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May, 2014

  • 23 May

    Reliving the Viking History of Oslo

    I’ve always been a bit obsessed with Vikings – ruthless, bearded men, running around, killing anything in their path, and violently raiding England and other neighboring countries. While the Viking peoples originated from across the region that we now know as Scandinavia and the Nordic countries – if you want to get some Viking action first hand then Oslo, the …

April, 2014

  • 27 April

    Salt of the Earth – Our Journey Through the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

    The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most impressive sights in South America and if you are visiting Bolivia it is an absolute must-see. It is one of the most surreal and bizarre landscapes I have ever seen and it makes you feel like you are on a completely different planet. We took a 3 day, 2 night tour …

  • 8 April

    Exploring Croatia on a Budget – Insider Tips

    This guest post is brought to you by Frank and Vera from Frank About Croatia. They share their insider tips for making the most of your trip to this beautiful country on a small budget. I moved to Croatia from Canada almost ten years ago without really planning it. I haven’t even known much about Croatia prior to moving here. …

March, 2014

  • 23 March

    Do You Need To Speak Spanish to Travel South America?

    If you are planning on backpacking South America, you might be wondering – “Do I need to speak Spanish?” Lee and I have been in South America for the last three months and in this post, we will share our first hand experiences with you regarding speaking the language. Unlike many other destinations in the world where my answer would …

  • 23 March

    Kind, Genuine, Beautiful…Namibia

    This guest post is brought to you by travel blogger Stacey Ebert of The Gift of Travel.  South Africa’s Kruger national Park and Tanzania’s Serengeti jumped off the pages of all our books while we were ‘travel’ dreaming of Africa. I had already dreamt of ‘moving it’ with Madagascar’s lemurs and dipping my toes in the Indian Ocean off of …

  • 3 March

    Sofia, Bulgaria – Let’s Just Chill Out Here

    In our digital nomad lifestyle, Lee and I are travelling 365 days of the year. It’s a wonderful life of adventure, but it’s very different than the pace a two week holiday. Although we do spend our spare time visiting attractions and going on tours, we often find ourselves in a laid back mode where we simply relax and enjoy …

February, 2014

  • 19 February

    Bratislava, Slovakia – Beautiful Architecture and Bloodthirsty Zombies

    We woke up in Budapest that morning with plans to go to Vienna, Austria next on our trip through Eastern Europe. However, while sipping our cups of tea – Lee casually turned to me and said, “Fancy going to Bratislava instead?” I said, “why the hell not?” so we took a detour to Slovakia. Because that’s just how we roll. …

  • 17 February

    Photo of The Week: Copacabana, Bolivia

    Copacabana

    The hill in Copacabana is steep, it only takes around 35 minutes to climb but with the high altitude that is not the nicest hike. However this view from the top made it completely worth it.

  • 14 February

    The Ultimate Backpacker Visa Guide to South America

    Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. Dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Soaking up the sunshine on a beach in Brazil. Taking a slow boat down the Amazon river. Watching the sunrise mirrored on the surreal salt flats of Bolivia. Marvelling at Angel Falls, Venezuela, the tallest waterfall in the world. Checking out the hip cafes, cars, …

  • 10 February

    Promiscuous Llamas and Drunken Irishmen – Our Trip to Machu Picchu, Peru

    Visiting a famous travel destination like Machu Picchu, one that you have heard about in blogs, books and stories, is a little like meeting a celebrity in real life. You’ve seen so many pictures and films and you’ve perhaps imagined the meeting in your head – but when you finally come face to face you are still knocked speechless. That’s …

January, 2014

  • 30 January

    Orangutans, Bearded Pigs and Big-Nosed Monkeys – Adventures in the Jungles of Borneo

    As we walked through the jungle, a roof of green leaves filtering sunlight above our heads, our guide suddenly stopped us and gestured high into the tree tops. Far away, a rustling in the canopy. We waited in silence, necks craning up, eyes scanning the branches. After a few moments, the rustling came closer. The forest canopy above us began …

  • 29 January

    Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Island of Labuan

    Even though it is only a few hours by boat from the main tourist hub in Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, the island of Labuan hasn’t yet become a very popular destination for Western travellers. When we visited, the streets were quiet and our beachside hotel was relatively empty. We felt like we had stumbled on a little secret paradise with great …

  • 10 January

    Travel Photo – Peruvian Beauty

    As I was editing my photos from Colca Canyon this one really stood out. The ladies were selling fabrics and scarves at the top of the lookout where people come to see the condors. The colourful traditional dresses and stunning mountains really struck me, if nothing else this was really good practice for Machu Picchu .

  • 5 January

    Malaysian Cuisine – The Food I Fell in Love With

    It has been over a year since Lee and I spent three and a half months travelling through Malaysia – and I am still having cravings for some of the flavourful food that I ate there. Whenever anyone asks me which countries I have visited have the best food, Malaysian cuisine always comes up at the top of the list. …

  • 3 January

    Down Into Colca Canyon – Our Long Descent From Desert to Oasis

    My calf muscles have ached for three days and walking down stairs is so slow and painful it’s almost comical. Why? Because a few days ago we decided to hike down the steep slope into Colca Canyon here in Peru, a natural wonder more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. The descent caused me to …

  • 3 January

    Seven Tips for Night Markets in Southeast Asia

    The chatter of the crowd and the smell of sizzling meat fills the air as you wander through a row of stalls packed with silver jewellery, pirated DVDs, souvenir t-shirts, charm bracelets, key chains and brightly patterned sarongs. You are sipping on a cold freshly squeezed papaya and banana smoothie as you spot the perfect pair of sandals for less …

  • 1 January

    Kota Kinabalu – Our Adventures in This Sabah City

    My partner Lee and I are wanderers, nomads without a permanent home. We both work online, so we are free to slowly migrate around the world as we choose, living in foreign countries for weeks, even months at a time. We have no fixed schedule and no plans for the future… we simply drift to different locales whenever the inspiration …

December, 2013

  • 5 December

    Great Ideas for Melbourne, Australia Day Trips

    The city of Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, with an impressive collection of beautiful Victorian era buildings, art galleries, theatres, museums, shopping complexes and gardens. It is regularly voted one of the most “liveable” cities in the world, perhaps because of this cultural richness as well as the beautiful weather, great nightlife, easy to use transport system and …

November, 2013

  • 15 November

    How to Survive Crossing the Street in Vietnam

    You can tell me about your bungee jumping or white water rafting experiences all day long, but nothing gets your heart pumping and your adrenaline rushing like trying to cross a busy street in Vietnam without getting squashed by a motorbike. When you arrive in this Southeast Asian county, you’ll soon discover that crossing the street in Vietnam should be …

  • 4 November

    Beware the Drop Bear! (And Other Lies Aussies Tell Travellers Down Under)

    The Aussie sense of humour is wonderfully tongue in cheek and it involves a lot of making fun of tourists. Most visitors have a vague notion that Australia is a land filled with many strange creatures, some of which can be poisonous and dangerous. What fun-loving Aussie wouldn’t want to take advantage of this by inventing a few more scary …

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