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May, 2016

  • 14 May

    Banff, Canada – An Outdoor Lover’s Paradise

    Hidden in a valley under the shadow of craggy snow-capped mountains there is a little Canadian town, populated by young adventurers from all over the world who daydream of fresh powder, white water and alpine trails. Banff is an absolute outdoor lover’s paradise. The mornings are crisp and cool, even in the summertime as the sun takes longer to make …

April, 2016

  • 17 April

    Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

    The Songkran Festival represents the Thai New Year, transformation, washing away the old year and getting a clean start. Thai people also clean their houses, visit their relatives and give offerings to monks. However, the main action you’ll see in the streets is people throwing water at each other. Here on Kai Bae Beach on Koh Chang the Main Street was busy …

  • 15 April

    Siam Paragon Gourmet Food Hall, Bangkok – A Hungry Traveller’s Paradise

    When I first started travel writing, I never thought I would be so keen to write a blog about what is essentially a food court. However, this is no ordinary food court. The food court within the Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok is an international food paradise featuring cuisine from all over the world. During our recent visit to …

  • 14 April

    Dublin Travel Suggestions from a Drunken Stranger

    The first night we arrived in Dublin we went straight to the pub. After all, when in Rome… We ordered a pint of Pale Ale in The Ferryman, a pub on the banks of the River Liffey, and toasted our arrival. We weren’t in there very long before a grinning bearded guy approached our table to chat and offer to …

  • 11 April

    Overnight Sleeper Buses in India – What to Expect

    Overnight sleeper buses are not as uncomfortable as you might think. Sure, they might not give you the best night of sleep – but they offer a couple of other advantages. First of all, they will save you from having to spend money on accommodation that night which is great if you are on a tight travel budget. Plus, you …

  • 10 April

    5 Reasons Why We Use Bangkok As Our Base for Asia Travel

    We just visited Bangkok for the 4th time since 2011, you might wonder why we spend so much time in one city when there are so many other places we could visit. Below are the reasons we tend to use Bangkok as our base while we travel in Asia. 1. Cost and quality of living The cost of living in Thailand is very …

  • 8 April

    Pick Pocketed in Central America

    When we talk with people about our travelling lifestyle, the same questions seem to come up a lot. What’s your favorite place? Where haven’t you been? Where did you hate? Where did you guys meet? Another one that we get asked a lot is: “Have you ever been robbed?” The answer is yes. I know why people ask, it’s a …

  • 6 April

    32 Tips For a Safe and Enjoyable Trip to India

    India is a bit of an intimidating destination, even for the seasoned traveller. It’s chaotic, intense, busy and overwhelming at times, but it’s also beautiful and fascinating. Arriving in India for the first time is a steep learning curve and it takes some time to get used to this bewildering country. Lee and I spent a month travelling around India …

  • 3 April

    A Colourful Experience – The Holi Festival in Pushkar, India

    When I realised that Lee and I would be travelling in India during the Holi Festival, I was thrilled. It had been a festival I had known about for many years and now I would finally get to experience it first-hand. Holi takes place in March and it is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. It …

March, 2016

  • 21 March

    Colombia to Panama – Five Days Sailing in the San Blas Islands

    There are more direct ways to get from Colombia to Panama than taking a five day sailing trip through the San Blas Islands… but I’m sure it’s the most enjoyable option. So, we set sail with three other couples to live the sailing life in the Caribbean. This sailing trip was an opportunity to disconnect from the world for a while. …

  • 14 March

    Semuc Champey, Guatemala – A Scary Bridge Crossing

    This old wooden bridge in Guatemala, is safer than it looks. I know this as it didn’t look too safe to cross on foot. Little did I know we would be crossing it in a bus.  I took this photo a little before we crossed, I was amused at how unsafe it appeared, at this point I didn’t even realise that …

December, 2015

  • 10 December

    Ziplines, Chocolate and Cuddly Chickens in Mindo, Ecuador

    I’m splayed out, face first, belly down, strapped to a cable suspended high above the ground and surrounded by lush green forest. The guide strapped in behind me is counting “uno, dos…” and when he reaches “tres” he pushes off from the wooden platform. I gasp as we zoom through the air. My arms spread wide, my hair blowing everywhere, …

November, 2015

  • 2 November

    Hiking to Waterfalls in Juayúa, El Salvador

    Somewhere deep in a thick green forest just outside of the small highland town of Juayúa in El Salvador there is a waterfall cascading down a rock face where locals dive, swim and play. During our stay in this quiet outpost we took a day to hike to these beautiful waterfalls, accompanied by three guides from our hostel – one …

August, 2015

  • 2 August

    Visiting the Panama Canal

    When I entered Panama I had only three previous associations with the country in my head: The Van Halen song, the Panama Hat and the Panama Canal. Well, the song was stuck in my head every day, I saw plenty of people wearing hats and we got to see the Canal up close. However, we also discovered that this country …

July, 2015

  • 19 July

    Medellin Metrocable – Gliding up Above the City

    I leaned against the smudged glass of the gondola car, peering out at the ramshackle houses strewn across the mountainside below us as we slowly glided upwards. Scruffy stray dogs trotted confidently across dirt roads and children played football in parks alongside buildings covered with elaborate graffiti scrawls. A couple on a motorbike weaved through the switchbacks up the steep slope. …

  • 18 July

    Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Region in Colombia

    For many a good cup of coffee is more than just a drink, it’s a sacred morning ritual. The anticipation as you brew it, the aroma that fills the room. The slosh of the dark liquid into the cup and the radiant heat as you draw the mug toward your face. As you sip your first cup of coffee, your …

June, 2015

  • 30 June

    Australia Tourism Group Wants to Raise Age Limits for Working Holiday Visa

    Are you daydreaming about working your way around Australia on a long term travel adventure, but are past the age limit for a Working Holiday Visa? At the moment only young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible for the Australia Working Holiday Visa, but the Tourism & Transport Forum wants to change that. The Tourism & …

  • 29 June

    A Complete Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

    One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to answer these questions in this blog post but as visa requirements …

  • 24 June

    How to Get From Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay

    Now that you’ve enjoyed the delicious steak, live tango music and European vibe of Buenos Aires it’s time to move on to your next destination: Montevideo, Uruguay. These two cities are relatively close together geographically, so you would think that it would be simple to get between them. However, it’s not possible to simply drive from one to the other, …

  • 23 June

    Five Things I Loved About Chile

    Every country has its own unique blend of characteristics that add up in a different way, creating an overall experience that is like nowhere else on Earth. Chile is a great example, so here are five aspects of this country that really made me enjoy my time here. 1.      The Varied Landscapes Chile is a long and skinny country, shaped …

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