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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The best beaches in Singapore
28 Mar 2019

The Best Beaches in Singapore

This post was originally published in March 2014 / updated in March 2019 Imagine sitting in a beach bar with a cocktail in hand, listening to reggae while watching calm seas lapping onto white sand beaches. Sound familiar? If you’ve done some travel in Southeast Asia you’ll know this is

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21 Mar 2019

Things to Do in Singapore: The Ultimate, Best, Most Awesome Guide

This post was originally published in August 2016 and was updated in March 2019 Don’t you hate it when ultimate guides turn out to be not so ultimate? I hope to avoid that fate with this list of things to do in Singapore — surely my two years as an expat

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14 Mar 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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The ultimate two week New Zealand itinerary
06 Mar 2019

The Ultimate Two Week New Zealand Itinerary

Do you want to make the most of your next trip to New Zealand but don’t have unlimited time to see everything? Spending two weeks in New Zealand will allow you to see a huge variety of landscapes, from beaches and volcanoes in the north to the snow-capped mountains and

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Key Summit -- the best day hike near Milford Sound, New Zealand
26 Feb 2019

Awesome Hikes Near Milford Sound: Gertrude Saddle | Lake Marian | Key Summit

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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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
19 Feb 2019

Backpacking in Indonesia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

This post was originally published in May 2015 and updated in February 2019 after my big trip to Bali (and nearby islands) in 2018 With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia

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