Monthly Featured Destination 

Nepal is an amazing country. The wild beauty of the landscape, the Sherpas villages, the stunning mountains and glaciers, home of the highest peak on Earth (Everest), the Sherpas Buddhist culture, and the Nepalese people are truly something magical and worth experiencing.  Kathmandu is the capital and the largest urban agglomerate of Nepal. The agglomerate consists of Kathmandu Metropolitan City at its core, and its sister cities Patan, Kirtipur, Thimi, and Bhaktapur. Nepal is also one of the best places in the world for rafting thanks to its mountain scenery and its challenging rivers.  The Roof of the World, as Nepal is known, offers extreme sports, challenging human endurance, a variety of beautiful Hamilaya treks, cultural vibes, temples, shrines and delicious Nepalese cuisine. It's not your average vacation spot, but it's not one to miss. 

*Guest travel contributor, Adam, recently returned from trip to Nepal.

A Collection of our Previous Featured Destinations 

The Holy Land of Palestine.  Here, one can marvel in the ancient history of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.  The country offers a variety of things to do, from visiting religious sites, such as where Jesus was born and crucified, to shopping the outdoor markets, floating in the Dead Sea, or swimming in the Mediterranean. While the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is ongoing, and signs of immobility and struggle are rampant, the country is not defined by that.  We encourage all people of every nation to explore all areas of Palestine, including the West Bank and outside the green lines. Witness it first hand, see why the land is so special, and form your own opinion on the politics. Or better yet, go and enjoy the sites and food and forget politics! More details can be found under the BLOG tab.

Argentina is the second largest country in South America and consists of 23 provinces and the capital city of Buenos Aires.  Argentina is famous for its wonderful natural wonders; including the famed Perito Merino Glacier, the snowy peaks of Bariloche, the premier hiking of Mt. Fitz Roy in El Chalten, South America’s highest peak, Aconcagua, in Mendoza, and of course, the Iguazu Falls.  And if big city life is your desire, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Rosario are all big cities worthy of multi-day visits.   

The city of Mendoza in Argentina is home of the famed Malbec grape and wine.  There are many delicious wines in this region and you can rent a bike and ride between the vineyards to see how the grapes are grown and processed while also enjoying a sampling of the finished product. Mendoza also boasts a great night-life with locals spilling onto the sidewalks of cafes and bars into the early hours of the morning.

*Guest travel contributor, Ivan, recently returned from a 2 month trip in Argentina.  

Medellín, Colombia. Formally known as one of the most dangerous cities, Medellín is now known as the most innovative city in the world. Over the last twenty years ‘’Los Paisas’’ have done everything in their power to improve the image of the city they are so proud to call home. Nestled in a high Andean valley (at 4900’/1500m), Medellin enjoys perpetual Spring-like weather. Take a short trip to the ‘’Oriente’’ to visit typical Antioquenian pueblos, such as Guatupé and Santa Elena, and enjoy the famous local cuisine and you will notice much cooler climate due to elevations above 8000’/2500m. To the north, you can visit Santa Fe de Antioquia which has one of the best preserved colonial districts you can find in Colombia. Medellín is a very green city. You can enjoy numerous parks throughout the city itself (or a cable car ride away) such as: Parque de los Pies Descalzos, Jardín Botanico, Parque Arví and many more. In typical Colombian fashion, going to the ‘’Zona Rosa’’ is considered by many the best way to enjoy a night out. No matter what your taste in food, music, bars, or clubs you will find something to your liking in ‘’Parque Lleras’’. To spend a night out in a more traditional manner, venture towards’’ La 33’’ or ‘’La 70’’. If you want to welcome the sun ‘’Barrio Colombia’’ is the place to be. Medellin offers a wide variety of accommodations, from hotels in "El Poblado" to motels in "la Estrella". Whatever your reasons for visiting you are sure to enjoy Medellín and its nearby towns. If you find yourself out of ideas for things to do don’t be afraid to ask someone! The Paisas are well-known for their hospitality and kindness!

*Guest travel contributor Kevin Gowan is currently living and working in Medellín, Colombia.  

New York City  Right before the summer humidity hits, the crisp Spring air will greet you with a gentle breeze, making you want to spend your days walking the bustling NYC streets, and lounging in its beautiful Central Park. Your time, and $$, can easily be spent watching Broadway shows, shopping 5th Ave, dining in Soho, cruising the Hudson, playing at Chelsea Pier, eating Shake Shack, and mingling on the roof top of the Gansevoort. NYC is special because here, anything goes.  The diversity of the people make for an authentic international experience.  The city and its boroughs offer a wide range of cultural experiences from cuisine, to languages, to pastimes like sheesha lounges and karaoke bars. Areas to explore include the Meatpacking District, the Seaport, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and Sheep Meadow. They don't call it THE city for nothing!

Cape Town, South Africa Famous for its harbor and landmarks of Table Mountain and Cape Point, this city is a popular African tourist destination. The variety of nature and activities in Cape Town allows for much to be explored.  When there, we walked the beaches of Clifton, toured wineries at Stellenbosch, viewed the city from Lion's Head, rode the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, sailed on a yacht at sunset, bargained at a street market, strolled the V&A Waterfront, saw wild animals on a safari, and toured the site of the 2010 World Cup.  More time would have allowed for greater adventures like shark cage diving, a visit to Robben Island (Nelson Mandela's prison site), and a day with the penguins at the Cape of Good Hope. The accommodations in Cape Town are an experience in themselves as most places are intimate, yet modern, bed and breakfasts, rather than corporate hotels.  Cape Town has a lot to offer, and should be explored by everyone. Let Habby Travels help you get there! 

 La Rioja, Spain

Having lived in this European country and explored its nooks and crannies, we can say we love La Rioja! The culture is rich, the people are genuine, and the vineyard countryside is breath taking.  La Rioja is a small Spanish region north of Madrid and south of Bilbao, known for their wine.  The historic downtown is charming and Calle Laurel is a must-go for nighttime pinchos (small servings of Spanish cuisine).   Get there by bus or train from Madrid, Bilbao, or Barcelona.  Logroño, the Capital, is also a through point for the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  Read more about it here or contact us to plan your visit!  

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