Destinations

Listed below are all the countries/regions I have traveled to and written about on this site. You'll see each country represented on the map below (which you can click on!), or you can scroll down and click on an image to be taken to a page with more info about that destination and links to everything I've written about it.

Happy exploring!

North America

USA
Canada

Central America

Belize
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Nicaragua

South America

Ecuador

Europe

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
England
Faroes
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
The Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
Wales

Asia

Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
Thailand
Vietnam

Africa

Botswana
Egypt
Namibia
Seychelles
South Africa
Zambia

Oceania

Australia
New Zealand
Tahiti

General destination posts:

16 Epic Road Trips to Add to Your Travel Bucket List
5 Cities in Europe You Can Actually Afford to Visit
My 10 Favorite European Capitals
Cemeteries Around the World
7 Things to Know Before You Travel to Southeast Asia
8 Things to Know Before Your First African Safari
The Beauty of the Islamic World

Misc.

Discovering Vilnius, Lithuania (It's Cooler Than You Probably Think!)
Why You Really Shouldn't Skip Riga, Latvia
The Best (and Maybe Only?) Time to Visit Basel, Switzerland
Albania is Weird

 

 

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  1. Nice page and love the way you have made these banners of individual destinations. I think its very creative. I hope to see India soon on this page.

      Thank you, I’m really glad you like it! And yes, perhaps one day India will be on here!

        I love the design of your website. It’s so clean and unique pictures…something fresh. I see you don’t have India in list yet. Hope you add it soon. Keep up the good work.

    Love the setup of this page. Is the map a free widget? If so, what’s it called and where can I get it?

    I agree with all the comments above – this looks really fab – the pictures actually give a real single image snapshot of that country!! While i’m not one to copy, I ‘d love to try something similar on my site at some point. Keep up the good work. Jonny (http://dontstopliving.net)

      Thanks! Feel free to interpret the idea for yourself if you’d like; I won’t get angry!

    Nice pages. Fun, well written, and beautiful photos. Although we are American/Canadians we now live is Switzerland. Our goal is to see most of Europe in the next few years. I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Romania. My kids are 6 and 8 so I am convincing them we are chasing the legend of Dracula. A theme trip. it should be fun. However, I really want to make it to the Merry Cemetery. If you don’t mind me asking, how did you get to that little town?

      That would be a very fun trip! I really loved Romania, and definitely would suggest it as a destination!

      As for Merry Cemetery, I visited while on a tour of Eastern Europe with Intrepid Travel. We stayed at a guest house in a little town called Vadu Izei, and then took a guided day tour of the Maramures region from there, which included a stop in Sapanta. If you were going to do it on your own, I would suggest renting a car, and then you could have the freedom to go wherever you’d like! Otherwise, there might be some tour companies you could book through, though I don’t know much about that option unfortunately.

    what a nice way to represent all of your posts into nice, neat little packages! it looks super awesome! would love to do something like this one day, if, of course, you don’t mind! 🙂

    How did you do that map of where you traveled? Nifty.

    Great meeting in Thailand! I’ve heard from three people I met at the Elephant Nature Center. That was a lot of fun and the most interesting group. All gathered together to scoop poop, cut corn stalks, lug banana logs, and wash melons. Not a bad life for the Elephants!

    Safe & Fun travels,
    Bill

      It was great meeting you too, Bill! Stay tuned, because I’ve got lots of photos and video from ENP that I’ll be sharing in another month or so!

    The page loos so awesome,
    My i advise to you for the extraordinary travel, go beyond your experience to see the real wonders of world creations, I mean AFRICA especial Tanzania where the heart of Africa wilderness IS.

    Love the map (and the site)! Could you tell me what software/plugin you used for the map please? Would love to create something similar on our site.
    Thanks very much 🙂

      I use a paid-for plugin called Interactive World Maps by Code Canyon.

    Hi! I enjoy reading your website and that you give a different perspective of traveling and that it doesn’t have to be long term travel. Your post about the infinity scarves with the secret pocket was a hit! I was able to find them on Etsy, and they were great!

    ~Happy Travels!

      Good to hear, Sara! Glad you found my site!

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog – so inspiring! I’m based in Auckland and would be more than happy to host you when you come back 😀

      Thanks so much for the offer, Sarah! I might indeed take you up on that!

    Great List on a well laid out page! Clean simple design with great info. I notice you have seen little in the Caribbean is coming up and so is northern hemisphere winter. This is the best time to head over my way. If you ever want to see a unique, ex colonial pirate den with some of the best preserved old towns in the region have a look at Curacao. The island is still “under the radar” as far as tourist destinations go and I cater to budget travelers (just search: hostel curacao). There are many direct flights to the US and Europe and the beaches and UNESCO protected architecture are not to be missed.
    Bon-Bini

      Definitely sounds great! And yes, you’re right that I really need to see more of the Caribbean (and Central America, for that matter)!

        Let me know if you’re heading my way Andrea. I’m a licensed tour guide on Curacao so I know exactly what direction to point you in!

    Wow, you’ve been to so many countries!
    I’m from Denmark and was wondering – why haven’t you been to Scandinavia? 🙂

      Just haven’t gotten around to it yet! I’ll be visiting Norway this year, though. 🙂

    wow , you have visited a lot of countries in Europe.
    You also need to visit Switzerland! 😉

    What do you do for work? I’d love to know to be able to travel more. Keep up the great traveling!

      I do a few different things, Olivia! I am a freelance writer, make a little money from this blog, and also work part-time for a social media start-up. I can work from just about anywhere with an Internet connection, hence how I’m able to travel so much! (You can read more about how I make a living here: https://www.dangerous-business.com/2014/08/make-money-fund-travels/ )

    Hi Amanda,
    I recently stumbled across your page because I suddenly got it in my head that I want to travel to Iceland, the only place I have every been out of the U.S. is to the Bahamas’ and that was weird to me. I must say I have never had the “bug” to really leave the U.S. But reading your blog posts have surely changed that, I am exited to see the world differently and I realize what a small place the U.S. really is. Although I probably won’t travel for a couple more years, I do plan on doing extensive research. I would like to visit Scandinavian countries on an extended trip. Do you have plans to visit Sweden or Finland? I would love to hear about those. I also noticed you haven’t visited the Middle East – any plans to do so? Dubai?

    Love your blog!
    Thanks!

      Iceland would make a fantastic first trip out of the US! It’s not actually that far, and it’s an easy place to travel. I’m going back there again this year, so stay tuned for more Iceland content! 🙂

      As for Scandinavia – who knows! I went to Norway for the first time this year. I don’t have any immediate plans to visit Sweden or Finland, but I’m sure I’ll make it to both eventually.

      When it comes to Dubai… I would probably visit if I had to fly through there for some reason. But I don’t ever picture myself planning a trip to Dubai on its own. I’d go to Jordan or Israel before the UAE. (I take issue with the fact that Dubai was basically built using slave labor…)

    Love the blog such an inspiration im trying to do travel blogging as it’s such a passion Id love to have as many places on my list as you have 🙂 x x x

      Keep at it and no doubt you will! 🙂

    Amazing blog. You should check out the beaches in the Philippines too.

    FYI Today I see a message that the “Requested map does not exist.×”

    Of course having posted my comment about the map I now see it as expected. Send me to The Isle Of Skye as my punishment.

    D

      Haha, that would be a great punishment! 😉

    Hi Amanda,
    Did you use a plug-in for your pictures with country names over them? I really like the look, and would love to learn how you did it.
    Thanks!

      Hey Sarah! Nope, I actually just made these images myself using a site named Canva.

    The list of countries you visited, things you’ve done is my current bucket list. But as of now I’m happy to have traveled in Sri Lanka, and my country of India.

    Hello,

    Just wanted to share the love from the Central Coast of California. I love your work! Keep it up!

    Great Blog Amanda! Guys, Don’t miss Morocco!
    -Morocco is at its most beautiful in spring (mid-March to May) when the landscape is green and lush, making for spectacular mountain hiking. Morocco is also lovely in Autumn (September to October) when temperatures are very pleasant.
    -Popular Morocco destinations : Marrakech with its famous square, Fes with its old Medina, Ride camels in Merzouga desert, Chafchaouen (The small blue town ), Ouarzazate ( See the old Kasbah Of Ait Ben Haddou)…

    All the best,

    I think you have to visit Bali, Indonesia. There are many beautiful places.

    Why not India? Hope you shall add in the future.

      The world is a very big place, and I haven’t been everywhere yet!

    Hey Amanda,
    Have you ever been to Nairobi, Kenya? Is it a destination you would go to, if you had the opportunity? I only ask because I saw an infographic on Pinterest about the 10 worst and best cities to travel in and Nairobi was listed as a worst because of “the heightened risk of terrorism, with militants allegedly targeting Western visitors.” I wanted to know if you had an opinion on that, because I remember you writing a blog post with excerpts from bloggers who had been to places labeled as bad to travel to, but they had wonderful things to say about it and I wondered if Nairobi deserved a chance, too. Plus, what would you do to travel safely there, as I read it is nicknamed Nairobby by expats ( or so says Wikipedia).

      I haven’t traveled to Kenya yet, but I certainly wouldn’t avoid Nairobi if/when I do make it there. Plenty of cities are labeled as “dangerous” – even in Europe! I put off visiting Barcelona for a long time because I’d heard stories from so many people who got robbed there. But when I finally went, I LOVED Barcelona! I’m not saying that Nairobi would be the same, but there are things you can do in any large city to be less of a target for petty crime (i.e. not carrying valuables or more money than you need, being aware of your surroundings, having a bag that is tough for pickpockets to get into, etc.).

      For better advice from someone who’s actually been there, check out my friend Helen’s blog: http://www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk/ She even leads tours in Kenya, so I’m sure she can answer your questions better!

    Such a clever way of organizing your destination blogs like this!!

      I try to make it easy for people to find what they’re interested in reading about!

    Hi Amanda!
    So extensive! I love your travel map – is it a plugin you used? I’d love to get one like this for my site!

      Yes! It’s called Interactive World Maps.

    It would be badass if you went undercover into Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Etc…And blogged about your experiences there…..Then your blog url name “dangerous business” would be more meaningful

      Well, the name of my blog actually comes from a quote (which you can find on a couple pages of my site) – it’s not meant to be literal! I do have a journalism degree, but “undercover” investigative/war journalism was never really my interest!

    Hey Amanda,
    I love the idea of at least 10 days! Looking through different countries now. I think you still need to add the Philippines 😉
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Hi Amanda

    The most I liked about your blog is its so clear cut that I don’t need to visit any other pages for the destinations to go.
    Love to see ‘India’ to the destinations page and you will sure like it the way for all the best things in India.

    Thanks
    AG

    Hi Amanda,
    I found your blog when I was searching New Zealand North vs South island. Love how you compare 2 island with many clear information, it is such a great useful blog 🙂
    Thanks,
    Katie

    Hola Amanda. I really admire your bravery to travel alone. I’ve traveled some myself, but I don’t think I would ever do so on my own. I came to your website looking for traveling info on Canada. One country I have yet to visit. You really have a great deal of excellent information , in fact I discussed with my mom the idea of attending the Tulip ? Festival .
    But it amazes me that you color Mexico but is not on the list of countries visited. Therefore my question is, why is Mexico blue? I hope you don’t consider it a part of the USA.
    Hope you keep up your travels and excellent work.
    Greetings from Sunny ☀ El Paso TX.
    Be well.
    MiMisma

      Hey Gloria! I am well aware that Mexico is its own country. 🙂 I visited Mexico (along with some other countries on this map) before I started blogging. So, while they are filled in to denote that I’ve been there, they don’t link to anything because I haven’t written about those places.