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6 Best Things To Do In Astana, Kazakhstan

Guest post time! The eccentric capital of Astana is a key stop on many a traveler’s Kazakh adventure. Here are 6 things to do in Astana, Kazakhstan, as brought to you by the bossy couple behind The Travelators.   We weren’t sure what to expect of Astana (recently renamed Nur-Sultan in honor of Kazakhstan’s retired […]

Need to know about Israeli passport stamps in 2022

This post is being regularly updated thanks to the input from some awesome travelers; if you have more up-to-date information, kindly let me know in the comments section The Israeli passport stamp issue is one of the most discussed topics among people traveling or living in the Middle East. Across all forums and Facebook groups, people keep […]

Getting A TIMS Card And Trekking Permits In Kathmandu

A complete guide on where and how to apply for a TIMS card and other trekking permits, such as the ACAP permit, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Update: It is apparently not required to get a TIMS card anymore. Check the comment section for more info or contact the Tourist Service Center. If you’re headed to Nepal, […]

Is Iran safe in 2022?

Iran. I love Iran and I absolutely enjoyed my time there, not only because this is home to the most striking Islamic architecture and some of the most hospitable people I have ever met but also because Iran is one of the safest countries in the Middle East and in the world. True story. This […]

The Savvy Reveler’s Mardi Gras Packing List | Lost With Purpose

Heading to Mardi Gras in New Orleans? This Mardi Gras packing list has exactly what you need to survive New Orleans’ greatest festival.   Useful? Pin it!   Before experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans, I had no idea what to bring… or wear. Beads? Purple/yellow/green costume swag? Masks? An excess of glitter? A backpack […]

How do I make a money from travel blogging

Probably the question I get asked the most, by both readers and travelers I bump into on the road, is: And how can you even make money from travel blogging? Most people relate travel blogging to keeping an updated online travel diary, or a website where you just publish your personal crazy adventures, rather than […]

Mardi Gras In New Orleans: An Offbeat First Timer Guide | Lost With Purpose

In the name of helping other travelers do more during Mardi Gras than roam Bourbon Street and eat at Café du Monde, here’s a unique first timer’s guide to Mardi Gras in New Orleans to immerse you in New Orleans’ craziest season. Includes practical advice, offbeat tips, and plenty of planning resources.   Pin it […]

How to travel to Eritrea in 2022: Tips + Itinerary

COVID-19 update 2022 – Eritrea remains closed and tourist visas are not being issued yet Popularly known as the North Korea of Africa for being the most repressive and hermetic country on the continent, Eritrea is a real off the beaten track, undiscovered gem which not many people know about. Paradoxically, this is a surprisingly […]

Two Week Uzbekistan Itinerary – Lost With Purpose Travel Blog

Updated in 2020: A complete two week Uzbekistan itinerary. With so much to see in this quintessential Silk Road destination, planning can become tricky. To ease your planning process, I’ve crafted this two weeks in Uzbekistan itinerary so you don’t miss any of Uzbekistan’s highlights.   Visa update 2019: Uzbekistan is increasingly realizing its tourist […]

Visiting Asmara, Africa’s most charming city

Wide, palm-lined boulevards, art deco, more Fiat Cinquecentos than Italy itself and a great coffee scene: Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, might be the most charming city in Sub-Saharan Africa, a must-visit and particularly great city to explore Dusty, noisy, chaotic, a lot of traffic and not much to do. These are just some attributes […]