Its All Here provides you with more information about interesting destinations around the globe that we’ve traveled to over the years.   We’ve been to over 60+ countries and 7 continents and wanted to share what we’ve found at the various places we’ve been with you.

Our Travel Philosophy

Our travel philosophy guides us on every journey.  It may not be for everyone.  If you’re a low-budget, backpack type traveler, you can certainly use the information you find here, but it’s not our style.

Here are the core tenets of the way we travel:

  • Stay at the best possible places at the target destination for the least amount of money.
    That doesn’t mean it has to be a five star hotel (although it can be).  It can be a home rental, apartment, condo, or even a grass shack.  If you do your research and plan in advance, you can get great deals at phenomenal places.  You’ll also find places that are under the radar of other travelers.
  • Meet the locals.
    Get out, walk the streets or countryside and meet the locals.  You’ll get a picture of what life is really like at the destination.  Talk to people.  Ask for their recommendations on places to stay, eat or see.  They’re the best source of information and we’ve found a lot of great places we’d have missed.  Plus, you may make some life-long friends.   I know we have.
  • Eat local.
    It doesn’t matter if it’s a Michelin starred restaurant or a street vendor selling local cuisine from a bicycle cart.  As long as the food is local, give it a try.  Get out of your comfort zone.  We’ve dined at 3 Michelin star restaurants, eaten crickets at a bar in Cartagena and bought grilled rice in banana leaves from a road-side vendor in Vietnam.  Never, ever, go to a restaurant you can go to at home.  Do that when you get home.
  • Get away from the touristy areas.
    There are those key tourist things you need to do.  The Coliseum in Rome, the Eifel Tower in Paris, etc.  We get it and we’ve done it, too.  But there are so many other places in cities and in the areas close to or far flung from the cities, too.  Do your research ahead of time.  Use a local guide.  You’ll be missing a lot if you don’t.
  • Go for a walk.
    Sure, it’s easy to grab an Uber, a taxi, but there’s nothing like walking.  You’ll stumble on places you never would have before, see things you would otherwise miss, meet new people and more.  Also, get up early and walk around at sunrise.  You’d be surprised what you might find and what you’ll see that otherwise is hidden during the day.
  • Just do it.
    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and just do it.  Life changes quickly. Some destinations are always going to be expensive no matter what time of year you go.  Or the political climate might change and you may never be able to go again.  If you have the time, there’s no time like today.  Think about those places that are hard to get to or far away.  Prioritize those as you never know when they might become impossible to visit.  You can always visit the typical places in the future.

On This Website

We’ve been to every destination on this website.  As to the hotels, restaurants, shops, spas, etc., we’ve been to every single one.  In the few occasions where we haven’t, we’ll say so.  We’ve also included “Next Time” sections in some.  These are places we’ve either discovered, but didn’t have time to check out or heard about from another source that we want to visit next time we go there.

As with any place, things can change rapidly.  Look at the world pre- and post-COVID.  We do check frequently to make sure the information here is as accurate as it can be.  But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t double check as you plan your trip.  Also, our reviews here are based upon our own experience.  Yours might be entirely different.  Again, things can change since we visited.  You can always check current reviews to see if they’re consistent or close to what we experienced so you know what you’re in for.