Happy July, friends! I hope you are all enjoying the best of summer – barbecues, the beach, pools, family and friends time, and plenty of relaxation. Here in San Diego, the month is literally heating up – and there are so many things to do in this great city, I can’t keep them all straight! My team at Gogobot San Diego has arranged a great lineup of events in July, so check… Read More

In the heart of the Czech Republic, Prague is a vibrant, bustling city – full of history, political undertones, and a jubilant expression of freedom in post-Communist times. In a time when the political center of Europe is shifting (and the Euro is flailing), Prague is growing – and thriving. Of its nearly 1.3 million residents, most are young, ambitious, and educated intellectuals fluent in Czech and English. Visit as an American… Read More

The sight of the bleached skull shakes me from my stupor, as I spot it from the window of the truck’s cab. After miles and miles of barren desert, cactus skeletons, and the shimmering mirage of the sea in the remote distance, my eyes have started to glaze over. I am bored of playing games on my iPad, and have become a victim to the monotony of the landscape, drifting off into… Read More

Sydney is the third most expensive city in the world, according to 2013 statistics, which place it behind Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo. A strong Australian dollar means the country’s unofficial capital can easily bleed your pockets. The good news is, as with any big city, there is still plenty left to do on a budget. For my first Big Five City Guide feature, I tackled this cosmopolis based on my recent adventures… Read More

The Great Barrier Reef. Known all over the world as the beautiful, colorful, long-stretching spanse of coral reef off the eastern coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is as famous as an A-List Hollywood celebrity. Millions of tourists flock to the underwater marvel on hundreds of sailing vessels and organized tours every year, rendering it one of the most visited natural wonders on the planet. It’s a World Heritage Site, one… Read More

I’ve been in Cairns for almost a week now, and apart from a wild rainforest adventure, things have been pretty slow. I’ve been catching up on work, relaxing and going out with new friends from the hostel, and taking full advantage of $3 beers from reception. With the lack of blog content the past week, I thought it was a good time to share some of the remaining material from New Zealand…. Read More

It’s early. The day is barely 8 hours old, and the sun has already crept into the sky, painting everything a shimmery golden glow. There is no sound of a human-inhabited morning – no chatter, no honking cars, no rumbling trains. Instead, there is the rhythmic crash of the surf far below the cliff on which I am standing. Waves are washing up onto the shore of a golden, untouched beach that… Read More

One of the adventures on which I was most excited to embark before I left for my journey through Middle Earth was that of trekking through Tongariro National Park – home to Peter Jackson’s manifestation of Mordor and Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings. I’m not even a big LOTR fan. It’s Harry Potter all the way. Ahem. But, with that said, I’ve seen the movies and I’m reading The Hobbit,… Read More

They say it’s the most beautiful place on the planet. Mysterious, mystical, and stunningly gorgeous without even trying to be, the misnamed Milford Sound (technically, it’s a fjord) is one of Earth’s natural wonders. Rugged cliffs rise dramatically out of dark, cold waters, while a cast of marine life including dolphins, seals, and penguins call it home. Rain creates frequent waterfalls that wash sediment off the cliff sides down into the seawater,… Read More

Happy Summer, y’all! Gogobot San Diego is having another scavenger hunt…and this time, you’re going to make out like bandits! Join us in La Jolla Village on Sunday, June 29th and enjoy free tasters at Karl Strauss, free gelato at Geletaria Frizzante, vouchers for free bike rentals at Fly Rides, free margarita tastes and taco bites at Puesto Mexican Street Food, and much more! Plus, as if that’s not enough, the winning… Read More

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