If you can dream it, you can find and experience it on the exotic and fun-filled island destination, Maui. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, and there are many excellent museums and cultural locations to visit here. Some of the main attractions in this city are the canals, Van Gough Museum and you can even visit Ann Frank’s house. Regardless of what you are looking to experience, you can find it with a vacation to Amsterdam. Even though, I am travel insurance not planning on going to Mexico anytime soon, this is a useful Hub for traveling. Many of your safety tips remind me of traveling in Panama. Brazil shines if you are keen dancer as the nightlife is buzzing with Salsa, Mamba and the Rumba. If you are not a great dancer, then this is the best place for some cheap dance lessons! Brazil is an exciting, sensual place, but be on your guard at all times, just as you would when traveling in any new location.

I thought about you during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics Sunday night when the athletes from Nepal passed by. Nepal is such a beautiful country. You are very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel there. One thing I will say about Bali is that while it is small in distance there is a ton of traffic and it can be pretty dangerous to drive. To avoid stressing yourself out I recommend picking one area that has a lot that you want to see. I personally picked Kuta for day 1 since my hostel was there and Ubud for day 2. That way I got a taste of the city and countryside. The city had plenty of shopping and tourist attractions, but Ubud was more beautiful and was definitely more budget friendly. If you prefer seeing sights and countryside you may want to stick to the northern parts of Bali for your adventure.

2. At the last minute I read the fine-print that Brazilian regulation requires travelers to provide both copies of doctors’ prescriptions and pharmacy receipts for drugs being brought into the country. Having a cornucopia ranging from malaria pills to less exotic fare, I had inadvertently overlooked this requirement. Fortunately, in this digital age, my neighborhood drug store could provide printouts of both so the problem was averted. (This is important to check out before traveling to a new country. I was surprised to discover before a Mideast trip that over 200 prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs legal in the US could result in a significant mandatory jail term if not properly documented.) Of course, being overly prepared, I was not required to provide documentation.