Mark standing in front of a helicopter in Hawaii

Helicopter Ride Over The Big Island

The Big Island is one of the coolest places I’ve seen. And as if it couldn’t get any cooler, I got to see it from a helicopter! We took the most amazing helicopter ride over the island and were able to capture some of the most amazing views. We saw active volcanoes that erupted in…

Beautiful view of the water and greenery in Hawaii

The Road to Hana Town

During my recent travels in Hawaii, I had the opportunity to make a trip down The Road to Hana Town. This incredible scenic drive is a 64.4-mile-long stretch of Hawaiian highway connecting Kahului to Hana, a small town in east Maui. However, the term “highway” is a little misleading. Traveling the Alaloa This journey took us over a series of 54 narrow…

The crystal-clear, turquoise waters in Kantun Chi eco-adventure park in Mexico

Kantun Chi: An Amazing Eco-Adventure Park

While exploring Mexico, we decided to check out the Kantun Chi. This eco-adventure park is a must-see attraction in Mexico. Not only are you completely surrounded by crystal-clear, turquoise waters, but you’re also immersed in nature and wildlife. The park offers activities, tours, and a restaurant on site.  Eco-Adventure Park The Kantun Chi is located…

View of the entrance of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace: Palace of the Ottoman Empire

Welcome to the Topkapi Palace. This amazing museum sits in the east of Istanbul in Turkey. The Topkapi Palace also means Cannon Gate Palace. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Topkapi Palace served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman Empire. Centuries later, the Topkapi Palace converted to a famous museum after…

View of the beautiful Hagia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey

Hagia Sophia: A Church, a Mosque, and Now a Museum

We got to visit one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The exquisite Hagia Sophia is a religious site built between 532-537 A.D. This stunning building was an important monument for both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. It was once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum. The Hagia Sophia  This location is…

The Ancient Ruins of Ephesus

Turkey is full of archeologically exquisite places. One of them is the ancient ruins of Ephesus. These remaining structures date back to the 10th century BC. Ephesus was once a major trade and religious center. Today, the Ancient Ruins of Ephesus are a popular sight in Turkey enjoyed by both locals and tourists. Not only is…

Amazing views of the Galata Tower at night

The Galata Tower: Incredible Views of Istanbul

Welcome to the Galata Tower located in Istanbul, Turkey. I would highly recommend checking out this incredible location if you’re traveling through Istanbul. This amazing sight was built in the 14th century as a fortress to protect the district. Most of the walls are gone now, but the tower still stands tall today for locals and tourists…

Hot Air Balloon Capital of the World: Cappadocia

In Cappadocia, which is about 420 miles away from Istanbul, we had some cool experiences. Did you know that Cappadocia is the hot air balloon capital of the world? Well, it is, and it’s incredible! In my previous post, I mentioned that Cappadocia is known for two things, the famous rock formations scattered throughout the…

Boat Ride on the Bosphorus Strait

Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is a major city nestled between Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The old city reflects the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled. It’s also been the middle-man in resolving many disputes between countries. Istanbul contains three seas: the Golden Horn, the Bosporus, and the Sea of…

View of the Global Village in Dubai that was lit up with fun, bright colors

The Global Village: A Multi-Cultural Theme Park

One of our last adventures in Dubai was pretty unforgettable. We visited the Global Village, which is a multi-cultural theme park located on the outskirts of Dubai. Not only was the entire park lit up with bright, colorful lights, but there was also a ton of rides, carnival attractions, shops, street food stands, and various vendors.…

Custom photo from our amazing encounter with the Gentoo penguins in the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

We have been so surprised at the number of animals we’ve seen in Dubai from all over the world. If you’re an animal lover, then the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are for you. This amazing excursion is located within the Dubai Mall in the heart of the city. The Dubai Mall, just like most things in…

Group of friends standing in front of a giant gold frame that frames the city skyline in dubai

The Dubai Frame: Largest Frame in the World

I’ve got to say, Dubai is both vibrant and exciting. The city has some of the most exquisite architecture I’ve ever witnessed, which can be seen almost anywhere in the city due to the massive size of the structures. With a variety of monuments, attractions, and nightlife, there’s no shortage of things to see and…