overlooking the Atlantic and with amazing views of the 12 apostles. The location is amazing! Rooms were clean and included a delicious continental breakfast.

Lions Head

Lion's Head, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Pretty strenuous hike, but amazing views and absolutely worth it! Get up early on a clear day in Cape Town and do this!!

Great White Cage Diving

Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa

Yep - we did it! We got in cages with great white sharks. It was unreal! The experience is a little touristy overall - but still amazing to witness these beings in real life, up close and personal. This is about a 2.5hr drive outside of Cape Town, so will take an entire day.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

We hiked up and took the cable car down. Definitely a must-do/see while in Cape Town. Beautiful views.

Exploring the Cape Town Vineyards

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Beautiful vineyards about 45 minutes outside of the city. We preferred Franshhoek over Stellenbosch. It was more quaint.

Lunch Tasting Menu & Wine Pairing in the Cape Town Winelands

Maison Estate, R45, Franschhoek, South Africa

Beautiful and quaint vineyard in Franschhoek. The food was incredible and wine was amazing! I would highly recommend doing the tasting menu with wine pairings.

Grande Provence Wine Tasting

Grande Provence Winery, Franschhoek, South Africa

Beautiful and posh vineyard.

Last Winery on our Wine Tasting Tour!

Rickety Bridge Winery, Franschhoek, South Africa

Cute winery - great last stop on our wine tasting tour!

Truth Coffee - Great coffee shop!

Truth Coffee, Somerset Road, Cape Town, South Africa

chill spot for a good cup of joe :)

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

If you have time - definitely do a full day tour of this entire region of Cape Town. It is beautiful!

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, Kleintuin Road, Cape Town, South Africa

SO many penguins - they are so cute!

Lunch at the Brass Bell

The Brass Bell, Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Local spot in the super cute beach town of Kalk Bay! Enjoy fish & chips and a cold beer overlooking the ocean. If its hot, take a dip in the tidal pools right next to your tables!

Fresh Seafood at The Cod Father

Codfather Seafood & Sushi, Camps Bay Drive, Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy fresh seafood at the Cod Father in Camps Bay! Pick out your fish from the market, and they will prepare it for you!

3 nights in Knysna / The Garden Route

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Knysna is a quiet and relaxing town on the garden route. we enjoyed 3 nights here for relaxation, and beautiful, pristine beaches and hikes.

Hike in Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve, Greater Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Beautiful, pristine beaches! View the seals and sharks from the lookout. Great activity for the outdoorsy!

Oysters on the Dock at 34 Degrees South, Knsyna

34 Degrees South, Knysna, South Africa

Amazing, fresh oysters! Do not miss out on having lunch here.

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Waterfront area in cape town. A little touristy, but still nice. There is a great market around here as well as a mall. There are a ton of restaurants around.

Dinner on Kloof Street @ the Kloof Street House

Kloof Street House, Kloof Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Great restaurant on Kloof Street - the food and cocktails were delicious. Kloof Street has a ton of restaurants and bars to explore!

Hiking Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls, Hunter, NY, United States

Beautiful hike to the lower falls. About 1 mile there and back.

Dinner at Last Chance Cheese

Last Chance Antiques & Cheese Café, Main Street, Tannersville, NY, United States

Super cute country restaurant. Food was decent for upstate New York. Good atmosphere, really nice little shop in the front with candies, maple syrup, etc. They have an attached tavern that had an awesome live band!

Dinner at Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain Resort, Windham, NY, United States

During the summer Windham hosts BBQ's at the top of the mountain. We took the chair lift up. Amazing views, live band. Food was mediocre, but the atmosphere was amazing and made it worthwhile!

Tubing down the Esopus Creek/River

Town Tinker Tube Rental, Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY, United States

Fun day activity BUT this is not a lazy river. It is a little less intense that white water rafting, but you are in an individual tube! SO fun beautiful scenery. Beware - the water is cold!  Bring sneakers or water shoes, others you have to rent!

Lunch at Love Bites Cafe

Love Bites Cafe, Partition Street, Saugerties, NY, United States

Quaint restaurant with healthy eats! The breakfast burger was awesome. Most of the food is local and/or organic.

MUST stop at Vinnies Farm Stand

Vinnie's Farm Market, New York 32, Saugerties, NY, United States

Seriously amazing produce at this cute side of the road farm stand. They had a ton of produce, fresh eggs, grass-fed meat products, freshly baked goods. Inside they have baked breads, homemade soups, fruit preserves.