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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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