18 Feb 2018

Mexico to Colombia: Overland Travel in Central America

It took us nine months to travel overland from Mexico City to Patagonia, roughly the amount of time it takes to learn the guitar, grow a baby or get over the trauma of watching an entire episode of 2 Broke Girls. Was it time well spent? The short answer is

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08 Feb 2018

Why Dunedin is New Zealand’s Coolest, Best Looking City

If there’s one thing New Zealand doesn’t do so well, it’s cities. I generally advise people to get out of the main centres as soon as possible, as the real appeal of New Zealand lies in its huge variety of (mostly) unspoilt landscapes. Dunedin is different. It’s by far the

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01 Feb 2018

Christchurch to Picton via Kaikoura: Driving the Coastal Road after the Earthquake

Just over a year ago a huge earthquake, cantered near Kaikoura, decimated parts of the coastal highway between Christchurch and Picton. The inland route, via the Lewis Pass, was a capable replacement, but the coastal road is now back up and running and it makes for a great drive. It

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25 Jan 2018

Backpacking in Himachal Pradesh, India: Mountains, Monasteries and Torturous Bus Rides

About 30 minutes into a nine hour bus ride I started to curse the day I’d decided to go backpacking in Himachal Pradesh. The bus was completely full and I had to stand for hours on end in the crowded aisle. After around five hours I finally got half a

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18 Jan 2018

Four Trips You Should Take in 2018

Don’t you hate being told what to do and where to go by travel bloggers who have no idea what your interests are? It looks like you’ve stumbled on the wrong post, because that’s exactly what I’m about to do. You’ve probably noticed lots of lists like this lately –

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10 Jan 2018

A Road Trip Through the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

You can see a surprisingly large chunk of the Marlborough Sounds without having to set foot on a boat or undertake any long hikes. We recently went on a road trip through the Marlborough Sounds, starting in Picton and ending up down some incredibly scenic (and very quiet) gravel roads.

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01 Jan 2018

Two Weeks in Patagonia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

The vast distances between places of interest in Patagonia makes it a hard region to plan a trip to. This long shard of land in the deep south of South America, divided up between Argentina and Chile, is home to some of the world’s most hike-worthy mountain scenery. After months

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Two weeks in Vietnam -- Hoi An old town
21 Dec 2017

Two Weeks in Vietnam: The Ultimate Holiday Itinerary

If you asked me a few years ago to suggest a two week Vietnam itinerary I’d have said skip it altogether and go to Thailand or Laos. My first trip to Vietnam was a let down, but I’ve been a few times since and have grown to love this thin

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