01 Jul 2020

The Best Travel TV Shows (Updated July 2020)

This is an update to a post I published a couple of years ago. I’ve seen a lot more travel TV shows since then so this is a far more comprehensive guide. Enjoy! An Idiot Abroad There’s nothing funnier, in terms of travel TV shows anyway, than a man travelling

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17 Jun 2020

Travelling in New Zealand in 2020

It has been three long months since borders started closing, obliterating travel (and travel blogging earnings) in the process. Luckily, here in New Zealand, we crushed the curve and now things look and feel much as they did before the world shut down. Local travel is back up and running

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Travel skills you might need on your next trip
27 May 2020

7 Travel Skills You Might Need on Your Next Trip

The ability to sleep anywhere If you’re travelling on a budget you’ll quickly realise that soft, comfortable beds with plenty of pillows and blankets aren’t all that common. You’ll sleep in beds that feel like park benches and stay in rooms that should be labelled as saunas. At the other

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20 May 2020

The Best Movies Set in Thailand: Travel From the Comfort of Your Couch!

Thinking of travelling to Thailand? Forget about reading long, boring books and check out these movies set in Thailand to really get a feel for the country. Only God Forgives (2013) Ryan Gosling, having decided he didn’t brood and stare intensely at things enough in Drive, decides to have another

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08 Apr 2020

10 of the Best Things to Do in Pai, Thailand

If you’re planning a trip to Northern Thailand then chances are you’ll eventually make it to Pai. It’s the most popular tourist town in the north and is the perfect place to relax for a few days. There are also plenty of things to do in Pai, and the surrounding

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17 Mar 2020

Chiang Saen and the Golden Triangle: Off the Beaten Path in Northern Thailand

The Northern Thailand tourist trail mostly consists of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai, but look a little further and you’ll find heaps to explore. Chiang Saen, and the nearby Golden Triangle, is in the far north of the country and is close to the borders with Laos and Myanmar.

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01 Jan 2020

Four Trips You Should Take in 2020

This was originally published two years ago, but unlike Lonely Planet I can’t be bothered doing one of these lists every year. Plus, if you do lists like this every year they become less about the “best places to visit” than “places to visit that we haven’t added to one

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20 Nov 2019

Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove: Two Unique New Zealand Beaches

This post was originally posted in October 2017 and was updated in November 2019. On a recent trip to the North Island we spent a couple of days exploring the Coromandel Peninsula. Rated as one of New Zealand’s best beach destinations, the Coromandel (as it’s known locally) is ripe for

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