7 Days of Magic in the Western Mediterranean on Board the Costa Diadema

7 Days of Magic in the Western Mediterranean on Board the Costa Diadema @CostaCruises

Jonathan Howe Cruising, Destination, Europe, Travel Blog Leave a Comment

As former backpackers, we are used to adapting to all sorts of things. We can sleep in trains, we can do volunteer jobs and we can eat street foods if we don’t have enough budget. Simply put, Kach and I are flexible. So when Kach had some challenges with her visa, we decided to ‘overhaul’ our honeymoon plans. Two Monkeys …

Exploring Norway’s Coast in the Polar Night for our 100th Country – Winter Cruising with Hurtigruten to see the Northern Lights

Jonathan Howe Cruising, Destination, Europe, Honeymoon Guides, Travel Blog 2 Comments

Ever since I started dreaming of travelling the world, there have been a small number of places that lived at the top of my mental list of, ‘places I have to see before I die!’ Over the past four years I have been slowly checking places off that list, one-by-one; Machu Picchu, the plains of Africa, the temples of India, …

10 Beautiful Coastal Cities & Towns You Should Visit In Norway

Kach Umandap - Howe Cruising, Destination, Europe, Travel Blog 1 Comment

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It could bless you with its charm all year round. Depending on what season you’ll visit, you’ll find it nothing less than extraordinary. Aside from the flowers in full bloom, Spring promises a time of celebration and a month of festivities during the Norwegian National Day on May the …

Best Sailing Destinations in the Middle East

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Asia, Cruising, Destination, Travel Blog Leave a Comment

Gentle wind in your hair, the sun warming your face, charming islets dot the sea ahead as your boat cleaves through it. Welcome to the Middle East. The region, with sublime views spread all over and mild water to match, is the undiscovered gem for sailing spots. Geographically, it fits snuggly between several major bodies of water, including the firm …

10 Reasons to Take a European River Cruise

10 Reasons to Take a European River Cruise @VantageTravel

Kach Umandap - Howe Cruising, Europe, Travel Blog 22 Comments

There are so many ways to travel around Europe and no doubt you’ve tried some of them already. You can take cheap flights, take the trains or even hire your own car. There are some who would even cross oceans, but there’s another way you can tour around Europe, which is far more relaxing and perhaps even more immersive than all of the others. Two …

Your Quick Guide to Packing for European River Cruise

Your Quick Guide to Packing for European River Cruise

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Cruising, Travel Blog 2 Comments

On a river cruise, you’ll find yourself on board, off-board, in hotels, in cities and perhaps even in more rustic settings depending on your trip. When packing for this unique type of experience, as offered by travel operators such as Imagine Cruising, it’s important to keep in mind the changing environment and to err on the side of practicality at …

Our Honeymoon Cruise to Antarctica – 16 Days in Patagonia and Antarctica – Part 1

Our Honeymoon Cruise to Antarctica – 16 Days in Patagonia and Antarctica – Part 1 @Hurtigruten

Jonathan Howe Cruising, Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog 5 Comments

It has been our ultimate travel dream to see Antarctica together ever since we started our joint adventure almost four years ago. There are many reasons why we’ve always wanted to go there; the remoteness, the wilderness, the barely-touched landscapes and the fact that Antarctica does such an amazing job of repelling humans! It is also the 7th continent of …

Four Incredible European Cruises You Can Take With Costa Cruises

Four Incredible European Cruises You Can Take With Costa Cruises @CostaCruises

Jonathan Howe Cruising, Destination, Travel Blog Leave a Comment

A few months ago, Jonathan and Jonny had a Mancation experience with Costa Cruises and it was pretty obvious that they had a lot of fun. Check out their photos in Costa Diadema during their western Mediterranean experience to get a glimpse of the amazing ship. And because he couldn’t get enough of it, he decided to research further on …

How to Choose the Best Antarctica Cruise - Your Cruise to Antarctica

How to Choose the Best Antarctica Cruise – Your Cruise to Antarctica @Hurtigruten #WeExplore

Jonathan Howe Cruising, South America & Antarctica, Travel Blog 8 Comments

What are you thinking of when you picture your Antarctica cruise? Pure wilderness, spectacular landscapes, a true sense of adventure and that same intense allure of the unknown that has drawn explorers here for almost 200 years. While the unknown is a huge part of what makes taking a cruise to Antarctica so exciting, one thing you know for certain …

best antarctica cruise - We're Spending our Honeymoon on an Antarctica Cruise - 16 Day Discover Patagonia and Antarctica Cruise with Hurtigruten

We’re Spending our #Honeymoon on a 16-Day #Antarctica Expedition Cruise! @HurtigrutenUK @Hurtigruten

Jonathan Howe Cruising, South America & Antarctica, Travel Blog 12 Comments

Most of our readers and especially those who have been with us since the beginning of our journey will know that it has long been our ultimate travel dream to take an Antarctica cruise. Finally, after more than two years of hard work travel blogging, that dream is coming true. We are going to spend 16 days of our 365-day honeymoon …

10 Reasons why my Costa Diadema Mediterranean Cruise was the Perfect Mancation!

Jonathan Howe Cruising, Destination, Europe, Travel Blog 11 Comments

For years, Kach and I have been traveling together. While I’ve loved every bit of our journey, I have to say that a little time apart is healthy in any relationship. You can use the time to do the things that you can’t do when with your partner, which is also ideal for personal development. So, that’s what I exactly …

Two-Monkeys-Travel-Fred-Olsen-Cruises-Boudicca

You’re never alone with Fred – Marion Ainge cruises solo with Fred Olsen to Spain and France

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Cruising, Destination, Travel Blog 12 Comments

Travel with Fred and you need never be lonely. It can be a challenge for some people who live alone and want to go on holiday but, for one reason or another, find themselves without a friend or partner to travel with. Women, particularly, may be apprehensive and concerned about safety, if they’re in the older age group and haven’t …

A Mythical Journey in Myanmar with The Strand Cruise

A Mythical Journey in Myanmar with The Strand Cruise

Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor Asia, Cruising, Travel Blog Leave a Comment

It was my second time in Bagan, and I was thrilled to revisit this magical place which is one of the places I visited as a solo traveller years ago. Bagan is truly a picturesque town and photographer’s haven. This time, I’m back for my first river cruise experience at the historic Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River with The Strand Cruise for five days and …

Our Pre-wedding Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Splendor

Our Pre-wedding Caribbean Cruise with Carnival Splendor @carnivalcruise

Kach Umandap - Howe Caribbean, Cruising, Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog 2 Comments

We’ve always been talking a lot about our travel dreams but how about our long term plans? Our wedding planning has made us think more about the future and where we want to live long-term. Jonathan and I want to have our own boat and live on an island while running our yoga and Ayurveda resort and raising our little …