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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31 Oct 2019

14 Annoying First World Travel Problems

This is a big update to a post I wrote all the way back in 2014. Travel isn’t all fun and games — first world travel problems are a big thing! Keep reading for a look at some of the (minor) things that can go wrong on the road.  You

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Two weeks in Thailand: The ultimate holiday itinerary
24 Oct 2019

The Ultimate Two Week Thailand Itinerary: Bangkok, Beaches and Ruins

So, you want to spend two weeks in Thailand but aren’t sure which places to add to your itinerary? I’m here to help! I’ve been lucky to spend over three months in Thailand over several trips and have come up with a pretty awesome (I know that’s a bit boastful)

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The ultimate day hike in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
03 Sep 2019

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

This post was originally published in May 2017 and was updated in November 2019 (after I did another day hike which I need to tell you about!). The entire Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Track takes anywhere from three to five days to complete, but what if I told you

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20 Aug 2019

New Zealand Weather: When Is the Best Time to Visit New Zealand?

New Zealand weather is a fickle beast. The whole “four seasons in one day” line gets trotted out a lot and it is accurate. I was inspired to write this post about when is the best time to visit New Zealand after the recent trip Prince Harry and Megan Markle

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10 May 2019

The Best Travel TV Shows (Updated May 2019)

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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26 Apr 2019

Backpacking in Guatemala: Costs, Tips and Places to See

Firmly on the Central America backpacker trail (AKA the Gringo Trail); Guatemala is home to all sorts of natural and historic wonders. From the jungle pyramids of the north to one of the most atmospheric colonial cities in the Americas there is so much to see while backpacking in Guatemala.

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