Dan Cooper

2,311 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 6 Following | 254 Followers | @coopermoisse | World wanderer, travel writer and photographer, co-author of 'Gardening from a Hammock'. I like to explore a country in depth, off the beaten path.

5 Best Day Trips from Singapore

You can hop across Southeast Asia in under two hours from Singapore. Here are five of our favorite getaways.<p>It may be one of the world’s busiest cities, but Singapore is also the perfect launch point for a quick escape. Among the adventures that are just a few hours away: a visit to Thailand’s best …

Charisma

Don't Miss These 13 Must Visit Temples in Bali

28<p>170<p>1<p>Shares 199<p>For us, the mention of the island of Bali brings images of beautiful and mystical temples surrounded by lush greenery. Bali should be …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh Kood – are the eastern-most islands in Thailand and, while they can’t really be referred to as undiscovered, they do lack the brand-name recognition of Phuket. The contrast with their better-known cousin is obvious: outside …

Speedboat

Travelling in the Andes: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Hike the Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador</b><p>The Quilotoa Loop is a network of hiking paths connecting a series of indigenous Kichwa villages in the Ecuadorian Andes. Although challenging, the routes are not beyond novice trekkers. Winding through incredible valleys dotted with horses and llamas, …

South America

How to Fly Anywhere in the World for 50% Off: This is a Killer Secret to Finding Cheap Flights!

Los Angeles to Dubai for $260? Chicago to London for $208? It feels as though more and more people are cracking the code for finding cheap …

Socotra Tour

About the Socotra Tour<p>For years, I’d dreamt of going to Socotra island, lauded as “<i>the most alien-looking place on Earth</i>“. Because of the ongoing …

Go Swimming in the Brazilian Desert in These Lagoons That Appear Like Magic Every Year

Nobody can put on an event quite like nature.<p>Every year, the sand dunes at Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in Brazil collect rainwater from about …

National Parks

Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities | Travel Feature

Truth be told, it’s hard to love Sandakan at first sight. Completely destroyed by Japanese air strikes during World War II, the former capital of …

28 Important Facts about Galápagos National Park

Ecuador’s amazing Galápagos Islands are a collection of rocky, volcanic lands that are protected as part of the Galápagos National Park. Best known …

The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Why It May Be Now Or Never

The Annapurna Circuit Trek: Why It May Be Now Or Never originally appeared on Green Global Travel.The Himalayas are arguably the world’s most iconic …

Hiking

Sample the Insect Buffet of Mexico City

At the Mercado de San Juan in Mexico, sample everything from local fruits to toasted insects. While you’re there, take some iguana meat home with you.<p>…

Should You Go Here: “The World’s Most Dangerous Hike”

Hello, and welcome to the column where I advise you whether or not to go somewhere.<p>Should you go here? Glad you asked. I’ll dig deep, and ask …

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Wild in the city: Buenos Aires’ Costanera Sur reserve

Minutes from the car-choked streets of Buenos Aires lies an oasis of tall grasses, lagoons, soaring trees and myriad bird species. The 360-hectare Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur – a wetland between Rio de la Plata, the world’s widest river, and the Puerto Madero district – is the only place in the …

Argentina

9 tips for travelling in Costa Rica | Travel Feature

Inspired by pictures of Costa Rica’s primordial-looking shores, rainforests brimming with exotic creatures and steaming volcanoes that tower above …

Travel

a 2 minute guide to Cambodia and Laos | Travel Feature

From Cambodia’s bleached-sand beaches and world-famous Angkor Wat to Laos’s jungle-smothered interior and adventure hotspots, these Southeast Asian …

Asia Travel

How to Visit Rwanda in a Week

Wildlife is thriving in Rwanda's national parks.<p>Three years ago when I walked from my room to the camp-fire at Rwanda’s Ruzizi Tented Lodge, I worried about running into a hippo in the dark, jumping at the swoosh of their ridiculous, low-slung bellies in the grass. Returning to the same lodge in …

Wildlife

A photographic journey through Hampi: Ancient city of gods, kings and ruins

Ancient History

The Best Sites for Booking Last-Minute Travel

If you're the spontaneous sort – or if you've left it late yet again - fear not, booking last minute travel isn't necessarily going to break the …

Hospitality

15 Beautiful Photos of Malaysia That Will Make You Want to Visit

Split by the South China Sea, Malaysia is like two countries in one—Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo—with islands thrown in as an added bonus. Throughout the Southeast Asian nation you'll find towering mountains, pristine beaches, limestone caves, and some of the most beautiful tea …

Asia

The Confusing New Cuba Travel Restrictions, Explained

The Trump administration has placed new restrictions on American travel and trade to the island nation. But what does it actually mean?<p>Yes, you can still visit Cuba. Despite tight new travel and trade restrictions announced by the federal government yesterday—making good on President Trump's pledge …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

National Parks

19 Things You Must Know Before Planning a Trip to Bhutan

Nestled in the Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most stunning destinations that few travelers make it to due to its location, cost, or …

Asia Travel

The World’s Most Colorful Cities

It’s easy to spot the Venetian Island of Burano from the sea. The jewel-colored homes act like a beacon, which is what they were intended to be. …

The 'Chocolate Hills' Are a Mysterious Landscape Worthy of Any Bucket List

Located on the island of Bohol in the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills are a slight mystery to locals and visitors alike. The attraction is exactly …

Sea Level

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Archaeology

Learn how to shop like a local in Singapore

Singapore’s prolific super-slick and shiny shopping malls are often touted as some of the world’s best, and make this tiny island a must-shop for retail lovers. However, if high street brands and luxury boutiques aren’t your thing, venture out from the air-conditioned megastores and seek out local …

Why Da Nang is Vietnam’s new foodie hotspot | Travel Feature

1. It has the best street food<p>Da Nang has grown rapidly in recent years – but it's still far less touristed than Vietnam’s older cities. This also …

Vietnam

Visit Isla Holbox, One of Mexico’s Last Secret Beach Towns

But with a vibe this perfect, Isla Holbox may not stay that way for long.<p>Before I get into what makes this sleepy, lost-in-time island off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula so special, I should acknowledge what a certain set of Instagrammers, wannabe marketers, and editors on the hunt for a headline have …

9 Google Maps Tricks That Make Travel Easier

Your favorite map app has a wealth of useful tricks hidden under the basics—here are some of our favorites.<p>Nearly everyone loves Google Maps, except those die-hards clinging to MapQuest (yes, it still exists) and Apple Maps. Google's navigation aide has a slew of features that make every part of …