Two days in Saigon, AKA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
21 Jun 2017

Two Days in Saigon (AKA Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam

Before we get into discussing all the wonderful things to do in Saigon, we first need to decide what on earth to call this sprawling city in southern Vietnam. Known to many as Saigon, mostly because of how iconic the city became due to the Vietnam / American War, it

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
14 Jun 2017

Three Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Lake Marian, Key Summit and Earland Falls

A mass migration of tour buses occurs daily on the road between Te Anau and Milford Sound, New Zealand. Those buses are full of tourists keen to experience Milford Sound, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. I was one of those passengers a few years ago,

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07 Jun 2017

Have Tourists Ruined this Place? My New Method Will Give You the Answer

My travel alter-ego has returned after a three year hiatus. He wrote this post after visiting one too many packed tourist sights. Check out this interview I did with him to find out who he is, and you can also read his post about travelling with a guitar. Tourists…they’re annoying aren’t

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30 May 2017

Old Manali VS Kasol VS Dharamkot: Which Hippy Tourist Town in India is Right for You?

How happy are high, Hamlet reading hippies on holiday in Himachal Pradesh? That’s just one of many deep, existential questions you’ll find yourself mulling over while hanging out in one of north India’s hippy enclaves. But which one is best? I boldly went where dozens, possibly hundreds, of travel bloggers have

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25 May 2017

Exploring the Marble Mountains: A Fun Day Trip from Hoi An, Vietnam

When I hear the word “mountains” I instantly conjure images of hikers dressed in North Face Gear, lung shredding high altitude climbs and grand, panoramic views of soaring peaks. You won’t find any of that at the Marble Mountains, a small group of limestone hills located between Hoi An and

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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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