Backpacking in Mexico: costs, tips and places to see
20 May 2017

Backpacking in Mexico: Costs, Tips and Places to See

We spent a month in Mexico during our trip around the world and barely scratched the surface of what this country has to offer. From its giant pyramids to its stylish colonial towns, Mexico is full of throwbacks to a colourful (and often horrific) past. Add in plenty of delicious

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Cycling through the countryside to the beaches in Hoi An, Vietnam
15 May 2017

Cycling in Hoi An, Vietnam: Beaches, Rice Fields and Rural Life

2016 was a quieter year of travel for me. I spent close to half of it in Vietnam, working hard on becoming a professional travel blogger and living cheap in Hoi An. I came to love this historic city and its laid-back countryside surrounds. On a few occasions I rented a

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The ultimate day hike in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
09 May 2017

The Ultimate Day Hike in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

The entire Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Track takes anywhere from three to five days to complete, but what if I told you that you could see some of the park’s best beaches, tracts of exotic forest and viewpoints on a day hike. Would you be interested? Would a set

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02 May 2017

Cenotes Near Valladolid: Unique Natural Wonders in Mexico

The cenotes near Valladolid are magical underground water worlds and exploring them quickly became a highlight of my time in Mexico. The translucent water, the streaks of natural light and the rocky enclosures make for some of the most surreal swimming holes you’ll ever see — no wonder the Mayans once

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A road trip to Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand
27 Apr 2017

A Classic New Zealand Road Trip: Driving to Mount Cook National Park

Cars represent freedom in New Zealand. When you’re a teenager they open up a whole new world of parties and lunchtime drives to KFC. When you’re 32 they are vessels in which to explore the country — hubcap thieving gravel roads, overrun tourist sites, deserted beaches, iconic mountains and all. The most I’d

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18 Apr 2017

A Day Trip to Oamaru, One of New Zealand’s Best Preserved Old Towns

I spent the first 10 years of my life in Timaru, a nondescript little city about halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin. Oamaru is about an hour away from Timaru, and we always regarded it as our ugly, boring little brother. That is the case no more; Oamaru has reinvented itself

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10 Apr 2017

Beaches in Krabi, Thailand: Where Should You Stay?

Whether you’re looking for luxury resort or a rough hippy hideaway, the beaches in Krabi have accommodation to suit almost every kind of traveller. Here’s a quick rundown of the options to help you answer the common question: which of Krabi’s beaches should I stay at? Tonsai Bay If you’re

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03 Apr 2017

Pokhara, Nepal: The Perfect Place to Relax Before (or After) A Trek

I can safely assume that if you’re travelling to Nepal that a trek is high on your list of things to do. If you’re planning on trekking in the Annapurna Range you’ll most likely pass through Pokhara, a small city on the shores of Phewa Lake. Pokhara is a great

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