The Magic of Zanzibar

Editor's note: it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you all to Sam Spector, our newest writer here at The Royal Tour. His travels read as a highlight reel of some of the most amazing places in the world, both on and off the beaten path. You can read more about Sam, and see all…

The Unofficial Best National Park Is…

With the success and excitement of my "Best City" tournament, it was only right that I do another, and with this one also being popular, it will actually become a series. This time, it was for us to determine the unofficial best national park in the United States, again as chosen by members of Travelers…

How to Lunch in Lima Like a Local

Editor's note: Another incredible post from Kathryn's South American adventures. Read the rest of her articles here! Centuries before fusion food was a culinary trend, the Peruvians had been combining flavours and ingredients to create a unique local cuisine. Even today, Lima, the country's capital city, boasts an outstanding reputation for innovative cuisine with two…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Mexico

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo doesn't celebrate Mexico's independence, but rather a victory over the French who wanted to recolonize the area? I didn't either, but with it being Cinco de Mayo, we figured this week was a good one for a Mexican date night. Plus, I have recently booked trips to Mexico…

Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences

It's such a contrast to pretty much everything else I've seen in Spain, a country with so much history. The palaces and monuments of Seville and Granada seem to be a world away here in Valencia; the complex I am currently standing in is so ultra-modern that is seems less European and more Saturnian, like…

My Most Recent Trip

I have never taken so many bags with me on a trip before. It sorts of pains me that they don't match, but I know that utility is the only thing that matters. (In the end, they won't even make it to my destination, but I don't know that yet.) They are light, but I…

Quarantine Travel Date Night: Argentina

Confession: I geek out over planning these. In fact, I think I'm going to continue them (albeit probably not weekly) when COVID-19 is in the past and I can both travel and go on real dates with A again. This week, we let our minds and stomachs take us south to Argentina, a place I've…

In Valencia, You Must Experience Paella

It was a long bus ride from Granada to Valencia, more than eight hours in a seat with the Spanish countryside rolling by. I check into my hotel, drop my stuff in my room, and start bouncing excitedly. This entire time I've been in Spain - three weeks so far - I've eaten well, very…