A woman standing on the edge of a mountain overlooking clouds.

200+ travel experiences ranked with a coherent rating system 🏆

Some of my most unforgettable experiences around the world so far:

ExperienceDestinationOverall Rating
1☀️ Angkor WatCambodia8.9
2🔦 ATM CaveBelize8.5
3🐘 Elephant SanctuaryThailand8.1
4☀️ Inca Trail to Machu PicchuPeru8.0
5⛰️ Cinque Terre HikeItaly8.0
6🏍️ Ha Giang LoopVietnam7.8
7🏮 Jiufen Day TripTaiwan7.8
8🌋 Mt. Fuji HikeJapan7.6
9🚲 Shimanami KaidoJapan7.5
10🏜️ Huacachina Day TripPeru7.5
Overall Rating is calculated using Lukiih’s rating system.

📍 Rankings by Destination

See rankings by some of my favorite destinations:

A set of red gates on a trail overlooking a city view.
Fushimi Inari (photo by my sister, Kat)

Japan

A view of many colorful buildings on a mountain by the ocean.
Vernazza

Italy

A big waterfall falling out of a cave during a sunny day.
Seljalandsfoss in Iceland.

Iceland

The blog author looking out at a lush green rainforest with a volcano in the background.
Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna.

Costa Rica

A blue sky with a partial view of ancient ruin with carvings on it.
Xunantunich’s El Castillo

Belize

Several ornate buildings with gold-plate facades against a sunset sky.
Doi Suthep

Thailand

A woman standing on a ledge with Inca ruins and mountains in the background.
Reaching Machu Picchu

Peru

A view of a narrow street with staircase flanked by lantern-decorated buildings.
One of the streets in Jiufen. (Photo by my friend, Jacob Bleth.)

Taiwan

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💰 Trip Budgets

My average daily expense for a select group of destinations:

DestinationContinentDaily Budget
🇮🇸 IcelandEurope$306
🇨🇷 Costa RicaNorth America$233
🇿🇦 South AfricaAfrica$200
🇵🇪 PeruSouth America$149
🇯🇵 JapanAsia$145

See all my trip budget breakdowns →


✈️ Travel Resources

A massive Inca ruins complex on a mountain on a clear day.
Machu Picchu, Peru.

Planning a Trip

A set of red gates on a trail overlooking a city view.
Fushimi Inari (photo by my sister, Kat)

Itineraries

Colorful houses on a mountain cliff sticking out into the ocean.
Vernazza

Cost Breakdowns


🗓️ Trip Planners

To make your travel preparation easier, download my prefilled destination-specific trip planners below.

My trip planners are built on Notion, which I use for all my travel planning. I genuinely love this tool and creating an account is free.

Three Notion template screenshots are shown: travel information, itinerary, and map + packing list templates.
Preview of Japan trip planner for 2024.

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