Travel Blog

Sharing travel tips with my friends is one of my favorite things to do. I love wandering off-the-beaten path to find that the best local spots and hidden gems: from controversial street art to charming neighborhoods, from third-wave coffee shops and underground speakeasy bars to the significant spots that changed the course of history. I have spent time in nearly 100 countries and I want to share my trips with you to help you travel more and experience my favorite things to do in each city. Some cities have a full travel blog post, yet others only have a photo album and the post will come soon. Please share your tips with me as well and hopefully our travel paths will cross soon. Keep exploring, my friends.

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Why Travel?

I chatted with the top travel blogs in the world and explored the question: “Why do you travel?” 

Travel Checklist

Here is a detailed travel checklist I created to help any new traveler going on a trip, studying abroad, or moving overseas.  

Life  Lessons

The non-cliche life lessons – for both life and work – I picked up after 75 countries, 1 million miles, and several years of my life abroad.

#AKA Travel Show

I am here to answer all your travel-related questions on the Ask Konrad Anything travel show.

Travel Blog Destinations

Africa

Africa Travel Blog

Somalia (Somaliland), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Lalibela), Mozambique (Maputo), South Africa (Cape Town, Johannesburg), Kenya (Nairobi), Tanzania (Dar Es Salaam), Morocco (Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Chefchaouen), Rwanda (Kigali), Uganda (Kampala), Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia.

Asia

Asia Travel Blog

Vietnam (Hanoi, Saigon), Laos (Luang Prabang), China (Beijing, Shanghai), South Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto), Indonesia (Ubud-Bali), Myanmar / Burma (Yangon), Cambodia (Siem Reap), Taiwan (Taipei), Kazakhstan (Almaty), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Hong Kong, Singapore, India (Mumbai, Goa), Philippines (Manila), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), the Maldives, Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ko Phan Ngan).

Middle East

Middle East Travel Blog

Egypt (Cairo, Alexandria), Turkey (Istanbul, Ephesus), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Israel (Jerusalem), Palestine (West Bank), Lebanon (Beirut), Jordan (Amman, Petra), Qata (Doha), Bahrain, Oman (Muscat), Kuwait City (Kuwait).

Europe

Europe Travel Blog

Paris (France), Denmark (Copenhagen), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Greece (Athens, Santorini), Georgia (Tblisi), Armenia (Yerevan), Norway (Oslo), Romania (Bucharest), Germany (Cologne, Munich), the United Kingdom (London), Ireland (Dublin), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Switzerland (Lucerne), Sweden (Stockholm), Iceland (Reykjavik), Austria (Vienna), Czech Republic (Prague), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest), Serbia (Belgrade), Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo, Mostar), Ukraine (Lviv), Russia (Moscow).

Central America

Central America Travel Blog

Mexico (Mexico City, Guatemala (Antigua, Guatemala City), Nicaragua (Granada, Managua), Panama (Panama City, Bocas Del Toro, Boquete) , Costa Rica, El Salvador (San Salvador), Honduras (Roatan, San Pedro Sula), Belize (Belize City).

South America

South America Travel Blog

Argentina (Buenos Aires), Colombia (Bogota), Peru (Lima, Machu Picchu), Uruguay (Colonia).

North America

North America Travel Blog

Philadelphia, Washington DC, New OrleansSan Francisco, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Nashville, and more coming soon.

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